|He looks so Enthused!!! Ha ha!|
Day 1- We got on the road a little before 9am. We wanted to be up there to Bike with the whole group. Its a 4 hour drive from our house so it would give us some time to eat and get there before the 3:30 bike. The previous day I had to get new tires because the ones I had on my Car were almost bald. As we were pulling out of Breakfast in Pulaski onto 81 to go to Watertown, my car starts rattling BIG time. I was scared thinking the worst. The tire was going to come flying off, the car was going to flip, etc, etc, etc. We pulled into a Midas in Watertown (Think Fort Drum Area) And the guy inspected the car, said I almost needed new brakes and that the Lug nuts on the right front tire had not been properly tightened. GREAT!! So they fixed our car up and we were on our way. Let me tell you from then on the scenery wasn't great. Nothing to look at. We went through 10 different radio stations. Started singing our own tunes, you name it. Finally We arrive at 2:30pm. We get un packed, say hi to everyone, get dressed and out the door we go for a recovery ride. Although I felt we were flying for a recovery ride, my HR pretty much was ok for the ride. We took the first road out of Placid and onto the last few miles of the Run course, then back up to Main street on a Nice hill and back to the Hotel.
|Our Little Room|
Next was getting washed up and Milanos for dinner. The place was above Starbucks on Main Street. I didn't like that we couldn't all sit together. We are a team and I think It would have been better if we all could have sat together to get to know each other. I had a great Stuffed Chicken and Mashed potatoes while My honey feasted on a Stuffed Trout! They were both pretty good.
The Plan was to do both loops. My honey was going to see how he felt after 1 loop, but the plan was to do 2. Which would be about 100 miles because we were cutting off a climb in the middle as coach said I didn't have to do that part because I wasn't doing this course for my Ironman!! We started off on very rough roads with up hills and decents. The Decent into Keene was sooo scary as there were pot holes along the shoulder and cars doing abot 55-60mph to your left. Everyone said get out to the Yellow line but that was way too scary for me and I hugged the brakes more than once!! On the bumpy roads, my honey lost his water bottle and he was in a bad mood now. Great.
We eventually turned onto a beautiful road heading back to Lake Placid. We could really push the pace on this road a bit. We stopped and helped a fellow biker out that needed a tube, looked at all the beautiful scenery. Sorry no pics as I left the camera at the Motel!! No room!
Then another turn and it was all up hill to Lake Placid with the strong head wind. We stopped at a gas station so we could use the restroom and fuel up. At this point my honey called it quits. I was doing a fantastic job with fueling. I felt great. No muscle soreness yet and he wanted to quit. I made the decision to go back with him as I was terrified of doing the decent again on my own and wiping out, etc, etc, etc. Back to the motel we go and onto my transition run which I have to say felt AMAZING!!! I could've run for a good 26.2 miles!! HA HA! Proper fueling was the key here!
|Beautiful Mirror Lake!!|
After this it was to the Motel for laughter and a few beers. I cant say what beers because someone might find out who drank them!! ;)
|Matt, Coach Mary, and a guy with with the best eyes ever! (sorry didn't catch his name!!)|