Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Brick

Today was my last brick workout before Brazil....

How did this race get here so quickly?

At this moment, I am comfortably resting in my room at the Hotel Roanoke. No, I haven't freaked out and run away to Roanoke in a panic. I have a meeting here tomorrow morning. Yup - me and a bunch of reading specialists will be talkin' literacy.

Anyway, I was a little worried that my final brick would be a rainy one. But, the weather cooperated - and cleared up as I began my 30-miler. It felt soooo nice to keep the ride to 30 miles.

30 is such a reasonable number of miles to cycle. It's especially pleasing when the cycling mileage is in the double-digit range with nothing higher than a 5 or 6 in the tens place (just making sure you all still understand first grade math concepts).

I rode part of my 30-miler with a lady who is training for Eagleman. What a treat to meet a new, cool triathlete out there at WC!

After my ride, I hit the roads for one 6-mile loop. My legs felt pretty heavy, which I normally shake off after a mile or two. But not today. My legs just never felt "peppy." Let's hope they get their spunk back by next weekend.

But even if they don't - I'm going to South America!

My sister, in a recent email, described this trip as a "trip of a lifetime." She's right. Of course I want to have a good race (for me), but I also need to keep it in perspective. I'm going to approach this whole experience with a giant smile on my race.


Diane said...

No trip to the medical tent this time, m'kay?

TriGirl 40 (okay - 41) said...

I get goosebumps reading about these last few days as you prepare for Brazil! You've got the best attitude - and will have an amazing race and a memorable vacation. Can't wait to hear about both!

Kate said...

Can't wait to hear about your adventures in Brazil. You will be great!