I did a two and a half hour ride in the hill country today. It’s a course I’ve ridden a number of times, but today I felt every single hill. I think my legs are worn. I’m hopeful that my legs were tired because I ran late yesterday afternoon. I usually run in the mornings, which gives me almost 24 hours of recovery time before the next workout, but because of a day-long meeting, I had to make a scheduling adjustment.
Though it may have affected my workout today, yesterday’s run felt great. I did 7 miles in an hour and twenty minutes. I ran the Mopac to 35 loop on Lady Bird Lake. It felt effortless, which is rare for me when I’m running. I know I pushed myself, but my body was happy the whole time. That’s a great feeling.
This was a lighter weekend. Next weekend, I’m doing a half iron distance training workout with Jeanie. We’re reviving the B&B 70.3, which Jeanie sweetly named after Bread and Butter. I’m not sure where we’ll swim, bike or run, but we’ll figure it out. After the half iron distance on Saturday, I plan to run on Sunday. That’ll be a challenge for my legs, but I’m looking forward to it. The weekend will be a test of where I am right now. May 1 is closer than we think!