What a beautiful weekend! Saturday brought temps of 70+ degrees and when Kathleen put out the call on Facebook that she needed a 2 hour ride and was anyone interested it was impossible to refuse. Of course just as we were getting ready to leave the house the wind picks up...and up and up but ride we will! Kathleen along with Gaye from Beginners Triathlete met out at Cherry Creek. I had met Gaye last weekend at the run some of us did.
Gaye and Kathleen
Me and Gaye
The wind was blowing like crazy but it was warm and oh so nice to be off the trainer. We faced everything from strong cross winds to head winds that would almost stop you. As Gaye put it "I have never worked so hard to go so slow without going uphill. It felt great to be outside in the fresh spring air, even if said fresh spring air was doing its best to knock me off my bike!"
It was a great day!
Sunday brought a long run and another meet up with some folks from BT. Kathleen, Gaye and I were there as well as several of the guys Jon and Travis. We headed out together, but soon Kathleen and I dropped back to take it easier....ok and lets face it we are just not as fast as the others. We did however managed to crank out 8 miles. After 2 days of riding one on my trainer and then yesterday my legs were a little tired and I was oh so done at 8 miles. Really glad I decided to cut it short a couple of miles. After the run we hit up the Tavern for some breakfast and a drink. Really hit the spot.
What fun it's been getting to know some new people and how much easier it makes it to have someone out there with you as well as the get together after to look forward to. I'm looking forward to a great summer of training!