As some of you may remember I was supposed to do a metric century this weekend. Unfortunately they ended up canceling it Friday evening due to a fire in the area and the poor air quality. I was kind of bummed, but a canceled ride is nothing compared to what the people in the area are going though. Thankfully because of a cool wet Saturday they were able to get some control of it.
As I said it was cool and wet Saturday morning, my plan had been to take my car to the shop at 8 and do short 30 minute run home...you know that rain started right as I was about to leave the house. I went back and forth with myself on if I should call for a ride instead of running. I started to dial the phone at least 3 times before I just decided to HTFU and run in the rain. And as usual it was not near as bad as I thought it would be, although I’m not sure I would have wanted to run to much longer. I even managed to make it to the pool! After 7 weeks of no swimming I didn’t expect much but I did manage 1000 slow yards.
Sunday was a beautiful day for a ride! The temps were perfect and although I didn’t get in a full metric century I did get just a bit over 40 miles in. I stuck to the bike paths, some of the ones around my area are amazingly empty and it was really quite nice. Even though they are flat I actually find them kind of challenging because of the fact that, like being on the trainer you really never get a break you just keep pedaling.
Questions and observations from a weekend of training.
Why do some men feel the need to wear bike shorts and tuck in their t-shirts?
Why do so many people that ride wear gloves and no helmets? Are their hands more important than their heads?
Why do people take a lap lane and then just hang out at one end, the other end from the one where you would start, and never swim a single lap?
Why do people not understand sharing a swim lane when the rest are full?
Why do people wear head phones and then ride down the middle of a bike path?
Over all a good and productive weekend! Hope you all had a great weekend too!