After a heinous work week, I am SO ready for the weekend. I have to give mad mad props to those of you who work full time, train, and race. That is a task. I was working about 9 hours a day, then riding after work this week. It was doable, but I was dead tired by the end of the day and barely had any free time for my friends. I got to see Liz one night, but that was it! So yes, those who work full time, train, and race (add in kids too) are superheroes!
Mr. Kerkove and I fueled up this AM. He did the Oval Ride, and I met Sean Madsen, Jason, and Jason for a mtb sufferfest.
My HR was pegged at LT and I was tasting blood from the lack of warm-up. Tough, and honestly not my favorite way to start a ride. We rode the difficult trail branch of Devil’s Backbone, and it really did feel like trying to ride the spine of satan.
You mean this is a trail? I felt like a worn out ox on the Oregon Trail.
At least this part was rideable. yeah, I was admittedly on and off the bike through some of the rocky trail. I am also still pretty tired from the race last weekend. Hills hurt WAY more than they normally do, and I had a mini crash just because I couldn’t push over some rocks.
It was a chilly, cloudy morning today. I still enjoyed riding, and Blue Sky/Indian summer and always fast and a treat!
It’s so easy to take people who do trail work for granted. I made sure to say thank you every time I saw people on the trail doing work today. I had the honor of being the first person to ride a section of trail they just finished working on. Everyone said, “yeah! Ride it! You are the first!” It wasn’t that bad, but I was very nervous with all those people watching. My legs and arms turned to jello, but I was happy to christen the virgin patches of trail!
I left the guys early rounding out a 3 hour ride on trail only today. No need to slog through a ride, especially since I have Sea Otter next weekend. I hope my body comes around in time….
I forgot I had left some beers in Jeff’s fridge, and all I wanted this week was a beer. It was like finding the golden egg on an easter egg hunt! 1 beer is a good reward… too bad I wanted like 3! I behaved. Odell’s Cutthroat Porter. OH YUM!
Tomorrow will be another mountain bike ride, and hopefully it won’t be in the rain. I am guessing I will still be tired and will have to ride tempo or easier, but who knows how my meat sticks will fare!