|Max taking a break|
On Monday Susan and I worked in the yard during the day. I was released from my chores at around 3pm and I was on my bike by 4pm. I rode 37 miles solo before riding 23 miles with the Southern Crescent Cycling club folks and 8 more miles solo again on the ride home. My total numbers for the day were 68 miles ridden in 3 hours and 30 minutes averaging 19.4 miles per hour. I was trying to get my longer rides in early on in the week so I would be fresh for the Tugaloo olympic distance triathlon on Saturday. During my ride I took a few pictures.
|The well manicured streets of Clayton County|
|Horses on New Morn Drive in Henry County|
|A rare image of the black helicopter that surveils the homes of the not so paranoid after all|
On Tuesday I ran 10 miles in 1 hour, 20 minutes and 34 seconds. My average heart rate was 150. I planned to run more but Chip and Richard wanted to run on Wednesday so I had to save my energy. Susan was home cooking for our friends Jim and Mary Ann. Jim is an avid runner which he and I have in common. He and Mary Ann are also foodies which they and Susan have in common. Susan prepared a dinner of collard greens, maple glazed sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, corn bread, and a maple glazed pork chop. Jim and Mary Ann brought the wine.
|Jim with two bottles of wine|
On Wednesday I swam 1.8 miles in the lake in the early afternoon. The water is noticeably cooler than it was only 2 weeks ago. I wore my full wetsuit but my head was still cold for the first 20 minutes of the swim. Later in the afternoon I rode 26 miles with the SCC folks. We had a group of about 10 riders that averaged just over 21 mph.
On Thursday Susan and I rode our bikes in the neighborhood. We logged a whopping 3.1 miles. Neither of us felt like doing much more. I spent the rest of the morning getting my bike ready for the Tugaloo triathlon on Saturday. I washed my bike, swapped out my training wheels for race wheels, and oiled and cleaned my chain.
On Friday Susan and I rode the hood again. This time we logged 10 miles. After we got back home I continued my pre-race preparations. I cleaned my bike again before loading it into the car with all of my other race stuff. I printed the address to Tugaloo State Park so I could enter it into my GPS, set out my clothes for the morning and set 2 alarm clocks for 3:30am.
On Saturday I did the Tugaloo Olympic distance triathlon in Lavonia, Georgia. See my race report here.
In summary I swam 2.7 miles, rode 144 miles, and ran 16.2 miles in about 12 hours. It was a recovery week and I had to taper for Tugaloo so I'm not disappointed. Week fifteen will be much worse.
Thanks for reading.