For a post training day pic, stop over to TriSaraTops and give her some good vibes. Good thing you can't see my sunburnt shoulders in that picture.
Below on the left is the profile of the GCT course broken up into four sections. On the right is the IM WI profile. Is the IM WI course hilly? Sure but nothing I will not have seen beforehand. If I keep hitting the hills, me and my 12-23 cassette will be fine with the climbing. Just need to work on the bike handling a bit more.
Saturday night I saw United 93. In my opinion it was well done. No political slant, no cheesey lines, no emphasis on big Hollywood special effects, and from what I read, very well researched. Take some dramamine if you get motion sickness though.
Sunday was a long run with TriEric. I was able to convince him to run a little bit later than most normal people run. We started around 10:30; time to feel the heat. We labored through 16 miles together and I tacked on another 2 on my own. Clock time was around 2:40 with two water breaks in there. We were looking to average sub 8:00/mile, but we checked ourselves and kept our heart rates in control. So we averaged around 8:30/mile. I'm pretty sure the profile below is not the exact the route we ran, but it is pretty close.
I moved my rest day this week from Friday to Monday so I could spend a little time at my parents. For the rest of my weekend, a couple of picnics where I could play with fire, catching up with friends, a few beers, and that made for a pretty good weekend.
Against my wishes, my coach has ordered a recovery week for me. So I guess I'll take it easy this week.
Have a great week and happy training everyone!!!