Black fly in your chardonnay
Death row pardon two minutes too late
Rain on your wedding day
Free ride when you’ve already paid…
yada yada yada
I finally succombed and booked my hip scope surgery only to turn around and have an AMAZING weekend of training! Grrr… All is well, though. It’s more of a reinforcement that this stuff can be fun and enjoyable, not mostly frustrating.
Rode 32 miles of hills with Austin Cycle Camp on Friday morning. The route was a mystery upon arrival only to discover we were doing some serious hill climbing! Yikes!! I held my own quite well though and managed to climb Balcones, the backside of Mt. Bonnell, Mesa, and the two major hills on 360. If I had known the route prior to showing up, I probably would’ve wussed out and bailed. There’s something to be said for surprises. I had a great time riding with new people and faces. The guys from Austin Cycle Camp were awesome and I look forward to many more punishing rides.
Saturday was an Austin T3 and Oceanside training day complete with a 56 mile bike ride to San Marcos and back, plus a 4 mile brick off the bike. I was able to average 18.5 mph for the entire ride which is about 1-2 mph faster than I normally ride…thanks to riding on the T3 pain train for the first 10 miles or so. I had tons of strength throughout and was certainly doing my fair share of pulling throughout the ride. Had an awesome 4 mile brick averaging 8:09s overall. Relatively little hip pain throughout…A little burning, but no catching, clicking or locking. Oddly enough, my “good” hip was giving me the most trouble damn it.
Today, I met Richard for a gorgeous 13.1 mile run. What a difference a week makes. Last week I couldn’t get through 5 miles. Today I ran 13 and finished strong. We took our time and my overall average for the run was 9:09s. Again, I was having relatively little hip pain and mostly just muscle soreness from the two hard rides from the days before.
Top that off with two bikram classes, a couple of birthday celebrations with friends, and a movie date with my hubster and I’d call it a perfect weekend!!