Saturday, March 15, 2008

Welcome to camp

Camp officially began today. After a day of ferocious winds yesterday (sustained 30mph with gusts to 40mph) and getting blown all over the road, I was relieved to see relatively calm winds today. It was the first long ride of camp and I had planned to go on my own since everyone else at camp today was WAY out of my league. But as we were cruising along, I thought, what the hell. I'll give it a go. It ended up being a great ride and the group was nice enough to wait for me a couple of times- Once at the bottom of the mountain that was smack dab in the middle of the 80 mile route. Needless to say, riding with people way faster than me, including a pro had my HR in places it had no right to be for a long ride. But it was totally worth it. The view from the top of the mountain was phenomenal. The 4.5 mile transition run hurt like hell, but I totally deserved that. We ended the day with a 3.2k swim that actually wasn't too bad. And now I am totally and completely spent.

Day totals:
78 mile ride with 4200 feet of ascent
18.7 mph average

4.5 mile transition run with 550 feet of ascent
6.7 mph average

3.2k swim
700 warm up
200 kick
500 drill
3 x 100 fast
400
2 x 100 fast
400
1 x 100 fast
400

Ride:

5 comments:

TriSaraTops said...

Sounds like a fantastically exhausting day! Have fun!

B Bop said...

Looks like all those hours on the trainer have paid off!! Watch out for the javelinas and rattlesnakes.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Spent? Really? Can't imagine why. I think I would have needed a crowbar to peel my ass off the bike seat after the ride, much less do a swim after it. The run is about the only thing I would have been good with.

Awesome job. Can't wait to hear about the rest of the camp.

triguyjt said...

i would be main lining carbs and crying to my mommy..

great workouts...

enjoy..

Matt said...

Glad to see Paulo's back from Novisaland. On a related note, have you seen the Forerunner 405?!?!?!?! (The exclamation marks are mixed in there to connote excitement.)

I think the forerunner 405 probably would rock you like a hurricane. There's a chance that it would not, for instance if I owned it and you didn't, it would rock me like a hurricane, and not you. In that one instance, it would NOT rock you like a hurricane.

I don't really know why I'm leaving you this comment.