Type: Bike
Distance: 20.0 miles
Time: 60:00
Average Watts: 165 watts
Average Heart Rate: 165 bpm

Not sure why, but this was a tough ride this morning. I got plenty of sleep, I ate healthy yesterday, and it was a rest day. Everything points to my muscles being full of glycogen. For some reason I got a little pukey about 20 minutes into this ride, so I had to back off the intensity. It was a really odd feeling. I was excited when this ride was finished.

Part of me wants to classify this in the “junk miles” category because it wasn’t that tough of a ride. But, another part of me wants to put this in the “mental training” category because I overcame an obstacle mid ride. I kept telling myself that during the race, there will be plenty of obstacles to overcome and the guys who finish are those who find a way over them. If I quit today, it would be that much easier for me to quit during the race. It was a tough ride, but I am glad I made it through it.

Stay tuned…the first swim in a long time will be posted tonight.

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...