Today was my final training (taper) day before the Pacific Crest Endurance Duathlon this Saturday. Central Oregon finally had a rainless day, so I was able to skip the spin bike and reunite with my Trek.
I started out with a 45-minute, 15-mile ride and transitioned to a three mile run. The ride was actually tough as I faced a tough climb + headwind combined. The run actually felt great. Running >8 minute miles after a ride is right where I want to be before heading into the race.
While in the midst of my ride and run, I complied some random thoughts regarding training for an endurance event.
1) GU, Luna Bars, Shotblocks, and Peanut Butter are a body’s best friend. Always have food on hand – even if there is a placebo effect. ☺
2) Races are expensive. I paid $3.60 cents for every mile I will be biking/running on Saturday.
3) Note to self: Keep mouth closed when flying downhill at high speeds. Large bugs may provide protein – but at what expense?
4) Swearing at the wind will not change the fact that it wants to make your life miserable…but, regardless…
5) I love my Ipod. My New Music 2013 playlist makes running easy. La La La
6) I am so ready for this race.
7) Why are my feet starting to tingle and go numb? Relax and use different muscles groups – you will need those feet in good shape for the run.
8) At that ^ do I look wobbly and just wrong while transitioning to the run? I feel as though things jiggle a lot more once off the bike.
9) Toilet paper is amazing. Bathrooms are as good as gold.
10) You know you’re a multisport athlete when you count more than four different tan lines from various gear.
11) I am bad at afternoon workouts. Thank goodness for energy in the mornings.
12) BRING IT Pacific Crest – I’m ready!!!