- I got to watch the criterium race in Roswell on Sunday night. My friend Marni was in town with her super-cyclist hubby Karel for the event. We were about 10 yards from the starting line when the pro race started. I was talking to Marni when she backed away from the line and three cyclists crashed right in front of me, at the start. It was unbelievable! If they hadn't stayed in the street, I could've been wrecked, and I would have been totally oblivious while it happened. The race lasted ninety minutes, and it was a sight to see. 60, 70+ riders doing 25-30 mph on a 1K loop for 90 minutes. That's some kind of pain right there. Congrats to Karel for finishing a fine race.
- Last night was my first run this week since the half IM simul. I took Sunday off, swam Monday, and biked Tuesday. I thought I might do a longer run, but decided that I would run between 40-50 minutes based on how I felt. I actually felt pretty good up until the beginning of the fourth mile. My legs just felt like bricks and my feet hurt. I came home at a pace almost a minute and a half slower than what I went out as. That was another learning experience for me.
- Speaking of running. Warmer weather means going barefoot. If I'm not careful, my feet dry out and crack, and its very painful. I have my first crack of the year! That did not help my run either. It's time to turn some attention to taking care of the feet!
So Happy It's Thursday, y'all! :-)