Monday, April 18, 2011

Halfway there!

I RODE 50 MILES ON SATURDAY!! Now, granted, it was a completely flat ride, but the wind was KILLER! The headwind was so strong at one point, I was only going about 6 miles an hour into it. So it's kinda like a hill, right?

I had a breakdown at about mile 46, where I started crying, thinking that there was no way I could ever do 100 miles. But my friend talked me off the edge, and support from my coach and teammates after the ride made me feel better. Failure is not an option. I just have to keep that in my head.

I still need to figure out how to keep my toes from going numb. It's really become a problem, and I was forced to get off my bike more often than I thought I would, just to get the blood back into my toes. (Any suggestions - please let me know - and no, my shoes are not too tight - already fixed that by buying a size up) And my butt was pretty sore that night - but it didn't hurt so much the next day, so it's definitely progress.

Oh, and not only did I do 50 miles on Saturday, but I did another 20 on Friday, and the wind was just as bad (and it was colder)! So overall, I felt like I had a really great weekend!

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