Thursday, July 19, 2007

Today's long ride.

You'll have to click on the annotated profile of the ride to see the comments.

Msr. Garmean says that I burned 3271 calories. Now, how to spend them...

Not only my butt hurts, but my eyes, hands,
wrists, back...everything but my legs.
They feel okay.

Didja ever notice how your brain filters things that people say to you when you're feeling tired and discouraged and your brain is dehydrated?

For instance, Sweet Baboo pointed out that since I tended to ride a bit on the slow side, I would be out longer, and would need to bring more fluids and food with me.

What I heard: You're slow, and you suck.

He was also giving me helpful suggestions about gearing.

What I heard: You're slow, and you suck.


Tomorrow we leave for Arizona, where I'll see the Grand Canyon for the first time (yes, it's true - I've driven by the turnoff numerous times, but never seen it, but I'd like to. I've heard it's, well, grand.) and then on Sunday we'll race in the Mountain Man triathlon - he in the half iron and I in the Olympic. We both did the sprint last year, and were very impressed with this race. It was well organized and a lot of fun, with great scenery on the course.

It's at 6800 feet above sea level.

I don't know why I keep doing that to myself.

Think I'll go to bed now.


  1. awe poor thing. I've had rides like that, but atleast your chain and front derailluer didn't snap like mine did

  2. I think you're Those hills, that distance, in that heat - wow! You're awesome!

  3. The ride that doesn't break you, makes you iron.

  4. What greyhound said...

    You're doing great!

  5. You make me feel like a lazy beeyotch. You are racing Sunday and you did this ride on Thursday. Me? I'm tapering. Every day, apparently.

    What doesn't kill us makes us stronger or iron or something.

    Race hard but have fun!

  6. Love the annotated chart! That is And good luck on your race this weekend!

  7. Very impressive ride. I love the side comments. I can feel the pain.

  8. I love your charts - I know how ya feel. But not for as long as you go.
    Good luck at the race tomorrow, Be sure you take a vehicle with enough power to carry home all that bling you guys alwasy collect.

  9. Your annotated profiles are the best! Although I think I'd really like to see a product review of "fried pies" on your next long ride report.


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