Well, Saturday we had a double brick in Yountville:
38 mile bike ride, then 4 mile run, then another 38 mile bike ride, and then another 4 mile run. So a total of 84 miles. In that time I consumed 800 calories of liquid lemony stuff, 200 calories of GU, and 120 calories of Shot blocks. So a total of 1,120 calories in 7 hours and 50 minutes. Then when I was done I had another 620 calories with my chicken pasta salad with peanut sauce.
|Jasmine and I before the brick began. I wasn't quite as clean or as full of energy by the end of the day.|
Sunday I woke up at 7:00am and drove to Ocean Beach, where I started my 18 mile run. I maintained a 10 minute run/2 minute walk throughout the whole thing. I ran up through Golden Gate Park to the panhandle, then back down and over to Lake Merced. Then I ran around Lake Merced and back up highway 1 to Ocean beach. It took me 3 hours and 34 minutes, which was an 11:49 minute mile (which I was quite happy with, considering I had worked out for almost 8 hours the day before). In that time I drank 330 calories of Gatorade. It seems like I don't need as many calories if I am just running and not biking.
|Finished my run on Ocean Beach|
I went to bed at 7pm on Sunday night and slept for 12 hours! Now there are 109 days left until Ironman, and I have a feeling things are just going to keep getting harder. Good thing I completely enjoyed myself this weekend. Bootcamp is this weekend: Bring It On!