While many of my fellow IMTX'ers- in training have already surpassed this mark, I've taken a very conservative approach on the bike, since it is one that I don't have a whole lot of experience in.
In other words, I've trusted my training. I've gradually built my base and have added hill training to the mix for strength, even if it meant not exceeding the distance.
|Dreary day for a ride|
But, on Wednesday, I set my course for an epic 112-mile ride.
I was supposed to ride on Friday, but the weather forecast in D/FW showed thunderstorms in store from Thursday- Monday, so I switched my day for riding. Unfortunately this meant I wasn't going to get to ride with my good friend, Marcy- who is also training for IMTX.
|Check out the wind via the flag.|
It's a 5-mile loop with no scenery that blasts you with insane wind regardless of which direction you're riding. This day was no exception. Except that it was drizzling and overcast when I started, too. Forecast said 72. It was more like 65. So dreary.
|Bring it IMTX!|
I finished the 112.5 miles tired, but not exhausted. There was more in me, which is encouraging.
Ironman Texas - I am coming for you! 29 days.
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