That is what I keep on telling myself. It's been hot hot hot here. This morning I had a pretty killer brick that I decided to knock out by myself. There where a ton of great group rides today - but I know myself way too well. If I bike with a group, I will not run after. Plus I needed to start REALLY early so that I could be finished no later then 9:30 and melt to the sidewalk.
Here is what the FJ read this morning when I left:
I decided to make the 30 minute drive to Seaside to do this brick for many reasons. The top ones being:
The views from the bike:
The Trail run after (sorry, no photos) with nice, cold water fountains scattered throughout along with shaded trails for about 1/2 of the run. There is also an amazing farmers market where I was able to pick up some amazing food.
I know I've talked about Seaside before - but it's a 'high end' beach area. So after I finished my 4+ hour brick I decided to hang out in the shade for a few moments. With the large amount of tourists in the area, some odd looks where thrown my way. Whatever - I got in a killer workout and felt awesome. And I sweat alot:
But even with the heat - I felt amazing. My body is finally getting used to it and I'm really working on nailing my nutrition/hydration for these long training days - which are only going to get longer. Thank goodness for Hammer Endurolytes and Heed. To be honest, I was really nervous about the 6 mile run today after my 3+ish hour ride today. The ride just felt too good and I thought that feeling would go down the toilet once I started to run. But once I got going - a huge grin came across my face and I knew I would actually enjoy hitting the trails.
For those of you who have a Publix Grocery Store in your area - they have Gatorade on sale - 15 for $10!!
DON'T FORGET! Clearwater 70.3 will be on NBC tomorrow (Sunday) at 3pm Central Time! Clear your schedules or set your DVR!
Oil Spill Update:
Bay County's first tangible landfall from the Deepwater Horizon accident is not tar balls or oil plumes. Instead, it was a suspected piece of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana in April.
According to U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Steve Caskey, a tank weighing 5,000 pounds with a 550-gallon capacity washed ashore near 14th Street and Front Beach Road in Laguna Beach.
Well, at least it's not oil. :)
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!