07 June 2011


Today was going to be a super duper double workout! This morning I was going to meet some friends and do a hot lap of Mercer Island and then this evening I was going to race at Pacific Raceways. Boom!

[Queue that Tony Basil song except change Mickey to Martin.]

But things did not work out as planned.

I got all geared up, rode to the Mercer Island lid and waited for the gang to show. And waited. This one guy in a Sofa Kings kit pulls up who I have never seen before (which means exactly nothing as I am the new guy in this group) and starts to say something about how he has not ridden in ages and how unfit he is and I can't help laughing to myself that a complete stranger would even bother. Do I have a clue what this guy's PR around the island is? Do I care? Exactly. Cyclists are messed up.

The official meet-up time is 6 AM so at 6:10 I tell this guy that I'm rolling. He elects to hang out a while longer.

The ride is fun! I keep it around 22-24 mph most of the time and enjoy myself. Since I'm alone and since I started late I don't double back and instead just loop the island and head home so I can get to work. A few miles in I did see Gentry M heading the other direction with a friend and I wonder if the ride had been called off or something? I'm always the last to know.

At work the weather turns to shit and by lunch it's dumping rain. At 3 PM I call everyone that was going to get a ride with me to the race and tell them I'm not going. Thank goodness none of them wanted to race in the rain either.

I have a brief moment of buyer's remorse when I get home and the sun blinds me while starting to dry up the streets but I found out later that attendance at the race was pitiful so all was right with the world again. Plus, that track holds onto standing water like crazy.

Sleep 6
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 5:00 AM – cereal
Workout Food large bottle w/2 scoops HEED and one tablet of nuun
Time of Day 6:00 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather mid 50s, sprinkle, mostly cloudy, windy
Distance 22 miles
Equipment Road Bike
Clothing knit shoes covers, knee warmers, bib shorts, Craft long sleeve undershirt, short sleeve jersey, arm warmers, cap

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