Also, in looking at yesterdays blog I realized that I didn't discuss my hydration. I had taken two 24oz water bottles, both filled with a double shot of Skratch Labs Hydration Mix and filtered water. I also had my Camelbak Hydrobak 50 oz pack filled all the way up with filtered water. Because the weather was cool out, I didn't feel really thirsty during the ride. I had to make myself drink and by the time we got to the halfway point, I still had one full Skratch Labs filled water bottle and half of my hydration pack. Romeo bought a gallon of water and I topped off. By the end of the ride, I still hadn't drank much. This might have contributed to how I was feeling towards the end. The cool weather masked that I was probably dehydrated. Lesson learned. Thinking about a separate timer on the bike just for nutrition. The reason is, my Garmin makes the same alarm sound for everything and as a result, I don't hear them all. On to today.
Today, I woke up to the nicest message so far from my coach, Chris Hauth. It read:
"Great job! That is a SOLID ride and good accomplishment as well and you learned a lot...good!!"
I have a year until my Ironman race. I look forward to the advances I will make in my ability in that time. My knees were pretty sore in the morning and stayed that way all day but otherwise I felt good. I went to Vinh Loi Tofu to see my friend Kevin and eat with The Boss. Later I was looking for an e-mail and came across a message I sent him last August 1st, (2012). It said:
I have come pretty far since then. And I still have my beloved Oakleys.
Here are my workouts for today.
Bike 1:30:00 = Steady, Z2 HR ride.
Run 1:20:00 = Include 3x10 Z3.
|That's The Puppy sleeping with Sacrificial Lamb. In other news, today is day eight without any alcohol. Until tomorrow my friends.|