I started out in the same place I started last week but with only a 40 minute ride, I did not get as far as last week. At 3 miles out I realized I would be having to ride back on "the bitch" which is a steady hill about a mile long. On the other hand I got to ride down the hill in speeding fashion! I know today was supposed to be an "easy" day, but I still tried to hit 30+ mph down the hill. I'm disappointed that I only hit a max of 29.9 mph... So close! I think I could have hit it but then I saw someone coming around the corner so I had to slow down. The speed limit is 10 mph... 10? Too slow. I DO slow down when I am approaching someone because it's considerate.
When I got back from the bike, I was feeling really strong going into the run. I began wondering if maybe those extra rest days were a blessing! I racked my bike and went left on the greenway towards Johnston County. My legs felt great and I realized that perhaps my legs are FINALLY learning how to better transition from one event to the other. In the past, I had been struggling with getting my times down, and for some reason I run faster after a bike ride than without it! I am running faster 2 mile times than the first 2 miles of a 5k race. What in the world?? I'll take it! There was a nice tail wind on the way out and a headwind coming back. I was thrilled to have a 9:34 mile as
Total Bike Distance: 8.77 miles
Total Bike Time: 40:09 minutes
Average speed: 13.1 mph
Max speed: 29.9 mph (so close!!)
Total Run Distance: 2.04 miles
Total Run Time: 20:02 minutes
Average Pace: 9:48 per mile
First mile in 9:34 pace!
Today's Mantra: Rest pays off. Keep going!