TODAY was the SECOND twenty miler of my National Marathon Training..pl...an... oh, yea. I have a fankle injury and I'm not running more than 4 miles at a time. THATs OK, because that is not going to stop me from joining the GBA** posse for a 20 miler!
Holy Hot ORANGE or WHITE Road bikes Batman!
Kc & I threw our bikes in our cars and headed out to join T as her bike "escorts"! We looked a bit like really giggly secret service agents, dressed in all black on our Road Bikes... for the most part we rode on the street pacing T on the sidewalk for the first 4 miles where we picked up Lisa.
It was cold, and riding a bike at the speed of a runner doesn't get the biker warm, even if the runner's as GBA** as T.
But it was WORTH IT. I took a bunch of pics, handed the camera off a few times to ensure variety (well, and I was reading the route, so someone else could play photographer while I stared at 38 lines of route direction).
We picked up Iron J at mile 10! More giggling. Kc and I stretched out and rode ahead a few times for the sake of... well, stretching out and riding hard really. It was SUPER fun. The hills were super fun. The company was super fun. Is riding a bike just SUPER FUN? I. had. no. idea.
I did get my buzz today. The photos are terrible, I'm FFFFfreezing! I look fat. I'm wearing 20 layers (one for every mile).
But you know what? It was worth every cold second. For the bits of the "run" where Kc and I had to book-it through traffic and up hills, I felt AMAZING.
I would like do that again.
Tomorrow. In fact...