I seem to be concentrating on the bike the most these days which is good because I haven't at all at least in a racing sense. I am trying to get my pace up and I am just amazed at how fast others go. The more you try something the more you appreciate those who do it well.
Thursday after my dentist appt. I had that great ride where I worked hard to get at 13.5 for a pace.
Today I went back to where I rode on Mother's Day. (above) That day I pushed hard and I was at 14 on a flatter route, slightly longer (23 miles) Today I went alone again knowing I wanted to see if I could increase that. Well I ended up at 15.4 which I was thrilled with. I actually passed someone. (There are a lot of bikers on this route each time I go as it is part of the Champlain Bikeway.) My tri's route is just 15 I think and today I did that in slightly less than an hour. But how much do I push in the tri knowing I have to get off and swim? I think the terrain is similar to what I did today. I hope to get down and ride it beforehand.
On a side note I came close to taking the wet suit out of the package but I didn't quite get there. It will happen. Yes, it will happen. Yes, it will.
Last week I had the best morning ride. No speed to speak of just a wonderful ride with a great appreciation of that time of day. I don't know why I don't do it more often. It was bliss. I had fun taking pictures and stopped for a few. I took the shadow ones as I was riding with no idea of how they would come out.
We had another good field trip. It involved a great museum at Chimney Point, a walk across the new Lake Champlain Bridge, a historic boat cruise which included seeing Fort Ticonderoga. We have lucked out and had only good weather for our various field trips! This is the last week of school and I am ready although I have had a pretty terrific year!
I don't care what the calendar says, the beginning of summer is this Friday! Woot! Woot!
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