Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Feeling ready to go for TI.

Wow. I just had one of those rides. Now hopefully I didn't over do it.

Paula had a track meet 15 miles up the route via the GRAID route in Jewell. I decided to ride there and was feeling good. I actually saw a biker a mile ahead of me and worked against the 10 mile per hour wind to catch him at mile 8. We then road together into Jewell. I was very happy to average 14.3 mph into the wind. After the meet and after dark I took off for home. It was perfectly calm and not a cloud in the sky. A perfect night to ride. I was flying (for me!) without having to work to hard even though I did push a bit up the hills to keep my speed up. Admittedly, I had 1 mile of pavement each way, but on the way home I averaged 17.3 on the gravel for the 15 miles. For the guy that usually is the slowest guy at TI that isn't bad. I finally feel that I have everything in order to complete TI if we have good conditions. Now it is time to take a ice bath and rest. Didn't I say that on Saturday?!!!? I mean it this time!

Happy training.


B I D W E L L said...

Your Ready Paul!
I'll be seeing you at checkpoint 2- you better be smiling!

Endurosnob said...

You're ready to kill the beast. See you soon.

Mike Howard said...

Sounds like your ready to go Paul!I'll be watching for any up dates during the race,I wish I was their with you guys...May your feet stay dry and the wind at your back! Good Luck!

Carney said...

Best of luck this weekend!!

Taugimba said...

You sound ready to add your name to the list of finishers! Good luck.