wunderground was 97.5 degrees but on my cyclocomputer, the heat coming off the road was registering at 105.7 and let me tell you, it felt every bit of 105! i will say this though, i am getting acclimated to the heat more and more every day. that doesn't mean i like it but that i can and will survive in it. here is our ride from today:
we ended up with 83 miles. it was me, my J-man, the squirrel whisperer (aka: Le Roi) and J-man #2. we did one quick refuel at about mile 54 and then finished up. overall, this ride gets a 9 out of 10 stars. it would have gotten a 10 but because it was so freakin hot, a 9 will do.
after we got back to the truck, i did a quick transition and off i went. i only did 2 miles but that was my plan. no more, no less. i used the heart rate monitor feature for the garmin today for the first time and i found it interesting that on the bike my max heart rate was 171 and it was the exact same on the run. coming off the bike to run was not a problem at all. yes i was tired but my legs were able to switch gears easily. even before i decided to get back to doing triathlons this year, i always did bricks (for fun!), so it really isn't all that hard of a transition for me to get used to.
wow! after reading tons of blog posts this week, i can't believe how many of you all are racing this weekend. i would love to do a shout out to all of you but i may be sitting at the computer for hours. so here is one big shout out for all of you:
sending tons of positive race vibes to all of you! i look forward to all the race reports tomorrow and monday.
i especially want to give a shout out to 2 awesome chics who are doing their very first IM at Coeur d'Alene tomorrow...Paula @ Adventure Junkie Mom and to Angie G. who doesn't have a blog (yet!). i will be stalking you online throughout the day. race smart and strong ladies!
hope everyone is having a fine weekend. much love and peace out!