Sunday, July 19, 2009

Katy Flatlands 100 Miler

Mileage for Week Ending 7/19/09

This week marks my biggest training week to date! I actually ended up doing nearly an hour more than my plan called for since I participated in the Katy Flatlands Century.

I decided to treat this century as a time trial of sorts and I avoided the pace lines and worked on staying aero and pushing my pace. I ended up averaging 18.8 mph and finished 101 miles in 5:23. I was thrilled with my time and pace.

Several lessons learned:
1. Infinit works for me. I made two 3 hour bottles and sipped on the Infinit every 15 minutes and drank water from my aerobottle. I did not need anything else and was not hungry in the slightest.

2. I think Body Glide needs to become my new best friend. I discovered several places I am going to Body Glide prior to my next long ride.

3. I felt good on my run after the ride, but my calves were getting tight. My next long ride/run combo I am going to work on pacing on both the bike and run. I pushed pretty hard on both today (faster than my anticipated IM pace) and I want to see how I feel at a more moderate pace.

Swim: 7200 yards in 3:00
Bike: 138 miles in 7:38
Run: 29.3 miles in 4:15
Total Time: 14:53

Happy training!

1 comment:

Trishie said...

amazing ride !! I'm looking forward to trying out my Infinit on the longer rides. and great job on one hulluva week !