The rest of the team is already out there..I leave in the morning. I'm bummed I'm not racing but that's OK since Cohutta is just one week away!! Yikes..I have to go through my "Do Not Do Again" list from Ouachita Challenge sometime next week. I'm packing a lot of trips into the next few weeks which, unfortunately, are also the busiest weeks of the semester..final projects and final exams. Well, you only live once. I can sleep sometime in May.
Whoever "They" are, I hope they are right about the third time being a charm. If you look over to the right ---> you may notice a new addition to the 2010 schedule. This is not a new race for me, but in 2008 (report here) and 2009 (report here) I swore I would never go back again. But, here we are..in 2010 and I have a chance to go back for another chance.
After intentionally dehydrating myself for 24 hours (we are piloting a dehydration study in the lab), I wasn't really expecting much out of my workout today. But, as soon as 3pm hit and I could have fluids again, I downed as much nuun as I could plus a tall dark roast from Starbucks. I didn't have time to do my intervals outside, so I did them on my Kinetic Rock n Roll trainer. Well....let me just say, I had the highest average and max power I had ever seen in this workout today. Maybe it was the caffeine? But, my weight is also down, and so is body fat.
This week of training kicked my butt. No, it wasn't 30 hours, or even 20 hours..uh..it wasn't even 15 hours. It was a measly 11 hours and 20 minutes according to my training log. But, none the less..I am worked. Coach said I would be tired today, and I was. The last two days were hard rides and last night was a party at our office with the employees of Big Peach Running Co. in Georgia. The turnout was great and it was a great event for everyone including GA Sports Chiropractic, GA Sports Massage, Continuum Sports Solutions, and 55nine Performance.
It seems like we went right from winter to summer, wow! It's been in the mid to high 80 degrees lately..and it makes me even more anxious for the end of the semester. I'm pretty much over the exams and homework, right now I'd rather be riding my bike and hanging out in the sun with my dogs and my friends. This summer will be nice--no classes, just research in the lab. 4 more weeks!