So, today I did my first brick.
And, in my normal form, I didn't start out with an easy one. Noo...
That's the hill loop I took. A little over 10 miles.
And, this is how fast I went:
Yeah. I completely suck. That's about a 10 mph ride. Way to go.
Side note, most interesting item seen while on my ride: what looked like a brand new Backstreet Boys CD. No jewel case, though.
Afterward, I parked the bike and hit the road running. Also, not an easy course:
Yeah, I was in a masochistic mood.
Splits went very well here, though:
So, it was a tad over a 5K
All in all, about an hour and a half.
My thoughts are this:
I loved it. I got a hell of a workout, I did better on the hills than I thought I would on the bike, and I was able to run well afterward.
I'm not sure Mrs. Raul cared for it as much, with me being out of the house for that long, again. I may need to start getting up at the asscrack of dawn to do shenanigans like this. Oh, mini-Raul, please get some sleep some day.
I wore my shorts. They're kind of weird, but it seems like a good idea to get used to them. No chafing, no serious complaints. They're a lot tighter and more "form fitting" than what I would normally wear, though.
I also think this is a good baseline to see how much I improve at the end of the summer.
Yeah, it was a serious workout in some serious heat, but I really enjoyed it.
Keep on rockin!