Last week I talked about foregoing a long bike ride in order to run in the rain, hail and wind. Well, on Tuesday I did that bike ride with my husband Pat. We headed down to Beals Pt off of Auburn Folsom Rd and basically rode the Helen Klein 50 course. I have to say, it's a lot faster on a bike then on foot :)
Speeding along the bike path
After running Helen Klein Nov 3, I experience the typical feelings of "blah". I don't have another race on the calendar, it's the end of the season and I just wasn't motivated to work out. I did a few runs but I basically was lazy and I ate. Ate everything I could put my hands on. Now, after gaining a few pounds and (kind of) enjoying the rest, I'm ready to start working out again. Time to cross-train and build a good running base again.
It was a beautiful day, a bit windy, and we pushed it to Guy West bridge and then just beyond to get 25 miles in at the halfway point. There we stopped, had a snack, and just talked. It's always nice to have time where it's just the two of us and we can get caught up on life.
I was experiencing some pain behind both knees that extended down the calves. I've never had this before and I'm not sure if it's just because I haven't been on the bike in awhile or I was just pushing too big a gear. Because of the pain, and the headwind, we took it easier on the way back and arrived back at the truck after 3 hours of riding. Now it was time to head to Ikeda's in Auburn for a very tasty burger and fries. I'd say we earned it.
Chasing our shadows