Sunday, August 17, 2008

The "Get Me Off This F'n Bike" Ride

I'm heading into taper for Ironman Wisconsin. My weekend brick was scheduled for Sunday due to work on Saturday. Coach said to take it easy and the ride should be boring. I guess the boring part was supposed to be a good mental workout. I never, NEVER, want to be off the bike. But for some reason time was movin v.e.r.y. slooooowwwwllllyyyyy and I just wanted to get home and have it over with.

Half the time I didn't even know where I was going until I approached an intersection and would decide to turn here or there. The map below shows my crazy route.

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Map

Posted from bimactive.com

I can't be that depressed about the ride since I did cover 93 miles in 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Happy with my performance on the ride, not happy with the mental attitude on the ride.

Perhaps it's good to get those bad vibes out during a training ride versus on race day.

I was looking at the IM MOO bike course on Google maps. Did you know that 99% of the course is available with street view pictures? You could "ride" the course and see the almost the whole thing.

Game On.

3 comments:

Flatman said...

Go buddy! Enjoy the taper...

triguyjt said...

go easy on aimee during the taper......

that looked like a good ride to me....

rock on

Kim said...

wow sweet ride eric!! yay for taper! getting ready for the big day!