Saturday we drove down south of Portland for a long bike ride. We rode through farmland and countryside with a little side trip up to the Mt. Angel Abbey. It was a flat ride until the climb up to the Abbey and then there were some rollers from miles 30-38 or so. I felt really strong on the ride and didn't get tired toward the end like last time. I think the big difference was the heat- yesterday it topped out in the low 70s where last weekend it had been in the mid 80s by the time we finished. I had plenty of water this time and ate extra Clif Blocks which seemed to work well for me.
Sunday (today) we drove out to Hood River to run the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. I've been there 3 times before but never during the summer- it was beautiful! There were tons of wildflowers and everything was so green. There were lots of runners and bikers and hikers out. I felt really good even on the long hills and kept a good pace.
Here's the stats:
45.7 miles/2:59:47/15.2 MPH
9.0 miles/1:15:48/8:25 average pace
totals for the week:
swim: 1:00 (once for 2000 yards)
bike: 4:50 (1 spin class and 2 road rides)
run: 3:40 (25.85 miles: 4 runs inc. 2 brick runs)
(plus 2 strength training sessions for about 1:00 total)
My schedule for next week looks a lot like this week did so I won't write it out. I do like this schedule so far. The one thing is I decided I need to start fueling myself better calorie-wise. The quality of my food intake has been fantastic, but I think the quantity is too low. I'm going to add like a good afternoon snack and I bet it helps. I've lost 8 lbs which is great but I'm starting to feel kind of crappy and I think I need to eat more. Which is weird because I've been eating what I thought was a good amount. It's confusing but I'll figure it out. The Daily Plate is telling me how much I should be eating so I need to just make some adjustments and follow that.
Anyway, It's been a great weekend so far here with the bike ride and run and fabulous weather. We've also been enjoying the Rose Festival- fireworks Friday night and all the goings-on. Last night we went out to to sushi and then to a place on 23rd with a bunch of friends. Today we had lunch in Hood River after the run. Then we went to the carnival down on the waterfront this afternoon. I got Zach to go on a big scary ride with me- would you believe HE was the one who didn't want to! It was hilarious. We had snowcones and I played whak-a-mole and won a stuffed monkey. We then got some sandwiches and ate a picnic dinner in the park. We just got back from the rooftop hot tub where tons of people are grilling and hanging out as the sun is setting. Another beautiful Portland day. :)
Here's some pictures from the activities:
Mt Angel Ride (Saturday)