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My friend John and I (yeah everyone else bailed on us and it was such a nice day for a ride. High 40s minimal rain. It does not get any better in January in Washington people!) rode 30 miles (out-back on the FootHills trail between Puyallup and South Prairie).

We started at 8AM and rode at a pretty mild pace through 10 miles... then John pulled away for the last five miles. When we finally met up at the espresso stand --- I was three minutes behind him.

We stayed entirely too long at the espresso stand after we met some awesome people. Three ladies, two of whom are trainers at LA Fitness, and one of their husbands. Three of them are cyclists and all are currently training for the Big Climb (aka the Columbia Tower stair climb). It was nice to share some fitness and nutrition talk with our new friends.

After the shivering started we hopped back on our bikes and headed back to Puyallup. We stayed together for 10 miles and once again John pulled away for the last 5 miles! That boy was on FIRE!

I was cooked. I had nothing left in the tank.  My legs were dead so I couldn’t pump a high gear, my lungs were dead so I couldn’t keep up a high cadence. I was maxed out and I just couldn't keep up! I was still seeing 16 to 18MPH over the last few miles which in all honesty I feel pretty good about with this being January.

I pulled into the parking lot at 1:56. John's time was 1:50. Yep 6 minutes... John KICKED MY ARSE! No excuses, other than he is in great shape!


Kudos! Congratulations! Seriously an inspiration brother!!!
Keep it up... I've got something to fight for now!


Here are the ride details at Garmin Connect.

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Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2010 4:15 AM Fit Club , Bicycling | Back to top

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