BLTB- Bike Loop Tuesday Brick

After taking Monday off it was time to get going again. After heading down to Kirk's for the BLT, we were off. The first part of the first loop was at a comfortable pace. For the first time I was able to hang on with Roger, Jessi and the crew as we came across the bridge. This is usually where for some unknown reason I decide that my bike has little rocket boosters and I jump in front to pull us past the golf course. I knew with Roger leading this was not going to happen so I just jumped on the wheel in front of me and hung on for dear life. I am pretty sure we averaged over 25 mph once we hit on Aubrey L. White Parkway. As we approached my newly named Death Hill #3 (just for me), I was not leading and I thought for once I would reach the top within the group. I had the plan in my head and I was ready to go. As we hit the bottom of the hill I once again got passed and I wasn't even in the front. DAMN. After regrouping with Kirk and Josh, we had our work cut out for us if we were going to join the lead pack. After a quick rest at the back of the pack, I did my best to pull us up with everyone else. At this point my legs felt like noodles and it was all I could do to hang in there. Fortunately I was able to finish the loop with the group and I was pretty stoked to make it all the way without getting lost in the dust.
The second loop was much of the same except we were at a little bit slower pace with was still faster than I ever ride all by myself. After the loop Tim and I headed out for a 4 mile brick run. It had been quite some time since I did a longer brick workout and the legs felt pretty good. As Tim and I both pointed out the pace felt pretty slow compared to Sunday but my calves could definitely feel Doomsday hill. Over all it was about 32 miles on the bike followed by 4 mile run at just over an 8 minute pace. If I could keep that pace at Boise I would be pretty excited.


Jennifer said...

WOW! What a workout! Nice job doing two loops and then a run! :)

You'll totally be ready for your race!

Tiffany said...

Nice work, Steve! You seem to be getting stronger every week. Looks like P-Dub is your new best friend! You are going to rock Boise! :)

jessithompson said...

I think Boise is going to be a great race for you! Can't wait! :)

Trish said...

Nice job dude! Glad to hear you kept up with the pack and that your legs felt good on the brick! You will do great at Boise!

Matt said...

Which one is #3? Boise will be a blast!

LORIE said...

You kick ass!

Phaedra Cote said...

Steve-O! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great ride. It seems like everything in your training is coming along quite nicely. I am really excited to hear how Boise goes. I think you are going to have a really great day out there. As I lay on the beach in Hawaii (my race is Saturday, yours is Sunday) you will have to call me and tell me how it went. You MUST check in with team SUPERSTAHHHH. I will be waiting.

I was laughing out loud at the comment you left on my wildflower post. Glad to hear you'd be willing to 'make an appearance' at aid station #4...and all it will take is a few beers. It's all in writing!

Keep up the good work! Now, we just gotta get some training in together. let's work on that, team SUPERSTAHHH needs to strategize. We've got big races coming up.

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