We had said we were not going to stop again and just ride to the finish. However, when we came to the last rest stop we were 12 miles out from the finish, Krista asked to stop to drink. I keep forgetting that not everyone drinks while they are riding. So we stopped one last time. My neck and shoulders were killing me. I was so ready to get the last 12 miles over. I need to go get properly fitted for my bike. I got fitted over 2 years ago when I first started riding by a friend who knows a lot about bikes, but I've never been fitted at a bike store. I know over time with riding your position of your seat and handle bars can change. They can drop from the simple pressure of your riding and not to mention the road conditions.. bumpy roads.... It's good to always make sure you are properly fitted. That is on my to-do-list very soon!
I never saw the camera person on the road coming in to the finish. I'm glad Robbie saw these pictures on fb and tagged us.
Frank captured several pictures of us at the finish line:
We received an email the night before the ride that the medals they ordered did not come in. They said they would mail them to us later. I did however get my finisher jacket and cycle jersey. I just love this jersey!
Mel and I both asked each other if we wanted to do another 38 miles to get to the 100 miles and we both said NO. LOL Neither of us were feeling 100 miles ...... especially not on those hills. ha However, I think if we had signed up for 100 and been focused on 100 miles, we could have done it. Our "mental" state plays a huge role in what we accomplish. For months I had been telling myself it was just 62 miles and not 100. I was only focused on finishing 62 miles. I'm a firm believe that our minds have to be focused on what we plan to accomplish. :>) Positive thoughts as I had told Krista all week before the ride.
Here's our speed chart:
Our overall ride time. I'm very happy with the time. I haven't trained much on speed in a long time. And doing this time with Krista, a first timer, was amazing! I love riding in groups. Makes the time go by faster. :>) Not to mention these 3 ladies are amazing women. My only thing I regret about the bike ride was the fact that Frank was not with us. I hate he's having some issues lately which has limited his biking and running. However, because of the kind of friend that he is to us, he offered to drive us to the ride. He waited until we finished and drove us home. :>) I don't know what we'd do without him always taking care of us! Thank you Frank!
Well... until next time. I've got a sprint TRI coming up in 2 weeks, Duathlon end of October and then a half marathon in Vegas in November. What's on your schedule?