Karen F. rode: It was 39* at the sta...

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  • 77 miles
  • 05:15 time
  • 14.7 pace
  • 2958 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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alright Rough ride 77 mi 05:15 14.7mph pace

It was 39* at the start. Everything was very cold. Met up with friends to ride. A few miles in, one of our group had a flat. I cooled down too much waiting for it to be changed. When we started up again, my HR was in zone 3-4 and my quads felt dead.
Stopped for a restroom break at mile 26. Felt like I should head back, but decided to see if I could muscle through.
Made it to 77 miles and called my future son in law to come retrieve me. My decision came when I began having sharp pain in my left hamstring, especially on the hills. I was mashing pedals and only seeing single digits.
After this many weeks of increasing mileage. I think the fatigue is just too much.
Going to take 1-2 days of rest and come back for a stronger week next week. I hope.
Praying you all are having a Fantabulous weekend! Pax!

  • Carla Jo C.
    Carla Jo C.

    Super ride! So sorry you had issues along the way - but you definitely have a lot to be proud of! Hope you enjoy your rest days and are ready to take on the world when you return!

    about 1 year ago Like2 people

  • Dinh P.
    Dinh P.

    Good call.. there is no reason to mash and risk injury. .. you must first get to starting line.. . Once on ride.. the overriding thought should be how I can get through ride and have enough legs for the run..

    about 1 year ago Like2 people

  • Mark J.
    Mark J.

    Great job getting through almost 80 miles. They can certainly wear the legs down.

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    That's a tough one Karen. Get some rest and feel better tomorrow!

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Cassie R.
    Cassie R.

    Dang, woman! Dems a lot o' miles

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas G.

    You're too close to race day at this point. You've put so much work in for this; get to the starting line healthy!

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Reverend Run V.
    Reverend Run V.

    smart thing to take some time to rest. Amazing mileage today!

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.

    Great miles--you'll feel great again after a little rest!

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Slowtwitchsteve
    Slowtwitchsteve

    Good call Karen!!! I'm also feeling the wear down...

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • David S.
    David S.

    You have been pushing the envelope lately Karen! Rest up and by the way - very impressive mileage today.

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Jay T. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Great effort! Hope the recovery works well!

    about 1 year ago

  • Lea W.
    Lea W.

    Smart decision! Hope you get some rest!

    about 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Christian H.
    Christian H.

    Sounds like a good plan. I think it really speaks to your toughness that you were able to battle through 77 miles.

    about 1 year ago Like1 person