Sunday, August 05, 2007


I had a bunch of titles in mind for this one...but really, this is how I feel. Completely and utterly wrecked. I think I need another recovery week. No, I didn't race Wilderness 101, though maybe I should have done that instead.

No, what I did today was a seemingly easy road century. Funny enough, I've never participated in one of these orgainzed sagged century deals. Now I know why, and I will never do one again. There are plenty of more fun ways to torture yourself. 100 miles on the road in Georgia, in August with no shade is not my idea of good pain. It was reported to have reached a high of 125* on the blacktop, with an avg temp of 91* and I believe it. There were times I was struggling to breathe because I was feeling suffocated by the heat. I think I'll spend the rest of my summer on the mountain bike, in the North GA mountains. Unfortunately, though, now I think I need a few more days of rest instead of getting back into regular training.

Thanks to Mike Livingston and Eddie for dragging my butt back to the finish. I was deep in the hurt bag!


Blogger Kevin said...

Wow, sounds brutal. W101 wasn't much better but no where near that hot.

Rest days seem like they suck but it's better then burning out.

4:42 PM  
Blogger allan said...

Ugh!! That doesn't sound fun at all. Good job getting through that.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

You, Eddie and I are on the same wave length when it comes to blog titles :-)

I thought that the 90-ish degree weather we had at Wilderness was bad. Temps in the 120's just sounds crazy. Drink lots of beer (it counts as a liquid) and REST!!!

9:14 PM  
Blogger The Goat said...

Ugg...sounds like a epic ride in hell. Thinking about building my old road bike back up for taking Ayla to the park. I'll take a ride on the mtb over the road any day though. Great job!

4:09 AM  

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