"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I am an idiot

Tonight I was supposed to meet my triathlon clinic group for a bike/run brick workout (that is a workout with more than one sport. There are no actual 'bricks' involved. Just so there is no confusion for Willie! ) long story short, I got stuck in traffic and missed them. Everyone was already out on the ride when I got there. If you have ever read one of my trail run blogs, you know that I get lost in a shoe box.

So, naturally, I decided to head out on my own, in an area that I am not very familiar with.

Yeah. I know, brilliant.

I decided to do 40 minutes. 20 minutes out, 20 minutes back. No turns. Just keep going straight so I don't get lost. That doesn't give much room for choice of terrain. So, 4 days after my marathon here is the elevation chart of my 40 minute ride.

Umm, a little more climb than I was going for. Well, at least I didn't get lost. It took me 40 minutes to go 9.2 miles.

I got back and decided, what the hell, let's go for a run. The run was supposed to be about 20 minutes, so I decided to do 2 miles (21:58). I was surprised at how great I felt. The first run after the Napa marathon suu-uucked. This was quite nice. Go me.


Lou said...

I feel like I'm missing the part where you were an idiot. ;)

E said...

You're totally NOT an idiot! Good for you for going out on your own (remember there are some who would have used that as an excuse to hang it up and go home). And then you came home and ran? YOU ROCK! :)

Willie said...

Are you serious, there's no brick in the brick workout??? OK, I'm a total dork. Thanks for clearing that up.

Damn right, go you! That's awesome that you could do a workout like that after your marathon. You are going to tear up that Triathlon. It will feel like a walk in the park.

It soooooo cute that you get lost all the time. I'm sure you don't see it that way but it makes me laugh every time I read about it. You should move to the midwest, all the roads are straight. Towns are laid out in a checkerboard. It's easy when there are no hills.

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, sounds like you've recovered fast after your race! Good for you going out there and doing it on your own. I think you probably got more out of your brick than the folks who were in the group.

Jane said...

Be careful when biking alone! Assume all drivers are idiots!

Erin Leigh said...

I agree, most people would give up cause they were late. Sounds like a great workout!!!

Willie said...

I love the new title bar! RBR Penguin is awesome.