This weekend I was supposed to do a group ride on Saturday with a Tour De Cure Team, but I ended up having a fundraising car wash to attend so I didn't make it to the group. But I did not allow that to keep me from riding. I went out on my own. I almost never go riding without a plan already, but since this was thrown together at the last minute I decided to go and expand on routes I already knew and make them work. So I did a little ad-lib in the route.
It all worked out pretty good. Seemed like every turn was going into the wind. I really need to work on my cycling. The ride was slower than I wanted. I know that I took it easy but geez, I thought I was faster than that.
On Sunday, I had a long run. For this I did prepare a route. I also programmed in several turns so I would not get bored from running on the same street for miles and miles. I used Mapmyrun.com. It does a great job of mapping runs. But for some reason, I didn't look at the elevation changes on this run. It felt like every turn was up hill. My legs were jello. I could barely maintain a decent pace. Then as I was running I started doubting the distance on route. I felt like I would be over by about a mile so I started adjusting my route on the fly. I know, I know. The tired brain doesn't work too well. So my adjustments in my route took up more hills.
But the good news is that I finished the run at 19.94 miles. The bad news is I was totally whipped. Oh well I will do better next time.