So much to catch up and be current and I'll do most of it in photos. Going to keep it brief:
This was from my Saturday long ride - 115 miles / 185 km. Longest I've ever ridden and happy to have kept a 30.8 avg km/h over the 5:55.
I past this sign at a good clip, near Brockville, ON but had to go back to it. I mean, who names a street after triathlon anyway, haha. I just thought it was cool and it gave me something to think about after 3 hours on the bike at this point. I was nearing the turnaround to head home.
I started cycling again and saw another team - perhaps the previous relay team taking a break - so I stopped this time, gave them half of my $40 emergency fund for their cause. I felt bad I hadn't given it to the first crew, but thought it didn't matter, it'll help anyway, albeit just a little bit.
I had actually wanted to bike over the bridge from Canada, but on this particular bridge - it is HIGH and has a steel see-through floor - you aren't allowed. Way to dangerous for cyclists and those on foot.
Oh yeah, some bike bling and race wheels to get used to.
The path is a fomer rail line and has been turned into a multi use trail with fine granulars. For anyone doing IMMT or MT 70.3, this is what part of the run course will be like.
Along the path, there are some look-offs, usually over marshes or fields so if you are so inclined, you can stop and check out the local wildlife.
While I have tried running in true running shorts and/or a running shirt / singlet, I HATE HATE the baggy wear. I get chafed every single time I wear anything baggy. Not to mention my 90 minute ride before the long run meant I was already in cycling / tri gear.
As an aside, I bought a new Kiwami Tri Suit and was hoping to wear it at IMFL. My other suits have become a little baggy - either stretch or weight loss, but they don't feel like the used to. Anyway, I tested the new Kiwami on my 6 hour long ride - was awesome and worked like a charm. It's my new official long distance race wear.
My hip is really improving, though I have to be very careful...the muscles around it, incluing the hamstring are very tight. I'll keep up my 1x week ART appointment, which has been fantastic.
That's all for now - thanks for reading!