So in a couple of days, registration finally opens up for one of the hardest century rides around my neck of the woods. Climbs higher than IronMan Wisconsin. Supposedly if you can do these you should have no problem at IM Wisconsin. Not sure if I 100% agree, since you don't have to swim 2.4 miles before it, but here is some specs "40 significant rises, from 50 ft bumps to the 910 ft final climb, for a total of 10,700 feet of elevation gain." should I be afraid, maybe so, since I have never done this event before. But what is a new adventure without a little fear mixed in there... Yes, I'm going to sign up for the 200k (124.2 miles). My longest bike ride was 118 last year.. And also maybe a Half IM triathlon a week before.. So it will be an interesting month.
So if anybody is in the area, join in some Horrible Hilly fun along with 1000 other cyclist and some of my TRI teammates... This will sell out fast..
Along the running front, I have to say I haven't ran this whole weekend. Lets say my OCD took over and put me on injury reserve. I did a quick set of single leg presses on Wednesday, felt kinda of weird after I was done. Woke up with a sore muscle on the side of my knee. What the hell, instead of resting, did my tempo/interval run, got some pool time, then by Friday I was in "not being able to sleep" pain. So lesson learned for now, I skipped my long runs this weekend, knee is feeling better today, regular workouts hopefully starting tomorrow. With only about 4 weeks of hard training before I taper for my 50 mile ultra. I might rest a entire week if I need to heel up (Did i just say that...) Okay maybe 3 to 4 days max...
I hope everybody else had a safe weekend with all this crazy weather we had this weekend. Snow/sleet and thunderstorms rumbling along the skies in Chi-town. Maybe I should be more afraid of this strange weather.