I had high expectations for milage this weekend. The weather was on point Saturday, but Sunday was a different story. The plan was to do a climb on Saturday, Lookout Moutain. Then a long ride on Sunday. I wanted to try a new route, so we were going to explore south of Parker on the Cherry Creek trail.
Saturdays ride was great. We got an early start. It was a little cool at first, but it was supposed to touch 80° and it warmed up quickly. It took us about an hour to get to Lookout Moutain, then forty minutes to climb. We set a goal to make it in under 30 minutes by the end of the summer. It will be a challenge, but one I think that we are up for. We were on a little bit of a time crunch so we decided not to take a break at the top. By the time we got down, we felt as though we could have done another climb. I think we have some Lookout Moutain hill repeats in our future.
Sunday was a different story. The long ride planed didn’t happen. It was significantly cooler Sunday. I grabbed my light cycling jacket, but the zipper is busted. I gave up and figured I’d just ride without it. It was cold, and the wind was harsh. I was really uncomfortable. Thirty minutes into the ride I realized this was not going to be a long one. The wind was consistent, cold and relentless. I hate the wind with a passion. I forced through it to get some miles in. I thought I might be lucky on my way home and get a tail wind. No such luck.
Since my miles were so low, I thought that I would try to get a run in as well. I needed to get some practice running off the bike anyway. The weather was actually nice for a run. I only ran four miles, but it was enough. It was a little painful, not something I couldn’t handle, but I’m quickly realizing how hard triathlon is going to be. And that’s without any swimming! But it’s a challenge, one that I really want to take on.