Wednesday Early Morning Loonnng Run
I was all set to run into work on Wednesday morning. I woke up at 2 am to the sound of pouring rain. When the alarm went off at 4:30 it looked like things had dried out, but it started pouring just as I was taking Finlay for a walk. I didn’t want to run in that!
Wednesday Afternoon Loonnng Bike
I opted to get my mid-week long ride in this afternoon – 2 hours! I mapped out a new ride from my house then out on the rural roads towards Cochrane. That is one of the things I love about where I live. 5 minutes and it looks like you are in the middle of nowhere! Since this was a brand new route for me (and I have a history of missing turns/getting lost) I decided to upload the course to my Garmin for the first time ever. You need to add in flags within the course in Garmin Training Center to get a beep telling you to turn though.
Continuing along the theme of using technology to power my ride I decided to put my iPhone to use. Since the phone can play music through a speaker I loaded up the tunes, put the phone in my Bento box and pedaled away. This way I could hear cars coming but the tunes provided some additional entertainment along the way.
The route I mapped out was beautiful. And hilly! I took the time to look up and appreciate the scenery. This new route was great and I’d definitely ride it again. I rode past farms and tons of horses, plus an amazing stable. The weather was nice and warm, and not too windy either. For a little reprieve on the way back I finished up riding along highway 1A from Cochrane towards town. Slight downhill and a chance to get down into aero and just pedal, pedal, pedal quickly home! I finished up with 1:56 of riding, just over 32 miles with 1031 feet of climbing.
Fingers crossed for good weather luck tomorrow for my long run!