It’s always an interesting experience when you are in close to, if not the best shape of your life and you get the crap kicked out of you at a group workout. My wife and I went to our Tri club’s group ride last night for a 34 mile or so hilly ride. The group I road with put me in some good hurt. I tried to give as good as I got, but man there were some killer hills. And let me tell you, 3000 miles on the trainer gets you in great fitness, but it doesn’t do jack for your hills.

Anyways, it was a pretty good workout, 34 miles with some really hard efforts in there followed by a 30 minute run. Probably a little more intensity then I wanted to do, but it worked out some mental issues I was struggling with last night.

Most of those issues focus around juggling the long rides of both my wife and I, given our training constraints – it’s likely going to require me to do a 5 or 6 hour easy effort on Saturday and back it up with a 5 hour moderate effort on Sunday. On the one hand this is a great idea, but I do have a little bit of fear over my ability to recover and execute this successfully week after week, but if I can do it. WOW!

Easy recovery brick tonight