Feels good to get the biggest weekend done. There is still one more big weekend of training but it will be a little less than this last one. On Saturday I got in an 18 mile run at my new cruising pace (7:54). As always when you start to get some fitness, the first 5 miles are horrible, then you get about 10 good miles where it is really enjoyable, then the last 3 are hard again.
Sunday was 100 mile non-stop ride. It was really foggy for the first couple of hours so I headed to the Banks Vernonia trail where I wouldn't have to worry about being hit by a car. The trail was out of the fog and beautiful though the climb does a number on your average speed. After 60 miles I met Rick and we did another 40 or so in the hills out west. It was hard, but I felt better than last week. I think my average was just over 19 again.
Once the ride was done I did a quick transition and ran 3 miles. Man, that is hard. Those 3 miles were easily the worst part of the whole weekend. I hope it pays off because it sure isn't fun. Running is the last thing I want to do after finishing off a long ride!