|TTC BBQ at Lake Wilcox|
I rode with the Toronto Triathlon Club (TTC) this morning and since I wasn't really listening to the groups and walked up a bit late to Ted's talk ... I ended up riding with Chad and Cavin (sorry Cavin if that is not how you spell your name). Yip, I went out with two boys heading out on a 3 - 3.5 hour, 90 - 100k ride at a "pretty quick pace". Part of my head said - go with the 2 hour group, the other part said go big or go home. I always listen to the go big or go home.
In the initial few minutes of the ride I thought I would be ok ... that lasted all of about 4 km. I think we hit the hilliest route possible up there including an 18% grade. I kept up great the first half but my legs gave out on the ride home - first I lost all power in the quads .... then my hamstrings and finally my glutes. We completed 95k in 3hours 23 minutes. I know I made them wait for me more than a few times - so a big thanks to Chad and Cavin for the ride.
Back at Lake Wilcox, the TTC social committee had set up a nice BBQ for the club and Barry and the kids drove up to join us. My legs were so completely trashed after the ride. I didn't even go for a 10 minute run. I know this is my last weekend to enjoy such a pleasure.
I was nice to meet and chat with some of the club members. Always great to hear Ironman finisher experiences and that hamburger was tasty after the ride!
Next week I formally start my 16 week training plan and next weekend I'm racing the inaugural Toronto Triathlon Festival Olympic- with Simon Whitfield, who as you should know, is Canada's flag bearer for the London Olympics.