Tom Abbott [Debtcrusader] is out of ICU and continues to be my HHC partner
Lili, love the puppy picture!
Yesterday's Calorie Burn:
40 mile Mt Bike with 2500 ft climb: 3264 cal
Saw Descendants last night and ate a few hundred calories of popcorn! I only drank water though. And get this, my wife and I had a cup of green tea!
As I was pedaling to the top of the hill, I recall the base to summit story in the book. I had a clear picture of the outcome and looked forward to taking pictures from the top. The effort is demanding and I really had to push myself to make it. Making it to the top was anticlimactic. The 20 mile ride home was the real challenge. I got home after sunset. Really in tune with staying hydrated and fueled. Had a cup of coffee in Sausalito to get up the last hill before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Such a clear goal results in evaluating the quality of my effort and the resources I need to do a better job next time. I want to cultivate more endurance and be able to finish the last mile of that climb stronger. This experience also gave me some confidence in regards to running the Oakland Marathon in under 5 hours next March. I want to break through the wall at mile 20 and run those last 6 miles in less than 60 minutes. This triggers thoughts on planning.
Continue to run progressively longer distances
Learn how to properly fuel and hydrate myself in order to perform optimally
Train in a way that avoids injury
Hill for Bill and Clarissa: Pic of the Summit of Mt Tam from Sea Level; Pedaling up fire road; View of SF from the summit
Hope everyone has a great day,