With only one 20 mile ride under my belt since returning to Arizona, I was slightly cautious about my long ride today. I knew the route I was doing would push me. Still slightly fatigued from my long run this week, a small part of me wanted to settle for a shorter ride. Knowing that Lake Steven's 70.3 is only 2 weeks away though, I put on the big-boy shorts and knocked it out.
I will not lie - my quads are on fire...still. But it's a good burn. One that comes from knowing that you left it all out on the road.
50 miles and change in 2 hours and 41 minutes (20.6 mph avg). Check out that elevation.