I just got home from packet pick-up for the 40K Team Time Trial(s) I'm doing tomorrow. I go off with the women at 8:33 AM and then the mixed team goes at... wait for it... 9:42.
For those of you who are math challenged, that leaves me a total of 69 minutes to complete the first TT, recover, and start the second one. Given that two years ago the TTT on this hyper-windy course took us 65 minutes, that oughtta give me a good 4 minutes to bring my heart rate down, go pee, and swap out my water bottles before heading back out there to chase the fast men.
The thought of that just makes me laugh. Who am I kidding? That's insane.
Driving home I just had to change my thinking... I am not racing two 40K's tomorrow... I decided to think of it more like a 1/2 Ironman. I've done lots of half ironmans. So really, it won't be that hard. I mean, I don't even have to do the whole 56 miles because 80K is only like 50 miles. And they're totally gonna let me cheat and draft the whole way. And the 4 minute break I get half way through will be like standing down in the penalty box (because of all the drafting).
So just for good measure, I'll be packing my running shoes. Because there's no better practice for running after you're thrashed from a hard ride than when you're actually thrashed from a hard ride.