Bike ride start time: 6:30 AM.
Time we actually pedaled away: 6:29 AM. (Gotta love those military folks who know the meaning of on time.)
Distance to turn-around point at Sunset Beach: 31 miles.
Time it took to get to turn around point at Sunset Beach: 1 hr, 19 minutes. New record.
Average speed on way out: 23.3 mph.
Number of times I asked Motorpace to back off and let me recover for a minute: Once.
Minutes he eased up to let me recover: 2.
Speed at which those 2 minutes of recovery were ridden: 21 mph.
Minutes spent resting at Sunset Beach: 9.
Average speed on way home, into stiff headwind: 20.8 mph.
Number of times I got dropped: 0.
Time we arrived home after 62 miles, including rest stop and red lights: 9:31 AM.
Minutes spent running post-ride: 30.
Minutes spent in ice bath, after drinking recovery shake: 17.
I am currently employing every recovery effort known to me in an attempt to get my legs back before tomorrow morning. I don't know what I was thinking signing up for a 1/2 marathon tomorrow morning?? Actually, I figured it would be fine~ I just didn't know that Motorpace was gonna be lighting the pavement on fire as we rode today...