I went for a bike ride today. I told Nicole I would be gone 1-2 hours but no longer. My lungs were burning the first two miles of the ride. The first two miles are on Quincy Ave which is a moderately busy road. Cars always seem to be pretty good about cyclists, but I am always alert. The first mile is a slight uphill and the second is a fast downhill. I can get my bike 25-32mph. I always take it too fast.
I went one loop around Cherry Creek Reservoir and only 40 minutes into my ride. I was pretty worn out and felt like calling it a day. GU to the Rescue!! I had an orange burst GU and gave me enough energy to keep going. I ended up going around Cherry Creek Reservoir again. I paced myself better going around the second time.
I rode 26.5 miles and averaged 17.5mph. Not too bad.
Got some good Wii Sports workout afterwards. I was determined to beat the obstacle course record. I did it, but too me way too long.