Saturday, July 3, 2010

Awesome bike ride on the REV3 course

It was a super day with my husband. :-)

After dropping our children off at my parent's house, we drove to Cedar Point. Well, we drove to a little park a few minutes away from CP so we'd have restrooms to use and no parking fee. Osborn Park. This worked out really well!

After getting our drinks / food ready, we headed on to the REV3 1/2 iron bike course. We started on Rt 6 (skiping the beginning part of Cedar Pt Road) and followed the entire course. Thrown in there was one tiny detour to see the home of Thomas Edison's birthplace in Milan, OH. :)

Once we were back to where we started, we decided to finish the course by riding all the way down Cedar Point Rd to the main parking lot and then back down it to the town park where we left our van.

Total miles for the day: 55.13
3 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds! (about 3 hrs and 45 minutes WITH stops)
16.1 mph average (not including stops to check the map)

Oh, there was one other short detour - to use a bathroom in a cute little town's one gas station.

I wonder if there will be port a pots around the race route on race day???

As for the course, it was a bit windy, but I know that's to be expected when the land is so flat and filled with farms. :-) There were a few rollers, but I only had to shift out of my big chain ring once. So, it can't be too bad! There were a lot of bumps on a tiny road that curves around a school and a few on Cedar Point Road, but nothing too bad. One road I loved, but of course it only lasted about a mile - Berlin Rd. Smooth and downhill.

I feel sooo much better about this race now that I've been on the bike course. My confidence is way up! I know I can do it. I just wish Matt could follow me on race day like he did today. :-)

As for this past week, it was mostly a recovery week starting on Sunday. With the nice cool weather, I went a little farther than planned, but I kept the pace way down.

June 26 - July 2
Sat - Bike 44 miles
Sun - Bike 10.2 miles and Run 2.08 miles
Mon - Swim 29:40
Tue - Run 5.05 miles
Wed - Run 2.85 miles
Thur - Bike 18.1 miles and Run 4.7 miles
Fri - Swim 16:00 (alone and bored - didn't stay long)


  1. only out of the big chain ring once????...holy flatness batman!...that's the course to do!

  2. Glad to see your confidence is on the way up! I am sure you will do awesome!