Cycling ("hard ride" men) 4:45:44  89.3 mi (18.8 mph) +3855ft
ahr:140 max:174 slept:7.0 weight:185lbs shoes: North Wave Tri Shoes
Plan: Hard Ride Kenyan finish. 4-5 hours total
Average speed: 18.8
Route: Redmond Ridge - W Snoqualmie - Tualco - Ben Howard - Old Pipeline - Bollenbaugh - Woods Creek - S Lk Roesiger - Menzel Lk - Granit Falls - Carpenter (wrong turn) - S Lk Roesiger - Woods Creek - Dubuque - Snohomish Trail - Snohomish - Monroe - Tualco - W Snoq - Red Ridge
Physical: Went hard from start. Felt great. Finished very strong for me. I don't think I have any trouble riding hard on the flats!
Mental: A little tired/intimidated at the prospect of hurting but no problem going when the time comes. Thought ride was a good showing of improvement in fitness given the effort today. A little nervous I was starting out too hard, but it turned out to be fine with plenty left for the end. Not easy to choose pain though. Essentially did 95% of this as a solo TT with CD drafting and me lapping on hills if I got ahead. She did an excellent job at the front in a couple of stretches towards the end of the day that helped keep the pace up. Absolutely killed myself on Novelty Hill climb to finish. Z5 for 9 minutes at end of ride. Lungs literally ached afterwards.