Cycling 6:23:21  102.03 mi (16.0 mph) +9031ft
ahr:128 max:168 slept:6.5 weight:184lbs shoes: North Wave Tri Shoes
Plan: Benchmark Climbing (off plan - rode long ride instead)
Average speed: 16.0
Route: I think this is my favorite route from home yet. Great roads except chip sealed last 5 miles to anacortes. Lots of hills. No whales on the way home, but it is completely possible to see them ... fremont - blue ridge - shoreline - edmonds - backroads to harbor pointe - mukilteo - ferry to clinton - whidbey backroads to anacortes - ferry to Friday Harbor - Victoria Clipper to downtown - fremont direct (not included in distance). Riders were Christine, Wendy, and Ann.
Physical: Felt absolutely great except for my new problem with the tibialis anterior - the muscle that raises the foot up. Right side. Clearly have a repeating problem that started hurting on the ride at about 70 miles. The legs, however, felt very fresh after the ride. The pace was slow, so even with the pushes up every hill, I wasn't working that hard. I pushed the pace solo for the last 6 miles and had tons of juice left. That felt good.
Mental: Loved this route, the ride, and the company. Didn't like the pace or lack of ability to get a line going. Would love to do this ride with 4 or 5 really strong riders and just rip it.