This weekend I did 150 km on the M7 and a 6 km brick. This time it was 17 minutes faster than last week and pulled up well because I adjusted the nutrition.
M7 150km 5:50 hours
3 Gorges 70 km 3:30 hours
Galston Gorge 15:21
This included more drinking 2 litres of gatorade and 2 litres of water, dates, peanut butter sandwich, 4 gels and a Cadel Bar.
It was a bit wild on the M7 with three bike accidents. The second lap was better with a much reduced number of cyclists.
We headed up to Avoca on Saturday night but I got the weekend wrong and the unit was rented. So we had a meal in the pizza place and drove back to Sydney.
This suited me as I wanted to do back to back sessions as I think it will give me more strength. I was able to go at my preferred time which is in the heat of the day. So I headed out for a three gorges 70 km – departing at 1:00pm – very civilised hour and the time of the day when I will be riding in the Ironman.
The 3 gorges ride is more pleasant even if it is slower with more hills.