Today was the longest ride for this year. I don't expect another one like it this summer. To Normandale and back, it clocked in at 165 km.
On the way back I got caught in a thunderstorm. If it was just rain, I would carry on through, but the thunder was overhead, and I could see some fierce lightning in the distance, so I stopped and huddled under a tree to wait it out. A kind lady in a nearby house invited me to sit on the porch with her, and she made us some tea while I waited the 20 minutes for the worst of it to pass. Another 20 km up the road, I made it back to sunshine, but my shoes had already filled with water and wouldn't be the same for the rest of the trip.
An hour later, another thunderhead passed a long way to the South, without affecting me. Overall, then it was still a good day. I loved about the Ironman training how easy it was to cover 160 km every weekend. I'm expecting leg spasms in the night tonight. Today I felt strong. I'm expecting the September half-distance race to go well. I have my wings prepped for the Midsummernight's Run, so that should be a good time too. Here's what I listened to today.
Jonzun Crew - Lost In Space
John Williams (soundtracks) - Lost In Space (TV Series)