Brick training day!

I actually slept until 7 a.m. this morning!  Yay!  It’s so hard for me to sleep that late, although I didn’t get to bed until after midnight.

It looked pretty cloudy this morning, so we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to ride or not.

Breakfast was so yummy:


  • 40 grams oats
  • 4 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 small banana
  • cinnamon
  • Topped with peanut butter and (oh no she didn’t!) a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

Yum!  After dinking around on the computer for a while and checking the radar, it seemed clear and I really wanted to check out the duathlon course since the road was all marked up for the race in 2 weeks (!!!!).  I actually was overdressed for this, as the closer we got to Albany, the warmer it was.  It was probably close to 60 and really humid.  Ugh!  I had on jogging pants and a long sleeve technical shirt.

We started on the bike route and first thing is a big hill, a steep hill!  Holy crow.  This is a tough course.  It is a beautiful course, though, I have to say.  It’s going to be awesome with fall colors in 2 weeks.

With the humidity, I just wasn’t feeling at my peak and was slow on the climbs.  John actually went ahead of me, which is pretty rare.  We stopped at mile 8 to have a snack (Balance bar).  I likely won’t do this on the actual race day, but I needed it since it had been several hours since breakfast.


Then finished up that route.  After we got back I wanted to do the 2.2 mile run and John decided to go with me!  I about fell over.  Drank some coconut water and headed out.  After about 1/2 a mile, there was a hill…. a long hill…. a really long hill.  Probably 1/4 mile or so.  We managed to plod up and keep going.  This was the big reason I wanted to do the course ahead of time, because I didn’t want there to be any surprises, and now there aren’t.  I do have to say that I am a little scared though.  Remember that I have to do the run *twice* – once before the 16 mile bike ride and then at the end.

I think I can do it – does my face look scared? It is.


This was after we did the run part.  I was drenched in sweat.  I just don’t do well in humidity.  GoWear fit said 658 calories burned for the bike/run. Sweet.

I think I scared the geese with my sweatiness – they are running away!


It was time to eat then and we stopped at Pasta Factory:


Ironically, neither of us got pasta 😀

I did have an awesome pear and gorgonzola salad with walnuts on a bed of spinach.  It was sooo good!


Shopped for a while and looked at some fun Halloween stuff.  The mall had one of those giant costume stores that seem to pop up this time of year.

Then a stop for a latte!  Yum, yum.


They made it all purty for me, too!

I am pretty beat.  I feel a mix of both being excited and nervous about the duathlon.  It is going to be tough, no 2 ways about it.

Throwback for dinner!


Eggs in a basket!  This was fun, since we actually had bread slices big enough to do this with (Nature’s Pride)

So – lucky you guys to have an early post from me tonight!  Tomorrow is back to work for me, and then football where my Broncos take on my dad’s favorite team the Cowboys (booooo!!!).  So we will be watching the game together.

Question:  Ever have eggs in a basket?

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12 thoughts on “Brick training day!

  1. Fitcetera

    Nope … I’ve never had eggs in a basket.

    I love your *oh no she didn’t* chocolate sauce on your breakfast oatmeal. YUM!

    Your food always looks so good and I really admire your stick with it-ness when it comes to your fitness, Lori.
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog .. =-.

  2. Pubsgal

    Yes! I’ve had eggs in a basket. I’d forgotten about them, though…not sure why, they’re yummy!

    Whew…your duathlon course sounds intense. I need to get cracking and train for my last races of the year. (Just a couple of 5Ks, one this month and one next month.)
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Post in honor of Livestrong Day =-.

  3. Ang

    I love eggs in a basket! Sometimes they are tricky to make but I’m getting good at it! I also love pears and gorgonzola together. A restaurant nearby has a salad like that and it’s amazing. My favorite pizza place has a grape and gorgonzola pizza and it is perfection!

    Great job with your training! That race sounds tough but it looks like you are up to! 🙂
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Starbucks Saturday =-.

  4. Diane Fit to the Finish

    See? I should have been paying attention to you all along! If I had known about all those hills at the 5K I did yesterday I would have made myself go to the one hill in our town and train on it. I will be doing that this next time!

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I’ve never tried eggs in a basket. They look hard to make! Have a great Sunday!
    .-= Diane Fit to the Finish´s last blog ..I Ran the Pink Ribbon 5K =-.

  5. m i c h e l l e

    Oh wow! I thought the Duathlon was *this* weekend! That is early to mark the course *but* good for you so you can see it well ahead of time. 🙂

    When I did my Du, my legs were jelly after transition for the bike but they soon picked up and I was able to finish strong. I never did any brick workouts either so w/ your brick training, you are going to do great!

    I used a mountain bike as well (I think there were only about five mountain bikes in the whole race). I want to do another one in the spring w/ a road bike! (IT band willing …)

  6. Chai

    I always called them egg in a nest! 🙂

    LOVE them though.. probably my favorite breakfast… the little circle taken out, dipped in the yolk was always my favorite part 🙂
    .-= Chai´s last blog ..Mixed emotions =-.

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