|Sunset from Gates Pass looking toward Kitt Peak in Tucson, AZ|
Part of the planned activities included some New Year's Eve / New Year's Day reprieve, along with my parents coming in to town to visit. What was unplanned was a disaster of a Thursday. I had planned on riding up to the top of Mt Lemmon with the Tricats / MCTC training camp, however, as many know, I don't drive to workouts and instead force myself at the very least to bike to workouts. Normally this is never a problem when on my own, however, the Tricats had organized to meet for the ride at 8:00am which meant that I had to leave my house at 6:15am. At 29 degrees, I greatly underestimated the power of radiant energy, which wouldn't even come until 7:34am. As a result, after about 1 hour I went into some sort of weird hypothermic state.
I knew I was on the brink of disaster and forced myself to go into a Quik Trip to warm up. Once inside I became incredibly nauseous and I "popped". I had a pre-syncopal episode that was only avoided by some quick thinking that I learned during my 7 years of working for the cardiac rhythm management units of Guidant, Boston Scientific, and Biotronik. It took me about 1 hour to get my bearings and warm up to the point where I could then ride the 20 miles home. Upon arriving home, I knew was clearly done for the day and so I decided I wouldn't do any activity until I felt normal. As a result I spent some more time with my parents than I had originally planned.
|Interesting Saguaro Cactus I came across this week|
Here are my weekly swim, bike, and run totals:
Total: 121 Miles / 12 hours 45 minutes
Bike: 82 miles / 5 hours 36 minutes
Run: 32 miles / 3 hours 45 minutes
Core: 0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes