Good morning, eRock fans! Reporting to you (sort of) live from the 24 hours of eRock, here is my morning post. We had a pretty warm evening last night with the temperature in the mid-50s. Great weather for a ride. I got to bed about 12:15 last night and had trouble sleeping the first couple of hours because of the DAMNED TRAINS! Loud, loud, loud. There's a train crossing near the open space we're using so the train always blows its whistle as it passes by where we're camped. Pretty difficult to sleep with this happening every 30-60 minutes.
Anyway, got a few hours of sleep and woke about 6:15 and did my morning lap around 7:45. It was GREAT - managed to spend about 35 minutes very slowly gaining ground on someone, passed him on the double track jeep road and had a strong finish into the timing station. It's great to have someone like that to chase as it takes your mind off the pain in your legs. Similar to last night, I got my heart rate up to about 158 and pushed pretty consistently to keep in the 150-160 heart rate zone.
After the ride, I came back to the tent area, which looked like this:
Back at camp, folks were making eggs, hash browns, coffee and tea. Yum, Yum! Fueled up on some eggs and hash browns, two bottles of gatorade and a banana to replace electrolytes, some stretching on the foam log to get my legs opened up and then a morning nap. Stay tuned for another post this afternoon! Looks to be getting pretty warm today so hopefully it doesn't get too hot, doesn't get too windy, doesn't rain and we keep hammering laps! We'll see how it goes...