I actually thought I'd have one of the lost breath moments becuase it was really cold, excepot it wasn't. After getting settled in, I'd did 3-laps or about 2200m in 34-mins 48-seconds. Slightly up on my lap time from the end of last year. Except the distance and hence time might have been a bit out, one bouy was missing, and the 3rd had drifted out of place.
Tuesday evening I went out to do Parmer Lane. If I got their early enough, I wanted to try and do the full 50-mile round trip from McNeil at Race Pace, my last before Galveston and the Lone Star races. Sadly, after a late telephone conversation, messing around with my bike, I finally set off at 5:50pm. I hammered the first 20-miles with 5-mile averages of 22, 25, 23, 21 - There didn't feel like there was much wind, and although coming back was definately hillier than going, after getting my breath back I pushed off and pushed as hard as I could. I got 5-mile splits of 16, 17, 19, 18 - I just reached the lights at McNeil in 2:00hrs, giving an average MPH for the ride of 21MPH. Outstanding.