Tonight I rode the city training race in Philadelphia, three laps of the east and west drives along the Schuykill River. I got dropped from the main pack on the 2nd mile. We were riding 30-33mph on a flat road and I was wheezing in seconds. I ended up riding with five other dropouts in a pace line. We were taking turns at the front for a while then two of us started taking long pulls at the front. We were riding 24-26 mph so I have a long way to to go to get competitive again.
Tomorrow I am going to run. The Tough Mudder race is less than two weeks away and I need to put some miles in before the race starts. I have been in the gym three or four days a week, not quite as much as Iraq, but its all I've got for the Mudder race.
Two other members of Task Force Diablo are doing the Mudder, so if I end up doing terrible or dropping out, I can still write about them. They are Major Joel Allmandinger, our new commander, and 1st Lt. Carolina Kelley, our new intelligence officer.