30 mi bike, 4 mi run I woke up expecting the temp to be low 60s and it to already have rained. Neither was true. It was cloudy, windy and damp, with dark clouds stirring north along the beach. I arrived at Loggerhead Park looking to meet Walter & Chiara, who were doing a Sunday … Continue reading 2 in 1
Month: January 2010
3.1 mi It was a good day for the annual 5k to support the Susan Komen Breast Cancer society. Race temps were a full 30 degrees warmer than last year, which made for a more enjoyable lead up to the race, but times were not as fast across the board. Last night and this morning, … Continue reading Race for the Cure
2000 yds I have to get away from just slogging freestyle in my unorthodox fashion. I have succeeded in teaching myself the wrong way to swim, now I just have to keep it up. Practice makes permanent! Today I did my version of some drills. First I swam 500 yards freestyle. It was 74 degrees … Continue reading Not generic anymore.
4.5mi Everyone's got a different take on this - I have entered a race (5k) Saturday, track workout is Thursday, what do I do? Perhaps go with half the speed, half the workout, or do the whole thing as normal? Is it wise or foolish to "taper" for just a 5k? Can I stand to … Continue reading Last minute prep and “the formula.”
8mi A clear and surprisingly crisp morning met me at the Blue Heron Bridge today. I saw the 50 degree temp and figured that a long sleeved shirt topped with a cotton short sleeve shirt was a good choice. Once I got there, I used the gloves in my car because I remembered how last … Continue reading Cool down
A routine ride is made notable by the wind and a crash leaving one rider hospitalized and others shaken from the experience.
21mi. To the swift go the rewards. I've heard that before! Today's long run was good on many levels. I finished in what I felt was a strong mindset, and because I put myself "in that place at that time," I missed the drawbridge at Donald Ross Rd. and this weird and eerie fog that … Continue reading Suddenly I See
2000 yds. I was planning on a lunch today, and swim tomorrow. When the lunch idea folded, I moved the swim workout up a day. Today the pool was cooler than yesterday, or maybe the overcast 81 degrees weather with a breeze made it feel cooler. There were maybe 12 other swimmers, which always means … Continue reading Swim by accident?
4mi. No cooldown for me today, I had to leave as the intervals ended to get John at his school early for a science exam refresher. There were a good number of people running this morning, warmer weather and the impending Race For the Cure 5k will do that. Paul Reback was there today calling … Continue reading Good spin up for 5k
2000 yds. Today was my first swim of the year. I was concerned about the water being possibly cold after the two weeks of 30 temps, but the Lake Lytal pool was a comfortable 80 degrees. Nice! I did a slow and easy 2000 yards. I started out too fast, really churning for 150 yards. … Continue reading Return to the Pool