19mi. Those are my eyes, riding in the dark, looking for old fender parts, manhole covers, reflectors and such. They are riveted to the road in front of me! I chose a new route today, not wanting to do the same Singer Island loop. It was a good first exposure to this ride, I didn't … Continue reading Riveted to the road!
2000 yards. I swam today and did the usual freestyle for all short course laps. I had a guy next to me that I thought was slow, but he was going faster than me! At lap 32 of 40, I decided to stay at least with him. It looked at his pace that I would … Continue reading Getting a slight bit faster.
20mi. I have a looping route (that returns me back home, not spins me upside down) of exactly 20 miles that I chance during the week. Being that I'm responsible for taking my son to school in the am, there is no room for error. I can't flat or crash, if I do, I need … Continue reading Riding during the week? Luxury!
41 miles. I can ride at almost full wick and not have it affect my lower leg. Good in one sense, but makes me think, should my lower leg be contributing anything to the cycling effort, or does it normally and that action has no effect on my calf muscles? I rode with Charlotte & … Continue reading Confirmation!
2000 yards. How is it that I can run 30 miles, ride all day, but kick so poorly in the water? Today I did about 200 yards of kicking. What silliness! A very good swimming girl was next to me, her whole leg from the hip moved rapidly when she kicks. For me, it feels … Continue reading Keep kicking
2000 yards. The weather was 77 degrees and I never got a read on water temp, but maybe the recent rains of last week lowered them to be cooler. I arrived after 12:45 so no crowds, not even of people who had already been swimming and were showering or getting dressed to leave. I did … Continue reading It’s colder in the pool
No running while injured. That's what a stiff and sometimes twinge-ing left calf muscle says. I am not silly whereby I'll try to get back too soon, I have done nothing for 5 days. At lunch I can swim, that won't annoy the legs. The upside will come as I creatively find different ways to … Continue reading Listening to the obvious
1 mi warmup + 2200m intervals + 3 steps. Tax day! Usually not an issue for me, except for this year, when for personal reasons I had to wait 'til the very end to get my federal return done. No problems here. But that's not the real tax - today I pulled a calf muscle … Continue reading Taxed more than ever.
4mi. I didn't elect to run in the rain and wind at the bridge today, so this 4 mile tempo style run was the substitute. I went around Abacoa and took approx 40 minutes, so the estimate of 4 miles is safe. I know my pace was below 8 min miles for the whole thing. … Continue reading Instead.
40 mi. Yes, the saddle gets lonely when I haven't used it in awhile! This 40 mile out and back was spent wondering where my small amount of cycling competency from last season went. It was windy and overcast with a threat of rain the whole time, but I wasn't able to keep a good … Continue reading The saddle is lonely