8 mi. It was 86 degrees and I could not run fast at all. I did some laps solo, two with Scott and one with a guy I've never met before. I made sure I swam under the bridge with Scott and Carolyn after the run, I was soaked and depleted. The lousy showers in … Continue reading Hotter than I remember!
70 mi. This adventure was a group of 6 of us at the beginning, Chiara, Scott H., Stanton, Charlotte and Carolyn. We started at 6:30am from Loggerhead Park. We rode to Bridge Road, where Charlotte, Carolyn and Stanton decided they'd be going to the end of Gomez and turning back. Scott, Chiara and I went … Continue reading 70 miles of heat & wind.
20 mi. I spun a 19 mph average for the Singer Island circle... going into an 18 mph sustained wind from the east had me slugging at 16, 17, 18 mph up Northlake and over the bridge. Coming home with the wind, I was going an easy 23-25 mph. I finished one water bottle on … Continue reading Wind-ee!
2000 yards. I expect my own lane! Today only three other guys were swimming. I used the sunscreen and felt very good freestyling and kicking with the fins. Most of the intervals were 150, 100 and 50s. Warmup Set (400y) 100 kick easy @ 0:10 rest, 100 kick moderate @ 0:10 rest, 50 kick easy … Continue reading My own lane is not a luxury.
8mi. When I leave the house at 4:40am, it's 83 degrees. When I get to the bridge, it's 88 degrees? My car is lying to me! I wanted a breeze, but not this much - theres a direct wind from the East at 17 mph. Going up is tough, coming down into the wind is … Continue reading Add it up, it’s hot!
36mi. Our intent was to do a 50 mile ride... strong SE winds had everyone reconsidering that decision right after we arrived at Loggerhead park to start. Stanton, Charlotte, Chiara, Adrianna and a new rider Cole made up our group. Adrianna made the "I'm back but out of cycling shape claim", which lasted for about … Continue reading Pressed.
16mi. I started running in the dark with Scott Richards and Mimi Chen. We used a new route, Ellison Wilson Rd to PGA for the first 6 miles, choosing to come back on US-1 and use the water stop at FPL. That was ok, slow pace and dark for the whole route. Once at the … Continue reading As patient as can be.
2000 yards. New goggles that don't squeeze my eyeballs out! And a workout with some kicks, with which I cheat and use fins. Warmup Set (200y) 4 x 50 [25 build/25 easy] @ 0:10 rest Main Set (1400y) 7 x [50 easy @ 1:35, 50 moderate @ 1:25, 50 mod-hard @ 1:15, 50 hard @ … Continue reading School’s still out.
5mi. This was a labored workout from the beginning. Having just panted thru the warmup, I definitely felt my left calf was going to have a problem from the first 300m interval. It didn't pop, but it wasn't strong enough to support my going much faster than I did. I ran the warmup and really … Continue reading Not the right stuff.
8 mi. An eventful bridge run started alone at 4:55am. There was no breeze, I thought I should ride on days like this! I did my first four miles on the bridge alone, seeing only Adrienne and Angie on the sidewalk after 3 laps. To start lap 5, Gary, Eileen and Atilla were beginning their … Continue reading The sky is falling. Not.