20 mi. When my average speed is only 20.1, I can blame the wind, say I'm tired from the weekend and stress on the system, but really, it does me good to tick off more miles riding than just what I can do on the weekend. I see a mag trainer coming in my future... … Continue reading At least I woke up
7mi. A warmup mile with Walter and then 5 with Charlotte and Walter, it's good to have people with interesting stories and things to talk with again at the bridge. I ran slow, it was windy, 12 mph from the east and humid. No cooldown to get home in time for John. I know it's … Continue reading They’re back!
25mi bike/10 mi run I did the announcing and DJ stuff at the NPB Ghost 5k run, thinking that would take my run oppty away this Saturday. Nope! Austin came and ran the race, brought his bike and we rode 25 from Loggerhead Park to the inlet twice. The I ran with Chiara form her … Continue reading Unexpected good day of training
50mi/6 mi. Charlotte, Water and I started at 6am and rode the first hour in the dark. Walter left us at Bridge Road, we kept a good pace all te way to Sandsprit Park. I didn't bring any Clif Bars, so I was drinking plenty instead. We came back to a stiff breeze that made … Continue reading Windy necessary brick day
4 mi. No cooldown for me when John's waiting at home! Paul called for the timed mile today, I ran it concentrating on breathing deep. I finished with Erica at 5:55 a step behind. I could have gotten 5:50. Next time I will look to beat 5:50 because in November, unless it is after the … Continue reading Better miles and short intervals!
2000 yards. Today's swim started with an obese guy at the pool gate yelling and cursing at me because he was fumbling with his money to pay and I passed my card to be stamped ahead of him. Nice, the booth guy and girl said he was a local and unemployed, a regular that routinely … Continue reading Cool water, loud & fat patrons.
20mi. I did the timed Singer Island course today, slower than I should have. 20.7 avg speed, in great conditions, a mild breeze from the North and cool 73 temps.
8 mi. I ran my warmup and first lap solo, then laps 2-5 with Kyle Smith. We spoke about his experience in his first Chicago marathon, besting his previous PR of 3:40 something to a 3:19. I did the final lap almost alone as a larger group of guys led the way over the top … Continue reading Chicago review
4 mi. I did the warmup, slower than most - I think people are training to see how fast they can do that jog mile! Our intervals today were mathematically figured out by Perry. He caught on to the ascending long intervals separated by the descending short 100s. 1 mi warmup 4 x 100m with … Continue reading Short runs and it was humid and still again…
7.5 mi. A warmup mile, a lap solo, then 5 more with Scott. Then temps were ow 70s, there was much less humidity and I ran well up and down, keeping my fastest pace for the last two laps. My men's room visit cost me the final lap of cooldown. This is an abbreviated week … Continue reading Hills are better in the cool weather