4 mi. No cooldown this week, time to dash home and get John ready for the school drive. I went way faster than I intended today, post race + 3 days. The workout favored short intervals and thankfully didn't have a timed mile, so I did well. I have to get through the breathing holds … Continue reading Put it down before I’m ready.
7 mi. I skipped the cooldown, but really enjoyed the results of running 6 bridge miles so soon after the MiamiMan tri. It was great, first two miles were slow and sore, but my stride opened later and I knew I was doing my legs good. I wore new compression recovery socks to work, that … Continue reading That first post race run
What a day and what a race! Great conditions yielded my best day combining the three disciplines, a 5:04 time. Swimming was 2-3 minutes better than last year, with the swim transition in a better spot for the bikes. People helped me out of my wetsuit this year, that was a luxury. I started the … Continue reading MiamiMan Triathlon 2010
5 mi. I had all intentions of lying back and coasting thu the track workout today... and I did. I ran with Perry, who was off a good 1/2 Marathon the week prior. I remember thinking if Paul asks for a mile for time it will be my slowest mile ever recorded! I feel good, … Continue reading Socially showing up for a good one.
2000 yards. Let me say this loud, the wetsuit is a HUGE advantage! Full arms over sleeveless, yes, that too. Adrianna lent me hers, the fit is good and it looks fast. I have to spend more time getting the material up on the legs and arms, it pulls hard on the shoulders if you … Continue reading Wetsuit Practice!
20 mi. I did a loop around Singer Island, primarily to check on the bike newly serviced by Big Wheel Cycles. It works great, the levers are tight, the shifters are tight, it's ready for the race! A wind made early speeds of 23-25 turn into a 20.4 mph average, but that's fine for a … Continue reading Spin while I can
10.5 mi. Time to just glide through the Saturday run, making no attempts at speed, just keeping fresh and loose. It was easy! Then I went to Big Wheel Cycles for a tune up.
2000 yards. Less people show up for swimming now, and they sign in the locker room says the pool will be closed right after MiamiMan. Good, I can use a break from the swimming, but not too much of a break. I felt focused on form for the middle parts of it, and lost enjoying … Continue reading Laps in the lane alone
2000 yards As the race is only a week away, my need to swim twice a week is peaking. I feel chilled as I get in the pool, but I have to rush to work and discovery day tours so no delay. Besides, 200 yards in, I don't feel the pool water as cold anymore, … Continue reading Some kick that swimming is.
8mi. It was worth waking and driving to the bridge today. Slim attendance means most are done with their big race or heading to NY Marathon this weekend. I enjoyed a good breeze from the east and found welcome cooler weather to run alone in. I find the days that seem lackluster in the process … Continue reading Worth it