29 mi ride/4 mi run - Walter and I left Loggerhead park at 12:40pm It was a great afternoon to ride, mid 70s and sunny. I used generous amounts of sunscreen, brought one Clif Bar and one water bottle. The breeze was from the Northeast and wasn't a big deal in either direction, but it felt … Continue reading Mini brick workout
2000 yards Short course setup is back, Walter came along again and the weather was enviably perfect. JOhn brother in law sent a picture of the Bethpage house buried in snow and the promise that he is moving into the guest house. I felt very good swimming, trying to do the late release of air … Continue reading Two a week feels right.
19.3 miles What was ordinarily 20 miles became shorter tonight and I don't know why? I went out after work, temp approx 66 degrees. It was crowded on the streets with commuters coming home. I saw a good amount of 22 & some 23 mph, and finished with 20.8 as an average. I had to … Continue reading At any hour
8 mi. I arrived at 4:50am to run, right when it started to rain pretty hard, and with a wind from the East at 15mph, it was tough to get out of the car. Temp was 66, I tried opening to door once, rain and wind flew right in. I took off my shirt and … Continue reading Don’t shy from the rain.
2000 yards. I came with Walter, his first Lake Lytal swim, and we were both surprised by the lanes being setup for long course. A strong wind and overcast skies made it easy to finish minus sunscreen. I was very glad the course was 50 yards, it felt good on my arms and chest. Maybe … Continue reading LONG Course!
22.5 mi Starting at 4:30am, Charlotte and I did the Jupiter Island circuit run. I felt warm enough to go shirtless, but mist, fog and a breeze from the Northwest gave me something to think about once we turned around on the island. Coral Cove park restrooms are locked early am. I felt good for … Continue reading Runs of unexpected length ahead.
4 mi Erica was the leader of the group this time, she mixed up the intervals so as not to be outguessed by the group. Oddly, she chose to include me in what was coming before each interval.. She is faster than I've seen her - I stayed close on most runs, but I predict … Continue reading Trying not to be predictable
2000 yards. Another sunny day yields a workout that has me experimenting with the Brenton Ford workout. I used fins for the kicking and enjoyed the 200yard intervals. Back to multiple swims early in the year... Warmup Set (400y) 2 x [4 x 50 @ 1:20] Main Set (1400y) 5 x [50 easy @ 1:15, … Continue reading Two in a week! Yes!
8 mi. I arrived at just before 5am, most of the moon was out and bright. It was a deceptive 61 degrees at my house when I left, and 67 degrees at the Phil Foster Parking lot. I really had to think about this run, I felt apprehensive like I had an early morning flight. … Continue reading The moon and the bridge
12.5 mi. And for my first long run of the year, allow me to start at 1:00pm and bring no running for the past few days to the table! I met Chiara, Stanton and Charlotte at Loggerhead Park, they were very prompt and ready to go. I wore a tank top, and at the last … Continue reading Exposure