50mi ride/3 mi run - So ring the bell again, second day in a row I'm brick riding and running. It's breezy again otday, with no letup in sight all the way to and past next week's race. I start at 6am, well we meet at 6 and start riding at 6:20am. I'm with Erin, … Continue reading Keep the formula intact.
50 mi/2 mi run - Leaving the TRS store at 5am, Erica and I saw a few people gathering to run early today. I haven't done one of those in awhile, I guess I'll have to pickup LSD runs in JUne. Right now the empahsis is on time in the saddle. I wore the Garneau … Continue reading Bite the breeze
2000 yards. With the local Motivation Man 1/2 iron distance looming in a week, it's now that I solidify the thoughts I want to carry with me as I race. Starting obviousl;y with swimming, I know last year I was slow for the Olympic distance. The current was against me, yes, but it wasn't a … Continue reading Consumed
8mi. A great morning for mid May running. It was 73 degrees, cool for the traditionally hot "out of winter" season. There was a breeze coming out of the southwest, accompanied by many storms that were off the east coast. Apparently several runners had plenty of rain at their homes overnight - all I saw … Continue reading Breezes, bridges and banter
3mi run/50mi bike. Erica, cleared to run more than the 10 minutes last weekend gave her, wanted to meet at 6am, run 25 minutes and then ride to Sandsprit Park. I planned on riding from my house and then doing another longer ride Sunday, but why not, I'll try this workout. She wanted to swim … Continue reading Mix up more and I’ll do it.
4 mi. Track with a faster group of guys than usual. Only one gal came to run, Randi. I ran the warmup with Seth Kaufman, discussing his entry to sprint triathlons and summer race dates we both had planned. We both agreed - the warmup jog mile doesn't really seem to warm you up for … Continue reading I dare you to think it…
7.5mi. It's changing seasons to summer and longer days. Which means when I finish running, I get the beginnings of a sunrise and once I'm home, I see good views across the lake in my neighborhood. I ran the whole time with Joe, who arrived when I did and stayed with me to talk even … Continue reading Light the way
2000 yards. Those comfy padded goggles found a way to dig right into my nose today. The first two laps had one eye leaking, and the plastic on that side for the first time was poking into my nose. Not terrible, it beats some big guy's foot crashing into my face, so i'll write it … Continue reading Digging
2000 yards. The routine of swimming and the counting of my laps is ok. Whe I get in the pool, it's cold at first but I don't feel that once I start seeing how far along the known markers on the wall my strokes take me. I know it's necessary to condition myself to swim … Continue reading Tiring, but that’s the point
59 mi ride/5 mi run These brick workouts on beautiful days are great. I know step #1 is the Motivation Man Triathlon in 3 weeks, so I have to be used to the "cycle, hop off, run fast in the heat" reality. I started with Suzanne and Sal just after 5:15am, we rode with headlights … Continue reading Early test for half the marbles