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First light

5mi Daylight Standard Time is back. So running half of the workout in the daylight always has me thinking I’m late for something. I went half speed just a few days after guide running NYC Marathon with Julie. It was good to see Janet at her first track session in months – she very much enjoys running fast. There was plenty of talk about Shalane Flanigan’s big win in the marathon and Gwen Jorgensen’s desire to now focus on a marathon gold medal in the next Olympics.

1 mile warmup jog

300m w/100m recovery
600m w/200m recovery
300m w/100m recovery
700m w/200m recovery
300m w/100m recovery
400m w/200m recovery
500m w/200m recovery
300m w/100m recovery
200m w/100m recovery
500m w/200m recovery
300m w/100m recovery

1 mile cool down jog


Early and chatty

40 i ride/4 mi run  A 6 am start time first morning of Daylight Standard Time means only 10 minutes of darkness followed by the empty roads of, “I get to sleep late another hour” mentality. I rode to the end of Gomez road with Lanae, who is tapering for MiamiMan Tri next weekend. We rode next to each other – one to talk about the race and what she will expect and two so she can practice draft free. The ride was great, no wind and cooler temps. I wore regular short shirts and shorts, a bit chilly in the beginning but perfectly comfortable once started. I saw many riders later who had long sleeves and jackets with them, now they were stuck winding the extra clothes around their waist or worse, wearing them all the way and being too warm. We stopped at the Graham Park to eat and drink. My suggestions of teaching Lanae how to “barnyard blow” fell short, she had no interest in that at all. The other “pee while you ride” idea was even more remote in her mind! So she will be stopping mid race if that need arises…

Once back at Loggerhead Park, we ran a brisk 4.2 miles at sub 8 minute pace. Lanae will be so impressive in her first half iron distance race. Once she gets free of the swim and she realizes it did not take her an hour, she will be energized to race the bike and kill on the run course!


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