4 mi. When Paul said Tuesday's workout at the bridge was a "break" in the weather, I disagreed. This morning was the break. A breezeless full "harvest moon" morning at Reback Field. Lanae came back for her first workout since July before Switzerland. It was cooler but everyone knew it would feel sticky and warm … Continue reading Cooler, yes.
2.4 mi swim/112 mi bike/26 mi run. For every oval sticker on the back of a car, for every red logo tattoo on the back of a calf muscle, there's a story. These are things I recall from yesterday, only 12 hours from my finish. Instead of crafting the thoughts into a chronological listing - … Continue reading Ironman Switzerland 2013
100 mi ride, 3 mi run. Lanae and I started at 4am from Dunkin Donuts parking lot. Thats' early, but I was ready with charged lights and food and drink powder stored. I thought we were doing the ride on Sunday, so leading up to Satirday morning I had three spin days Weds, Thu & … Continue reading Last 100 miler pre race
7.5 miles I was second to arrive this morning, Paul's Jeep pulled in right before me. Teresa found us after the first lap of the parking lot - so I went with her to run the hill. She starts quick, knowing she wants to get to the pool for a segment of the master's swim … Continue reading Some race here?
23 miles I came with the intent of running 18-20 miles, not burning up too much of my day. Lanae had plans to cover 24 miles, then go to work. She would be a part if not all of my run. We began almost missing each other at the TRS store. I sent a text … Continue reading H2Only
1/2 IM distance. I had a big day planned, this is a run through of what long-course tri prep entails. I've done this race before, so I know the routine. As my fourth 1/2IM, I expect to not leave everything out on the bike course so I can run well. It could be warm like … Continue reading Motivation Man 1/2 IM
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
8 mi. Having run Disney just two days ago, this was another example of feeling good and coming for the Tuesday bridge run. My legs were not 100%, but I didn't have the soreness and limited stride I used to experience with marathon recovery runs. I ran two laps with John and Lanae, John then … Continue reading Post race hills – yup!
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 … Continue reading Early and chatty
60mi ride/6mi run Starting at 6am were Lisa Reiss, Lanae, Scott Simpson and I. We were caught by Teresa and Joe by the RR tracks near Port Salerno. I had my Nite Rider helmet light and a few flashers since our first 45-60 minutes were in the dark. Scott pulls well, I followed more than … Continue reading Bricks are tough recovery!