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A fair chance

5 mi. I’m running our second “Rogue Run” tonight, but this is more important. Today was breeze-less and I had a big red meat dinner last night. I felt good, wearing the well-worn Skechers Go Run Ride 4 shoes, primarily because they are easy to slip on/slip off.

1 mi warmup jog

300m w/100m recovery (1:09)
300m w/100m recovery (1:07)
300m w/200m recovery (1:04)
300m w/100m recovery (1:03)
1000m w/200m recovery (3:40)
400m w/100m recovery (1:27)
400m w/100m recovery (1:23)
400m w/100m recovery (1:21)
400m w/100m recovery (1:19)
1000m (3:43)

1 mi cooldown jog

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Loggerhead Triathlon 2015

3/8mi swim/13mi bike/5k run – First time back in the last 3 years! I checked my bike in Friday night as did Jessica, that was a fail. A HUGE storm came within 20 minutes, blew the racks over and subjected my well-cared for bike to “out back behind the shed” type of treatment. I knew it would be a mess, but didn’t want to stay up cleaning and drying it.

I arrived at 5:30am to hopefully get a good transition spot for my bike, it was moved in the craziness of the storm and rack nonsense last night. I was in the wrong rack, so I wedged in between another two bikes and made the best of an odd transition area. Jessica and I went to the water to swim, after being chased into my car by another rainstorm at 6am. The roads were wet, but cloud cover kept intense sun and heat away. I gauged that as a fair trade-off.

loggerhead15 swimSwimming – I liked the new “50 & over Men’s wave. That makes sense, since there are so many 40-50 males, the wave would be too big if it were 40 and over. I started in the smooth water like I did at Frank Cook’s race – up front in the mix. Carl Z. was next to me, I bet I was in the top 20 to the first buoy turn. I settled into a good pace knowing the course was marked shorter than 3/8 mi., and definitely shorter than what Jessica and I had been practicing. I watched Paul Reback swim by, the “NPB” logo on his Speedo let me know. I came out of the water feeling good for a change, the practice we have put into swimming helped! Time was 9:57. I’d learn that this put me in 23rd place in my Age Group out of 42 guys. NEED SWIM HELP!

Transition #1 was good, my shoes already positioned on my pedals worked well. Everything was wet from passing rain. I was wave #3 out of the water, half of the guys were ahead of me, all of the girls were coming behind me.

Bike – I hopped on and began the 4 stripes of A1-A. I felt good, centering with another guy with a “51” and IM tattoo on his calf. We went back and forth, I felt good going over 23mph most of the time. On the fourth and final straightaway, I was going 25mph or better. This helped bring my bike average speed over 23mph counting in the 3 turns that bring you almost to a stop. The sky was still overcast. As I made the final approach to Transition #2, loggerhead15 runI positioned my feet for a quick exit. The other 51-year-old put himself in front of me and he jostled twice into the wrong rack position before running ahead of me upon exiting the corrals and speed mats. He had a great pace going – I decided I would follow him.

Run – We ran well out of Carlin Park and onto A1-A. I stayed close to this same guy wondering if he represented a podium position and if I’d have to sprint with him at the end. I passed Troy Holloway saying, “These guys are in our age group.” This had me near Circle K and mile 1. I see I am running at better than 6:20 pace. I kept with him through the Inlet park, he never took water at any aid station. Now with less than 10 minutes to go, it became work to keep the rapid pace. I stayed with him and noticed another hairy-backed guy in our age group that we were passing near the turn by Circle K. Once we both passed him, he fought back, passing me and centering on the other guy. These were three 50+ guys traveling in mile 2.5 at under 6:30 pace – not bad!  I was not able to speed up, I think I was slowing. When I got to the driveway, they both pulled further away. Slower guys from the wave in front of me dueled for the final straight away – I was happy to roll forward at my pace. At the finish, I was under the wire in 1:06:18. This was 5th place in my group out of 42 guys. loggerhead15 bikeMy 5k run was 20:00 exactly, best of my group. I was happy with the three disciplines and the result overall. I credit Jessica for an improved swim time. Erica gets credit for having me involved in rides I wouldn’t have done on my own. It’s fun to have a shot at something like this race, knowing I gave over a minute to each of the guys in front of me in the water… oh well, next year!

  

More of what yesterday brought.

6 mi. Today instead of riding, John and I went to Loggerhead park to run with Erica and Walter. We set it up last night while at dinner, we’d agreed to meet and start at 7am. John surprised me, I thought he would bail out and sleep. The cyclists, not many of them, were meeting and prepping to go at the same time. I spoke to Belle and Carl from the Fun Runners, their group was riding 30 miles. Rick and Chris Drew helped Suzanne fix a rear flat tire, then we left north to ru to Carlin Park and back. It was breezy, but a starting temp of 81 deg made us sweat at mile #1. Walter ran with us that first 8 min mile, his successful attempt of using the knee brace for a quicker run than he had previosly attempted. We spoke  and joked about the Pies Race, Michael Wardian’s attempt at winning both San Antonio and Las Vegas RnR marathons today and others we saw on our route. Erica kept John and I on a 7:50 average pace the whole way. We stopped only at the water fountain on A1-A near Carlin Park. It was windier on the way back, but cooler on the front of my body. John’s high knee track running style is in contrast to my low impact endurance efficiency style, I listened for his footsteps and noticed our differences. He did well, this is good practice for his upcoming track season. We finished at exactly 7:50 average pace, the same thing I had done for yesterday’s longer run.

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