13.5 mi. Really, when do I train specifically for one race. Never! So here I was with a Saturday long run and no idea what to do. Chiara said she'd come at 6, as did Suzanne M. I arrived at 5:30 and ran with Gary Walk and Dave Stone for 3 mi around the duck … Continue reading Time trial
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19.3mi The distance may be changing because the cat eye needs a battery! I chose the Mirasol route because it definitely has less traffic and wacky people. I averaged 20.3 for the route, had to stop at a traffic light at PGA and Central Blvd, but the concern is getting in an extra ride and … Continue reading Spinning safely
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
20 mi. When my average speed is only 20.1, I can blame the wind, say I'm tired from the weekend and stress on the system, but really, it does me good to tick off more miles riding than just what I can do on the weekend. I see a mag trainer coming in my future... … Continue reading At least I woke up
20mi. I did the timed Singer Island course today, slower than I should have. 20.7 avg speed, in great conditions, a mild breeze from the North and cool 73 temps.
20 mi. Today's Singer Island circle was calm out west by my house, but once I headed eastward, the breeze was apparent. I felt the 10mph ESE wind immediately, my speedometer was hovering in the 19-20mph range. Up the Blue Heron Bridge into the wind, across Singer Island with the wind, I touched 22-23mph. Coming … Continue reading Thru the breezy mist
20 mi. Today was steamy out, the house being somewhere near 76 degrees, outside felt much warmer at 79 degrees but very humid. I rode the PGA Mirasol route and averaged 21.1 mph. There were a surprising number of cars out, even with yesterday being the final class day for public schools. I want to … Continue reading More fog in the dark.
19mi. It's never so calm that you can ride in any direction and feel like there's no wind. Except for this morning! It rained last night, so I didn't fill up my tires to 140psi 'til the early am hours. I used the new PGA-Mirasol route and improved the average speed for today to 21.7mph. … Continue reading A rare calm.
20 mi. When I see a forecast, I'm not really looking for the temperature as much as the wind speed and direction. 10mph S SE means most of my ride around Singer Island will be exposed to the wind. It is seldom still. The aero wheels feel the side gusts, and obviously the head on … Continue reading Seldom still.