Saint Charles,IL 
Travel Day!
Leaving on a jet plane for CdA!!! Kiss
  • 55m 07s
  • 4.45 miles
  • 12m 23s /Mi

Lap 1: 10m 00s, 0.88 miles, 11m 20s /mile, Max HR 147, Avg HR 133
Lap 2: 05m 00s, 0.28 miles, 17m 37s /mile, Max HR 143, Avg HR 126
Lap 3: 00m 30s, 0.07 miles, 06m 50s /mile, Max HR 145, Avg HR 125
Lap 4: 01m 00s, 0.04 miles, 23m 22s /mile, Max HR 150, Avg HR 138
Lap 5: 00m 30s, 0.07 miles, 07m 07s /mile, Max HR 149, Avg HR 133
Lap 6: 01m 00s, 0.05 miles, 19m 11s /mile, Max HR 153, Avg HR 142
Lap 7: 00m 30s, 0.07 miles, 07m 08s /mile, Max HR 149, Avg HR 135
Lap 8: 01m 00s, 0.04 miles, 22m 15s /mile, Max HR 155, Avg HR 143
Lap 9: 00m 30s, 0.07 miles, 07m 01s /mile, Max HR 149, Avg HR 133
Lap 10: 01m 00s, 0.04 miles, 22m 31s /mile, Max HR 155, Avg HR 144
Lap 11: 02m 15s, 0.25 miles, 09m 01s /mile, Max HR 162, Avg HR 152
Lap 12: 03m 56s, 0.25 miles, 15m 45s /mile, Max HR 162, Avg HR 137
Lap 13: 02m 02s, 0.25 miles, 08m 08s /mile, Max HR 166, Avg HR 155
Lap 14: 04m 05s, 0.25 miles, 16m 21s /mile, Max HR 164, Avg HR 134
Lap 15: 02m 00s, 0.25 miles, 08m 01s /mile, Max HR 165, Avg HR 154
Lap 16: 04m 10s, 0.25 miles, 16m 41s /mile, Max HR 165, Avg HR 134
Lap 17: 02m 25s, 0.25 miles, 09m 40s /mile, Max HR 159, Avg HR 150
Lap 18: 03m 44s, 0.25 miles, 14m 57s /mile, Max HR 156, Avg HR 137
Lap 19: 09m 30s, 0.81 miles, 11m 43s /mile, Max HR 155, Avg HR 149

Inconsistent today. Meh.

6:33 AM: I am trying very hard to get motivated to run this morning. I feel very dehydrated and tired. Drinking some water first. We'll see how it goes.

In the photo flipper today:

Date = 11/9/1991. This was a college football game. We road tripped to Purdue with our football block with Phi Delts. The top row consists of Amy, me and Whitney. Pretty standard lineup in any party situation...

What you can't see here is my thigh to ankle knee immobilizer. This was less than a month after the original injury that whacked my L knee... That I'm still dealing with today, some 16+ years later... That, of course, happened at a sorority barn dance.

7:56 PM Was supposed to swim tonight, but that's not going to happen. It took me almost an hour and a half to get home from work... and I stayed late on top of that to tie up some loose ends... now I'm frantically putting the final touches on packing and hoping to GTFO of here post haste!


  • Chiropractic
  • 20m

Chiropractic = ART.
Both knees felt pretty good when I woke up this morning. Could it be because I haven't run since Thursday!?

Stretching, bending, pulling and pleading with the knees.

Recovery Day!
I need it. This is also a recovery week. The only biking I'm doing is Mt biking in CdA. Minimal running... a couple of swims... I can't wait! Wednesday will be a long travel day, though...

T-6 days and counting to CdA... EEEEEEEKKKK! I need to finish packing!


And in the photo flipper today:

That would be my me (in the middle) and my friends Nora and Lynn. The date was late August 1999. We were at a Company conference downtown and we got out early and went to North Ave. beach.

  • 1h 38m 14s
  • 23.83 miles
  • 14.56 Mi/hr

My enthusiasm for this was waning within the first 20 minutes or so. I just could NOT get comfortable on the saddle. My crotch protested the whole time.

Bike shoe was cutting into my ankle, knees were creaky, it was HUMID AND *WINDY*... and I didn't feel like trying very hard.

Forced myself to go 1 hour out into the wind... with a brief detour off to the North... turned around at the hour mark and got back home in 38 minutes. Uhm, yeah.

Averaged something like 12 MPH into the wind and 22 MPH with the wind at my back. All in ZONE 1.

Well glory be! I get to hop right back on my bike and ride it some more today. I can barely contain myself. Wink

Yesterday's ride featured 7,591.5 ft of climbing. Jam packed into 69ish miles. (Which, BTW is CLEARLY LONGER than a metric century) The route was a bit different that last year, and I'd venture to say it was harder. The fact that we arrived late-ish and ended up doing much of the route by ourselves made the whole experience hilly windy and lonely! I should never be in charge of logistics and timing. I will invariably be late. Chris knows this already but he wasn't there to ensure we got our asses out the door on time. At least Kelly had a good method for remembering the keys, iPass and bottles.

Some photos are up... HERE

Some interesting quotes from the weekend:

  • "I don't need to know your name. I just want to look at you and touch you..."
  • "I'm good and irritated"
  • "I'm cranky. Don't let me throw my phone. I like my phone!"
  • "Shunnna... shu shu shu shu Shunnna"
  • "Oh, she's older than I thought she'd be... and whiter, too."
  • "That's NOT a rest stop. It's a private thing for Erik's bike shop"
Good times.
A shout out to our girl Stacie (luv2ride)

  • 5h 19m 08s
  • 69.19 miles
  • 13.01 Mi/hr

I want my Mommy.

Photos to follow.

Can't be good when the Garmin AUTOPAUSES when you're still riding....

Is in the books. Praise the Lord. 

  • RACE DAY: Horribly Hilly Hundreds 100K
  • 38m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 32s /100 yards

Chatting. Swimming. Chatting some more. I was tired and my heart was not in it. All I wanted was more sleep.

300 warm up
200 side kick
4 x 75 drills
4 x 25 sprint/easy
350 @ 90%
4 x 25 sprint/easy

And then I pulled the plug. I was just aimlessly flailing in the water.

TERRIFYING storms last night. Like some of the worst storms I've lived through. I was convinced a tornado was coming and my top floor was a-goner. Sirens went off around 1am...I woke up, grabbed the kitties and headed for the basement. Power was already out by then (and remains out now, I presume...) We stayed downstairs in the dark basement for about a half hour using my cell phone for light. After the sirens stopped, we went back to bed... but I didn't sleep very well for the next several hours... got onto the internet using my phone... and saw that there was "tornadic" activity near McCullom Lake... which is about 4 mi north of me. 

Got up this morning and headed for the pool... There are trees down and branches all over the place.

I was too late for Masters... but I needed to get ready for work someplace with power and I had a swim on the sked, so I thought I'd give it a go. Jumped in, and felt immediately exhausted. My legs are toasted after yesterday's run, and I slept about 3 hours all last night. Swam about 1000 and called it a day. Better than nothing. Meh.

Trixie & MissKelly arrive tonight! Laughing I hope the electricity is restored by then.
11:37 AM We are back in business, baby! Power is back on! Hoooray!


  • 1h 09m 12s
  • 6.01 miles
  • 11m 31s /Mi


Lap 1: 15m 00s, 1.43 miles, 10m 30s /mile, Max HR 158, Avg HR 145
Lap 2: 05m 56s, 0.62 miles, 09m 35s /mile, Max HR 164, Avg HR 160

Lap 3: 01m 00s, 0.06 miles, 17m 04s /mile, Max HR 164, Avg HR 151
Lap 4: 06m 06s, 0.62 miles, 09m 51s /mile, Max HR 168, Avg HR 160
Lap 5: 01m 00s, 0.05 miles, 18m 27s /mile, Max HR 167, Avg HR 157
Lap 6: 02m 11s, 0.25 miles, 08m 44s /mile, Max HR 170, Avg HR 163
Lap 7: 04m 02s, 0.25 miles, 16m 09s /mile, Max HR 169, Avg HR 145
Lap 8: 02m 17s, 0.25 miles, 09m 08s /mile, Max HR 167, Avg HR 162
Lap 9: 03m 39s, 0.25 miles, 14m 37s /mile, Max HR 166, Avg HR 149
Lap 10: 00m 59s, 0.13 miles, 07m 34s /mile,
Max HR 168, Avg HR 160
Lap 11: 03m 33s, 0.25 miles, 14m 13s /mile, Max HR 169, Avg HR 152
Lap 12: 01m 01s, 0.13 miles, 07m 50s /mile, Max HR 168, Avg HR 160
Lap 13: 04m 06s, 0.25 miles, 16m 25s /mile, Max HR 169, Avg HR 144
Lap 14: 00m 59s, 0.13 miles, 07m 34s /mile, Max HR 165, Avg HR 154
Lap 15: 03m 52s, 0.25 miles, 15m 29s /mile, Max HR 166, Avg HR 147
Lap 16: 01m 00s, 0.13 miles, 07m 42s /mile, Max HR 166, Avg HR 155
Lap 17: 03m 29s, 0.25 miles, 13m 56s /mile, Max HR 166, Avg HR 147
Lap 18: 09m 02s, 0.71 miles, 12m 42s /mile, Max HR 157, Avg HR 149

I slightly overachieved. Yay! I want to believe I really could have run that fast this weekend @ Rockman. The only way I'm going to get even faster is to gut out these nasty ass workouts.

Nasty run tonight after work. I need coffee before I can even read it. I think it's the same intervally work out that jschmitchicago had the other night. Lord help me.

[i][small][green][b]15' zone 1 + 2 X (1000 @ 10:02/mile pace + 1' easy jog) + 2 X (400 @ 9:34/mile pace + 400 easy jog) + 4 X (200 meters as fast as you can+ 400 meter easy jog) + 10' zone 1. Ice immediately after this workout[/i][/small][/green][/b]

In the photo flipper: A more recent photo... This was after the SPRING FORWARD ride in Union last year...

That would be me, MissKelly, Bernie, MJ and Judy... This is timely as MissKelly and Trixie and I are going to be heading up to Blue Mounds Wisconsin this weekend for a little HORRIBLY HILLY action!
(My new phone takes much clearer pictures of pictures!)

PLEASE say a prayer, bang a gong, smoke a bong, light a candle, chant, do whatever it is you do for our gal Stacie. She just went into surgery to have her blood clot(s) manually/surgically removed. Updates available HERE.

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