Rain, rain, rain, rain, blah, blah, blah, blah!  Can't stay motivated.  Ninth day in a row of rain.  Still have rain in forecast for the next two days.  Grass in the yard is going to need bailed when it finally gets mowed.  Planned to swim today, but work ran late.  I HATE having such limited availability of pool times.  So frustrating! 

Almost worked out on the nordic track, but at the last minute decided to eat dinner instead.  At least tomorrow I only work a half day.  If the rain lets up a little in afternoon, I AM GOING TO GO FOR A BIKE RIDE!  DO YOU HEAR ME RAIN CLOUDS! 

Run
  • 30m 19s
  • 3.30 miles
  • 09m 11s /Mi

Wow, this was a really fast run for me! I've been trying to make my shorter weekday run a little faster and then my longer weekend run slower. I am really wanting to fit in three runs per week, but so far I have not been able to do it on a regular basis.

Sport
  • Walking
  • 24m

Warm up: walk 1 mile about 15 minutes. Actually, I stopped and talked to my neighbor down the road a few minutes and forgot to stop my watch during the chit chatting. LOL! Time is thus approximate.

Cool down: walk 0.5 miles in about 9 minutes or there abouts.

Still pouring rain this morning.  Did get to see a little glimpse of the sun yesterday afternoon.  Seeing that bright light in the sky was a little shocking.  Almost forgot what it was.

OK Ohio people, I am going to try and put more of you on my blog list.  I find I get a lot of inspiration from reading your logs because most of you list the Ohio races.  Maybe I can find another race to do this year by reading about what others are doing.

I'm hoping to get a run in at lunch today depending on my schedule. (no run at lunch)  I hate this dreary weather though.  It just makes me feel sooooooooo tired.

No time for a lunchtime run so I went running as soon as I got home from work.  Got hit with a few raindrops, but the steady rain held off until I got home.  Temps were in the upper 50's which I find is just about perfect for running.  That was probably a big reason that my time was so good.

Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 10.00 miles
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Ride of Silence, Boardman, Ohio. Went with my friend Sue and her son. This was the first year for this particular location. I'd estimate around 40-50 people showed up for the ride. There was a story told about a local rider who was hit by a car and killed. A prayer was said and there was a bagpipe player there. About 5-6 motorcyles escorted us through the streets of Boardman. I guess there was some real politics in getting the ride to happen. The police department did not want the ride to happen at all. I don't know all the ins and outs, but they did mention a local insurance company that stepped in at the last moment to provide insurance coverage for the ride. Sounds like a lot of effort was made to make this event happen. It was all pretty cool.

I hope rest days are not becoming a bad habit.  With my long day at work today, my only options are running or biking.  With my foot still recovering, I am not up to running back to back days yet.  With the continued deluge of rain that has descended upon the area, biking was not really an option (no riding in LOTS of water unless forced to do so  :)  ).  Turkey season ends this coming Sunday so after that my sleep pattern should get back to normal.  That will help things immensely.
Run
  • 39m 20s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 09m 50s /Mi

Since the weather didn't cooperate yesterday, I did my long run today. Whoo Hoo!!! My longest run since last October when I hurt my foot. The weather was cool and rainy which is great running weather. I felt good pretty much the whole way. My left quad tightened up just a little but I only had about 1/4 mile left at that point so no consequence.

Swim
  • 33m
  • 1200.00 yards
  • 02m 45s /100 yards

Warm up: 100y breaststroke, 100y free
Main sets: 4 X 200y free on 5:30
The first set I did the fast ever in 4:50. Even so, I felt so tired and uncoordinated tonight. Definitely not smooth and relaxed as it should be. The rest of the sets were all done with 30-35 secs of rest.
Cool down: 200y breaststroke

Sport
  • Walking
  • 36m 20s

Warm up: walk 1.3 miles (20m15s)
Cool down: walk 1 mile (16m05s)

NOTE: Since the weather (i.e. lightning!) cancelled my run yesterday, I moved it to today.  This is going to make my weekly mileage look screwy if I do my other planned runs this week.  I am really NOT disobeying the 10% rule!  Really, I'm not!  LOL!

Got up at 4am to go turkey hunting, but the radar was full with rain.  I am so sick of sitting in the woods in the rain.  The turkeys aren't very active either so it can make for a long morning.   Occasionally is ok, but I have been getting soaked for the last 5 days.  I am just tired of it. 

So instead, I slept in until 7am, got up and went running in the rain.  That was much more enjoyable!

Well, I worked in a second workout today because, gosh darn it, Monday is my one reliable day of the week to swim and I was going to go swimming come hell or high water.  The 7am swim was out.  Then the electricity went out at home around 11am.  DH and I had to do some scrambling to get the generator up and running since we have 50 5-day-old chicks under a heat lamp.  So the noon swim was out.  I had to go into work for a couple hours this afternoon to remove an injured eye from a dog.  It was a surgery that just could not wait until later in the week.  Then I HAD to go grocery shopping afterwards so the 5pm swim was out.  That left one more chance at 8pm.  By golly, I got my act together and made it to the last lap swim of the day.  YeeeeeeeHaaaaaaw!

I am going nuts!!!!!  I want to go for a run!!!!  Went to get ready an hour ago, but then a thunderstorm blew up out of nowhere.  Some impressive cloud to ground lightning REAL close kept me indoors.  Not raining now, but there is more coming.  Oh rain, rain GO AWAY!  Well, not so much the rain, but the lightning.
Bike
  • 38m 30s
  • 9.89 miles
  • 15.41 Mi/hr

Nice ride around the Tower Rd. loop.

Not a very long bike ride today, but at least I got one in.  First time since back from vacation.  Was up at 4am as usual and turkey hunted until noon.  Came in, ate lunch and then I HAD to take a nap.  Ended up sleeping for 3 hours.  Wow!  But it worked out good.  When I went up to take my nap, the winds had been gusting around 20mph.  When I woke up, the winds were light around 5mph.  Much better for taking a bike ride!!!!  Didn't have a lot of time because I still had farm chores to do, but it was a very nice ride.

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