• 3h 33m 53s
  • 49.16 miles
  • 13.79 Mi/hr

Sunday in June bike tour, Burton, Ohio. I love this ride. It's been a few years since I've done it, but I absolutely love it. I had been debating about doing the 50 mile route vs. the metric century and decided on the shorter route. It was a good decision as I have been a bike slacker so far this season. The area is relatively hilly (well anything is hilly compared to where I live). I think the 50 mile route had something like 1600 feet of climbing and the 62 mile route had 3000 feet of climbing. I could have easily done a flat metric century, but my legs would have been yelling at me if I had done today's route. Right now my legs are tired, but in a good way. It was a perfectly beautiful ride.

It still boggles my mind what some of the sprint triathlons charge for entry fees.  Just for comparison.  Today's bike tour was $26 for same day registration.  Well it would have been $18 if I had done early registration.  Routes of 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles.  Routes were well marked and there were support people everywhere.  Well maybe not everywhere, but I saw them A LOT.   I did the 50 mile route and had two snack stop breaks complete with grapes, bananas, apples, watermelon, granola bars, huge cookies, water and gatorade.  The century route had 4 snack stops.  Then afterwards lunch (or after the first 62 miles for the century riders): rigatoni, chicken, salad, garlic bread, more HUGE cookies, and lemonade.   It was REALLY good.

There is a USAT sprint and HIM triathlon close to me in August.  Same day registration fee for the sprint is $90.  For that price, they better serve a steak dinner!  Actually the entry form/web site information page doesn't even mention post race meal, but I have to believe that there is one.   I am in total utter amazement though.   Even the early registration fee is $65.  I just don't get it.

I think I'll stick with my local YMCA tri for $30.  Gosh, I am in sticker shock.

Rest day!  This is too weird.  I don't have to work.  I don't have to workout.  This hasn't happened in EONS!  Oh, but I do have plenty to do around the house.  MAYBE I can get something accomplished today.  Or maybe I'll just take a lazy day.  Hmmmmm?  Probably a little of both.

I am so looking forward to the bike tour tomorrow.  It is going to be chilly in the morning though (low 40's), but will be mild and sunny during the day.  Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaw!

  • 53m
  • 1900.00 yards
  • 02m 47s /100 yards

Warm up: 100y breaststroke
Then swam a continuous mile. It's been a little while since I did that. Nice and easy tonight. Felt good and my arms are really tired. Mixed up strokes, but I am doing more and more free everytime I do this.

Tonight was 700y free, 100y breast, 500y free, 100y breast, 100y free, 100y breast, 200y free. I think that adds up to 1800 yards. :~)

  • 51m 31s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 10m 18s /Mi

My next PB and my next increase on my long run. Ran outside at lunchtime. Temps around 70 and sunny. I felt really good the first 35 minutes then I started to feel hot. Hey at least I got farther before getting hot than my last lunchtime run. And even though I did feel too warm, I still felt ok and was easily able to finish the run.

  • Walking
  • 12m

Walking before and after run. About 1/2 before and 1/2 after.

OK, what I learned on my run today.  Always, and I mean ALWAYS, bring a little spare money with you.  About 40 minutes into my run, I was feeling mighty warm.  I did have water with me so not a big deal, but then I passed the cutest kids that had set up a lemonade stand.  Doh!  I would have definitely stopped but I had no money.  Stupid me!

I still find it utterly incredible that I can now run for 5 miles without stopping.  I know a bunch of you out there know the feeling.  It is absolutely amazing!

I am feeling absolutely great this week.  Not tired at all, but I need to be working in a rest day.  I was so glad to get the long run done today so that either tomorrow or Saturday can be a do nothing day.  I hope to swim one of those two days (tomorrow preferred).  Then the 50 mile bike tour on Sunday.  :)

  • 22m 58s
  • 5.64 miles
  • 14.73 Mi/hr

Morning bike commute, direct route. Wanted to take a longer route, but didn't get my lazy butt out of the house in time. Nice morning though.

  • 40m
  • 1400.00 yards
  • 02m 52s /100 yards

Kind of a haphazard set of sets. LOL! Did 4 sets of 200y free on 5:45 in the middle. Some breaststroke, sidestroke et al before and after.

Drove the car home tonight because I want to go and swim tonight.  Lots of chores to do on the farm though so time will tell if this is possible or not.

Whoo hoo!  Got to go swimming tonight!  Man I was racing around doing some lawn mowing plus feeding and watering the chickens to get everything done in time.  Worked out just fine.

  • 23m 12s
  • 5.65 miles
  • 14.61 Mi/hr

Drove my car into work today and biked home. I took the direct route home because I had a lot to do at home tonight and I wanted to do a short brick too. It was really tempting to take to long way home though because the weather was absolutely gorgeous!

  • 18m 44s
  • 2.00 miles
  • 09m 22s /Mi

Brick. 2:21 transition. Rode my bike into the driveway and then had to put away a few groceries that I had in my bike bag. Change into running shoes and off I went.

Today's brick went MUCH better than last week's brick. I still didn't feel normal, but I started to loosen up some the second mile. I negative split the two miles too which I didn't do last week. (mile 1 9:39 and mile 2 9:05) Too many variables to say why today was better. Shorter bike distance, lower average speed (but I had some small hills too today), not standing at the surgery table all day long. All are possibilities.

  • 41m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 44s /100 yards

I know this may sound weird, but I actually had a nice swim this morning. AND I even had to share a lane with "the flopping lady". She swims really slow (I thought I was slow), uses flippers and just sort of flops all over. She is a very nice lady though and we only ran into each other a couple of times. Not too bad.

I left the watch at home today and decided to just swim. Warmup was 100y breaststroke as usual. Then I just swam. I swam 1000 yards of freestyle straight without stopping. Whoo Hooo! A new personal best. Then I did a 400y mix of breast stroke, side stroke and freestyle.

Someone on some forum somewhere made a comment about hand entry into the water that just seemed to make something click for me. I'll find out if was just a fluke or not the next time I swim.

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