• 1h 39m 51s
  • 23.67 miles
  • 14.22 Mi/hr

Bike commute. Morning commute was really nice. I had to take a little bit longer way in because the railroad crossing on my road is closed for a few days. So the morning commute was around 8.7 miles. Average mph was right at 15mph.

Afternoon commute was blech! I planned to take a little longer route and do some exploring on some backroads. Started off ok. Had to slow down for about a mile or two of gravel road. After I got back onto regular pavement, I just couldn't muster any energy. I was fighting a headwind and I was SO hungry. Dang, I knew I should have eaten a snack before I set out. I was just kind of bonking and it was really starting to suck. Fortunately the last 5 miles or so was with a tailwind so that made it a little better. Total route home was about 14.9 miles and only about 14 mph average if that.

Sorry I haven't been getting to my inspires folks!  I have been so busy the past few days.  Just enough to time to sit down and log my workouts and off I go again.  I know you have all been having great workouts so keep it up!

  • 28m 09s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 09m 23s /Mi

Lunchtime run outside. Tried to make this a tempo type run. Felt sluggish at the beginning and end, but really good in the middle.

  • Walking
  • 21m 20s

Walking before and after running.

  • 43m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 52s /100 yards

5pm lap swim at the Y. Warm up: 100y bs, 100y fs. Main set: 200y X 6 on 5:45. Ended up pretty consistantly having 41-43 secs of rest in between sets. Cool down: 100y bs

Well, I didn't think I was going to get a workout in today because today is STRAWBERRY JAM MAKING DAY!  I picked strawberries this morning, ate lunch, took a short nap and then started getting everything ready.   I thought I had enough canning lids, but turned out I was short.  So since I had to go to the store anyway, I just planned a trip to the Y to swim  (between batch 1 and batch 2).  I'll be up kind of late with the second batch and won't get to the third batch until tomorrow night, but at least I got to swim.

  • 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.  :)

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