I made it back to Rochester just fine, and go figure, it is snowy, cold and overcast. Home sweet home! I have interviews all day tomorrow, but I'm not nearly as worried cause I've already done this. Oh yeah, I got a great e-mail yesterday: the program that I interviewed with last weekend sent me an acceptance e-mail yesterday! Woo-hoo! At least I know I can get a PhD from somewhere. In case I don't have time to write tomorrow, have an awesome weekend everyone!
  • 1h 40m 28s
  • 12.04 miles
  • 08m 20s /Mi

Not a bad run, but my legs still feel a bit of fatigue from Sunday. Lots of long downhills and short, steep uphills for this run, a bit like Boston :)

Another 3 day week at work for me- this is great! I'm headed to the University of Rochester (NY) tomorrow for another interview. I'm originally from there, so this trip doubles as a free trip home to see my parents. The weather is going to SUCK- it's supposed to snow every day- so hopefully I can keep myself motivated to run in what everyone else deals with every day ;) This AM, it actually rained for a bit of my run- craziness!

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7.5
  • 45m
  • 12.60 miles
  • 16.80 Mi/hr

Inside on the trainer. Why is the trainer so much tougher than outside on the road? Whew- that was a tough ride! Avg. cadence 89rpm; did some out of saddle sprints.

  • 49m 54s
  • 6.27 miles
  • 07m 58s /Mi

Recovery plus 6x100 strides. My legs were really stiff at first, but after the first sprint, the soreness went away. I didn't wear my HR monitor, and I kind of liked it, because I actually push myself more if I don't see it creeping up towards 160.

So the doc says my cough is just really bad allergies. I guess that's good, because I don't have bronchitis or pneumonia, but it still seems lame. He said running shouldn't be a problem (not like I would've stopped anways). On another note, I realized the title of my blog is no longer entirely accurate. Granted, I didn't start tri's until July, but it doesn't feel like the first season anymore. Anyone have any witty suggestions? So I'm taking jmwebs suggestion for now, giving it a test run, since it seems moderately appropriate ;) We'll see, I may change my mind- but thanks for all the input!

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7
I was soo tired last night that I hit my snooze button for 1.5hrs this morning and couldn't drag myself out of bed. Could be the 17 miler, could be the non-stop traveling and partying, who knows!? I'm going to try and get a spin or swim in this afternoon, but life might get in the way. Happy Monday everyone!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 9
  • 2h 29m 10s
  • 17.02 miles
  • 08m 46s /Mi
What a busy weekend! We went out with all the grad students friday night and went dancing and got drunk, so my saturday run didn't happen- oops! My flight home was this morning, and as soon as I got back to SD, I got out and did my long, slow run. A friend is visiting from rochester, so he rode a bike while I ran, and we did a run/riding tour of parts of san diego. We went all the way to OB and back, and it was a lot of fun! Tough run overall, mainly because I was sick for so long. I think I'm going to the doctor though, because this cough thing still hasn't gone away. I am still coughing about once per hour, and it is still productive. That is bad. So overall, the interviews went well. The school basically said they only invite people out that they are most likely going to accept, so it was laid back. The city of Portland is awesome- very biker friendly, very green, very outdoorsy, very hip, and lots of music and culture (something SD lacks). That being said, I don't know if the program is exactly what I want to do for my PhD work; my research interests don't perfectly align with the faculty, and that is more important than anything else. Next up: University of Rochester!

  • 1h 22m 30s
  • 10.00 miles
  • 08m 15s /Mi

Awesome run around the Portland river front. This city has the most amount of cyclists I've ever seen. While I was out running around in the dark at 6am, at least 20 bikers passed me headed to work. It was incredible! There are a ton of bike paths all in the city, and a lot of biking awareness too. I love it! I just wish I had my bike with me too! I have no idea why my HR was sooo high- my pace was right on, and it felt like it was in my normal range, but that is 10bpm higher! Weird.

Another busy day of interviews! They've got us in a really nice hotel in downtown Portland, and after all the tours and interviews tonight, some of the grad students are going to take us out to the bars. Tomorrow we're going to go hiking in a gorge, or go on a brew tour of Portland. Tough decisions! Have a great Friday and weekend everyone- I'll catch up on inspires soon- I've got no time!

  • Health data: Stress: 3 Hours slept: 7

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