• 2h 00m
  • 10.43 miles
  • 11m 30s /Mi

To the track in Midland - which is a lovely rubbery giving surface.
everything has 220 recovery between.
1x440 chasing a young lady who was running at about an 8 min pace
Then another hour of z2 street running. Not a run/walk, just a run. Walked when I had to but mostly not.

At the parcourse I ran by an older man who's been out there in the morning for years. We chat now and then. He used to bring a lovely little border collie out, but now he walks alone. When I passed him the second time he just seemed to be walking a little slow and maybe listing a little, so I stopped and went back a few steps to walk with him and visit a little. I don't know what moved me to do it, but I'm really glad I did. He was a little down and dealing with heel spurs. So we walked and chatted for maybe a 1/4 mile until we reached the point where he turned off to go home. I think he enjoyed the company, and I know that I did.

Good run, lots of 10+min pace. I think a lot of the track work was in the 8 to 9 min range. Happy with that. I did a couple of pick ups in the last block and still felt pretty good. Still a 12 min pace is not really where I'd like to be. But as Emmy says, it is what it is. It just means that marathon will take that much longer.

  • 39m
  • 2125.00 yards
  • 01m 50s /100 yards

HA ! Finally got my OWS in at Bottomless. I was a little late, but got in before the sun set and had a good little swim. I might have gone another lap or two but it was getting dark, and my courage died with the temperature and light. It was 90 degrees when I got to the lake and 75 when I got out. The water felt chilly, even in my wetsuit. I was having motivation problems even when I showed up at the lake. I suppose 5 hours of sleep the previous night might have had something to do with that.

When I finally slowed down it felt pretty good. And it's always pretty swimming at sunset, with the setting sun lighting up the red cliffs. When I got in the lake was just a mirror. Wind came up at sunset, just enough to make ripples.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. - Abraham Lincoln.  

Today the plan is to drive back to Albuquerque, stopping at Bottomless Lakes to swim.  I need to leave pretty soon to make that happen, and I'm determined to this time after missing the last three opportunities.  So there.

  • 4h 00m

ok, so I put everything that is not r/s/b or skiiing in the weights department . 4 hrs of golf. Fun. Not terribly strenuous, riding a cart, but still I got out and had some fun with colleagues. It's my once a year golf tournament.

  • 45m
  • 11.30 miles
  • 15.07 Mi/hr

around and around the block with the little hill. sprint up, rest on the down side. Then over to the college to go around a couple of times after just getting tired of going around the block.

I didn't think I was getting stronger, but this little hill, which used to get hard after a while was a breeze today. I just got bored after about 14 times.

  • 26m 20s
  • 2.62 miles
  • 10m 03s /Mi

Easy warm up, for a few blocks then just fell into a run. I don't know what happened. I just ran 'fast.' could be the lower altitude, or perhaps the long ride yesterday? Anyway running a sub 10 min pace was just kind of easy. Walked perhaps three times after the warm up.

We had our first mud run her in Midland today.  It was held out at the  mountain bike park which is under the auspices of the bike club, so I went out to volunteer and direct volunteers.

What a fun event.  The course was two loops 1.5 miles each.  The winners, took over 15 minutes to make the first lap.  Two words people used to describe the course: hard, tough.  But there were lots of smiles.  Mike and Marti Greer of BSLT fame put on the race, just used our venue and volunteers.  Way fun, and it went well.  200 runners. Not to bad for a first time event.  Lots and lots of people talking about next year.

Worked the race from 8:00 till almost 3:00 by the time we had everything torn down and put back in their trailers.  Came home and fell asleep on the floor for 3 and a half hours.  Did get up and bike and run.  At least I got that short work out done.  This week has been a disaster in terms of working out.  I haven't been in the pool at all (missed two lake swims due to timing) and did not do either of my key run workouts.  Oh well, life gets in the way sometimes.

  • 5h 45m
  • 79.00 miles
  • 13.74 Mi/hr

Garmin upload not working - forgot my ant agent stick. But It was just under 6 hours. I rode off early to get some extra miles. Then joined the Tour de Ruidoso for their 65 mile loop. Lovely ride.

Alarm went off and I checked the weather. 33 degrees? Crap, I brought clothes for 43, not 33. But it didn't feel that cold and the house thermometer said 42 so I just wore what I had brought. Fine on the up hills, cold on the descents.

without the Garmin I don't remember the amount of climbing. something on the order of 5000 ft I suspect.

The plan was to ride early, have lunch, nap, then drive down to the lake and get a good OWS on my way back to Midland.

The ride and lunch went as planned.  Afraid I took too much time with family and packing therefor did not make it to the lake in time to swim.  It was just too dark.  I had convinced myself to swim from sunset until quite dark, but I couldn't even see the far side of the lake.  It was cool though because there were birds swooping low over the bay.  It looked like they were catching bugs.  It looked like some fish were hitting the surface too.  Just way too dark.  As it was, I didn't get home till midnight. 

I'm telling myself there's no such thing as too much time with family.  Dissappointed as I am to have missed both OWS opportunities this week, spending a couple hours with my kid is time well spent.  IM is not the only thing in the world.

Run #1
  • 50m
  • 2.81 miles
  • 17m 47s /Mi

Walk north end of golf course.

Run #2
  • 25m
  • 1.50 miles
  • 16m 40s /Mi

Walk home from u-haul place after returning van

short walk then drive to Albuquerque to return van and pack for weekend.  Drive back to Ruidoso so I can ride in the Tour de Ruidoso on Saturday.  I've got a 6 hour ride on the schedule, might as well ride a supported ride, and I might see some friends.

  • 42m
  • 4.04 miles
  • 04m 42s /Mi

Ok, this was supposed to be a long run followed by a swim. Too tired to get up on time, and meeting with a client in Roswell at 10:00.

so I slept in some, and ran as much as I had time for. Dissappointed. I missed my long run on Tuesday and really wanted this one, but just too tired after getting in at midnight.

I did get the neighbor to help me load the heavy entertainment center, and got the rest of the van loaded myself.  Left quite late, but the sunset was beautiful.  Got to Roswell at almost midnight.  Had planned to get up uber early on Thursday and go out to Bottomless lakes and run then swim.

Today, Thursday, had a very good meeting with client for a couple of hours then lunch.  Called my friend who was going to help me unload the van, and he was available at 2:00 till 5:00 so I needed to head up to Ruidoso and not go swim at the lake.

With two of us it only took 45 minutes to unload what it took me almost 3 hours to load.  Went over to his house to check out the playhouse he's building for their 2 year old, and had a margarita and sat in the back yard and visited.  Went out to dinner with all of them.  Way more fun than training. 

  • 1h 41m
  • 23.50 miles
  • 13.96 Mi/hr

wow, slow today.
New tires, new Zipp 101 wheel set.

  • 31m
  • 2.83 miles
  • 10m 57s /Mi

small loop back to house for rest room. Then an easy loop around the neighborhood. Brick run. Felt slow. Was faster than it felt.

odd day. Bike slow, run fast. (relatively speaking)

There is no past we can bring back by longing for it. - From Best Marigold Hotel.

I've been unloading the entertainment center, and packing.  U-Haul van today.  Load it, drive to Roswell, Business meeting in the morning, then drive the stuff to Ruidoso and unload.   Oh, and run 2.5 hrs and swim one in the morning.  My current idea is to drive out to Bottomless lakes in the early morning and run then swim.  I've got to work the math and see what time I've got to get up in the morning.

Hope I can find someone to help me load the van this afternoon.

I'm getting pretty jammed up, with trying to do peak training and move, and still keep my clients happy.

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