Bike
  • 37m 34s
  • 11.57 miles
  • 18.48 Mi/hr

The magic medicine worked!

True maiden voyage on the P2.

Run
  • 28m 51s
  • 2.85 miles
  • 10m 07s /Mi

Brick run. Reset my watch, changed shoes, took a swig of water, took my helmet off, and I was off to the races!

12:07AM and I am officially done! Going to go open the box with my bike in it and have a peek. I'll have time to take a nap tomorrow (today) :) --- The guys who boxed up my bike obviously knew what they were doing -- all I need to do is get a torque wrench that measures in single digit newton-meters to tighten everything down, then figure out the proper way/location to hook up the rear derailleur cable and I'll be off to the races! I think I'm gonna be riding this thing today! Super excited! --- We are getting completely blasted with new orders right now. Not only does the weather make it feel like July, the workload does too! In un-related news, I'm completely whooped from that bike ride last night. I don't know what the deal is, but I am in some pain today in my legs and feet. I think I'm going to be making today a rest/recovery day and try to do a 30/30 bike/run brick tomorrow before we leave for Kansas City. Taking the family to Great Wolf Lodge for Easter! :) --- Inspected a property today that is assessed at $1.3M. We'll see what the comps have to say about that. The area of the master closets (yes, plural) is larger than our master bedroom and bathroom combined. In fact, the master suite is probably larger than the footprint of our house. Then when I got home I went to Sears and got myself a torque wrench (measures in n-m as well as ft-lbs) and got everything on the new bike tightened down and put into place. I didn't hook up the rear derailleur because I haven't researched enough to feel comfortable with it yet and I didn't have time to put it on the trainer and figure it out through trial and error. But I did take it out and ride it up past the gas station and back. It felt good! Makes an interesting noise when riding on the road, kind of a hollow, ominous sound. I'm assuming that's just the carbon talkin'. Anyway, I feel like I might be able to be a real triathlete now. We'll see! --- D'oh. I hooked my bike up to the trainer and went to tighten down the shifter cable on the RD and in my infinite wisdom was able to lose the derailleur pinch bolt on my 2-mile ride today. Dumb! Thankfully Shimano's components are very similar to one another and I was able to take the one off my Trek even though it's a 105 and the Cervelo is Ultegra. Got it shifting smoothly as far as I can tell. I'll know for certain tomorrow when I take it out for my first true road ride. When I went to Bike Masters I was measured and Dave gave me a computer printout of where everything should be spaced for what should be my perfect fit. He came up with a BB to seat top (center of top tube) height of 791mm which is a little over 31 inches. So I put my seat at that height and double-checked my measurements, and it just feels too short. I checked my Trek to see how it compared and I was riding at around 32.5 inches--over an inch of difference! So I'm going to ride the P2 around with the new seat height and we'll see how the ol' body takes to that change in the fit. I've been riding over 400 miles this year with my seat at that particular height so I'm sure it won't be an easy adjustment. Then again maybe so if it was too high? +-+-+-+-+- I just did an internet search and found out that based on most peoples' responses to a thread on bikeforums.net my saddle height at 79cm is well within the normal range, assuming that the people who responded were fit well to their bikes (if they know their inseam and saddle height from center of BB then I assume they know what they're talking about). So I'm excited to test it out tomorrow!
Bike #1
  • 26m 47s
  • 6.16 miles
  • 13.80 Mi/hr

Ride from home to the bench before the group ride. Just took it easy.

Bike #2
  • 1h 05m 32s
  • 16.00 miles
  • 14.65 Mi/hr

Group ride. Ended up getting two flats so I had to call Brynn for a pick-up. Bummer. This should actually be a little over 17 miles because I forgot to start the watch after we set off. I did the ride to the bench in "run" mode so I saved that workout and switched to "bike" mode but didn't start the timer until I was a ways down the trail (over a mile according to the map).

I have about 12 hours of work that I need to cram into 8 hours of workday. Group ride is tonight and it's gonna be a chilly one, I think. High of 55*F currently 63*F. Doesn't look like it will be too windy though. The bike is here! Makes me wish I wasn't so busy so I could try and put it together before the ride tonight ;-) Then again if I wasn't so busy I wouldn't be able to justify buying a new bike, so... you know. ---------------------------------------- Dude, it must be "Hammer the appraiser with ridiculous underwriting requests" week at the banks or something. I did an FHA appraisal a few weeks ago and took a picture from inside the attic to show that I had inspected it. I got a request saying "Please indicate whether or not the attic was inspected." I said "I put a picture of the inside of the attic in the report, I'm not sure what other indication you're looking for." They said "We just need it in text along with the photo." I'm half-tempted to respond and say "Then I need a picture of someone holding my report so that I can be sure that someone actually read it, along with your requests in writing." But, no, that would be ridiculous, wouldn't it??? Exactly. Got another request for me to include a sale of a 1 year-old ranch-style (1-story) home in a report I sent in on Monday. Except the property I appraised was a 106 year-old two-story home. Why they wanted that particular sale in the report is beyond me. I basically told them as much and the rescinded the request. It's like, "Seriously?" I spend quite a bit of time doing these reports and trying to make sure everything looks good, and then they pull stupid crap like this. And this is on top of having several reports due each day this week so I don't really have time to go through old reports and make these ludicrous revisions, or even deal with the requests when they come through, because I'm also needing to schedule a few inspections because of new orders that have come in... Suffice to say we're a little busy this week ;-)

Swim
  • 43m 21s
  • 2500.00 yards
  • 01m 44s /100 yards

200 w/u, 2,100 continuous, 200 c/d. Felt really good!

w/u - 200

3:12

m/s - 2,100

36:25

c/d - 200

3:44

On Saturday my right knee was feeling a little funny under the knee cap on the bottom-right side when I would extend my leg, so I decided I'd play it safe and do my long run on Sunday and take Saturday off. I spent several hours outside cleaning/organizing the garage and installing some 48" fluorescent lights that used to be in our kitchen and dining room areas. It makes a world of difference! Our garage also has this weird closet room thing that the previous owners built and no light gets in there so I installed a pull-chain light for Brynn to be able to see her gardening supplies and stuff. Then Saturday night I tripped over a laundry basket and my right knee started to hurt in that same area. I was so frustrated. I felt fine on Sunday though and did my run. To my surprise my right knee didn't hurt but my left one did. It hurt yesterday too and is a little tender today. I'm going to plan on trying to hit the pool later for a long swim (haven't swum for a week!) and try to take it easy today otherwise. Tomorrow is the long ride with the group, temps are supposed to be in the 50s. Eek! Guess I'll have to dust off the ol' shoe covers :) ------------------------ Huh. Starting to get the pain in my right knee again. I wonder if it's because I'm sitting cross-legged? Going to keep myself from crossing my legs I guess.

Run
  • 31m 06s
  • 2.78 miles
  • 11m 11s /Mi

Did the 160bpm HR alarm again. I think I might turn that off for my shorter runs, since my "average" HR for the whole run was only 155. Maybe not though. I'll have to do more thinking/researching. It was another hot day today and I spent most of it in the car. After I ran and took a poop, I weighed 206.6. And apparently my scale thought I was 17% body fat (normally it thinks I'm 22%). Obviously the scale was in a very good mood today with all these numbers of false hope.

Run
  • 1h 00m 05s
  • 5.02 miles
  • 11m 58s /Mi

Tough run in the heat. Set a reminder on my watch for 160 bpm and during the first half I could get away with slowing the pace to bring it back down but the second half required that I walk for about 15 seconds up to 45 seconds to bring it down. At about the 50 minute mark I figured since I only had ten minutes left I could just run it in. That lasted about 5 minutes, I took another walk break, then ran 3 more, walked, ran. I'm glad I decided to swallow the pride and honor the heart rate because I feel pretty good right now a few hours later and I know I would probably have a headache and be a pile of crap if I had just run hard. I weighed myself before and after and I lost at least 2lbs, on top of drinking about 16 ounces of water during the run and another 8 plus a donut afterward, before I weighed myself the second time. Crazy! I expected the water I drank during the workout to negate any weight loss. This is good info to have and I'll definitely be keeping a close eye on hydration for my longer workouts from this point moving forward.

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