• 40m
  • 5.00 miles
  • 7.50 Mi/hr

Church trails on the cross bike

  • 12m

3 x through
30" jumping jacks
10 pushups
30" jump rope
10 inverted rows, 10# db
20 squats
30" mountain climbers
30" planks

Raining just hard enough this morning to cancel any thoughts of running. We really need this rain, and the subsequent cool weather that is supposed to follow. So let it rain.

  • 38m
  • 3.08 miles
  • 12m 20s /Mi

Well that was certainly a slogfest. Kind of felt like I was moving in slow motion. Pollen is high and the corn is just about ready to be harvested, so lots of haze in the air.

  • 43m
  • 9.80 miles
  • 13.67 Mi/hr

I took the CX bike to the LBS on Monday to have a cyclometer installed (finally after nearly 4 years!). While I was there I picked out a new saddle to replace the uncomfortable stock seat, and asked if they would do a quick tuneup, mostly just to make sure everything was ok. Picked it up tonight and was baited into riding part of the "Wheelfast Ride", the Wednesday night ride from that shop. I have done this ride twice and been dropped both times. Laughed because with the knobby tires, keeping up was not even an option. Told myself I would try to hang on as far as the wildlife sanctuary and then peel off.
Hung out in the back. The first three miles were at 19-21 mph and I was sucking wind just trying to keep up. The route turns onto a gravelly country road and the leaders slowed down, this is where the cross bike is great to have.
I turned off when this road met up with the country blacktop and headed back home. I made a poor choice, as I was on a busy, busy road headed west with the sun glaring. There was no shoulder so rode in the gravel and grass on the side. It was a little unnerving but good practice, and I felt pretty good about this ride. I might even go back next week and try to hang on a bit longer.

  • 43m 21s
  • 3.62 miles
  • 11m 58s /Mi

Steamy run in the early morning. Couple of other runners out trying to beat the heat. It's already 79.

  • 40m
  • 5.00 miles
  • 7.50 Mi/hr

Met Mary on the mtb trail and rode a couple of laps. Coached Mary on riding one of the little log piles and she did great!!

  • 10m

Combination IT Band moves and ab challenge
30 l/r lateral leg raise
20 l/r clam shell
20 l/r hip raise (one legged)
25 crunch
25 bicycle
25 hip lift
25 scissor
5 x 10 side shuffle with band
20 pistol squats
20 standing hip lift

Was drenched after running this morning. Grabbed a towel and laid it on the floor to do core work. BeeBee immediately took up residence on the towel and is still out there, claiming it.

  • 08m

25 crunches
25 bicycles
25 hip lift
25 scissor
25 squats
25 plie squats

  • Kettlebell
  • 30m

Kettlebell DVD

Oh joy, I am getting a cold.
Both people I knew who were doing IM Wisconsin this year DNF'd. I feel bad for them.

  • 2h 25m
  • 40.00 miles
  • 16.55 Mi/hr

The rain finally moved out of the area so we were able to ride the 40 mile route. Good turnout. Humid day

We are signed up to ride the Capital City Century bike ride today and had planned to start out at 7 a.m. But it's been raining since 3 a.m. Part of me is disappointed but I'm also grateful for this gentle rain, as the area is on the brink of a drought. We might be able to salvage a shorter ride once the rain moves on. I feel bad for the organizers of the event.

  • 1h 08m
  • 5.50 miles
  • 12m 21s /Mi

Easy run, nice morning

  • 45m
  • 6.00 miles
  • 8.00 Mi/hr

Took Cross bike around the church trails and on the grass XC course. Tried the run-up-the-hill-carrying-the-bike maneuver, which was questionably successful. Did some mount/dismount stuff on the straighter parts of the trail; last year I practiced a lot at this and it is starting to come back although I'm not going to set any records.

Nice ride. Trails are so dry and powdery. Washed the bike when I got home and oiled chain and some of the lines.

  • 06m

Day 2 Abs
25 crunch
25 bicycle
50 scissors
25 hip lift

So my week long hiatus from running ends today. It will be good to get back into it.
There are a couple of CX races I've tentatively put on the schedule and the first one is in two weeks. I probably should dust off the CX bike and do some riding.
BeeBee came through her surgery just fine yesterday although she was a freaked out mess when I picked her up. She was also starving. The vet sent home some syringes with a liquid painkiller to give her for the next two days and it's been easier to administer than I had anticipated.
Bee must have been in a lot of pain from these bad teeth, she had lost a little bit of weight (good thing since she's overweight but not a good way to lose it) and seemed to be getting pickier about her food. Now I'm convinced she was just in too much pain to eat. Damn cats, why can't they just tell us what the issue is instead of being stoic and trying to hide it?
Lunch with my mom and sister at Olive Garden today. Yum

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