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Another brick in the wall

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday night, I debated riding home. Felt kinda ooky - headachy, slightly nauseous. Decided to just ride; I rarely regret riding my bike. It was a great ride: slight tail wind. I felt like I was flying!

My ride in to work yesterday morning was equally perfect, but for the bugs. The bugs are a consequence of the cooling weather in the fall (and the warming weather in the spring). I swallowed at least one. Mostly they just pelted me.

At some point during the day, I decided to do a brick workout. I'm working on the transition from the bike to the run as much as I am working on prepping my legs for it. I decided I would quickly switch shoes, swap out my bike jersey for a running top with a pocket in the back, and switch to a running cap. Good idea in theory. But that running top is very snug, and there was no easy way to get it onto my sweaty body. (Another reason to buy a tri suit!) So I ended up running in what I'd ridden in, with a pair of running shorts over my bibs.

The run went better than I'd expected. I'm currently running 1:30/walking 1:30. Every time - EVERY TIME - while I was running, I looked at my watch at the :42-:43 mark. I managed to run for 1:30 each time, but it was a struggle. I ended up running 1.23 miles in just under 14 minutes.

This morning's ride in was average: 14.1 mph. It was chilly this morning, so there were no bugs. My legs are tired, but I'm feeling pretty good overall. We're going camping this weekend. No cycling, no running. I may try to get in a swim, but the lake may be too cold. Or maybe I'll just relax and let my body heal!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JAWATKINS 2/21/2015 1:52PM

    You really inspire me to keep pushing! I am only 43, but I hope (and plan to work at) to be in as great a shape as you at 50!!
Keep being a great role model for me & others!!

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CLEARNIGHTSKY 9/19/2013 9:29PM


And hey, that bug's just extra protein.


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