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I get the distinct impression that you are really enjoying yourself and loving the challenge.
Awesome job mate! Chasing a rabbit really helps.
In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings
If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
Specificity, specificity, specificity.
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
- Frank Kotsonis
Good for you. It really helps to have someone just a bit faster than you to chase. I'm glad you have some folks to push (or pull as it were) you along.
One Day at a Time:
1) 10,000 steps daily
2) fruit & vegie at every meal
3) aerobic or strength train every day
4) 7 hours sleep daily
5) check in with SP daily
June 2014 goals:
1) lose 4 pounds
2) finish walk way
3) finish blocks for Forest Service quilt
4) scan old photos
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
What great progress. Congratulations!
I really pushed it tonight. I attribute this because of Melissa. There were only 5 of us tonight and we were trying to decide order. Based on who showed up ... I knew I was going to end up being last and passed;-)
Melissa said Jim I'll switch with you that way you can try and chase me down. I told her she was on. And the race was on as well. She was very good incentive. I tried to maintain distance and was trying to close in on her. I think I should have just maintained the distance and then hammered it a little more on the back half. What was nice is when I noticed I was losing ground because of lack of focus I reached down and tried to even pedal harder. I was really mashing the gears tonight and kept the cadence to around 75 - 85 in places I dipped down to 65.
There was a little bit of a head wind but very suddle.
I did not catch Melissa and I forgot to stop the computer after the finish line but when I met up with Melissa in the slow down recovery section and slowed down I saw my computer at 23:10 so I knew I beat my 23:30 time I wanted.
Melissa did 22:06:19 and I did 22:12:03 (mins; secs; tenths) We both did great. She admitted at the end that I was a motivator for her as well because she did not want me to pass her tonight.
I think we will be using each other quit frequently from now on to have a little competition between us. She mentioned another rider in the group tonight that she tries to ride after in a TT and it just so happens to be the same person I wanted to eventually build up to as well.
I can hardly wait until the next and last TT of the season in Sept.
So far here is what I have done in all three TTs: 1st: 26:28 (18.14 mph); 2nd: 24:05 (19.93 mph); 3rd: 22:12 (21.62 mph). So far I have decreased my time by 4 minutes and 16 seconds.