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In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Catching Up

Where have I been?

Good question

Training is a good answer….  Right?

My last *real* post was back on the 5th

Training has been consistent… but not perfect…

I’ve been drinking a little beer too….

Did crosswords on the beach….

Trying to sell Judi’s old bike

Had a solid ride or 2…

And some good running…

And more beer…

Went to a baseball game

And in general just having a pretty good life…

Today I do some calculations and ….

16 Days until our first Triathlon of the season:

Dress rehearsal on Saturday



And when I say dress rehersal I mean aero helmets and all…

I hope I’m ready for the big dance…  we’ll see in a couple of weeks.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

2nd base

I learned how to do the breast stroke last night…

The coach worked with me during masters class… and I got it...  technique and timing… just like the other (2nd base) kind.

Shoulders sore from 3k of swimming…  legs sore from squats yesterday…  a bit loosened up by spin this morning

Life is good.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

That Sound

You know that sound….

Only the first thing you notice
Is the absence of noise
That ever-present white noise
That accompanies you on ever ride
But…  then it’s gone
Sometimes you don’t notice it right away
Maybe it’s because you were shifting
The gear too easy all of a sudden
The flick of the shifter
A derailleur moves slightly

You are going faster
And it feels easier
Then the sound… 
That gentle hiss of tires on pavement
And you know…  it’s confirmed
You have a tailwind
helping you along
You really don’t care
because you are flying; Uninhibited… 
It’s what riding a bike is all about

Monday, May 2, 2011

April Totals

Swim: 9k
Bike: 556mi
Run: 140mi
Strength: 6hours
Total Hours: 63