Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Training Ride 7/31/12

...and that's a rap for July.  1,181 miles is a new record for me.  Would have liked to hit 1,200 but it would have involved skipping a rest day and at this point I do need those rest days.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Training Run 7/30/12

Distance increasing.  Pain is gone.  Things improving.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Training Ride 7/29/12

Almost a wrap on July.  Did a really nice ride to Jensen Beach and back.  The weather was beautiful and tons of people out riding, which I like to see.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Training Ride 7/28/12

Sixty-six miles of glorious hills in Clermont this morning.  I cannot describe how fun this was, nor can I describe how difficult it was.  All in all I'm cooked.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Training Run 7/27/12

Slowly increasing my distance.  I felt really good so I put a bit extra into my speed today.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Training Ride 7/26/12

Another week of pre-dawn rides in the books.  Hit 1,000 miles for the month and pushing on.  I probably won't hit 1,200 this month but that would be super nice.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Training Ride 7/25/12

Pretty good ride this morning.  Listened to Geektime on the iPod during it, and I pushed myself to have a bit faster time than the previous few times on this route.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Training Ride 7/24/12

A bog standard Tuesday ride.  Nothing especially noteworthy other than I was pleasantly surprised how dry it was considering the rain that rolled in last night.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Training Run 7/23/12

Good morning.  Fresh week.  I went on a nice run today around downtown Vero.  Not quite as fast as Friday, but "you have to get slower before you get faster."  Or so I'm told.  Once my legs are used to the endurance/distance then I can work on getting faster over that distance.  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Training Ride 7/22/12

Super fun ride down to Jensen Beach and back.  Thanks to water management laws, the ride is infinitely more fun on Sundays than Saturdays.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Training Ride 7/21/12

Killing it.  A nice metric century this morning.  Legs felt good and I pushed it super hard up the 17th street bridge to see what Strava has for it.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Training Run 7/20/12

Skipping running Monday was smart.  Whatever knee trouble was dogging me disappeared and I got a nice strong run in today.  2 miles, continuing to stretch my distance and a moving pace under 8 minute miles is an improvement over last week.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Training Ride 7/19/12

Another week down, and it went quick.  The miles are piling up and I'm on pace to have a super good month.  This weekend might not be as crazy as the last one mileage-wise because there are some things I have to get done besides cycling, which sounds a bit crazy I know.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Training Ride 7/18/12

I was supremely tired this morning, but I had to find some inner strength to get me up and going.  My goal today will be to get to 5:00 stress free and then come home and sleep as soon as I stuff food down my gullet.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Training Ride 7/17/12

Early morning ride back again.  My legs feel good but after 4 hard days of riding in a row I'm just not feeling the snap in them anymore.  My Friday rest day is gonna be excellent.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Training Ride 7/16/12

No work makes me a happy dude.  Took the day off as an opportunity to grind out some miles.  I definitely need a rest day after a ton of miles, but I don't have one coming until Friday.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Training Ride 7/15/12

Halfway point in July.  As bad as yesterday's ride was, todays was great.  I felt fast and strong, and the weather didn't involve me getting rained on, which always improves the mood.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Training Ride 7/14/12

Really hard ride.  Got rained on, got splashed by tidal waves from redneck monster trucks.  Had to back track and add an extra 10 miles to the ride to avoid a giant wall of rain at Fellsmere.  It was infernally hot, and I went through 6 bottles of water and I'm still cooked down to nothing.  All that said, better than being at work.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Training Run 7/13/12

Hmmm, much slower, much more knee pain.  Disheartening.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Training Ride 7/12/12

A little preview of next year.  Not as long a distance as my AM rides, but a pile of intensity.  Three sets of tabata intervals (20 seconds at max heart rate, 10 second rest x8) and a nice Strava KOM on the bridge going eastbound.  This year I'm dedicated to endurance with my big race being the 100m Horrible Hundred. Next year I'm going to be ramping up the intensity and power in order to increase my time trialing and criterium ability.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Training Ride 7/11/12

Much better today.  Legs felt stronger.  Still not 100% but I'm making progress.  Yesterday's rest was highly productive.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Training Ride 7/10/12

Fairly hard ride this morning.  Not sure why, still feeling worn around the edges and I need to get some good form.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Training Run 7/9/12

Slight knee pain again today that started creeping up on Friday, hence the slower times and lack of a distance increase.  Not bad enough to sideline me, but not pleasant either.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Training Ride 7/8/12

Fun ride today.  Not as hard as I've been going lately, mostly because I feel a little chipped around the edges.  My knee has a very slight pain, as does my left bicep and my shoulders.  None of them are particularly bad, but all together I just feel less than 100%.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Training Ride 7/7/12

Woo what a ride.  Hot as hell but sunny and nice with very light winds.  Had a crash on IRD due to a negligent homeowner, but the only thing hurt was my pride.  All in all a rather hard ride, and I can't wait to shower.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Training Run 7/6/12

The plan continues.  1.85 miles and still feeling good.  2 Miles Monday.  This is good.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Training Ride 7/5/12

Week of AM rides is closed out.  My new dietary regimen is in good form.  Hopefully shedding the extra pound.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Training Ride 7/4/12

Happy Independence Day.  No work means I got to take a rather enjoyable metric century.  It was hot and a bit muggy, but there was little wind and the sun was shining.  Happiness.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Training Ride 7/3/12

Yesterday was an eye opener.  I won't really bother you with the details but I've tried something for about 8 months, and it isn't working so a change is in order.  I'm not happy with the results I've been getting from that experiment and it's time to go back to what I know works.  My activity will be the same, but my nutrition regiment is getting a shake up.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Training Run 7/2/12

The slow increase in distance and speed continues.  I'm excited to see where I plateau, but I hope it isn't anytime soon.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Training Ride 7/1/12

New month new possibilities.  Started off with a 70 mile jaunt to get things started the right way.  152 mile weekend is a lot and it's where it's at.  I'm kinda loopy right now I think I need a shower to lower my core temperature or something.