Friday, August 31, 2012

Training Run 8/31/12

Closing out August with a nice 5 mile run.  All in all a great month.  Made really good progress on running, and enjoyed a rest week from cycling to recharge for the big events coming up in the fall.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Training Ride 8/30/12

After nearly a week's rest, I'm back.  I really needed the time off the bike after going so hard this year.  Hopefully the rest will recharge my legs for the big events I have coming in October and November.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Training Run 8/24/12

Unorthodox time for me to go on a run eh?  It's going to be an unorthodox weekend.

Training Ride 8/24/12

Felt great this morning.  Maybe it was switching back to the road bike or the extra sleep I got, but man I felt like a million bucks out there.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Training Ride 8/23/12

Another TT ride.  This time mostly because I was too lazy to take my road bike off the rack.  I think I have the TT bike out of my system now.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Training Ride 8/22/12

I haven't ridden my time trial bike in a very long time and you really forget how fast it is.  I didn't even push the pace super hard and my average speed was still noticeably faster than my road bike.  All in all, a super fun ride.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Training Ride 8/21/12

Super fun.  Oh wait.  I tore my tire on the ride and then had to hoof it home about 3 miles.  Made for a really shitty morning.  The saving grace will be when I get to spend $80 at the bike shop on the new tire.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Training Run 8/20/12

Set goal: accomplish goal.  I wanted to do 5 miles by August 25 and I did, just a few days early.  I'm very stoked and I hope things continue to get better and better for me from here on out with running.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Training Ride 8/19/12

Another rather fun ride.  The heat hasn't been quite so scorching this weekend which definitely makes the last  hour slightly more tolerable.  In any event, I knocked out some miles this weekend since next weekend is gonna be really light.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Training Ride 8/18/12

Super fun ride out to Micco and back.  Weather was hot and I got a rare west wind which is nice when you go far west as Fellsmere.  Tail winds on the ride home are the way to go all day.

I-95 Overpass on Micco Road
How do the new Kysriums look?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Training Run 8/17/12

Mission accomplished, 4 miles in the books by my August 25 deadline.  A fine run and I felt good.  Perhaps not very fast but speed only matters in a race and I'm not going to run in a race anytime soon.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Wheelset!

Hey everyone!  My Soul wheels crapped out on me last week as I mentioned off hand once.  So my new wheels are here and ready to rock.  Can't wait to take them out Saturday.

Ksyrium Equipe M10 Wheelset

Training Ride 8/16/12

I've felt slow this week so I made a conscious effort today to push it a bit harder this morning and it worked out.  You only get what you earn.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Training Ride 8/15/12

Was getting bored of the Ft. Pierce route so I changed it up.  Mildly frustrating ride due to the rain last night making for wet roads, but I did what had to be done.  Only one more day of this 4am stuff this week.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Training Ride 8/14/12

Man, I was slow this morning.  I need to crank it up.  My legs have felt heavy lately.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Training Run 8/13/12

Pushing the distance a bit further this morning.  Took it nice and easy pace-wise in order to prevent a blow out or anything.  My program is going very well indeed.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Training Ride 8/12/12

Whew, that was rough.  My legs were still tired from yesterday and I was definitely on low power today.  Glad that's over with, bring on the recovery.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Training Ride 8/11/12

Scorcher.  Insanely hot, but at least the wind wasn't too bad.  I hadn't gone over 80 in a while and I was due for it.  All in all, a pretty great ride.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Training Run 8/10/12

Sup my childrens.  Did a nice 3 and a quarter miles this morning to get my legs woken up.  Ready for the weekend's bike rides.  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Training Ride 8/9/12

A nice way to close out the week of rides.  My road bike wheels died yesterday so I had to go back to my old Aksiums.  They are pretty solid wheels for training rides but man they are ugly.  In any event, the UPS driver will no doubt be bringing me some newer prettier wheels sometime soon I'm sure.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Training Ride 8/8/12

Another strong ride.  No drawbridge to slow me down today, either.  Going to take the road bike into the shop for some work, so maybe TT bike tomorrow?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Training Ride 8/7/12

Really good feeling ride this morning, I felt super strong.  One of those rare rides where it feels like you have the wind at your back in all directions.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Training Ride 8/6/12

Cracked 3 miles, and progress is good.  My self imposed August 25 deadline to get to 4 miles is looking incredibly doable.  Set goals for yourself.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Training Ride 8/5/12

Pretty solid ride today.  I felt really strong even after the mega effort I put in going over the bridge trying to get the King of the Mountain on Strava.  If I had had another banana or two I could easily have kept going for another hour and a half.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Training Ride 8/4/12

Hey all.  Great ride this morning.  Was going to do 70+ but there was a threat of rain according to the forecast so I settled for a metric.  The rain never panned out so I guess I'm SOL but either way it was a fun ride.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Training Run 8/3/12

A nice way to close out a work week: a good invigorating run through a pretty neighborhood like the VBCC.  Anyway, getting close to some decent mileage, probably do a 3 mile run Monday.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Training Ride 8/2/12

I decided to go an extra 4 miles and get to work a bit late, which is to say not as early.  Was good.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Training Ride 8/1/12

Starting off August with a nice ride.  Nothing special.