Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Training Ride 10/31/12

Some rides are better than others.  This was a great one for a wide variety of reasons.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Training Ride 10/20/12

A great day for a ride.  The wind continues to be brutal but felt more manageable today for some reason.  I dunno.  What I do know is I hit my monthly goal which I did not think would happen after Sandy kept me off the bike for so long.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Training Ride 10/28/12

Absolutely gorgeous weather.  Not a cloud in the sky and high 60's low 70's.  You can't ask for better than that.  Only negative was the wind, it was a tad breezy but to complain about that on a day this nice is splitting a very fine hair.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Training Run 10/27/12

So Hurricane Sandy is killing me.  No bike since Wednesday due to hurricane force winds.  But you can still run in wind, so I did.  I went super long today and broke the 7 mile mark for the first time.  win?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Training Run 10/25/12

There is a tropical storm off shore creating 30-45mph winds today.  That's a bit much to bike in, but OK to run in... so...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Training Ride 10/24/12

Pretty rough ride.  Insanely windy and I had stomach cramps the whole time.  Brutal.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Training Ride 10/23/12

Rest day yesterday, back to the grind today.  Did a fun ride up to Wabasso and back, a little preview of next year minus the intervals.  Tried to break my own strava record over the bridge but I haven't uploaded it there yet.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Training Ride 10/21/12

Fun little ride.  A cold front must have come through because it was in the 50's when I started this morning.  I had to put on arm warmers.  But it turned out to be sunny and nice.  Good things.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Training Ride 10/20/12

Nice half century this morning.  Legs felt pretty good.  Longer tomorrow.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Training Run 10/19/12

I took Monday off running to rest so today was a wake up call.  A good hard run.  Who knows maybe a 5k this winter?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Training Ride 10/18/12

Week of pre-dawn rides over.  All in all it was way easier than it should have been because of my lack of sleep.  I generally function horribly without lot's of sleep so this was rather strange.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Training Ride 10/17/12

I felt pretty weak today, but sometimes when the legs aren't good you have to just shift to a harder gear and force yourself to do it.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Training Ride 10/16/12

I'm in the home stretch towards 10k miles for the year.  It's been hard, and I'll have a lot more to say about it in the future.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Training Ride 10/14/12

This was rough.  Windiest day I can recall riding in for months.  I am absolutely brutalized after what felt like a headwind in all directions, and not a light one either.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Training Ride 10/13/12

Fun ride with the Panera crew.  Was a bit somber with Keith's passing last weekend, but we still got after it.  I didn't feel on top form, but I managed to stay with the fast guys.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Training Run 10/12/12

Nice 5 miler to book end the week of pre-dawn efforts.  Panera Ride tomorrow (supposedly fast guys show up now, we'll see) and then a 70+ miler Sunday.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Training Ride 8/11/12

Closed out the week with a 40 mile spin.  Trying to get things going before the weekend rides.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Training Ride 10/10/12

Good ride this morning.  I was super tired but about halfway through I felt all the cob webs were out of my system and I felt alive.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Training Ride 10/9/12

Back at it.  Horrible Hundred next month and I'll need to start building up to it.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Training Run 10/8/12

A little sore from yesterday's race, but I pushed myself to get this run done.  I'm rapidly approaching 10k miles cycling for the year and I'm super excited about that.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

2012 Tour de Vero

Super fun race and very fast.  88 miles in under 4 hours is heavy pushing.  I did well, finished in the second group of 4 riders behind the first group of 8 or so that go away at the 65 mile mark.  Pics to follow.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Training Run 10/6/12

Nice 10k run this morning.  Got side stitches at the 5 mile mark that slowed me, but all in all a good time.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Training Ride 10/5/12

Another wet one, but not nearly as bad or demoralizing.  My last tune up ride before the Tour de Vero.  Tomorrow I'll take the day off the bike and get a run in, but for the most part I'll be resting and getting stoked.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Training Ride 10/4/12

Terrible Ride.  Went to do my usual south route, got rained on so I turned north to do bridge repeats to dodge the rain.  Did a few repeats when the rain started there, too.  So the whole ride was a wet abortion and was completely un-fun.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Training Ride 10/3/12

Rained out yesterday, going to try to make up for it Friday.   Today's ride was a bit sluggish, but that's usual for being out so early.