The weekend and Must Go Running!

Pretty much slacked off in the training department this weekend.  On the upside, Amy and I had a pretty relaxing weekend together!  On Saturday night we were at a house warming party for one of Amy’s friends.  Amy’s friend and her husband are from Alaska and there were some other Alaskans there, they were discussing how you seem run into others from Alaska all over the place even though the state has a relatively small population.  I told them about a guy who I went to Western Kentucky University with, who is a triplet from Ketchikan, Alaska.  One of the girls from Alaska asked “Was his name Brad?”, he had been her high school swim coach in Valdez.  Sometimes the world is pretty small!


I’m going to make this week a run focused week.  I feel like I’ve done a good job easing my way back into running but now it’s time to get in some distance!  Most of the runs will probably be treadmill runs but I would like to get in at least one decent outdoor run.  Feeling the need to do a running race sometime soon, maybe one of the ARR 5Ks, that always helps with the motivation!

Also, my friends  Len and Bill and I got registered to volunteer for IMAZ coming up in November.  This will guarantee us a spot for 2012 (sub 12 hours will be the goal)!

Someday this man will lose a limb!

Getting back to the Habit

So far so good this week with the training.   Took Monday and Tuesday off as planned and got in a good ride Wednesday morning, wasn’t even that hot for the first 1/2 of the ride!  We added a second hill loop to what we’ve been riding lately. here’s the ride elevation graph:

The hills aren’t very long, but it’s a close to home ride that I like!  Thursday morning I relaxed at the house before work while watching the first High Mountain stage in the Tour de France.  It’s been an interesting tour so far with some unfortunate crashes. I can’t imagine how much it must suck to get taken out in the first week in the TdF from a huge crash that is impossible to avoid.  The guys below  had a right to be the most upset!

Thursday Run/Swim

I was able to skate out between lunch and dinner and get to the gym, this makes the long days so much better.  Got in 30 minutes on the much hated treadmill, starting to incorporate that into the regimen.  Some of the treadmills at Lifetime have a option to download your run to a flash drive, I’ll have to check this out and see if there’s any useful info I can get out of this.  I have to admit I love the amount of info that is easily accessible from a workout nowadays.  Between my Garmin and things like this it pretty cool what you get!   After the run got in a 1000 meters in the indoor pool, just too hot after running to swim outside.  My swim didn’t end up being that fast but I felt like was trying to dig in pretty good,  definitely felt the effort later at work.


Did some shoulder – leg extension – core work.  Might get in a swim later if I’m lucky! 

Final Thought:

This Ostrich freaking rips!