Oct 10, 2010

Do I really have to title all of these things?

Don't really have much to blog about here except to keep my last post from getting too stale.  I know, I know, too late.  Maybe I'll blog on a few little items.  Like do I add the miles biked to and from the gym for swimming into my totals?  1.75 miles each way but it is in no way a workout even though I try to do them moderately hard.  Could be I'm just inflating my biking numbers with it though; that works out to be 10 miles per week.  40 miles per month.  Does it even matter if I count them or not?  Am I obsessing about nothing?

How about those bumps on the sides of the road that make your car go r-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-t (or is is r-r-r-r-r-r-t or r-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-t or r-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-t?  I'm pretty sure it starts with an "r" and ends with a "t" whatever it is.) that alert you when you are driving on the shoulder of the road?  What about them you say?  Well, just make sure you are standing up on the pedals if you happen to drift over on them if you know what I mean.  Men, you'll probably know as it provides a severely uncomfortable experience for your johnson and his neighbors.  Don't know what it does for women though.

Don't like seeing so much roadkill either.  Sure you get the occasional dead bird when running but out on the highways on a bike bring in much bigger varmints.  I'm always sure to hold my breath when going by them.  I mean, c'mon, they are dead.  They must be giving off some type of bad vapors aren't they?

I did have kind of a big week last week.  I hit 9.2 hours after only hitting 6.15 and 7.44 the weeks before.  I think I kind of felt it on Saturday as my run was slow and I fell asleep at a get together with family friends in the evening.  Such is the life of a triathlete.  Just need to pull off one more week of this before we head to Florida on vacation next week.  Sure I'll get in a little swimming and running then but I'll be on vacation and will take full advantage of having a down week.  Just not quite there yet.

10/4 1800m with 10x100 at 1:54-2:00; 42.3 miles at 17.8
10/5 5.67 miles at 7:49
10/6 2200m at 2:14; 3.5 miles on bike to and from pool
10/7 43.3 miles at 18.1
10/8 1800m at 2:05 (fast for me), 6.8 miles to pool and lunch
10/9 6 miles at 7:58


Jill said...

Those ruts on the side of the road should give you an upper body workout by shaking your arms so much - haha. Oh no you fell asleep at a family function - get some rest!! Have a great week of training!!

Johann said...

I sometimes do short runs (1km - 2km) with my 9 year old son and wonder if I should log any of it. I get quite a lot of road kill sometimes, no fun there. Have a good week!

San said...

I've never went by bike anywhere on my US trip so I can't say anything on them, except that they are annoying even while driving a car.

As to my new mindset, it boils down to.... Well, I'll tell you when we meet in Kona. ;-)

lindsay said...

The roadkill by me usually has some sort of awful odor going on. I also always imagine it coming to life and jumping up and hissing at me, so it provides me with a mini-sprint workout.

Titling blog posts is my least favorite. Random thoughts are always enjoyed. I would probably count the bike-commuting miles but I'm such a newbie. You more pro people don't need little numbers to boost your mileage like me :)

Beth said...

Trust me, the bumps aren't much better for us women. Yes! Roadkill is very stinky.

Mel Ashline said...

haha! Nice post! I saw a ridiculous amount of roadkill on my runs this weekend....raccoon, skunk, multiple squirrels, a few moles, and a bird (yes, just 1 bird!). Have a great vacation!

elaine said...

You motivate me to keep posting, (maybe even if I can't think of a title),...you hang in there and it helps me to read about it, can't believe you're a triathlete. I would need to learn to swim first, ha.

mountain khaki said...

very nice report..

congrats on a very improving running..

Beth said...

AZ- where did you go? I'm starting to worry about you... :)