Nice weather = nice run. I have to work late tonight. Hopefully I will get out of here in time for a swim. Swim tonight. 1,500 meters, plus a few sprints.
Cool weather is good for running, but not great for getting in and out of the water. I spend part of the day in a "dunking booth" for Habitat for Humanity. Let's just say I spent a lot of time in and out of the cool water and cool air. Boy, did my employees have a good time! Some of them can throw. I wish I had my wetsuit. :) At least it is for a good cause.
Yes, that is actual training you see in my training log. With any luck, I will get some purple in the graph tonight. Swim tonight was 1,500 meters plus drills.
Good run at lunch. I never really red-lined it and my legs didn't loosen up until mile 3 or 4. It is amazing what 2 days off will do combined with cooler temps. I could get used to running in weather less than 90 degrees and low humidity. :)
I think I found my final TRI of the season. It's a sprint outside of Richmond on Sunday, October 8: Giant Acorn Triathlon. It is within driving distance and will not conflict with my girls soccer. So it meets 2 out of 3 of my requirements. It's not an Oly or HIM, but at least it has an open water swim. I figure I need all the race experience I can get.
Forgive me Joe Friel and Hal Higdon for I have sinned. It has been 2 days since my last training session.................
OK, back at home (1 day early) and I will get back at it tomorrow. Plan is for run and swim tomorrow with 20+ mile LSD run on Sunday. If Sunday's run goes well, I might try to run MCM for time. It looks like my TRI season might be over. I am having a hard time finding a race that fits my requirements.
Better run today, although yet another week has gone by without anything long. At this rate, I should just have a goal of completing MCM. I need to remind myself to respect the distance or I will be in for another race like the Buffalo Marathon.
Apparently people in Memphis run on Sunday afternoons, but not Saturday afternoons. I probably passed 6 different runners today. So the answer to Sue's question is YES, people do run in Memphis. Just not too many. :)
Went out for a run along the Mississippi and through some local neighborhoods in Memphis. I was planning on going longer, but I had NOTHIN!!! I didn't have any legs and was hot and dehydrated right from the get go. Besides, the dog ate my homework. :) Pleasant enough route, but I know there must be better places to run in Memphis as there was not a single other runner along path.
Much better run today. Maybe my leg turnover is coming back for the shorter stuff.
Off to a conference in Memphis in the morning. I will be there through Wednesday - UGGHHHH. We will see what kind of training, eating, drinking, running I get in while I am away. :)