The question is: will this make me faster?

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  • Hum: 89%
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Low 50F
Light drizzle
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Partly Cloudy
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Thursday - August 11

  • 29m 21s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 07m 20s /Mi

Wednesday - August 10

  • 3h 10m 09s
  • 61.63 miles
  • 19.45 Mi/hr

Great bike ride! This is my new longest ride ever. We also had a tremendous pizza at Mullet's at mile 55. Thanks to Tyler for the great workout!

  • 24m
  • 1200.00 yards
  • 02m /100 yards

Time and distance estimated. OWS with wetsuits at Blue Heron Lake. Tyler was kind enough to lend me a pair of goggles.

Tuesday - August 9

Typically busy Tuesday, so we'll call it a rest day between the long run and the long bike.

Monday - August 8

  • 1h 39m 37s
  • 12.00 miles
  • 08m 18s /Mi

I shaved a full 5 minutes off last week's 12 mile run, not because I ran harder (I actually had a significantly lower HR today), but because it was 10-15 degrees cooler.

Getting up at 5 AM to go for a 12 mile run is a moment of truth, I tell you. I will also tell you this - the first tenth of a mile, I knew, out running a 12 mile run at 5 AM, that I was definitely going to be able to get this HIM done in 2 weeks.

Sunday - August 7

  • 40m
  • 12.88 miles
  • 19.32 Mi/hr

Easy spin recovery session. I also took the opportunity to clean my chain, inspect the tires, adjust my seat bag, change the cleats on my shoes, and study up on race nutrition.

Saturday - August 6

  • 1h 33m 35s
  • 30.00 miles
  • 19.23 Mi/hr

Nice easy bike to allow for a good transition to the run. HR was in the 115-125 almost the whole time.

  • 31m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 07m 45s /Mi

With the weather cooperating (75 degrees, calm, overcast), I felt very strong on the run. I had plenty left in the tank to go farther, which is very reassuring for race day.

This run was a very good run for me. I compared this run to the first 4 miles of my Drake Relays half marathon. I ran those 4 miles about a minute faster, but with a HR of about 160, and with near-ideal conditions, and without a 30-mile bike ride preceding it. I am very encouraged by today's workout.

Furthermore, I ran in my regular cotton socks, and my feet felt fine. I will probably try the technical socks some other time, maybe during the winter. But right now is probably not the best time to be experimenting with new equipment.

Friday - August 5

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