• 3h 21m
  • 55.60 miles
  • 16.60 Mi/hr

Bike club ride. Knew I would be dragging today. Steve rode on ahead and hung with the A group. I ended up riding with Patty, a local legend who had also done the two-triathlon thing yesterday. She has done 11 Ironman distance races and is very generous with sharing her knowledge. Wind was terrible again (Mother Nature needs to just calm down) for the first 31 miles. We picked up a gal named Becky that I sometimes ride with just outside of Illiopolis, she had been dropped and was lost in the middle of nowhere and contemplating turning down the wrong road.

Steve was waiting at a convenience store in Illiopolis, along with a couple of others, so we had a better group heading back. Once we turned to the west, the tailwind was fabulous.

Had lunch afterwards at a new restaurant in Rochester. Now for a nap...

  • 47m 32s
  • 13.00 miles
  • 16.41 Mi/hr
  • 36m 31s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 11m 47s /Mi
  • 07m 03s
  • 300.00 yards
  • 02m 21s /100 yards
Well, that was a challenging day. I don't have my times yet, but I won my age group for the mini. Not sure about the sprint. We had rain, cold weather and high winds, ugh. Will post more when I have times.

  • 18m 40s
  • 1.60 miles
  • 11m 40s /Mi

Jogged around the block to loosen up the legs

TGIF. I will probably do a short (2 mile or so) run later just to keep the legs loose. I'm trying to think through the logistics for tomorrow's race -- doing two distances back to back will be something I've not done. The weather is what has me thinking --- forecast is for cooler temps with rain and 14 mph winds. Ugh, thank you Mother Nature.

There will be about 15 minutes between when I finish the mini and start the sprint. I had thought about changing into dry clothes but that doesn't seem worth it.

And what the heck do you wear on the bike when it is cold and raining? Thinking I need to go pick up a lightweight rain jacket today.

Oh, and I broke my good Tifosi cycling glasses so there's one more thing I need to buy today.

  • 34m
  • 1600.00 yards
  • 02m 08s /100 yards

300 easy
50 - one arm
50 - Tarzan
50 - Breathe on 3
50 - Breathe on 5

Main Set
4 x 200 on 5'
Warm down
75 free
50 pull
25 breast

  • 1h 30m
  • 24.50 miles
  • 16.33 Mi/hr

Scheels Ride -- Nice night. No designated ride leader so people took turns.

On tap for today, lunch time swim and Scheels ride.

Ordered a Giro Air Attack helmet and it was waiting for me on the front porch when I got home yesterday. I like the looks of it and it seems to fit well.

  • 41m 44s
  • 3.39 miles
  • 12m 18s /Mi

Short tempo. Cold air + pollen had the snot factory in full force today

  • 41m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 44s /100 yards

4 x 50 free/25 horizontal scull

4 x 25 Tarzan/25 dog paddle drill

4 x 100 @ medium, 5" rest
6 x 100 threshold, 1 minute rest

Skipped the warmdown, was on lunch hour and pressed for time

Slept too well and didn't get up for my run this morning. It's really cold again, and the idea of having to dig out the gloves, long sleeved shirts and tights again held no appeal.

On my longish run this past weekend, I had a podcast I wanted to listen to and realized that the new phone (Samsung Galaxy) is too darned big to fit in the little amphipod pouch I use. Truth be told, the iPhone just BARELY fit in the pouch and that was after taking it out of the case. So off I went to the local running store. The lady working there told me this is a common problem and recommended a Spibelt. I'm kind of looking forward to trying it out. While I was there I had them order me another pair of Brooks PureConnect. Now to start bumping up the run mileage.

abake's Training Log

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  • Gateway Triathlon - Olympic Course (Triathlon)
    5/17/2015 Carlyle, Illinois
  • Railsplitter Olympic Triathlon (Triathlon)
    6/20/2015 Petersburg, Illinois
  • Route 66 Half Ironman (Triathlon)
    7/26/2015 Springfield, Illinois
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