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Great holiday weekend

Posted by Joe_h1 on Jul 6, 2010 7:49:44 AM

was super busy so I'll catch you up

 

Thursday - run day so 5 hill repeats at unisys hill. great little hill and it was a beautiful day but I was rushed so I only got about 30 minutes in

 

Friday- another life induced rest day

 

Saturday - up early to face down some person hobgoblins of doubt on the bike.  haven't ridden Bloo at all lately and first couple miles were getting reacquanted.  After warm up I decided to ride to New Hope. This is a country backroad ride with 3 good climbs at the base of the second hill a small voice in my head starting talking smack. ' you're not going to be able to finish this ride...somethings off you don't have it today' instead of calling this voice a little b!tch or worse yet giving in I negotiated - just keep going as long as we can as long as nothing is wrong and nothing is. this is what it is supposed to feel like doing a long climb.  i kept climbing and eating and eventually made the turnaround where a quick check showed my blood sugars was in a good range. so off we went again I took on the last and worst climb off the day and I owned it.  the rest of the ride was fantastic - me and bloo were sympatico and the little voice was vanquished.  all together it was about 41 miles in 2:50. I got back home started the coffee maker and switched into my running shoes and did a quick mile.

 

later that day we drove down to the beaches of lower delaware

 

Sunday - after a long day of sun and fun I got permission to do a long run before dinner. perfect timing it was still light and very warm and about the same time of day I will getting off the bike for my iron distance in sept.  The first two miles i pushed the pace too hard and the heat, lack of shade, and buffallo wings I had for dinner last night quickly turned the run into a death shuffle. I was overjoyed! This was a fantastic race simulation. tired, hot and a stomach on fire doing loops around the house where I could quit at any time.  I kept going.  I guess i could have used a portaloo out there to further compliment my race simulation but I figured I should leave some mystery for raceday. I finished with a sour stomach and a huge smile. 90 minutes

 

Monday - first ocean swim EVER. did a warm up of body surfing w/ the boy and saw a dolphin out in the waves (or at least I thought It was dolphin might may been a mutated deranged anchovey) so suck it kona I can swim with dolphins on the east coast. I got out past the breakers and swam to the jetty and back. the current was a lot harder on the way back. no sighting issues.  Did have the taste of salt pretzels for the whole swim though. one incident to report where a person swam under me and I touched their back.  It was a bit of a suprise and I freaked for a second fearing that I found a dead body luckily they popped to the surface and started swimming. about 25 minutes to cover around 800 yards.

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