Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I am going for "Put-Hair-On-Your-Chest-Wednesday" installment # 2 today, because today REALLY tested my limits. I may have caused more grays than chest hair. I am beat and DONE for the day.

First, this morning's bike ride. But FIRST, my recovery from yesterday's 10 mile run in 100% humidity. I wrecked myself yesterday AM, and throughout the day I was waiting and waiting and waiting for the soreness to creep it; it never did. I even brought the foam roller with me to work for an extra stretch and roll @ lunch. None needed. I was like, "OOoooaaakaaaayyyyyy....."

It never showed up passively, but it showed up on the bike this morning. I was missing a gear, or so it felt like. I did 30.6 miles in 1:40:00. I was either going @ a slow recovery speed or going HARD since I did about 6 or 7, 5 min intervals @ threshold pace. I noticed a 28mph number here and there on some of the flats. SCORE! I felt like crap, but my legs sure were fast this morning. I crawled up the hill @ work to finish the ride and was glad that was over with!

Then tonight the fun REALLY got going. And I thought my ride this morning was hard. I HAD NO IDEA!!! My super swimmer coworker Bob gave me a set to do tonight:
500 warm up
5 x 100 on 2:00
5 x 100 on 1:55
5 x 100 on 1:50
hold the pace for ALL 100's.

So not only is the cumulative effect taking hold, but I am getting less rest as the sets progress. I snuck in 200 yards of kicking drills between each 100 yard epic battle for some sort of recovery, if you can call it that.

And my result? Held no slower than a 1:31, and no faster than a 1:24. I saw lots of 100's in the 1:26 range. I felt my best during the 100's on the 1:55 interval. DOUBLE SCORE!

Whelp folks, 2010 is 50% done. Unless I run some miles in my sleep tonight, I am calling June DONE.

Gonna try to do a half year in review post tomorrow. So stay tuned!


  1. That is some hard shit. Nice swim splits!!!! I'm jealous. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get faster in the pool. I seem to have plateaued.

  2. Wow, you were busy! By the time you're done with this heat training, you'll be ready for a triathlon in the middle of the freakin' desert!
    Nice swim set! I think I'm gonna need to join you for some pool workouts!

  3. Wow...awesome training! I wish I had your swim speed!

  4. You are on fire...nice workouts all the way around!


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