I had another good weekend of training. The weather did a total flip flop for Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was supposed to pour all day, but wound up in the low 60's, clear (in the afternoon) and PERFECT for running two hours with 3 x 15 mins @ 7:30 pace thrown in. Actually, it did rain earlier that morning turning the running trail into a bit of a muddy mess.
|My hairy legs didn't get as muddy ;)|
Sunday was supposed to be high of 57, but never got out of the 40's, AND got windy and cloudy. I still got in 3.5 hours of (cold) riding (plus rebroke my front derailleur) then got in a 30 min brick for a 4 hour workout. I'll take the 6 total hours of volume! (I even hit 17 hours for the week. Woah!)
WTF is up with my front derailleur?!?! The same thing happened at Lake Placid. I suddenly became unable to shift into the big ring. Fortunately I figured out how to coerce it by getting the rear derailleur into the largest rear cog to put the most amount of tension on the chain. But still!! GGGgrrrrr....
Finally, HUGE congrats to Kevin @ Ironman by Thirty and Jeff @ Dangle the Carrot. Both competed in the Woodlands Marathon down in the Country of Texas over the weekend and Kevin dropped a 3:05:12 and Jeff dropped a 3:06:25. Both HUGE PR's!!!
And finally finally, congrats to Victora @ Victoria's Obligatory Triathlon Blog, she broke 2 hours for the first time in a half marathon!