CYCLE: 30MILES/ MTB/ AVE PACE 15MPH
What a spectacular morning. The sun was out and at 7 am it was 60. This is my first cycling group ride. Mary sucked me into this. I'm extremely nervous. FIrst ,I'm not sure how far I'm going but somewhere between 25-50 miles. I don't know anyone. And as usual -I'm slow.
I got to the parking lot at the canal too early. I had alot of wait time. I started meeting others in the group. Alot I recognized from spinning. Mary sucked alot of us in! One couple even lives in my neighborhood and are marathoners. By the time to leave there were 30 bikers.
Off we went. As usual I was in the back of the pack but at least I wasn't the one who wrecked leaving the parking lot. I felt really good. At little pushed at times but it made me keep up when I wanted to slow down. Before long everyone was pulling over. unbelievable. We were in Morris the 15 mile stop. I felt good and was tempted to go to Seneca(25m). I found 2 other riders who were turning back. Because of lack of confidence-I turned with them. They were great. Nice pace. It was a great ride back but slower because it was into the wind.
We finished in 2 hours. I was feeling alittle tired and very hungry. In a way I was sad I didn't take my shot at 50 but I'll let you know tomorrow how I feel.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
CYCLE: 30MILES/ MTB/ AVE PACE 15MPH
Friday, June 02, 2006
Today I took a good look at what's going on with me. My goals return to enjoying the run. Look forward to San Francisco. Reread The penguin. There is the Courage to Start and No Need for Speed. That's what got me out there in the first place. I'll never win a race. I'll never be fast. I need to return to enjoying the journey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by IronWaddler at 1:42 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
RUN: 3.0 MILES -NO TIME- WALKED ALOT
I know there are your bad days but this one really sucked. My legs were tired and achey. I have zero for motivation. This is not me. I was running then the next thing I know I'm walking. Is it because for the first time in 3 years - I have no real great goals. Nothing I'm training for. Or is it that I'll be 50 in the fall.
I ask myself why I'm doing this. I need to step back and reset. I do not believe I'll do Batavia next weekend. I've gone backward. Put on alittle weight. Slowed in my running. WTF. I'm not doing anything Thursday-Cor's graduation and Friday I rest. Saturday I'm on to do a ride with Mary. My running buddy is running at Notre Dame.
Posted by IronWaddler at 11:12 PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
SPINNING: 60 MIN/ AVE HR 140 /MAX 162
Mary had some pumped up music and a great interval workout. Four intervals 2 speed and 2 big hills. Each lasted 10-12 min.. I felt crappy the first 30 min. But then everything fell into place. The music took me back to the 80's and I was able to focus. I love spinning class because I'm always guaranteed a tough workout. TOmorrow I hope to run if weather permits. It should be coller but with storms.
Posted by IronWaddler at 9:21 PM
Monday, May 29, 2006
CYCLE: 10 MILES/ MTB/ 1:01
RUN: 2 MILES/ NO TIME
It was another hot one today. Got up and headed for Watefall Glen at 730am. Cor and Bri came along. Bri had never done this so we took it easy. I also was alittle tired from yesterday's 25. Good ride. We headed home and I grabbed Dakota and ran 2. It was almost 85 at 10am. After finishing , I still felt good enough to cut the grass. Not bad at all. Looking forward to Batavia.
Ran: 3:00 hrs/ 13 miles
Cycle: 2:50 / 25+ spin
Monday: brick 10-2
WEds. Run 4
Thurs: Off- Cor Graduation
Saturday: Run 10
Sunday: Cycle/ I&M
Posted by IronWaddler at 2:37 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2006
CYCLE: TIME 1:51/ 25 MILES / MTB
I got up early again trying to beat the heat. It was 70 at 6am. I wanted to ride the Fox Valley River trail. After 30 min I found the parking lot. I was going to ride north 1 hour then return. I lost the trail when it crossed Virgil's trail-so I did an out and back of 23 miles. It was shaded with a breeze. I have no idea my speed but I pushed along the entire time. Felt good at the finish.
Posted by IronWaddler at 10:20 AM