Mar 17


All this beautiful weather has distracted me from my blog and I now I have to play some catch up on what I have been up to.  Enjoy!


Technically a rest day from running.  However, Scott Rigsby (the first double amputee to finish Kona) was going to be doing a group run starting at the nearby library.  I thought this would be a cool experience to meet him and he his amazing story.  I jogged up to the library only to find that his running legs were broken.  He is in the process of testing a new prototype of prosthetics and one of the springs broke.  So, unfortunately, there was no run.  I did get to chat with him for a bit though.

After that, it was off to the in-laws for my mom-in-law’s and grandma-in-law’s birthdays.


After a visit with the grandma-in-law, we celebrated birthday with the mom-in-law at the Pancake Factory.

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Mom and Dad-In-Law and my teenage bro-in-law who is apparently too cool for pictures now – haha

After breakfast, I took a bit of a nap before heading out on a 6 mile run.  There aren’t a lot of great places to run because the roads are very busy with no sidewalks.  I ended up just weaving around the neighborhood streets until I racked up the mileage.


It is a recovery week so I had the day off from running.  I did do 2200 yards in the pool though.  The workout included 5 x 100 yard intervals, 7 x 75 yard intervals and 6 x 25 yard sprints plus the standard warm up, cool down, and drills.


It was a beautiful day and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a bike ride.  I had a hills workout on the schedule, so I decided to just do laps around Reeds Lake.  Each lap is just over 4 miles and I did 6 laps.  Each lap has 3 pretty good inclines.  My goal for the ride was to stay aero as much as possible.  On the two smaller hills, I managed to stay aero during the climb.  On the larger climb, however, I had to get up the hoods to push it to the top.  I ended up doing 28 miles in just under an hour and half averaging 18.8 mph.  I felt like I could have done a few more laps, but it was getting close to dinner so I decided to head home.



Which brings us to today, St. Patrick’s Day.  I got plenty of exercise in today so I could indulge on a few Guinness tonight.  I started with 2000 yards in the pool at lunch followed by lunch at Yesterdog.  After that, I got back to work.  I had to go into the office to pick up some mail, so I decided to bike in.  Round trip it was just over 12 miles.  After I got home, I had to take care of a bit more work before heading out on my run.  My legs were still a bit in bike mode so it was actually like a mini brick run.  I got my 5 mile run in before the missus got home.

Rather than going out and fighting the crowds, we grilled out for dinner.  I enjoyed a Killian’s with dinner while Jennie got in the Irish spirit by dying her Smirnoff Ice green with some food coloring.


After dinner, Jennie and I took a walk up to Jersey Junction for our first ice cream of the year.  In the spirit of the holiday we both got mint chip ice cream.

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And now it is time to get some more work done now that the sun is down.

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  1. Maria

    What a great week! Glad you took advantage of the great weather. Too bad about Scott’s legs, I hope the prototypes work out for him.

  2. lindsay

    that’s cool about scott! too bad his legs were having issues :-/ and to think we complain about much smaller problems and talk ourselves out of a run/workout sometimes.

  3. Annie

    I’m glad you’re getting so much training in. Keep up the great blogging!

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