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