Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Race, Race, Ride

90 min bike ride - Done
5K RMRR Trophy Series Race/BBQ - 19:46
Goal - 18:39 (2007 time was 18:46)
I didn't quite reach my goal. It was at least 95+ degrees outside and I couldn't run any faster. There was one aid station at mile 1.5. At miles 2 and 3 I was very thirsty and my mouth was so dry. My overall pace was 6:22/mile.

My split mile times looked pretty good, but 6:00 min miles are hard. I need more speed workouts.

5 1/2K Summer Splash Race (Open to all city of Aurora employees)
Goal - To Win!!! - 22:45 and I won!
Open water swimming
Goal - 30 min

My pace today was just a little slower than yesterday. I was happy with my performance. I wanted to push it hard, but with control. My wife, Nicole and Pazu (dog), both did the 5 1/2K. I am so proud of them!! Go Nicole and Team All Stars!

Climb Mt. Evans (On my bike) - 28 miles all uphill (averaged 8.8mph), 28 miles all downhill (averaged 28mph)
Goal - not to trash my legs - My legs felt great. I didn't have any issues. The day after was good too.
- no crashing!!!! That means slow? No extreme sharp turns, be smart...etc.

Well...I almost crashed. HEHEHE. I was almost at a complete standstill and I was trying to lock in my shoes going uphill. I caught myself, but I almost fell. I took some of the turns pretty slow. I was be conservative. I went with my cousin's boyfriend, Shane. He was awesome!!! He took some of those turns so well he was gone in an instant.

Pictures are coming soon!!


Brent Buckner said...

Good stuff!
Yeah, that heat was not conducive to PR.

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on the win! Great to hear the bike ride did not include any crashes too.

iron-boyer said...

nice run...I wish I could hold a 6:30min/mile. Would you share one of your running workouts so I can try to improve my running time.