This is now 3-4 weeks in a row that Mile repeats have been super windy. The winds have been 20-25mph with wind gusts at 30+ mph. STOP!!!! These mile repeats are not fun and I they are getting tougher each week. The wind isn't helping!!
My body has been feel good!! The hips are great, legs fine and hanging in there.
Chilly Cheeks Duathlon #3 (Saturday)
What a cold start on the bike. My fingers and toes were so numb. It started to warm up a little, but still too cold. I haven't been riding but a few times a month, so I knew my ride wasn't going to be the fastest. I was only 1 minute slower than last year. Not too bad.
I got off the bike and my feet were frozen solid. They didn't start un-thawing until mile 2-3. I felt very strong and in control. I was there to race and I was picked each person off one at a time. I had one runner in mind to catch. I was determined to catch him and at the very end...sprint to the finish, I passed him. He put up a big fight at the end, but I beat him out.
Bike 10.8 mikes: 31:07
Run 4 miles: 25:04
Total time: 58:14
Afterwards I ended up running another 12.5 miles. 3.5 hours I ran another 2.5 miles. My planned called for the short run 4 hours after the long run...
RMRR Trophy Series at Crown Hill (Sunday)
I thought my run time was fast yesterday after the bike. Today was even faster. There was a speed limit sign posted at 10mph. I broke that barrier and was breaking the law!! I ran 3 miles in 17:38. Actually I clocked 3.09 miles... This is the fastest 5k time I have ever ran and this training is coming along great. I thought I was going to fall apart today, but I kept going. I had to catch my friend Dave...and I never did. We had about the same time today.
Mile 1: 5:36
Mile 2: 5:49
Mile 3: 5:39
Mile .09: 0:32
AWESOME!!! Now I will take tomorrow easy and not a tempo run. I deserve an easy day.