Thursday, July 13, 2006

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The days are flying by this week but happy to report that I'm still getting out there and getting my daily dose of endorphins.

Wednesday almost seemed like a carbon copy of Tuesday. It was 2:15 before I could surface for a breath but I decided I was going to get in a workout today rather skip it and kick myself about it later. It ended up being a short one one, but every second counts.

Wednesday Swim Stats
2500 Yards Total
44 Minutes
1 x 1000 Free
1 x 250 TI Drills
1 x 1250

Post work, I had a long run planned but definitely wasn't too motivated to get out there after a long day. Also, I had just ran a 20 miler on Saturday. I ended up getting it done but it was tough mentally. The legs went surprisingly well though. No, I don't typically do long runs 3 days apart but trying to get myself on the right schedule where I hit the long run mid-week and can focus on heavy cycling volume on the weekend.

I was spinning circles around some pretty desolate farmland up here and dodging the occasional car. I'm really glad I had my Ipod to keep me company......REALLY GLAD.

Wednesday Run Stats
2:28 Total Time
18.4 Miles Total
152 HR Ave

Today, had lunch plans so the big donut in the lunch workout category. I did get in a ride/run post-work though. I really need to work on getting out there earlier. I was rolling out at 7:10pm for my ride. A lot of wind out there so I made it a point to spin in an easier gear into the headwinds / false flats - rollies. I tried to keep it on the flats for the majority of the ride.

I really didn't want to push it after the long run the day before. The legs felt pretty good. I decided to get in a transition run off the bike and after an ugly start the legs came around. I put it on auto pilot and was able to reel off 7:30's for a solid 30 minutes....overall a nice workout. Hopefully my legs won't protest too much tomorrow!

Thursday Bike / Run
27.8 Miles
18.5 MPH Ave
133 HR

30 min
4 Miles
148 HR Ave

Keep the love alive peeps!



Blogger Steven said...

That is some serious mileage this week, Mike. Good.

Keep at it...6 weeks and counting!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

you're doing a great job with the workouts. wish I could be that disciplined!

1:15 PM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

I wish I could get in more evening workouts, but 4 kids often denies me of getting out at night. I still manage to get in a couple doubles every week though so I can't complain too much. Nice job getting the workouts done.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

Oh, Mike. How different we are! I read that you did a 44 minute swim and think that sounds like an eternity in the pool.

But to you, that's a short workout!

You are right, though, every second counts. Hope you continue to tick along!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Darrell said...

18 miles midweek! I can't even imagine having the time or energy for that. Good for you for getting it done.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Lora said...

How ya holding up in the heat??

3:42 AM  

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