Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Weekly Log 20-May to 26-May-2013

5 miles.  Lunch time run on Misquamicut roads.  2 mile warm-up, followed by 4 x (400 yards hard, 400 yards easy).  It wasn't pretty:  73, 76, 79, 80.  Uggh!  Guess I need to resume getting some speedwork in on a regular basis.

6 miles.  Late afternoon run to the Town Beach, and ran the beach back.  Even on the coast, it was 73 degrees.  Chatted with owner of Two Little Fish as I stopped in all sweaty for a water.  On the plus side, singlet weather is back.

1,000 yards with FiveK.  400 warm-up, 4 x 50 (49 for the 1st, slowing to 59 for the last), and miscellaneous drills.

17 miles with FiveK.  This time he shows up with a road bike and bike shoes - didn't recognize the guy.  Headwind out to Watch Hill, and we pushed it hard on Ocean View Highway and again on Atlantic before easing up through Weekapaug along the water.  On Atlantic, averaged 23 mph.  Average 18 mph overall, maximum 29 mph.  Can feel it in my thighs this evening.  Good workout.

9 miles.  Met up with Mike B and FiveK for a 4:45AM run from FiveK's house.  The pouring rain had let up to a light rain when we started.  4.5 miles with the group down to Weekapaug, then another 4+ solo run home through Dunn's Corners neighborhoods.  Good start to the day.

6 miles.  North Stonington Education 5K.  Write-up shortly.

35 miles - my longest ride in two years.  Really fun ride with the guys out to Mystic and back.  Tom came over my house at 7AM, and we met up with Mike B in Pawcatuck about 10 minutes later.  Mike planned a good route to minimize traffic, and we had a coffee break mid-way courtesy of Tom.
Could feel I was at my limits on the way back, especially on hill climbs.  Felt like a game of cat and mouse; I was pushing to try to stay with Tom on uphill climbs, and then downhill Mike would blow past both of us and it was time for some "Boumenot hunting".  Gotta get more of these in.

Weekly Totals:
Run: 26 miles
Bike: 52 miles
Swim:  1,000 yards

Week in review:
The week was a little light in swimming and running, but just can't fit everything in.  On the plus side, I got a physical activity in every single day of the week and am loving the variety.  Two weeks to go to Mystic Y Tri, and I have two 5K races between now and then.  Need to remind myself to ease up on signing up for races, and just enjoy the fun.


  1. Looks like you had a great week! Nice job on all those bike rides.

    PS - with singlet weather approaching, I sure wish I had a Westerly singlet to wear around town. Too bad all I have right now is an NRA one...

    1. Funny, Shira! I appreciate your predicament. We have a waiting list of 6 against a minimum of 12 for screenprinting. Hopefully with Westerly Fun Runs starting in 2 weeks, we'll get that to that minimum soon. Tks for reminder!