Monday, March 27, 2006

So how was your weekend?

Sat - Long ride - 4 hr 16 min
Sun - Ran part of the Around The Bay with Melissa (she was doing the relay)
- swim drills 40 min in the afternoon

Around The Bay is a 30 km race. My original plan was to meet up with Jon and run the first 10 km with him. Then meet Melissa at the 10 km mark and run with her. The morning I realized that if I ran with Melissa, I would be at 20 km mark. And if I park my car at the start/finish position, I would have to run 10 km to get back. This means, I might as well do the whole race. Running 30 km would be too taxing on my body. So I bailed out on Jon (sorry,dude, next time :) ).

I parked my car at 19 km. Walked 9 km back and met up with Melissa. Mel did the 5km last time at the Hannekah Hustle. Since this is her first time doing 10 km, I decided to run with her instead with Jon.

This is really a nice race. It is very well organized. Best of all is seeing the support from the community. Since this is my "S" race, I am able to enjoy the race. During the run, I just blah about training and what not. It is great to see another friend getting into running. The lab that Mel worked at, there is a lot of runners. In fact, the runners on her relay are from her lab. I guess I never imagine running with my co-workers. Might be in the future :).

There really ain't too much to say. I got myself a pair of shoes at the booths. I got my old shoes (Asics' Gel 1100). Now I am more confidence about pounding the road.

The weather is really nice. If I didn't ran, I would be out riding.

I really miss riding outdoor. I went and got myself a helmet on Sat with Donna. Donna is a friend of a friend. She got herself a trek bike and is going into tri this summer..sweet. Her friends are so nice. They got her a banto box, pump, tube. All the things she needs to ride. I was asking her to introduce her friends to me :D.

As I was talking to her about riding with the clipless and on a roadie, I thought back when I use to ride for long distance. :). Oh how I miss it. The freedom. The relaxation. The speed. This Fri, i am taking the afternoon off b/c I have a dental appointment. It is at 12:45. This means that I will have the whole afternoon to ride. Plan to go long. 4 1/2 hrs.

[Added: Almost forgot. This weekend is the 1st Annual Simply Stu's Worldwide Triathlon. I think the distance is like 400 m swim, 20 mile bike and 5 km run. Since I trained those distance (and longer) anyways, I signed up. The only thing I changed was spending 40 min in the pool on Sun.]

14 comments:

jessie_tri_mn said...

Whats an "s" race?

If you miss riding outdoors, does that mean you road for four hours and sixteen minutes on your trainer? Inside or outside, four hours is a long time! You are an animal!

William said...

Sounds like a good weekend! Way to go. 4+ anything on the trainer is a notable achievement. You're butt must be made of iron.

Cliff said...

:) God give me a fat ass for a reason...

Susan said...

What a great weekend! Those are great pics.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Great pictures. Love the ones of the kids with their signs but of course the ummm butt shot is my fav...lol.

Good workout!

it's only fuel said...

Way to go Cliff, great job...that ain't small mileage by any means:)

James & Kenya the Duck Toller. said...

Cliff, I would have thought you'd run the ATB!

IMmike said...

Cliff, like the new layout a bunch!

qcmier said...

Dang, you're putting up some serious training hours. Nice...

Sarah Lukas said...

hey- that does sound like some good stuff out there! I miss outdoors as well...boo!

Mike said...

Hey Cliff,
Solid training weekend! Great pics to boot..I always love seeing the kids out supporting their dad/mom, etc on the sidelines.

Rae said...

I love all the pics!! It sounds like a fun race. I've got to do that one one day!

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