Monday, June 18, 2007


Saturday 12.0 miles/1:45:01/8:45 average pace

We squeezed in a great run in Tiburon during a window of freakishly mild weather. It was only in the upper 50's when we started, maybe inching into the low 60's by the end. This is compared to 100 degrees a few days before. Weird! Of course Tiburon is right on the water so it's always a bit cooler, but it has been hot on past runs. Anyway, it was pretty fun! Zach and I did the 9 mile hilly loop together, then he finished up with 10 miles for the day and I went on to do 12. I felt very fresh at the end, and for the first time in a while, felt like I could have kept going. :)

I did develop a nasty blood blister on my pinky toe. It's just chillin for now, I'm not going to lance it or anything, just see how it goes. It might be getting smaller. I am going to make a game-time decision about running tonight. I don't think a blister is a reason to miss a run.

However, I hurt the same foot yesterday pretty bad by kicking the vacuum. No, I did not kick it intentionally. Things got a little messy and I got a little crazy as I was reorganizing my closet, and let's just say we're lucky no one was killed. In fact, the day was a super success. Death count: 0, squeaky clean apartment: 1. I did the spring cleaning in lieu of cross training.

Friday night we got out for a 7.5 mile bike ride. That would be all the cycling I did for the week, besides riding my bike to work 3 days. Here's the rest of the numbers:

TOTAL miles: 35.1
PLUS 2750 meters swimming
and 7.5 miles biking
and 1 time at-home strength training

My schedule for this coming week will be the same, depending on how my foot feels later today. I am heading to San Diego next weekend. I'll do my run long run before I leave, but I will be going for my first ever open water swim in Mission Bay with my triathlete mother-in-law. Yay!

Monday: (run? bike? not sure yet)
Tuesday: swim in a.m., (run in pm?)
Wednesday: run 8 miles group
Thursday: swim in a.m., lift weights p.m.
Friday: run 6 miles in a.m.
Saturday: run 12 miles (leave for San Diego)
Sunday: Swim in bay!

total miles planned: 30-35? plus swimming, and some biking


Marathon Maritza said...

You're not allowed to go to the group b/c I can't make it and I'll miss the shirt presentation! :(

That's our last moving day.

Alright, go, I'll clap from my truck filled with junk on what I'm sure will be one of many round-trips.

Mir said...

Sounds like a fabulous place for a run. I'm glad the weather cooperated. Hopefully that blister won't be too big of a problem!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Good luck with the first open water swim. Just try to relax and enjoy it. Great job with the run. Looks like it was a fun place to do it.

Lance Notstrong said...

8:45 for 12 miles.....that's awesome.

Bob Gentile said...

Hey Speedy, great run & Yes enjoy ur open water swim:-)

jahowie said...

You would kick my ass in running. Good luck with the open water swim. :-)