Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Long weekend wrap up

Saturday 29.5 miles bike/1:59:26/14.7 MPH- group ride to top of Caleveras Rd.

+ run 3.0 miles/21:57/7:19 average pace- flew on my run for no particular reason. I just went out at a good pace and was surprised at the first mile split. So I kept it going- it got hard but I was really happy with my time.

Sunday run 8.0 miles/1:13:55/9:15 average pace- skipped my open water swim again, but decided to get in a long run instead. I ran on the Stevens Creek trail down by my brother's house. Sister-in-law is doing good, by the way! She's glad to be home from the hospital and to start healing up. :)

TOTALS for last week: 19 miles Run, 71.1 miles Bike, 4450 Swim

total training time: 9 hrs 15 minutes (recovery week)

Monday swim 2400 y/55:30- morning Master's class

Monday run 6.0 miles/53:01/8:50 average pace- after swim class and a bagel breakfast we drove to the Hayward Regional Shoreline for a run along the bay. It was cool and cloudy- perfect running weather.

So in addition to all that training stuff, we did lots of fun stuff: bowling, watched hockey, I hung out with my brother and sister-in-law, went to a bbq party, and enjoyed some adult beverages. I also slept a LOT (due to the training and partially to the adult beverage enjoyment). I slept for about 2 hours Saturday afternoon after my brick workout, and I slept for about 2 hours yesterday after getting home from the bbq. That's in addition to sleeping like a rock for 8-10 hours every night.

Well this is my 499th blog post, and I think I might make some changes to my posting format or something starting with the big 5-0-0. To be honest, I feel like my blog is getting boring. :( All it is is training updates, which is of course the whole purpose of the blog, but it's just so redundant. I don't know what I'll do but I'd like to switch things up a little. Nothing major. Any ideas?


ShirleyPerly said...

Funny, I don't mind at all reading about other people's training but I find writing about my training soooo boring. So, instead, I usually only write about events or other things that I think are more exciting. Once in a while, I write about my training, though, just to let people know I'm still doing some :-)

Blazing pace on that 3-miler and good job getting to the pool on your own the other day!

Mir said...

Haha! I'm the same way--love reading about the training of others, can't make myself write consistently about my own. Anyway, I don't think any major changes are needed...maybe you could change the template or the color scheme?

Either way though, your blog is very motivating for me. :) Congrats on reaching 500 posts!

The 311 Boys Mom said...

I like reading about your trainign. it often leaves me in awe!

BUT, you have to make you happy. . . .you're times & idstances are AWESOME!!!!

great job!!!!!

KK said...

I agree with everyone else: reading about your training is so motivating. But if you are bored, maybe you should add something little to spice things up, a weekly joke or question of the day? I don't know. Never mind, those are dumb ideas.

Nice run after your bike on Saturday, that is smoking!

Keep up the great training, you are doing so well!!!

*aron* said...

i love reading your training too!! although the swimming and biking is a little over my head now hehe but its sooo exciting and also leaves me in awe :)

you always have fun places to run too!! i need to find some more of those.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Maybe try picking one day each week to post something completely different. I did that with my Monday quotes. It works pretty well to break things up and might point you into some new directions.

Happy upcoming 500th!

Donald said...

Wow - you seem crazy busy with training from the sounds of these last few posts. Good for you.

I think blogs should continually evolve, and become whatever need they serve for you at the time. Just let it go wherever the mood takes you.

500 posts? That's a lot!

Phil said...

Boring is a state of mind ... those of us who can only dream of running as fast as you find nearly everything you write about interesting.

Do what ever you like with your format ... we'll keep following along behind you.

miss petite america said...

i heart your blog! just the way it is.

but if you're looking for a change...maybe just the colors or something. it can really make a world of difference!

Petraruns said...

I'm with the rest of the crowd - it's good to see what you're doing and how you're doing it - it helps me to set my goals (somewhat more conservatively than yours, but still). So please don't remove that.

You could tell us more about what you're thinking / feeling while you're out there racing - strategies to get you through tough workouts etc... It all helps to inspire. And keep going with the great photos - I really enjoy those. And finally - the occasional YouTube link can prove most inspirational - HTFU has helped me plenty!

Debbie said...

Keep writing about your training! You really did a lot for the holiday weekend...I did nothing in the running, biking arena! I feel like a slacker!!

Judi said...

I love reading your blog! Just switch it up and blog about whatever you want for a while.