Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Trying to be more consistent with the writing

Well I snuck out of the house early today and went for an extended commute to work. I ended up just over 21 miles but could have done more if I would have realized how early it was. Oh well, gives me something to contemplate on future commutes.

The ride home last night was a lot better than any before. Climbing up Chestnut Ridge did not wipe me out and I felt good when I finished up!

I love riding this time of the year. Not too hot, no rain, and it is refreshing to be out on the road. I cannot believe just 4 months ago I was doing 40 to 50 miles in the snow, cold, and wind! Makes these days much more peaceful and relaxing!

Saturday is the Ride for Roswell - Doing 62.5 miles and I cannot wait to see how much different I feel this year compared to last year. I know we will be slower, but who cares it is a charity ride!

Sunday is the First Quakerman Sprint Tri in OP. I might sneak out and do it just for fun. Will run that one by on the homefront first though!

Time to start planning fun for Colorado and California next month. I love traveling to these places for work and being able to play around!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Catch Up Time

Well it has been a long time since I last posted in here so I thought I would do a quick catch up blog and then become more regular at posting in the future hopefully!

I bailed on the TransIowa due to good wisdom (first time for everything in life I guess). The weather was horrible and they called it after 145 miles do to safety issues. I plan on doing this ride at some point in the future, but this year just did not seem to work out and I was glad for it when I read all the reports!

I finished the BPAC 6 Hour Ultra Event - Ran 32.5 miles in just over 6 hours so I got credit for 31.5 miles. Felt great, met a lot of great people, and will definitely do more endurance events like that in the future!

Todd, Jeff, and I finished The Buffalo Marathon. Jeff was the fastest in around 3:51, I came in at 4:00:21, and Todd was at 4:10. Jeff smoked it and that was awesome. I had some problems around mile 21 and cramped up on the way in. Todd did as well. I will work on nutrition in the future and try to increase salt intake on days like this!

My next plan is Ride for Roswell June 28th - 62.5 miles - Finger Lakes 50K July 5th.

I am currently commuting to work on the Raliegh One Way as many days as the weather allows. It has been quite challenging especially the way home - headwind and uphill!

I promise to be more regular with my posts from here on out.

Also - Good luck to the Tour Divide and Great Divide Racers out there in the west right now!