it has been a busy few days, awesome busy though!
Saturday this weekend is to have been 'rest' day. Yep, a true day with no workouts and nothing to do. So, I got out of the house at 7AM to join my ROGA group for the Saturday run. It was a short and slow run so I will count it as a break. Mind you I am convinced the extra 3 short slow runs a week that I am doing I attribute to where I am currently am physically. I dont think without those runs I would have smiled through Boston or Around the Bay. Being done the run meant that the rest of the day was one to catch up. So that I did. I finally got my tri -bike off the trainer an ready for the road. I had to put on my bottle cages, change the skewers and do some general maintenance. As well it was time to hook up my cadence monitor for my Garmin. I am looking forward to being able to operate on one platform rather than Polar on bike and Garmin on run. I cant wait to get out for a ride this week and get on the road in an aero position! One of the coolest things with a weekend with a rest day, was the opportunity to get a nap in during the day! IT ROCKED!
Saturday night was a pre race dinner with a 10k road race in the AM. A good pals don agreed he would feed us a pasta dinner which I happily accepted. It was a great dinner and done at a reasonable hour to get some rest for an early race start.
Sunday AM was the Down the Hill 10k! It is a great race which is mostly down hill with 15000 runners. As I said a little earlier my races this season are more to get out in the adrenaline environment than to go fast. But, the day worked out alright for me. My finish time for the run was a 46m40s. I was ecstatic with that. That represents a pace of 4:41 which I am very pleased with at this point. I have just started speed work, I had a lot of fuel in the tank. Overall my running is getting stronger, I have a long way to go however time will give me the chance to get there! Trish also ran an awesome run, with a 1:04 which is a huge improvement on her pace from normal. She was very happy with what she accomplished. I am finishing my Sunday with another long run with some of the people that are art of my ROGA clinic in order to get them the miles they should be doing.
Overall it has been a great weekend with a lot accomplished. I am looking forward to continuing the chaOS!
Bryan from http://trainingpayne/blogpsot.com has a great IMSG race this weekend. Check out his race report and you will want to go and race it! Congratulations Bryan, way to keep inspiring the IM wannabes!