July 1, 2009

The End of June

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June 2009


The top searches leading to my blog are largely the same as last month. Here are some of the less frequent, yet funnier searches:

  • bicycle bald tire picture
  • boys wrestling camel clutch
  • female camel clutch hold
  • sexy camel clutch
  • "farmer blow"
  • eighties instrument keyboard worn over the shoulder
  • maple syrup drinking contest


I only ran one time at the beginning of the month, and it was enough to injure my right knee (my good knee). I've been struggling with knee pain all month, and that means no running. I swam farther than I ran in June.

I find it very frustrating that every time I work my way into great shape (typically when my 3-mile time drops close to 17:00) I injure myself and wind up losing months worth of training. Grrr.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January109.34 Mile1010.934 Mile
February55.83 Mile77.97571 Mile
March108.792 Mile1010.8792 Mile
April74.85 Mile89.35625 Mile
May64.5669 Mile97.1741 Mile
June7. Mile17. Mile
Total420.378 Mile459.34174 Mile


Rob at summit of Mt. Diablo

Despite my knee pain I haven't given up on cycling. Yet. I still commute to work and I've been averaging one or so training rides per week, but my fitness is fading. Fast. My total distance for the month was a pathetic 209 miles, less than a typical week last summer.

Fortunately, I was able to get in a couple good rides while we were in San Francisco. Cycling in California is always one of the highlights of my year.

June 2009

BikeDistance# RidesAvg per Ride
Bianchi61.1 Mile154.07333 Mile
Big Red4.9 Mile14.9 Mile
Pocket Rocket80.24 Mile420.06 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird62.97 Mile320.99 Mile
Total209.21 Mile239.09609 Mile

January - June 2009

BikeDistance# RidesAvg per Ride
Bianchi354.6 Mile784.54615 Mile
Big Red12.07 Mile43.0175 Mile
El Fuego54.42 Mile77.77429 Mile
Pocket Rocket201.17 Mile296.9369 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird1090.62 Mile2740.3933 Mile
Total1712.88 Mile14511.813 Mile


I was swimming pretty well before the knee problem. Then I took a few weeks off. Now I'm getting back into the swing of it. If I can somehow manage to salvage most of my fitness through swimming until this knee thing goes away... it will be a miracle.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January1.87452 Kilo Meter30.62484 Kilo Meter
February14.9504 Kilo Meter62.49174 Kilo Meter
March19.5224 Kilo Meter72.78892 Kilo Meter
April13.3502 Kilo Meter62.22504 Kilo Meter
May12.7806 Kilo Meter71.82579 Kilo Meter
June17.15 Kilo Meter82.14375 Kilo Meter
Total79.6282 Kilo Meter372.15211 Kilo Meter

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your bicycling... and the FireWorks were spendid!!