July 8, 2011

June 2011

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Elite Mens Mile

I ran pretty well in June, despite the daily 90˚F+ heat and ridiculous humidity of St. Louis. In previous months I had no problems running my morning 9-10 mile loop without drinking anything, but that's simply no longer possible... I have to stop, usually multiple times, for water. Also, now that Will is spending fewer days at daycare, I've moved one of my three weekly runs to the evening after he's gone to bed and the temperature has cooled (slightly). Mainly it's the blazing sun that gets me.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January13.54 Mile34.51333 Mile
February33.47 Mile74.78143 Mile
March71.64 Mile107.164 Mile
April31.12 Mile65.18667 Mile
May71.9569 Mile107.19569 Mile
June85.87 Mile117.80636 Mile
Total307.597 Mile476.54461 Mile

Running 2011 6


Something smooth

After taking it easy on my recovering knee for a few weeks I started adding some intensity to my bike training. And when that went okay I started racing again after over a year off. I've done the tuesday night crits at Carondelet Park four times now, each week showing gradual improvement (25th, 23rd, 13th, 11th). Statistically speaking, it's just a matter of time before I win one, right?

My first race scared the hell out of me. Every lap I lost 5-10 places rounding the fast 35mph downhill corner. The good news is that I was easily able to make up that deficit and more going back up the hill. After a few more races I'm now holding my position there while still moving up when I want. This past week I felt really strong on the last lap for the first time, I just hesitated a bit too long before making the final jump. I'll judge it better next time.

BikeDistance# RidesAvg per Ride
Bianchi60.3 Mile106.03 Mile
Big Red4.4 Mile14.4 Mile
Pocket Rocket29.85 Mile39.95 Mile
Thundercougarfalconbird249.47 Mile1220.7892 Mile
Total344.02 Mile2613.2315 Mile

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January35.32 Mile48.83 Mile
March3 Mile13. Mile
April36.25 Mile75.17857 Mile
May272.94 Mile2510.9176 Mile
June344.02 Mile2613.2315 Mile
Total691.53 Mile6310.9767 Mile

Cycling 2011 6


Full charge

Slightly lower numbers here now that I'm not walking Will to and/or from daycare every day. I still try to get out and stretch my legs with low impact walking on a regular basis. Will loves to walk.

MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
January56.9 Mile163.55625 Mile
February47.6 Mile143.4 Mile
March83.4 Mile243.475 Mile
April84.3 Mile263.24231 Mile
May64. Mile193.36842 Mile
June57.3 Mile173.37059 Mile
Total393.5 Mile1163.39224 Mile

Walking 2011 6


MonthDistance# WorkoutsAvg per Workout
June3 Mile13. Mile
Total3 Mile13. Mile