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Friday, July 16, 2010

Boys and Girls Club 50 mile bike ride on Saturday

So tomorrow is a bike ride for the Boys and Girls club of Dane County - 50 miles is the route that I signed up for, there are 30 and 10 mile routes.  I am looking at this as a "training" ride for my MS 150 on August 7 & 8.  Tomorrow the temperature is suppose to be 91 with a heat index into the 100's - wowza !  Hot - Hot - Hot . . . at least I am biking and not running.  ;-)

I ran this morning - I had wanted to do 10 miles - but only made it 8.8 miles.  I took a path that I hadn't taken in a while and by the time I got back to my neighborhood and realized that I still had a little over a mile to make my 10 . . . I just didn't feel like doing an extra loop.  ;-(  I don't really feel too bad, especially with the bike ride tomorrow.  My average pace was 9:56 - I am OK with that.

I took my handheld with me today and thought I would be able to refill it at the beach / or boat launch area near the Lake - this would be somewhere near mile 6.  There weren't any bubblers (or water fountains) . . . .  I have noticed that in the last couple of years - parks that use to have water . . . no longer have bubblers  ;-(

At least there was a vending machine at the boat launch, and I had brought $$'s, so I was able to purchase some Sobe water . . . it was cold and tasted good.  Last weekend I ran by a convenience store and took that opportunity to stop to refill with water.


This last week I did 8 x 400 repeats and again was happy with them.  The times were a little sporadic - I am clearly not a consistently timed runner - oh well.

Wednesday's 8 X 400 repeat splits - pace.  Now if only I could take those paces and run 13 miles at that tempo.

9:10 1
11:34 2
7:57 3
11:17 4
8:38 5
10:52 6
8:21 7
10:33 8
8:47 9
10:21 10
8:56 11
12:24 12
8:26 13
10:48 14
8:42 15
10:33 16

VACATION Day today - I took today off of work, I need to get a new bag for my bike and do a little maintenance on it.  I only have one water holder on my bike and really need to carry two water bottles.  On my training rides, I usually duck tape the second one to by rack on the back and then use that to refill my regular water bottle - works OK - looks pretty lame.  ;-)  Who knows - maybe that is what I will do for tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a good running and biking weekend.

Peace

4 comments:

  1. Duck tape fixes everything :) Good luck this weekend!

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  2. Good luck to you!! You will do absolutely awesome, Linda!

    Just look at ALL THOSE MILES! Just think how your injury was holding you back this spring -- NOT ANYMORE!!!! YOU GO GIRL!

    Looking forward to the report from your 50 miler !!

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