Since I was travelling on Monday, I spent time with Susan on Sunday. No training on Sunday. Since I had a late flight, Susan and I rode our bikes together on Monday morning. I put in a few more miles on my own too. Monday's total was 22 miles on the bike. Eleven miles with Susan and 11 miles solo. The route I rode is the same on my long run days. The distance in perfect for me to test my fitness for the upcoming Southern Crescent Cycling 12 mile time trial on August 6th. I'd like to average around 22 mph but, from the look of thing, 20 mph might be more reasonable.
|My Dodge Caliber rental car|
|Fairfield Inn in Absecon, NJ|
|The front of the hotel|
|There's the Staples!|
|Windmills off in the distance|
|An excellent view of the Home Depot parking lot|
|My hotel room|
|Another view of my room|
|The hotel gym (first image using my new camera's timer)|
Wednesday was a better day. The weather was better so I checked out possible running areas. The Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge looked like it might fit the bill on the map. I drove there after work. I'm sure the refuge is very nice if you are wildlife, but the gravel road was not what I was looking for. I resolved myself to the treadmill back at the hotel. The hotel gym is meager to say the least. It has two nice treadmills, an elliptical machine, a bench, and some dumbbells. The treadmills have built-in TV's and there is another TV on the wall. Both TV's are more of a nuisance than a welcome distraction. I found that my channel changing finger was getting quite a workout. At least I didn't miss Tosh.0. I need a workout redemption.
I ran for 7 miles - 60 minutes on the treadmill before it automatically went to cool down mode. What the heck is that! I was working on negative splits, every mile I'd increase the speed by .2 mph. At mile 7 I'm ready to start to kick it but the machine had another idea. I restarted the treadmill and ran another 1.3 miles. That's 8.3 miles at a 8:15 pace totalling 1:08:30 running.
|That was my shirt!|
|One of about fifty seagulls hanging out at the Micky D's where I bought a salad|
Back at home now I got situated most of the day then it was time to swim. I swam 1.85 miles in 1 hour and 11 minutes. I ran a short 0.7 miles after that.
On Saturday I ran 8.5 miles in 1 hour and 6 minutes around the lake. That's when I noticed that someone had stolen a plant from a neighboring subdivision entrance on my normal running route. What kind of person does that?
Anyway, that's my training for the week. I ran 23.7 miles in 3 hours and 12 minutes. I swam 1.85 miles and biked 22 miles. All told I worked out just less than 6 hours. That's less that half of my goal. I'm gonna have to suffer this coming week.
Thanks for reading.