Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tri or no tri?

I Had an interesting Friday. I ran my 4 miles in the morning, facilitated the Hopkinton Networking Group meeting, held my first 'office hours' on the Town Common to discuss Franklin matters, and then came home to go for a bike ride along the Blackstone River Bike Path with Dolores.

All went well until about 2.5 miles from the finish when the back tire started chattering at me. I stopped and sure enough, the tire had picked up a splinter of wood that could have easily been a spike. As soon as I removed it, woosh! the air escaped!

Fortunately, it was only 2.5 miles back to the car. Otherwise, Plan B would have been implemented.

A cold frosty went down nicely when we were both safely home, albeit a little later than we anticipated.

So for the scorecard, it was four miles running, 14.5 miles bike ride, and 2.5 miles walk. That's a tri right!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sluggish today

The legs felt sluggish today. I wanted to do 4 x 800 on the track but I wimped out at 3 as the times were deteriorating. I started well enough at 3:32 then went 3:39 and 3:45. Just couldn't get it going. Headed home, a two mile run and was slowing down even as I approached home.

Just one of those days. That is the key. Leave it at only ONE of those day and the next day will be better!

May the roads and trails be kind to you today!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tree shaded roads

Full sunshine Tuesday with light early and late in the day as we approach the summer solstice next week. A gentle breeze made running comfortable.

The tree shadows show the protection from the sun available on this road.

The best part about the shady roads?

After rolling up, they go down nicely!

All in all, a good run today. What was yours like?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New template

While watching the World Cup, I have changed the template here.

I have wanted to add the menu line and finally have gotten the 'round tuit' to do so.

I hope when you click through and arrive here, this site will allow you to find what you need.

If you don't find what you need, please let me know!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Long run, back before the rain

Got the run in before the rain today. Some nasty weather is forecasted for this morning and afternoon. It was humid but bearable this morning.

As I went up Summer St, I passed one woman walking her dog. We exchanged 'good mornings'.

Further up the hill on Summer, another woman was walking. As I said good morning, she replied, 'show off!' I said, 'one step at a time'. One of those moments when upon reflection, you could say more. On the run, the moment passed. She was behind me, the hill topped out ahead of me and I had miles to run.

In the race of life, we are each on our own path. Are we competing? Only if we are both trying to obtain the same thing and it is in short supply.

Perception is reality for some folks, I guess.

I prefer the understanding the big picture, finding my place in a good sandbox to play cooperatively.

A good day is learning something new, sharing something with someone so that it makes a difference and finding something to laugh about.

What do you think?

BTW - as I updated my mileage tracking spreadsheet I realized that today was a milestone with the 200th mile completed this calendar year!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

HMEA T-shirt

HMEA T-shirt, originally uploaded by shersteve.
My new shirt got all sweaty during the track work out on Friday this week. I did 400, 800, 1200, 800, 400 as a short step ladder. My pacing was fairly consistent even in the humidity of the early morning. It was one of those days when the ground fog was dense. I managed to get home before the sun broke through the clouds.