Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago Western Suburbs
Likes Earned: 64
Likes Given: 11
You guys kill me with the end of summer talk! When I moved from Alaska to downtown Chicago, I was dumbfounded that after Labor Day the lakefront emptied out. It was still 80 degrees! There is still loads of running, biking and swimming (and sailing!) to do before the fall weather arrives.
Thor - I would absolutely kill to go with you guys, it's going to be an epic adventure. But it won't happen for me, for numerous reasons, one of which is that I'm simply not in shape for it. I really did take this summer off from running and while I'm ramping up for the late summer/fall racing season, even I know that would be too much. I'll just have to live vicariously.
Geo - I love that you bike commute to work. I'm only 5 miles from the office, but I still haven't made the effort.
BCC - nice job on your 8 mile run yesterday, holding just under 7 min/mi pace!
TT - I absolutely believe that hills are 50% mental, whether you are riding them or running them. If you dread them, then you won't ever be a hill beast.
TASM - Good to hear about the improvements in the scans! Please let the group know what we can do to continue to support you.
1Top - Make sure you take plenty of time to let your body recover, you've earned it!
As for my workout today ... Met Rick and Tim at the usual god-awful hour and swung back around after 30 min to pick up Jay. Planned our route to take us past a local eating establishment that had a fire yesterday, not much to see after that. Rick had started off whining about how we needed to keep the pace reasonable, then 3/4 of the way through he and Tim dropped Jay and myself. 12.6 miles.
On a side note, we had our Wed night beer can sailing races last night and both our normal drivers weren't there, so I ended up driving. It was my first time driving in a race and I didn't do horrible. We finished solid and have a 5 point lead in the beer can standings with only one week remaining. That's fantastic. Only getting 4 hours of sleep, not so much.
Have a great day, tri-peeps!