>> Saturday, August 04, 2012
Two weeks ago, Pharmie, Henry, and I left for a family vacation in Alexandria, MN. We got back just in time for the Rice Street Mile a week ago Thursday. I got in a few good workouts up there (including THEE fastest riding I've ever done!), and here are some details.
• SUNDAY, JULY 22nd: 31 mile ride with 5 mile TT effort in the middle.
Pharmie and I left Henry with Grandma, and we both headed out for a nice out-and-bike ride on the trail that starts in Alex.
At mile 10, I pulled away to hammer the next 5 miles as fast as I could. You can clearly see that on my Garmin data:
I finished the "TT effort" 5 miles in 12:01.9, or 1.9 seconds away from a 25.0 mph average!! Officially, it was a 24.966 mph average for those 5 miles! Good effort! I was spent!!
I rode easy, and met up with Pharmie to ride back home. I pulled away near Alex for a few more "moderate" miles (as you can see on my pace graph), and we finished over 31 miles.
Pharmie finishing up her ride back in Alex.
With "Big Ole."
• MONDAY, JULY 23nd: 7 mile easy hilly run with 2 800 meter pick-ups.
I put Henry in the stroller when he needed a nap, and we cruised the quiet paved back-roads near the resort. We looped around so many times that we ran some of the roads 6 times:
Note the 2 half-mile intervals between 5:00 and 5:30 pace.
And as I was running, I realized that it was a year ago on these same roads that I took Henry for his first run with me!! Here's the post from a year ago that shows photos of him on our first run. Wow... what a year it's been!
• TUESDAY, JULY 24th: no workout, just this:
Me and my brother-in-law Dave. We didn't "stick the landing."
My nephew and niece!
• WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th: 1,850 yard open-water swim:
Well, we WERE staying 50 feet from a lake, so I had BETTER find time for a swim. I headed along the shore and drifted a bit towards the middle of the lake. Here's a photo Pharmie took, and she SWEARS I'm right in the middle:
Ah yes... there I am...
Wrapping up the swim - you can see my arm sticking up right in the middle.
Here are 3 more photos from our vacation:
Henry with his cousins after we went on a little wagon ride!
Pharmie and Henry in Lake Mary. Look at how hot my wife is. Look.
Teaching my boy how to relax! I love this! :)