>> Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Thursday afternoon through Friday evening was filled with 4 great workouts!
• Thursday, Nov 4th, 3:30 pm: Mountain Biking! I got done with class, grabbed my bike, and raced out to the Theo Wirth MTB trails.
Self-portrait with camera on car.
I headed out on the "B" trail, and then did 3 loops on the "A" trail. The first loop was easy(ish). The second loop I wanted to be all out, so I started hard from the get-go. Well, after 30 seconds, I had fallen off my bike TWICE and lost my bottle in the woods. (I found the bottle later, but not the chunk of skin torn from my shins.) Do'h. Fail. Then I did the third loop hard, but not all out. Here were my times:
First loop: 17:07
Second loop: 15:56 (my fastest loop EVER at Theo!)
Third loop: 16:46
After 3 loops on "A" at Theo. And yes, I'm aware that my helmet
straps are "weird" - they have been for 5 years. Mind of their own!
Fourth loop: 16:20
Fifth loop: 17:01
Part of the trail on my fifth loop.
Looking back from the same point above.
Geese in a pond. Minnesota in late fall: gross.
The little creek crossing.
Trail along the creek, next to the mini-waterfall.
• Thursday, Nov 4th, 7:30 pm: Strength and Core. Pharmie went to the Y to swim, so I went for a killer strength workout. I did decent upper body, a fair amount for my legs, and good core work over 80 minutes!
• Friday, Nov 5th, 7:30 am: 2000 yards of swim drills. Julia asked if I wanted to come work on my technique with her. I figured I should, being she's always teasing me about my "giddy-up" kick. So we worked just on form / technique for a while. Here we are post-swim with nice goggle marks:
Standing by something that is important for some reason.
High water led to some tricky "running."
Running downhill through the sumac.
Working our way over fallen stone.
Running up from right along the river.
Working her way STRAIGHT UP to meet up with where the paved trail starts.