I'm... not sure how to feel about most of these...
An oldie but a goodie.
Here are 15 people who have just lost their damn minds:
>> Thursday, February 23, 2017
It's been a GLORIOUS week here in MN. It's been 50+ degrees every day, but a snow storm is coming tonight. Dang. This is NOT what mid-February usually looks like in MN:
Pushing my boys down River Road on a 5.25 mile run earlier this week.
They were just in hoodies. I was just in shorts and a t-shirt.
My last ride was 2 days ago when I rode to work and got in a long tempo ride over lunch. (I started doing this 2 years ago, but now it's much harder because I have to get Henry to school JUST before heading off to class. But my wife was off on Tuesday, so she took care of him as I biked out the door.) Over lunch, I did a longer version of my "go to" 15.X mile loop from home. Only this version started near the University where I teach before heading past home. Here was the loop:
Average speed was 20.7 mph! That dip at mile 14 is climbing Ramsey Hill.
Oh, and I downloaded my Garmin data for the first time since last year (really), and I noticed there are "segments" where your get ranked against everyone else who's done that "segment" of road before. (I've never dug that deeply through my data before - I don't know when they started doing this.) Out of 2200+ people that rode this part of Summit Ave, I was ranked 9th:
And the fastest of 2017 so far!
Anyway, that's enough of thinking about outside biking for now. Right now, it's time to brace for some snow. D'oh.
>> Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Remember these tights that I've been wearing for a while now?
(Because of the creamsicle color of the crotch.)
And when those wear out, I can break these bad boys in:
>> Monday, February 20, 2017
My training last week IS FINALLY LOOKING LIKE SOMETHING!!
• MONDAY: Easy/moderate run on the track at the Y.
• TUESDAY: 3x500 at the Hamline pool between classes, averaging 7:34/500 (just under 1:31/100 pace). Post-workout, I tweeted this:
• THURSDAY: Long 26 mile ride! First ride outside on Eiffel (my "new" tri bike) this year after going out with my old tri bike "Goldilocks" the weekend before. A big icy puddle on Big River's Trail helped dictate my turnaround point:
• SATURDAY: 6x200 in the pool, with 20 sec rest: 2:59/200 average.
• SUNDAY: Moderate ride, moderate distance. It was 55 degrees when I headed out around noon! In February! In Minnesota! I didn't wear gloves, but I still wore tights mainly to help keep my knee a bit warmer/looser. It's now state law in Minnesota that if a motorist hits me and claims he/she didn't see me, they are deemed legally blind:
In other news, I NEED A NAME FOR THESE TIGHTS! HELP!
This week, I hope to run on the same days, but then swap the days I bike and swim, so I still hope to have another good training week. After a SUPER warm week this past week, they're saying we could get a nasty snow storm this weekend. Dang. I guess we're not out of it yet.
>> Saturday, February 18, 2017
As I posted about on Wednesday, my "Tutti Frutti" shorts are dying (most likely a water slide incident from last weekend). I posted a link to that blog post on the Steve in a Speedo Facebook page, and a friend jumped to the rescue:
The "Impressionista." Unrelated: how does one get those muscles that point
towards your fun parts? Clean eating a lots of training, you say? Oh, I'm out.
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>> Friday, February 17, 2017
Some different kinds of love (as illustrated by cycling) by Incidental Comics:
Some of these people are lazy. Some are geniuses. I'll let you put them in those 2 categories yourself:
Living in Minne-snow-da, we're all guilty of SOME level of this. But this one's bad.
That seems like more work than just getting up.