Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Three Things Tues

1. I kicked off the week by not being lazy! Go Me! After last week which equaled a whole lot of nothing I didn't want to fall into the same hole this week. I didn't have to coach gymnastics yesterday so I took advantage of my evening off and ran 5 miles after work. It was a struggle to get myself out the door because I knew it was going to be hot, but I also knew if I didn't go I would feel like crap about myself. And to my surprise the run really wasn't too bad, but I would still rather just run in the morning during the summer months. I took a quick nap after my run while I was waiting for Jason to get home from work. Once he got home we jumped on our bikes and went down to Haines Point to do some speed work. I was happy to see that I got up to 23mph! Oh course I could not hold this for very long, but I was still happy and we were able to get 22 miles before the sun started to go down.

2. So I have been struggling with learning how to use my garmin 405. I was so frustrated yesterday and wanted to throw the thing out!! But, I guess reading instructions helps ...ummm...yeah...it's not that hard once I read them! Or should I say once Jason read them and showed my how to use it. I love uploading all my data and seeing my splits. I think this watch could make you crazy about your times?

3. I went for a 4 mile tempo run to beat the heat this morning. I finished in 35 minutes. Umm, this is my goal time for the tri next weekend and todays run seemed hard. So I'm in a little bit of a panic because if this run was hard without the swim and bike before it, I'm in big trouble. I don't know what's up with me lately, but holding a 8:40 pace should not be hard. I'm going to go ahead and blame it on the heat. That seems like a good excuse to me. On a side note I was just happy to run today and running past the Capitol never seems to get old to me.

Happy Tues All!


  1. I wouldn't worry about your run - it's really common to excel far beyond your training pace during races. You can do it!

  2. I think the heat definitely adds minutes to your times/makes it significantly harder to hold a pace. That sounds like a good tempo effort to me! And congrats on 23mph on the bike! That's impressive. :)

  3. Definitely don't worry about the pace, you are doing awesome in training and races are just completely different. Nice job!

  4. Hi there!!! So excited to meet another DC-area runner/triathlete:). I love my Garmin 405, but it definitely took a while to figure out how to use it, and I still probably only know how to use the basic functions:).