Good to hear you are feeling ok Alehouse. Congrats to your daughter. Scary stuff. They recently moved the driving age from 15 to 16 here. Very glad they did. My eldest stepdaughter turns 14 next week and its all getting a bit close.
what: Tuesday - warm up then 5 x 400m (all between 1.23 and 1.25) why: getting ready for next sprint races
what: Wednesday - tempo - 8k in 34.52 why: half marathon in 10 days time so can't forget the longer stuff too!
all good here. on tsunami alert here (and all round the pacific) after the solomons earthquake but it seems to have passed without incident. they did get a tsunami there though. big BBQ to do tomorrow for work folks so keeping everythig crossed for good weather.
Sounds like you guys have had some pretty major weather, hope everyone is ok - OH in particular. Here we've had lots and lots of rain in the last 24hrs. Surface flooding all over the place. Still raining but nothing like so bad. And still warm so I'm not complaining.
What: 45 mins easy.
Why: it was supposed to be 45mins easy at lunch time then a track session after work but it turned out work had other ideas.
Thats my first bike ride on my race bike in 4 years or so. We've got a beach house about an hour up the coast so I've taken the bike up there on the basis that I might be less scared of the traffic (nasty crash in 2008).
what: 17k slow on the beach why: because its bloody hot
It was awesome thank you! An awesome experience that is. The times not quite so good! But it was so much fun and there were some lovely encouraging people there. I'll definitely go back and do it again.
I did the 100 first. It was the first track race of the meet and I was in the first heat (they said who wants to be in the slow heat and my hand shot up!) The lining up and blocks thing wasn't as intimidating as I thought it might be. I was really slow starting though - everyone else was half way down the lanes! Once I got going it was all good. Final result 16.67. Bit disappointing - but I did it!
Then an hours wait and the 400m. Only 3 of us in this. The two young girls chose lanes 2 and 3. I decided on 4. Again the whole process was fun rather than intimidating, and I quite enjoyed the whole putting out the blocks thing (they'd done that for us in the 100m). Off we went. The girls caught me just after the first bend but then didn't get any further away. I started to catch the younger one back up in the last 100m but didn't quite manage it. 1:17.47. Very happy with that. Was not expecting to get under 80s!
Nice long run there Dustin. No need for an ice bath for the sprinting (although I could have done with one for the sunburn possibly)
Well done RFJ junior and good luck tomorrow RFJ senior.
Glad you enjoyed the new bike LMH. I went out on my race bike for 20mins or so early evening. It's just been in the LBS for a service and feels like a new bike!