Monday, December 1, 2008

Training Week November 24 - 30, 2008 - No More Running!

Monday - Easy 25 min lunch run
Tuesday - Off
Wednesday - Easy 25 min lunch run - Office closed early went out for a (3) beer (s) with Village crew.
Thursday - HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Crystal Springs Turkey Trot - 19th year straight. Felt worse than ever before and ran my slowest time since my first year of high school (18:49). Worst finish ever 21st, and lost to Jeremy (on the left, ran about 17:30) for only the 2nd time ever, so mow I'm 17-2 against him. We have a bet to see who will keep showing up the longest. We've both been there 19 straight, but our CSM coach Bob Rush (center) has been there for over 40 years without missing one and is still running strong. Way to go coach rush!
This was also the first time I ever saw the winner (Paul Wellman 14:57 - awesome time!) finish while I still had over 1K to go. After the race I had a nice easy cooldown run with many old friends, then it was over to coach Rush's for bloody Marys. 40 min total running.

Friday - Post turkey day ride in GG Park (I noticed that about 1 million people decided to go to the Academy of Sciences today since no one else would be doing that on the day after Thanksgiving. Longest lines I ever saw there). Riding around the CX course I hit a wet root and went over the handlebars and tweaked my shoulder pretty good. Decided to do laps on the polo field track and caught and passed some guy on a Pista who was too cool to wear a helmet or say hello when I greeted him. 1:15 riding.

Saturday - Long ride in Marin - 1st time on the road bike in about 2 weeks - Rode to Roasters to meet Paul, Hans, Eric, Chris and a few others. Went to Pt. Reyes & up Limantour then south on 1. I was feeling pretty sapped all day, then bonked on final climb on Hwy 1. Everyone dropped me on the final climb today - enjoy it while you can fellas. 5:15 riding.

Sunday - I decided that it was not a good day to try my first cyclocross race and just rode the single speed to the Cow Palace to check out the bike swap. Lots of great deals on stuff I really don't need. Resisted the temptation to buy the Red brake calipers, cassette, wheels and lots of other things and ended up just getting a pair of new winter gloves for $20. - 1:15 total ride.

Weighed myself after dinner and was 148, so I started drinking water until I hit 150. It was the first time I've been at 150 in many years. I better get back down to under 140 by January 1st.

This month is so tough too since the goodie baskets from our vendors start coming in this week.

Weekly totals - Running 1:30, 7:45 riding - 9:15 total.

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