Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's coming!

This past week I was in southern Missouri for four days so I didn't get any riding in, but I did get a nice 6 mile run in. It was incredible as it was on a series of one tenth of a mile to one mile rollers and some of them were at an estimated 15-20 percent grade. I am sure a 85 VW Rabbit wouldn't have made it up some of these hills. I was happy to have averaged 8 minute pace on this run. I will admit though, my calves were not prepared for such steep hills so I felt it for a few days!

On Monday I got my 2nd of 25 25 milers in on the bike. It was windy with gusts up to 40 mph so it was a bit exciting. I will admit, half the ride was in Ames so I really can't say I battled the wind for the whole 25. Tonight, Tuesday, I got out for a nice 10 mile run. This felt great. I took it nice and easy running 9:30-10:00 pace and closed with a 6:50 last mile. I just wanted to get the distance in and took it easy.

I have gotten into that "manic" state again for my training so I am very anxious to see where I am at come Trans Iowa time on May 2!

Happy training.


PaddyH said...

an 83 would've though, I've got experience push'n them

Paul said...

Well, with you pushing it then yes it probably would have made it!

I hope all is well Paddy.

mr. f. g. superman said...

Nice to see you're rounding out your training, sadly I'm just rounding out...fine with it though - perhaps just another chapter of cycling history for me. Wish I could be there lurking about in the night cheering you on desolate gravel roads during TI. Tentatively planning on a late summer tour home. Can't wait to see all ya.