Sunday, July 22, 2012

I love BRicks!

They're not so...ick-y.  I really wanted to do a 40-miler today, but I got on my bike and realized that my tires were quite flat!  argh.  All week I had my mind set on going to Webster and back.  I woke up today and decided hmm, maybe I'll go to Williams and back.  I walked out the door and thought, hmmm, maybe I'll go to Roland and back.  So many choices!  Once I got on my bike and left the drive I realized I wasn't going far.  :(  Nope, Casey's couldn't help me with these tires.  Darn it.

Ok so I just went to Ellsworth and back, and then to the Kamrar turn and back - 17 miles.  I have also putzed around town for about 3 miles earlier in the week so I thought I might as well add that to my IronHawk mileage.  The ride went awesome.  My goal for the tri is anything faster than 14mph.  I topped 15mph so I was pleased with that.  I wasn't totally exhausted nor were my thighs completely burning.  Yep, that was a good ride.

Since I am short in my biking mileage I figured I might as well practice another BRick.  Oh man, that felt great!  Last time I did a BRick my Garmin pooped out on me so I had no idea what I was doing.  I felt like crap.  This time I really thought I was dogging it...I looked at my watch.  HOLY CRAP!  I was doing like 8:40 pace!  My legs were definitely still spinning.  This is probably why I felt so winded last time - I WAS winded!  I kept thinking I was so slow and had to keep pushing myself.  I was probably trying to maintain a pace 60-90 seconds faster than I was used to running, more if I calculate how slow I've been running with other people lately.  Yeah, that felt great!

today's mileage: 1 miles running; 17 miles biking
weekly mileage: 1 miles running; 17 miles biking; .1875 miles swimming
monthly mileage: 48 miles running; 30 miles biking; 3.5625 miles swimming
annual mileage: 345 miles running; 236 miles riding; 6.9375 miles swimming
TOTAL mileage: 594

running: 76 miles
riding: 45 miles
swimming: 4.5375 miles


  1. Nice job!! You should get a bike pump...they aren't super expensive and are well worth the money!! You also need to learn how to change a tire just in case you flat during your triathlon :)

  2. So true! Yeah, we've been looking at bike pumps. This tri is so short I figure if I blow on this one, I could just run the bike to complete. It would kill my times, but I could still finish. lol