16 June 2016
04 June 2016
This happens every year, where my mind tries to convince my body that it still races. And the answer is it doesn't. And I suffer. This year it was at the Cascade Bicycle Club's Flying Wheels Summer Century.
But I got a boatload of sun, didn't completely blow and in the end it was a huge case of type 2 fun. Meaning it was tough but I'm glad I did it.
I rode with my friend John Phillips who is at least as game as I am when it comes to chasing fast wheels. I should have known.
03 June 2016
02 June 2016
01 June 2016
Today was a true recovery run.
My legs were still wicked sore from Monday just walking around but surprisingly not so bad while running? I'll take it.
I started slow and kept it that way. It actually felt good to run. Just like yesterday, I opted not to ride to work. Too trashed.
31 May 2016
30 May 2016
The skys were totally clear, the sun was out, it was 45 degrees at the start and at least 60 degrees at the finish. The Salmon Berries were HUGE and ripe and I was just so damn thrilled to be back out in the woods and to have it not hurt my hip. Thanks to Thomas Frizelle for the company and for being willing to run at my recovery pace.
29 May 2016
I'm planning my first post surgery trail run tomorrow so headed out in my trail shoes just for the heck of it. They really are pretty comfy, they're just not quite as squishy as my road shoes.
All went well, I'm still pain free. And without looking at my watch, I went just a hair faster on this loop than I have recently so hopefully this means my running fitness is trying to make a comeback.
28 May 2016
Some friends and I decided to sign up for and train for RAMROD so each weekend has included a nice, long ride.
Today a new person was added to the mix and the result was a subdued pace but the conversation and company was excellent. And once I accepted the social nature of the ride I still had a great time. Not to mention that we had a super weather window and by the end of the ride my vest, arm warmers, knee warmers and gloves were off. Nice.
27 May 2016
Took the zero today. I think it was the right call. I need to remind myself that I'm still only two weeks out from my kidney surgery.
It was wet going to work but on the way home it had cleared up and warmed up quite a bit. Of course then I was wishing I had ridden my bike... :)