Friday, September 14, 2007

It was a typical Florida early morning...

...when I set out to do my pre-race brick yesterday afternoon here in South Carolina. (What is David talking about today? He must be back on the pain pills!) Let me explain: the temps were in the mid to upper 70's, but the humidity was in the upper 80%'s. The air was thick and sticky, but fortunately it was overcast. Seemed a lot like the weather Jess describes for her early morning runs. So I jumped on my bike to perform my first brick in over a month. I wasn't expecting a lot, and was a bit concerned about the afternoon rush hour traffic, but had to get it in for a Friday rest prior to Saturday race. I was pleasantly surprised!

Bike: 14.21 miles in 39:34 @ 21.55 mph average

Run: 2.4 miles in 16:41 @ 6:57/mile average

That's only 7 seconds off my PR for the bike course, which was done not as a brick workout, but rather a simple Time Trial back on July 4th. And the run felt much easier than it had, even though there was a bit of wooden leg in the beginning. This gives me some hope for Saturday's race, indeed!

In other news, I just noticed yesterday that I'm now linked off of Carolina Triathlon's website as a local athlete, so I guess I need to clean up my act for all the passers-by. :-) It really surprised me, and I'm honored to be included in fine company. I do wave the CT flag to anyone locally that's looking to get into either cycling or multisport anyway, so hopefully I can add some real content to this blog to validate the listing.

I hope everyone racing this weekend has an excellent time and finishes strong. Wes, rock that 5K brother! Catch you later with a race report, folks!

9 comments:

Wes said...

Tell me about it. I went out on my 5 miler yesterday, and I thought it was nice and cool. I was drenched in sweat when I got back. Humid, humid!

Thanks for the shout out! Love the idea of a team. I want one in my neck of the woods! Kick some tir ass Saturday and get back quick to write about it!

Bob Gentile said...

Welcome to my THICK Flat World, I think I might move :-(

Dave some funny chitt on Lisa's blog (((being forced to drink Shasta soda all day. WARM Shasta!)))

Haha that's almost as bad as the college days when every Sunday Night we got together and shared stories & drank warm cheap beer...and if we felt ur story was BS (which most were) YOU had to chug the whole can.... ahhhh Good Ole College blurry days :-)

Nice Pace on the bike & geesh the run too....ur a speedy one huh, bastard !!

I am going to work more on my speed!! they say if u train slow expect the same for the race...that will change!!

Marcy said...

Dude you pulled that out in that sauna? Sweet job!

I'm excited for you! I'm sure you'll do a great job ;D ;D Hopefully this will satiate (if even just a little LOL) that itch you've been having since being sidelined for a bit :-)

I will be waiting for that report Mister! ;-)

Jess said...

Yeah, I know those kinds of temps, but sadly, I doubt I could do that kind of intensity in these temps.

emitch1 said...

good luck at Pickens! knock 'em dead!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Sounds like you are ready to me. Good luck out there...and keep the rubber side down this time, ok? ;-)

Gotta Run said...

I knew you would not be down and out for long. Way to go David!!!

Enjoy the race!

Thanks for the race cost advice. Next year will be very planned out!!

Nikki said...

David said....I do wave the CT flag to anyone

OMG dont way a CT flag...isnt' that short for Camel Toe? :p

Great job on the brick! I would have been a slug..the heat kills me, let alone a sticky one!

GOod luck Sat...awaiting a report :)

J~mom said...

Looking good!!!!! Better have some very serious triathlon talk around here. Nah..instead just send an email and tell them this is a party tri blog. ;>)

Good luck buddy! Mendy take lots of pics for us! You know the kind we like. :>)