Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Day 146 - Riding, Running and Giving Thanks

July 3, 2013         236.6 lbs

My first brick workout for the week. I had a one hour ride with the last fifteen minutes in Z3 heart rate. Then immediately after, a twenty minute run with the last ten minutes at a fast pace.

I choose to ride near my home. I found this great intersection that looked like it was straight out of  a retro film. I felt like I hadn't worked out for some time.
I rode past this old gas station from the late forties / early fifties. The thing that surprised me most was how small it was.
At one point, I even went past the entrance to the Starlight Bowl. I've always wanted to see one of these shows.

I ended up at the top of a hill over looking Burbank and the valley.

The picture doesn't do it justice.  As soon as I got back to the car, I headed out for the run. My legs felt fresh and ready to go.

I ran out for ten minutes at what felt like a good Z2 heart rate. At the halfway point, I turned around and paced up all the way back. I felt I had to really push the last five minutes. Maybe it was the last few days of no workout and maybe  it was too much alcohol recently. All I know is, for such a short run, I shouldn't have been working so hard. Time refocus and re prioritize the training.

I was sweating buckets by the end and every single scratch that the puppy had put on my hands was calling out to me! Recently, she has decided to start tipping over her water bowl. This usually follows her putting her paw in the water first!

I would like to give a shout out to Emily Nakasone for being the very first contributor to my continuous funding campaign. Thanks Emily!
If you would like to make a contribution, please click on the link to the right. Thank you in advance and remember that even a couple of dollars helps!

Until tomorrow my friends.


  1. Just a friendly advice. It would be more inspiring if you finish your iron man on your own dime. All sorts of ordinary Joes train and complete iron man juggling work, family etc. Seriously, a guy panhandling off the freeway with a sign that says, " I WANT TO BE AN IRON MAN" can raise more money!!

  2. Thanks for sharing Anonymous Advice giver! I have wrestled with the idea of the campaign for awhile now. As a 44 year old that has worked since 14, let me just say, it is difficult to even ask. But the reality is, I am unemployed most of the time and until I find full time employment again, anything helps. I figure if people like the blog and want to help, they will, if not, that is okay to. Take care.