Monday, March 10, 2014

Day 396 - Blood, Sweat and Tires!

March 9, 2014                     252 lbs.

Woke up to a pillow covered in blood and a sore throat. I had pretty bad indigestion during the night and kept waking up to pee and eat tums. I think, I coughed hard at some point and damaged a capillary. At least I hope that's all it is.


 I got the bike fixed up at Incycle Pasadena where I decided to replace my well worn tires.


 I got a set of Continental Grand Prix. Not the more high end 4000s versions but a good economical set.


 I gave them a quick test spin around the house and boy could I tell a difference in the quality of the ride! I look forward to riding later this week.


Tonight I had a heck of a run for my workout. Here it is:

One hour and forty minute run with: 20' warm up, 20' Z2 HR, 8x1' at Z4 running HR with 1' Z2 running HR in between.

As soon as I got out of the car, I saw the whole family of deer standing nearby and looking at me. As I headed out, they followed along keeping the fence and bushes between us as usual. I ended up doing almost seven miles. Those one minute z4 intervals were tough, but I think I did pretty well. I only struggled holding the tempo on the last interval.


 When I got back at the end of the run, the deer were waiting for me! I could only get the one picture though there were about six out there.

My knees have been bothering me lately and I fear that I may have some arthritis setting in. Especially in my left knee. I can't place my heal all the way down when I walk down stairs any longer as it torques my knee in a way that hurts. Ah, the fun part about getting older. I sometimes really worry about completing the marathon in my Ironman. When I eventually get health insurance, I may have an entire top to bottom check up. Until then and even after, I will continue to train.

As I was running out there, I had that wonderful feeling of being able to just take off, under my own power, and go anywhere I wanted. It is an incredible liberating feeling! Until tomorrow my friends.

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