Monday, April 30, 2007


And dolce means sweet beyotch. I bought a bike yesterday and tore out of work today to come home and test drive it. Seattle bitch slapped me again with rain as I exited my office, so no go on the new wheels. I bought a Specialized Dolce in Portland last night to evade sales tax. Total entry level bike but felt good on the test runs compared to the others. I just wanted a bike so didn't throw too much into research and decision-making. The front fork is carbon and rear is aluminum, shimano shifters and not sure of the breaks. Its blue and white with white tape on the handle bars. I didn't get clipless pedals/shoes, want to feel comfortable riding on it first before I start really risking my life.

Ran some miles at lunch today while it was still sort of nice out. 4.8 miles in 48 minutes - you do the math. The bitch of it was the damn elevation, 350 ft over about a mile, is that hard or is it just me?

Monday, April 09, 2007


I'm still scared shitless a little bit on the bike, so trudging along timidly. My traps and lower back get sore - and I'm only going about 8 miles. I forgot to time the 1st 1.5 mile, so for the last 6 I timed myself at about 21:00. My goal is to do 40k in under 1:10. That will be sandwiched inbetween a swim and a run too.

After about a ten minute break and some water, I went running. Ran 4.44 miles at an 8:11 pace.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I'm in MA, visiting my sister for a few days. Running around her place is a tradition when I'm here and brings back good memories. I have been running since my last January post. Pretty frequently, but not enough for me to be obsessive about logging them here. I may transfer the data from my spreadsheet, or maybe not.

It is time to get serious about the marathon and what my plan of attack will be. I'm getting interested in doing a triathlon perhaps in June/July, before marathon training starts. I just hope I don't burn out.


Biked 8 miles, not sure of time. My first time on a road bike. I feel once getting out of the clips. Got off the bike and ran 3.6 miles at an 8:24 pace.


Ran gradual hilly course in Boston - 5.6 miles in about 50 minutes. Crappy pace, but it was good to get out.