Sunday, February 17, 2008

Birthday Festivities and ANOTHER Break in the Clouds!

Yeah... I'm 38 now... yet I still feel like my pre-teen, immature self. That's weird huh? Maybe I shouldn't brag about that.

Had another STELLAR sunny day here in Eugene so I called my buddy Scott up and headed out for the traditional, "Bike Your Age" ride. It was so nice out that we tacked on another 12 miles. 3 hours, 50 miles, average HR 138. Good times! The ride was good n hilly and we still managed to stay in zone 1 the entire time... which may be boring... but it's exactly what I'm supposed to be doing! It's really funny... at this same time last year... doing 50 miles in ANY zone would have been really challenging for me. Actually... yesterday was probably the 3rd longest ride I've ever done. Isn't that ODD? To date the longest ride I've ever done was during my half-iron last year! Anyway... my point is... I'm super pumped about where my fitness is right now compared to last year!

OH! As a side-note, my coaching has fallen through... so I'll be tackling things on my own this season until at least December when I start base work for IM CdL '09. Yes... I'm leaving out the details purposefully. SO... if you have any recommendations for a coach... I'm all ears.
Here's a couple O pics from the ride yesterday! Thanks for taking a look!
Purty huh?
Usually all I see when riding with Scott.
This face... right here... is how I first impressed my wife.

Oh yeah... today?

  • Duration: 01:10:00
  • Distance: 8.1 miles
  • Pace: 8:38/mile
  • Avg HR: 149 bpm
  • Max HR: 161
Yet again... slow base mileage. YUM! It was foggy and COLD all day long until about 2:30... then the sun EXPLODED through! SO cool! I know I'm going on and on about the sun being out... but you gotta understand that this just doesn't happen in Eugene during this time of the year. Usually everyone is huddled down inside, curled into the fetal position and crying for mommy! Its been SO great! Robby like the vitamin D!

Thanks for taking the time! Come back soon!



Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a very active b-day. Good for you.
Looks warm! Nice compared to my weekend in WI. We got our exercise trudging thru the snow on Lake Flambeau with 3 dogs. We engaged in summersaults, snow angles and tag on the lake in knee deep snow. It was a blast! We finished it all off with drinkin' beer on adorandak chairs out in the 30 degree sunshine with all of our gear on. It was BLISS!!

blink140pnt6 said...

Happy B-day. I click 39 in about three weeks. and a year later I become a master.

enjoy the...


beth said...

happy birthday! ...keep up the hot and sexy base training.