Day at the Office

Day at the Office
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I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Phillppians 3:14

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tonight We Run...Tomorrow We Ride...

It’s mid afternoon on Saturday and I am hanging with the kids after my 70 mile morning ride with Plano Bicycle Association. I had chosen to ride with DB1 and we averaged nearly 19 mph for the ride with some good pace lines between 23 to 25 mph. Towards the end of the ride 5 of us broke off to go climb Windhaven Hill just for good measure. We had decided to dial it back a bit and get ready to climb hard. About a minute and half later we were in a 5 man pace line into the wind hammering at 26mph…so much for dialing it back…and then we hammer up the hill…and take it on home…good ride…no…GREAT ride! So…back to where I was…oh..yeah…mid Saturday afternoon…my buddy Paul Tidmore who was coming off of a stellar 100 mile Ultramarathon (1 of 5 finishers) texted me and said that there was to be a kid’s fun run at Northshore trail to be put on by Rochelle during the North Texas Trail Runners night run. I asked Luke if he was interested. After some deep thought of about 2 seconds….he says, “WELL YEAH!!!!”

So at about 8:00 PM Saturday with the Texas Mercury reading 102F, we ran. Luke did well with the fun run of about 1 ½ to 2 miles on the trail…and well I got to run about 3 to 4 miles. The legs felt great…it was a little warm…but good times…I love hanging with my Trail running peeps. I caught up to Buddy Teaster…and we ran together a bit…just enjoying catching up…he is headed of to run the Headlands this coming weekend.

On Sunday, the temp was 103F…and at 3:30PM Bryce, Chris and I head off to ride with the Legacy Group…about 30 of us that day. This has become one of my favorite groups. I will blog on this later…but let me say they are a great bunch of people. It was going to be a 30 mile ride and I was going to dial it back a bit. Then at about 4 miles into it…Steve was feeling froggy and too took off followed by Tony…”what the heck…see what you got Dave,” I said to myself…and I find myself on their wheel at about 21 mph….and thus the hammering began…nearly all 25 miles of it…so much for dialing it back…and I don’t think I would have had it any other way.

Yep…I was done after that ride…it was a great weekend of training…we have the Hotter N Hell 100 mile bike race and the ½ marathon is 4 weeks out…and I am beginning to feel dialed in…at least my endurance is now at a decent level.

Ride On…Run On…


Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

And I thought I had an endurance filled weekend. WAY TO HAMMER IT IN THE HEAT!!

Love that they had a kids trail run. How awesome is that. must be in the family blood :)

The Trail Jogger said...

It is nice to come across you blog. I am a trail running in the DFW area training for my first ultra. I saw the Rockledge Rumble on your race report list. That's my home course--love the Northshore trail! I've added your blog to my reader.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Like father, like son