Monday, November 12, 2012

1000 Mile Goals: 8 Weeks Left

At the beginning of 2012, I set two goals for myself, to both run and bike 1,000 miles this year. As of yesterday, this is how things stood:
  • Cycling: 123.64 miles left.
  • Running: 251.79 miles left.
Monday: Cycling
  • Another ride attempting to stay off main streets, saw some great sights, love seeing the variety of houses! Cold, windy, and hilly, but a good ride anyway.
Tuesday: Off
  • Woke up with more lower back pain, midway between a twinge and an ache, decided to take off to see how it feels, maybe tomorrow. 
Wednesday: Run
  • Back felt better today, so ventured out for a run. 40 degrees but not cold, very strange -- totally overdressed and was sweating by mile 2, almost turned around, but finished my planned run. Lately Google Maps have been really far off on the distances, at least compared to my Garmin - my run today was a half mile short and a ride recently was over a mile and half shy of what the maps showed. Hmmmm....
Thursday: Run
  • TM run, watching a blast from my past, "Repo Man," not sure what I ever saw in this movie. We were excited because it was about punk rock, but once again, Hollywood got it so wrong. Punk rock and surfing, two things it's hard to make good movies about. :)
Friday: Cycling
  • Beautiful day for a ride, sunny, slight breeze, just starting to warm up slightly. Totally ruined by an aggressive jerk motorist who felt the need to pull up too close to me at a stop sign, veer into me during my turn, honk, and then roar off -- pitiful excuse for a human being. Kept riding for a bit, but was unnerved enough that I just headed home.
  • In the afternoon I visited CrossFit Amplify for some info - will try to head back a week from Saturday for an intro workout, to see how I like it. Excited!
Saturday: Run
  • Watched "Speed" on the TM - decent movie, but already very dated looking. Good start to the weekend.
  • My almost 2 hour run seems to have severely wounded the TM. With the fan on I didn't notice during the run, but afterwards the burning smell was very strong and there was quite a bit of smoke in the basement - yuck! Not sure when we'll have extra cash to have someone come out and look at it. Outdoor running for the foreseeable future.
Sunday: Cycling Run
  • Beautiful morning for it, mid-50s, but VERY windy - sidewind, tailwind, headwind, you name it, I got it. Tried some new insoles in my PureFlows, feel a lot better, nice to have them back. :)
Weekly Totals:
  • Cycling:  17.25 miles planned, 19.14 miles accomplished, 104.5 miles left.
  • Running: 32.5 miles planned, 32.89 miles accomplished, 218.9 miles left.
Tough week to get the miles in -- everyone, including me, is under the weather to varying degrees, so sleep has been sporadic and interrupted, not ideal. With the TM, slightly more time and effort are needed to get ready and get outside, but no complaints, the weather was decent this week. Thunderstorms and warm yesterday, 60 degrees today, maybe snow tomorrow, our crazy fall weather continues.

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  1. Doesn't sound good on the treadmill! Hope you can get it figured out. And hope you all feel better!

  2. Very impressed. I had a bad week work-wise and just didn't get it done. I only got out for one long run. Hope you and yours are feeling better soon. Rough nights of sleep are no fun! Keep up the great work. I hope the treadmill gives up that smoking habit soon. At least running isn't as weather dependent as cycling given appropriate gear.

  3. that sure is a whole lotta running for one year! please don't run if you're still not feeling well. xo

  4. On the other hand, you broke the treadmill with your long running. That's how I'd spin it. Way to go, you powerhouse. :)

    Sorry you had such a bad encounter on such a beautiful day for a ride. That stinks.

  5. It seems like everyone is under the weather here too. At work there are more people coughing their guts out than people who aren't.

    Hang in there and keep up the good work!

  6. you might just make it.. Hopefully you aren't left with 40 miles to run on the last week...

  7. It'll be interesting to see how you like Cross fit. Great job with your miles!

  8. 1000 miles in a year, no problem, in fact I'm already over twice that, but cycling... I don't even think I will get half way there. keep going and I'll pop in in a couple of weeks to see how you are doing.


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