As some of you may have seen over at The Clydesdale Project, Big Clyde and I are co-hosting a challenge for the month of October. Though pretty much the brain child of Clyde, I offered up my limited art skills and created the banner. I've also been called upon to create a finisher's badge for everyone who participates. You can check out the details here, but the premise is simple: pick a goal for October, be it training volume or weight loss (or both), and stick to it. Clyde and I will do a few posts throughout the month for participants to share their updates.
|In the car with Mary driving west on Edinger Ave. in Huntington Beach last night.|
|Bike:||25h 27m 44s - 454.7 Mi|
|Run:||10h 59m 55s - 80.62 Mi|
|Swim:||8h 32m 32s - 14056 Yd|
September was a pretty good month with about 48 hours in total volume. I would have liked to see a bit more swimming, but I did manage to get more quality out of what I did, opting for more drill and technique improvement sessions over straight up open water swimming.
I always sketch my swim workouts out on a never ending supply of real estate agent note pads that are constantly dropped on our porch (is this a California thing?). A positive bunch of folks, these agents. The worst swarm of locusts in recorded history could descend upon Huntington Beach followed by the detonation of a nuclear warhead and they would still be insisting that "while things are a little tough at the moment, Surf City residents are a resilient bunch. Things will start to turn around and the real estate market will be as strong as ever...".
|Start of Newport Coast Drive. 4 miles, 8% average grade.|
Here's where it gets awesome - He e-mailed me back and told me to take the day off!!
So here's the plan - I'll start with a 50 mile ride starting south down PCH with a loop through Newport and Irvine, and then back. Then I'll take a nap. Then I'll tabulate the Virtualman race results (which I'll post tomorrow night). And then I'll run before I grab Ian. I may have just unexpectedly stumbled into a perfect day.
Thanks Bruce, you rock!!