Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Texas heat and lots of training; Real Ale Ride

As usual, summer has arrived early to Central Texas. Been in the 90's pretty steadily now, which can make for some really hot training days, even if you start nice and early. Training is really kicking into full gear now, with about 150 miles of biking and 35 miles of running. The running actually will start picking up now, getting back in the 40 miles/week range.

I did another organized ride, the Real Ale Ride out of Blanco, TX. Starts at ends at the Real Ale brewery in Blanco, and winds through those great back country roads out here in Central Texas. The route I did ended up just short of 78 miles, and was fairly hilly. Nothing dramatic on its own, but just a never-ending series of rolling hills. I'm glad that I already had a bunch of bike mileage in this year, otherwise that could have been rough. Hill Country Running provided a nice option to add a run, complete with a water station at the turnaround point. I had a good run of about 3.5 miles after the bike ride - always good to get in a brick when you can!

Another big week of training this week, ending with a 90 mile bike/5 mile run brick on Saturday; and a 15 mile run on Sunday (followed by another swim clinic).

Please see this website to read more about the HFK program and to make donations:
RMI Hope For Kidz Website Link

Race Schedule:

January 11: RunTex 20 Miler (20 mile run) -> COMPLETED

January 25: Frost Yer Fanny Duathlon (27.2 miles run/bike/run) -> COMPLETED

February 15: Austin Marathon (26.2 mile run)-> COMPLETED

April 5: Lonestar 1/2 Ironman Triathlon (70.3 miles swim/bike/run) -> COMPLETED

April 20: Boston Marathon (26.2 mile run) -> COMPLETED

September 19: Redman ironman distanceTriathlon (140.6 miles swim/bike/run)

October 25: Longhorn 1/2 Ironman Triathlon (70.3 miles swim/bike/run)

November 29: Ironman Cozumel Triathlon (140.6 miles swim/bike/run)

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