Sunday, March 24, 2013
A Few Peeps Out of Me...
Twenty-one miles in 3:17 with Wheaties Boy mostly on the bike paths, which are clear, but a few icy stretches to slow things down. It was 9 degrees when I left the house to run. By the time we were done it was 20 degrees. The wind never became an issue, which helped.
My legs were okay until about 15 miles, then the wheels came off and I really struggled to keep any decent turnover for the last few miles, I was driving my arms as hard as I could, trying to keep myself going, but it was pathetic. I think I'm still another week away from being recovered from Delano Park. Wow. It's taking a while.
NorthCoast will be here soon, and then we go into our mandatory no-vacation summer at work. I'm looking forward to the down time after NorthCoast, I'll get on the bike some, and use the month of May to recover and refresh my legs. Then I'll be spending the summer working on the basics, strength, hills, speed, and a little racing with my PI outfit on.
Sleep has been an issue, due to the waking up in a sweat several times a night. I'm trying to make sleep a priority because if I'm exhausted from not sleeping well, then nothing goes well. I have my share of stress right now and I don't need poor sleep to make things worse.
I just got off the phone talking with my stepmom for an hour. I needed to vent about all the changes at work and the stress it's causing. Healthcare reform has not addressed the problem of the profitmongers, and until our society decides it's had enough of profitmongering, we're all going to suffer.
I don't know what the tipping point will be.