Out on the front line
don't worry I'll be fine
the story is just beginning
I say goodbye to my weakness
so long to the regret
and now I know that I'm alive
Brandon starts blog posts with song lyrics and I love that... I'm going to copy him.
I got out in the afternoon for a little over 2:00 with 4500ft of climbing. Everything felt OK. I got lucky on Saturday. My front tire came loose descending on a sand switchback and I nearly ate it... a brief moment of panic but I held it and felt invigorated after... not scared or panicked. A good sign that my luggage closet hasn't added another bag. Tomorrow is Walker Ranch a couple of times which will be a test of sorts. Not crazy technical but there are a lot of high speed opportunities.
I have a theory that a hardish run before a bike makes the bike "worth more". You fatigue your legs with a ~1:00 run and then the specific bike fitness comes from the bike and also allows for lower training volumes on the bike (IE: a 1:00 run + 4:00 bike is equal to 5:00 on the bike, or more). So I might do my 10 mile tempo course hard in the morning first. I have plans to return to serious running after Leadville so I also don't want to lose touch with it. But I wondered today when the Silver Rush 50 bike registration opens for next year too. I have conflicting goals again. This year was sort of a gimme as I am waiting until I turn 40 to refocus on running... and it's taken forever for 40 to get here! The biking this year was supposed to just be a time killer, but I see now that biking is not only hugely useful to a runner but I also love it with similar passion as running. I want to run a fast marathon as a Master in the next few years... but I also have unfinished business as Silver Rush 50 and I suspect I will want to go back to Leadville or do another 100 mile mountain bike race too.
Yesterday afternoon lightening struck our house and it fried my PC and modem. As a stay at home dad who coaches athletes from home via computer... I sort of panicked. I called my wife at work and for one athlete I told her the workouts while she typed it in to an e-mail. Michelle called for our weekly chat and she told me things usually happen in 3's... so this morning I got up early to drive to a coffee shop to use my laptop and my car battery was dead. #3... done?
I spent the morning taking my computer to the shop and bought a new modem so I can use my laptop at home. If the PC is dead then I'm tempted to use this opportunity to upgrade to an Apple. I can't stand Microsoft. I'm wanting a very basic setup, any suggestions are welcome or if someone wants to sell an old Apple let me know.