Well #project18 is coming along nicely. First tune up 5k is in a couple of weeks. Have my weekly mileage into the 20-25 mile range. I'll hold it steady there till maybe November then hit 30 or 35 to start to taper for the goal race of #project18.
I've moved my mileage up slowly. Start with 2.5 mile runs then bumped my pace up. Bumped up to 4, then bumped pace up, then up to 5 miles which I'm at now. I'll hold it at 5 miles till I can hit 5 miles @ 6:45 pace pretty easily. Should be doable.
Riding is playing second fiddle right now with saddle time being sporadic. Mostly an occasional spin or commute to work. I did hit the trainer for an hour yesterday to avoid the monsoon. Right now & in the immediate future running gives me more bang for my buck. I can get the same amount of TSS in 30 min running as I can get in an hour & a half on the bike (that is without intervals which I'm in now shape for).
Since I had a pretty wicked bought of insomnia last night I got out with the sun coming up for a quick 5 miler. I'm thinking I might get out in a few for an hour of low level power hill repeats on the bike. Snagging saddle time where I can. Got to take a nap today since tonight is my first night back at work this week; so might as well make myself tired.
Four on Four off is good & bad for training for sure. I have been getting some strength work in at work. The locker room has a perfect pull up bar. I'm up to 50 in a 12 hour shift. Not too bad when you factor in I'm doing them with steel toe boots on as well. I might get back to my previous strength when I was climbing & kayaking all the time.
Typing more than 140 characters is making my fingers tired. I've set up a Tumblr account for posts longer than 140 characters & less than a novel that blogging takes. Yes I know I'm a social media whore.