A Simple Running Log

May 16, 2017

Training for 5/16/17

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 11:59 am

I never ran or did any strength training yesterday. Monday seems to have become my favorite day for a rest day.

This morning, the insane wind that’s been hanging around here for days finally calmed down, so Clark got up really early to go swim in the Choptank sans white caps.

The sun comes up before 6 a.m. now, so I got up pretty early too and went out to knock out a run first thing.

It was an absolutely perfect morning. Cool, no wind and plenty of sunshine. I did a very enjoyable lap around the 5.5-mile loop.

Later today, I have my first eye appointment in four years. I don’t think my prescription has changed much, but I need to get a new one so I can get prescription sunglasses for the bike.

I don’t wear sunglasses, prescription or otherwise, while running, and it’s never bothered me. I just wear a hat on a sunny day. But you kinda have to wear them on the bike, if not solely to prevent a bug from hitting you in the eyeball at speed.

I’ve been wearing a pair of Oakleys Clark got in middle school, but it’d really be nice to have prescription glasses, so I can actually see what’s coming up when I’m, No. 1, riding with traffic, and, No. 2, moving quite a bit faster than I do while running.

Speaking of the bike, I saw today the Eagleman race director and a couple of major race sponsors are hosting a supported ride of the bike course this coming Sunday morning. It’s free — just show up at 7 a.m. — and “supported” generally means there will be some aid stations along the course. So Clark and I will most likely do that. I already know where not to turn haha.

And speaking of Eagleman, they released the lineup of swim waves yesterday. I assumed all the relay team swimmers would be in the final wave, but they’re not. They’re in the fourth! Which means Kara will start swimming at 6:56 a.m., not 7:56, like the 19th and final wave to go.

Clark’s age group, M30-34, is so big they had to split it into two waves, by last initial. He starts swimming at 7:40. That means I’ll have a 44-minute head start on him on the bike, give or take a few minutes, depending on how Kara swims. I wonder if I’ll be able to keep him behind me?

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