"Foam rolling after a 15x400m track workout on legs sore from lifting yesterday" face.
Someone needs to wife me up stat because this is delicious.
I made this recipe again with a ton of modifications (again) to make it increasingly veggie-licious. Served over brown rice. Topped with cilantro, mango, and feta which sounds all kinds of strange but tastes all kinds of good.
I got this alert in the middle of my long ride this morning.
The weather delivered with some loud cracks, booms, and torrential downpour that started when I was at my furthest point from home.
Fel Del Av Gården - Movits!
Can’t stop won’t stop listening to this song.
This is a sign in my town. Can these be EVERYWHERE?
I can’t even say the amount of times I heard people yell at me to get off the road, get on the sidewalk, etc, back when I was in NJ. I usually don’t have enough time to yell back that I have a legal right, and a legal obligation, to be on the road.
For that I must thank the power of the draft!
No way could I have held that speed on my own! Except for the 3 and 20 minute efforts where I was fending for myself, most of the ride was spent on someone’s wheel. I definitely pulled much less than my fair share since the other riders are so much stronger than I am.
Moroccan-Style Turkey and Chickpeas
I used this recipe, with some modifications based on what I had handy:
I served this over quinoa and later added in feta cheese and some fresh mango. I have no clue where the idea for the mango came from but it was really tasty. And feta makes most everything better, so naturally that worked as well.
This was really, really tasty - I absolutely love Moroccan flavors. Cumin, cinnamon, and coriander? Count me in! I’m Definitely going to be keeping this one in my rotation.
The past couple rides I went out on with this group I was dropped midway into the WARMUP as soon as the pace started to pick up.
Today we rode out easy and only did a single 3 minute pickup (split 4), and then there was a decent break before we started the main effort, so I was able to catch back up even though I fell behind on the pickup.
Our main set was a 20 minute TT effort (splits 6 and 7), which I pretty much did solo after losing the group a couple minutes in. However by the time the effort was over I caught up to one guy who had fallen back a bit and the rest of the group waited up for us.
After the effort we cruised back at a decent pace, and then I broke off around the last split to head home.
I’m really happy I was able to do the group workout, especially since I suffered pretty badly during last night’s track workout. Even though I certainly couldn’t hang on with the faster guys for the efforts, I was able to keep up enough that I could still be a part of the ride.
Triangle Sprint Triathlon - 7/19/14
Conditions: Pretty damn good weather overall, I was comfortable throughout the race. It was in the 70s and cloudy with almost no wind. Water temperature was 84˚, so a bit warm but it didn’t matter much for a sprint-length swim.
Swim (750m, 13:53, 21/187F): Finally, a swim that I am happy with! I felt good in the water, and the distance flew by. Sighting was easy and I didn’t get clobbered around, plus I got to draft for a short while.
T1 (1:40, 2/187F): T1 is my shit.
Bike (17.5mi, 51:50, 15/187F): I was both working hard and having an absolute blast on the bike. I started the race in wave 6 of 11, so there were plenty of people ahead of me to make targets to pass. The course was mostly rolling hills, though none were grueling. I definitely gained a lot of time here by riding smartly - pushing adequately on the downhills to gain a lot of momentum heading to the uphills.
T2 (1:30, 60/187): T2 is not my shit.
Run (5k, 24:21, 24/187F): Where oh where did my run go? Last season I was falling around 22min for a 5k off the bike. But I did hear that the course may have been long, and it took place mostly on a rocky, gravelly, grassy trail with rolling hills, so I’m taking that into consideration. I was still racing happy through the whole run.
Overall (1:32:45, 67/490 OA, 12/187F, 1/7F20-24): I am a happy camper. Not only am I pleased with how I did, but I genuinely ENJOYED racing this event.
Moving Forward: I’m not signed up for anything else at the moment as I’m waiting to see what the collegiate race schedule will be.