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1) Improve my swimming technique by getting my butt in the pool more often 2) Stretch Goal: Qualify for Boston at NYC 2016!

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  • 7 miles
  • 00:59 time
  • 793 calories
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  1. RUN
    good 3 x 10 min Interval Day 7.42 mi 00:59 07:59 pace

    Love this weather! 42 degrees at the start made for a chilly warm up, but felt awesome once the intervals got underway. Splits were 7:24, 7:39, and 7:32 and my HR stayed right in line with the inte... read more

  2. RUN
    good Rolling Hills Run 12.66 mi 01:44 08:11 pace

    Awesome run with Drew this morning. Pace felt comfortable and the conversation just flowed along with the miles. So nice to have the humidity down today!

  3. RUN
    good 3 x 15 min intervals 7.68 mi 01:02 08:05 pace

    Yet another interval day. Target was 7:15-7:45 with HR < 147. Actuals were 7:39 and 7:35 with average HRs of 143 and 152. Guess that 2nd interval was a little harder than I should have gone. Oop... read more

    • Kristin

      Great splits Steve!

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      Tricky, perhaps a different HRM would work? I had the same problem with my old Garmin monitor but then switched to the Garmin HRM-tri and don't have the issue any more. I think it was bugging me right where the buckle for the length adjustment ended up. Good excuse to buy more gear. :)

      3 days ago Like

    • Tracy

      Mine chafes in the center of the chest. I use a large waterproof bandaid, or a couple strips of medical tape and it usually prevents it. :)

      3 days ago Like

  4. RUN
    good Recovery Run 3.72 mi 00:32 08:38 pace

    Easy run this morning to loosen up. Temps were down a bit but the humidity is still sky-high. Hope tomorrow is a little drier.

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Nice little run after those intervals the day before. You are super consistent this training cycle!

      4 days ago Like1 person

  5. RUN
    alright Soupy 3 x 10 minute intervals 7.66 mi 01:03 08:13 pace

    What a yuk day out there. Ridiculously wet. Struggled through the intervals today. Glad they are done!

  6. FIT
    good Rest Day ST 00:40

    What should one do on a rest day? Rest? Well, usually, but not today. Decided to throw in a little ST as I needed a break from work. :) It went a little like this:

    2 x (
    - 12 burpees
    - 20 dumbb... read more

  7. RUN
    good Recovery Run 3.4 mi 00:33 09:34 pace

    Just a few miles to loosen things up. The warmth and humidity is back today. Looking forward to consistently cooler mornings!

  8. RUN
    good Groton Long Point Run 12.18 mi 01:40 08:13 pace

    Core was a little tight this morning from 3 hours of climbing in the trees at Fields of Fire last night but things eventually loosened up and we had a great run. Gorgeous sunrise with some high clo... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      We just drove by that last night & said how we need to do it! So it's fun? Great long run. Perfect weather for it!

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      Oh, Tricky, it is so much fun! There are some minimum reach requirements (look online to see how far that is to make sure the kids can reach far enough). A really good time to go is on Sundays as they have cheaper pricing. If you decide to go, you need to schedule a time to climb, which you can do online. They other thing you need to do is fill out waivers for each climber, which you can also do online. Go have fun!

      9 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    good 3 x 10-min interval run 8.05 mi 01:05 08:02 pace

    Nice run w/ Drew this morning. Intervals were challenging without being too taxing (keep HR in the 140s). Target was b/w 7:30-7:45. Splits were 7:30, 7:42, and 7:39. Loving the 50-degree temp today!

  10. RUN
    good Morning Hills 7.2 mi 01:01 08:24 pace

    Hilly out and back this morning with my neighbor, Drew. Warmer than yesterday, but still pretty comfortable. Great morning to be outside! Now, if DM uploads would just work for me, I wouldn't ... read more

  11. RUN
    good Mini Recovery Run 2.27 mi 00:21 09:17 pace

    Just enough to get a little sweat going.

  12. VELO
    good Recovery Ride 10.28 mi 00:44 14.0mph pace

    Easy spin to flush out the legs. Where was this cool, crisp air yesterday???

    • Kristin

      I think people who ran Via are asking the same thing! Nice ride on a beautiful morning!

      14 days ago Like1 person

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      I bet, Kristin! Running a marathon in those temps when expecting a cooler day would be a real mental and physical challenge.

      14 days ago Like

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      I remember I thought about doing Via earlier this summer. So glad I didn't go that route. Would've been awful yesterday. So crazy the difference one day can make.

      14 days ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    good Surftown Half 2016 13.19 mi 01:45 07:59 pace

    Warm, humid, and windy day at the beach. My plan was to run at MP pace for the entire race and see how I felt at the end. I was about 5 seconds off my target pace (7:55), but I figure 20-30 degrees... read more

  14. RUN
    good Shakeout Run 3.68 mi 00:30 08:03 pace

    Just a shorty to shake things out before Surftown tomorrow. Not at all happy about it being over 70 degrees these mornings. Usually it is in the low 60s for this race. We'll be complaining of ... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Maybe it'll be breezy by the beach? Or maybe not... I still think you'll PR!

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      My only hope is for a breeze. Just going to try and keep MP tomorrow for the entire race to see if I can. No PR for me...this time.

      16 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Soggy Easy Run 8.15 mi 01:11 08:42 pace

    It was an easy recovery day on the schedule, but the humidity made it feel far harder than it should have. I love summer, but can't wait for all that to go away. Ready to run in some drier, cr... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      The art projects in my classroom won't even dry bc the air is so thick! And yeah, running in this sucks. Every day I check the 5am humidity forecast & im like come on!!

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Penny R.
      Penny R.

      Can you get rid of the humidity before I get there?

      17 days ago Like

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      I'll try, Penny. I'll try.

      17 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    alright 2 x 8 min intervals 5.3 mi 00:43 08:05 pace

    Had a short run on the plan today. Just 2 x 8 min intervals as the, "hard" part. Legs felt heavy and slow. The cool down run after the intervals felt harder than the intervals themselves.... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      So humid out there this morning!!! I know what you mean about cool downs seeming harder.

      19 days ago Like

  17. RUN
    good Easy run with Chad 5.97 mi 00:51 08:28 pace

    Joined up with a Strava friend for a run today. Easy miles, gorgeous weather. Liking these temps for sure!

  18. VELO
    good Recovery Ride 30.82 mi 02:01 15.2mph pace

    Nice, easy ride with Drew this morning. Temps were fantastic in the high 50s with only a light breeze. Winds will be kicking up from Hermine later today, which should make tomorrow morning's r... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Nice ride this morning! Bet it was cold by the water. Good luck tomorrow w your windy run!

      22 days ago Like

    • Tracy

      Sweet ride, Steve!

      21 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    good Endurance Miles 11.01 mi 01:34 08:33 pace

    Comfortable miles with Drew this morning. Nice and cool, light breeze, and great conversation. It was over before I knew I started...well, almost. :)