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1) Prepare to CRUSH my half IM time from 2014 2) Improve my swimming technique by getting my butt in the pool more often 3) Stretch Goal: Qualify for Boston!

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  1. RUN
    good Mystic Half Marathon 2015 13.09 mi 01:43 07:51 pace

    Awesome inaugural running of this race. Very well-organized. Good size field for the course, lots of support during and after the race. Fantastic group of friends and neighbors at the race and out ... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Great race & right in your backyard! Your splits look awesome. Tough to hold back that first mile. Congrats on the AG placement! Sorry I missed seeing you guys.

      1 day ago Like

    • Garth A.
      Garth A.

      Nice run Steve! You were looking strong at the finish! I'd say you managed the tank perfectly!

      about 5 hours ago Like

  2. swim
    Awesome morning swim 2750 yd 01:05 41:43 pace

    The main set today was 3 x 800s. After a little warm up and some drills, I jumped into it. First one had the highest RPE, but the last two felt really good. Average paces/100 were 2:01, 1:57, and 1... read more

  3. swim
    good Powers Lake Swim 2326 yd 00:53 39:59 pace

    Awesome OWS this morning with Garth, Nat, and Mike. Water was 74 degrees and calm. It took me about 900 yards to get warmed up. Stopped a few times for some extra breaths during that time (2:11/100... read more

  4. RUN
    good Short Brick Run 1.55 mi 00:12:01 07:45 pace

    Quick shoe change then was out the door for a little run just to test the legs off the bike. They felt surprisingly good!

  5. VELO
    good Endurance Ride + Tech Problem... 54.79 mi 02:48 19.6mph pace

    Following the mechanical issue yesterday, I had to wait until this afternoon to get this ride in. For some unknown reason, both my power meter and speed/cadence meter were on the fritz today and wo... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Great long ride. Sorry about those tech problems:/

      7 days ago Like

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      The frustrating part about the tech problems is that I went back to "fix" whatever went wrong last night, thinking a firmware update or something was needed. I got the bike in the trainer, got the computer all set up, turned on both Garmin devices and started pedaling. Everything worked exactly like it should without doing anything. WTF??? So much for consistent performance. No time for that kind of crap on race day!

      7 days ago Like

  6. FIT
    great Birthday party #2 of the weekend 02:00

    Had another awesome time at The Rock Spot for C1's birthday party. The guys there are fantastic. They kept the kids busy so I could take pictures and do some climbing myself.

  7. VELO
    good 3-hour ride gone wrong 1.83 mi 00:06:37 16.6mph pace

    Flatted and then realized I had the wrong tubes with me and no spares at home. Had a nice walk back in my cleats though. I'll have to hit the bike shop today and hope to get this in tomorrow a... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Man, that stinks!! It's perfect weather, too. Hope you get it in, soon!

      8 days ago Like

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      Yeah, went to Mystic Cycle but they didn't have the tubes I need. I had to order them. Good thing I have an extra front wheel. :)

      8 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    good Morning spin down 4.21 mi 00:16 03:45 pace

    A few more miles after the scheduled hour workout was done.

  9. VELO
    good Tempo 1 x 30 min 19.87 mi 01:02 19.3mph pace

    Breezy, but cool morning. Power was close to the target range but HR was a little over for the interval. Felt comfortably hard. Bike is definitely getting more comfortable too. 3-hour ride on tap f... read more

  10. swim
    alright Rushed swim 1700 yd 00:40 41:19 pace

    Was supposed to do 3 x 800 intervals today. Got to the pool late and only got in 1 x 800 and 1 x 600 before I had to get out. Better luck next time.

  11. RUN
    good SS Run 3 x 15 min 9.6 mi 01:15 07:47 pace

    Traveling for work and forgot the bag containing my Garmin, HR monitor, and other running tech. Carried my phone and recorded the run on the Strava app. You can find it here: read more

  12. VELO
    great Easy spin 21.93 mi 01:30 14.7mph pace

    Headed out with Drew for a really easy spin on the tri bike. Average HR was 104. Super nice morning. Got back in just before the rain started. I am heading to Philly for a couple days so I'll ... read more

  13. swim
    good Drill Day 1200 yd 00:34 49:38 pace

    Starting a recovery block so the next week or so will be pretty light. Mostly drills today, kicking on side, triple switch, catch ups, one-arm and fist drills, kicking. Short but sweet.

    • Heidi W.
      Heidi W.

      How sweet it is. Great work Steve.

      17 days ago Like

    • Tracy

      Nice drill work, Steve! Looks like everyone but me was swimming today. :)

      17 days ago Like

  14. VELO
    good Steady State 1 x 20 13.38 mi 00:40 20.1mph pace

    Note to self: 15 mph winds are definitely enough to warrant changing to the lower profile wheel. I opted to leave the deep wheels on today just to test them in the wind. I took some pretty good gus... read more

    • Tracy

      It's definitely an unsettling feeling getting pushed around like that. Good to know what to expect though and how the bike handles. Nice ride, Steve! :)

      18 days ago Like

    • Natalie E.
      Natalie E.

      holy shit, look at that speed!!!!!! That's not just the bike my friend! NICE WORK

      18 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Rainy Run 5.05 mi 00:44 08:46 pace

    Endurance pace miles today in the rain. Body is definitely still tired from Sunday's effort. Glad to be starting a recovery block on Thursday. Whew! RPE was higher today than it should have be... read more

    • Garth A.
      Garth A.

      Tired or not, you are a gifted runner sir! Nice effort!

      20 days ago Like

    • Tracy

      The humidity level may have contributed to the RPE. Nice run, Buddy!

      20 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    good Endurance Run 4 x 5K 13.46 mi 01:49 08:05 pace

    This was a tough one. The pollen levels are insane right now causing me all sorts of respiratory issues and the fog/humidity this morning was crazy. I ended up taking my glasses off around Mile 3 ... read more

  17. VELO
    good Endurance Ride x 2 hr 36.48 mi 02:00 18.2mph pace

    First long-ish ride on the TT bike. Felt pretty uncomfortable for the first 30 minutes or so but then settled in pretty well. Might need a bit more tweaking on the fit but I'll give it a bit o... read more

  18. Shared Photo

    Here is a better pic of the new bike than yesterdays...

  19. Shared Photo

    I picked up a new toy yesterday. I've only taken it out for a short ride so far. This weekend will try to get a couple hours on it. Very different ride than my road bike!

  20. swim
    good Endurance Swim 5 x 400 3100 yd 01:15 42:32 pace

    Intervals felt more controlled today. Body position felt "right" today with less need for conscious correction.

    Here it was:
    2x100 warm up
    4x50 kick on side
    4x50 6 beat kick and switch
    ... read more