Miles:
14464 total / 2668 in 2014
Goal:

1) Work on gearing up for a half IM or two in 2014. 2) Improve my swimming technique by doing drills, drills, and more drills.

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  • 1867 calories
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  1. VELO
    good Spin class at work 18 mi 01:00 18.0mph pace

    Endured some brutally awesome intervals in class today. I really cranked up the resistance and got work done. The last set was working high resistance in a hover position with "rest" inte... read more

  2. This looks like it might be fun! The race starts at 0900 on 11JUL15. Low tide is 1147 that day so the tide would be going out. Anyone interested? https://raceroster.com/events/2015/4038/2015-mysti... read more

  3. VELO
    good Spin class at work 18 mi 01:00 18.0mph pace

    Another quality spin today. Finished up HARD with 10 x (seated 10 sec on + 10 sec steady at a resistance of 8/10). We then followed it up by 4 x (20 sec seated sprint (6/10) + 20 sec standing picku... read more

  4. RUN
    good Pre-spin run 4 mi 00:30 07:35 pace

    Nice cool lap down around Avery Point before spin class. Pushed a little harder than last time but it didn't feel as bad since it was only 44 degrees. Happy to have missed the rain!

  5. RUN
    good 4.01 mi 00:31 07:44 pace

    Decided to head out at lunch for a run to test drive the post-race legs...and a new pair of Newtons. :) Shoes felt great, calves were a little tight in the beginning but loosened up nicely. Pace fe... read more

    • Garth A.
      Garth A.

      Hahaha! That's about twice as fast as my time over the same distance! You are a truly great runner Steve.

      11 days ago Like

    • Natalie E.
      Natalie E.

      Nice recovery run Steve. I second Garth

      11 days ago Like

  6. VELO
    good Spin Class at Work 18 mi 01:00 18.0mph pace

    Addy kicked our tails today! It was an awesome "no rest" day where we used only active recovery for the full class. I spent a full 20 minutes in the middle of class with HR at 95-97% of m... read more

  7. FIT
    good Bluff Point with the Cub Scouts 3.4 mi

    Fun hike with about 15 kids and about 10 parents. Great involvement today from the Cub Pack!

    • Heidi W.
      Heidi W.

      Big group hike. Way to go with the cubs.

      13 days ago Like

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      That's awesome! I'm surprised you didn't have them doing fartleks! Or did you? :)

      13 days ago Like

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      They were handling those all on their own. The challenge was slowing them down so the group stayed within a quarter mile of each other.

      13 days ago Like

  8. NYC Marathon, 2014 edition

    Well, this training cycle went pretty much to plan. I successfully avoided injuries that caused any substantial breaks in my training. Race day came with a lot of excite... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      So this year you came to NYC to work, and work you did! Cannot believe the wind you guys had to deal with. The last 10K of a marathon is usually the toughest, and it sounds like this was no different. Way to push through and nail that PR. Look forward to your BQ training next year!

      14 days ago Like3 people

    • Penny R.
      Penny R.

      Great write up ! Go for the BQ :o)

      14 days ago Like1 person

    • Natalie E.
      Natalie E.

      nice write up Steve, thanks for sharing that experience. I have to say to only off 8 minutes with that wind is amazing!! I was thinking about you as X and I walked around RWU campus and how much that stunk.. so go for you to stay focused and WORK!!!

      14 days ago Like1 person

  9. VELO
    great Aero Base Builder IV 18.65 mi 01:02 18.1mph pace

    Due to puppy constraints, had to stay indoors this morning and cut the workout about 10 minutes short. Oh well. Had a really nice visit with Coach Troy. :)

  10. Shared Photo

    This little guy is seriously going to cut in to my ability to workout in the mornings for awhile...

  11. VELO
    good Spin class at work 18 mi 01:00 18.0mph pace

    Fully intended this to be a recovery spin. Legs are still a bit sore from Sunday. HOWEVER, we had a sub teacher today who is an actual cyclist and always makes the class more like a ride than a spi... read more

  12. walk
    good To dinner and back 2.6 mi

    Decided to skip the cab tonight and enjoy the city on foot. Nice chill walk (NY style, of course, which wasn't too chill) to and from dinner. Nice to be off my feet now. Time for bed soon! Bro... read more

    • Penny R.
      Penny R.

      Sounds like an exhausting but wonderful day! Get some rest...

      20 days ago Like

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      Hope you enjoyed the diner this morning! Have fun at the park. You should time your trip so you can meet up with Alex and I in New Haven! :)

      20 days ago Like

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      Taking Amtrak back...my time is set for a 1400 departure.

      20 days ago Like

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      Perfect, get off in NH, meet us for an early dinner at Pepe's, meet Meb, cruise home with us! :)

      20 days ago Like

  13. VELO
    good Post-race spin 10.22 mi 01:00 10.2mph pace

    Headed down to the gym for the obligatory 60-minute easy spin post-race. Followed that up with 30 minutes of stretching and foam roller brutality. OUCH!

  14. RUN
    good NYC Marathon 2014 26.2 mi 03:38 08:20 pace

    Unofficial time. Awesome race today, despite the wind. PR over last year's race by 10 minutes! It wasn't the 3:30 that was my Plan A, but I'll take it! I won't load my Garmin d... read more

    • Stephanie C.
      Stephanie C.

      Great job Steve!

      20 days ago Like1 person

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    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      I read your results on Sunday & kept meaning to go over to your page to congratulate you! Huge PR, Steve! Great following you as you as you went after it the past few months. I see this PR coming down next year:).

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      I agree, Tricky...that PR has to fall in 2015. I'll post a race report one day soon and pontificate about the things I need to change for next year. :)

      18 days ago Like

  15. Shared Photo

    What does one do when they forget their "real food" source of energy sitting in the freezer at home? Go grocery shopping and improvise, of course. I was able to find everything I needed t... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Man- that looks complicated! I just grab a banana or bagel or something:). But I have been wanting to experiment more with fuel. Hope all goes well & again, best of luck tomorrow!

      22 days ago Like

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      The book, "Feed Zone Portables" is awesome. Tons of recipes for portable race/training food that doesn't squirt out of foil pack. :) I've become a real fan of less Gu, more food. That, and I am kind of high maintenance. :)

      22 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    good Easy Morning Run 5.07 mi 00:43 08:24 pace

    Last run before race day. All systems go. My lungs cooperated today, thankfully. After a 1 mi w/u, I did 2 @ MP (8:10, 8:02), then 2 easy to wrap it up. Really nice morning out there. I checked the... read more

  17. RUN
    blah Speed/Circuit - FAIL 4.92 mi 00:47 09:32 pace

    There needs to be a 'How did you feel?' face for 'WTF?' This isn't at all what I planned for my final speed/circuit workout. First couple miles felt great. I started workin... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Hmmmmm....I'm going to say it was just a fluke morning- doesn't seem to go with the rest of your training cycle. Don't let this at all affect your confidence for NYCM!

      26 days ago Like1 person

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    • Penny R.
      Penny R.

      You will rock it on Sunday! I miss that I will not be out there like last year to hear all about it...

      25 days ago Like1 person

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      We miss not having you here this year as well. Valerie and I just had that discussion last week (when you had O, I think).

      25 days ago Like

  18. FIT
    good Mount Misery 2 mi

    Went camping with the Scouts on Saturday. Took a hike up Mt. Misery. I hadn't been there before. That has all the fixin's for a killer trail run. There were some maniacs biking down the t... read more

  19. Had a 2-hour deep-tissue massage today. Felt so good I wish it would have been 3 hours long. Of course, tonight I feel like I was run over by a bus. Tomorrow will be all better. Good night DM!

    • Penny R.
      Penny R.

      2 hours of deep tissue...you might be bruised from that massage. I know I would be but so worth it...

      29 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    good Penultimate Speed/Circuit bef... 7.06 mi 00:58 08:10 pace

    This one hurt...good. Same circuit workout I've been doing but the 800m intervals darn near killed me. :) Splits on those were 6:56, 639, 6:31, 6:43, and 6:57. Nice chill w/u and c/d. 2 miles ... read more