Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I hate gardening...

Oh man, what a weekend in the Catskills!

The Pool family left the city about 4:00pm Friday afternoon and took our super-secret route up north to miss a good deal of the traffic on the Thruway...again less than 3 hours door-to-door...

I took my TT bike up to simulate LP with my training miles with a long run to brick ride Saturday, a Long ride to brick run Sunday and to top it all off an "overload day" as my coach called it on Monday.

While I headed out for my workouts, my wife and dog did a little planting, and when I say a little, I mean a little. When I got back it was "I'm pregnant and tired, can you finish planting my trees?!?!?"
I hate gardening...I hate bugs, I hate digging, I hate allergies...I love to admire what a great job our landscaper does with the mowing and making our property look great and I do not want to infringe on his territory...

Needless to say, I planted the rest of the trees, sneezed my ass off, got eaten alive and got blisters, BUT did manage to enjoy a couple late afternoon beers.

My Saturday run was good, I ran with my new Garmin 405...pretty cool but the pace clock is always a little off only when yo download the data do you get the true pace. I ran just to get the prescribed 2 hours and fifteen minutes in and didn't really worry about pace or distance, I hit some pretty cool back roads. A good reverse brick ride after.

Sunday's long ride was set to be a 4 and one half hour affair...I set out pretty early and went pretty hard. My legs were a little beat up from the run but I got in some good efforts with one long ass climb back into town. When I was rolling back into town I saw a bear cross the road in front of me and hang out eating birdseed at this poor woman's house (she was on the porch and ran inside when she say the bear). He was just a baby and so cool looking.

Monday's "overload day" was just that and left me completely shelled. My wife asked me to go on a walk with her and I couldn't go because I knew once I made it down the big hill by the house there was no way I could get back up it...

It is great the weather has turned the corner and I'm hoping for some good non-cold weather gear training for the next few weeks!

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