Monday, March 25, 2019

Keep on running. And riding.

Spring has arrived!

Training for AK2019, (“Alaska 2019”), continues as I’m slowly increasing my base miles this month. I ran a partial 5K for St Patrick’s Day by running the first two miles laid out in my training plan, and then walk/running the remaining mile. I completed the race (which measured 3 miles, not 5k) in 41 minutes. Not very fast, (13:06/mile pace), but probably better than a few of my previous efforts. I have another 5k coming up in 2 weeks. Hopefully I’ll see some imporovement!

The weather was surprisingly mild last week, so I took the bike off the trainer and hit the road. It felt good to ride outside, although the streets are a mess of potholes, sand and debris from the winter. March is usually a time to protect the trails by staying off them as they dry out from the winter, so I tend to ride my road bike more often than the MTB. I occasionally see mountain bikers posting their rides on Strava in areas I’m sure aren’t ready for riding, and it irritates me to think of the damage they are causing. They should know better.

New workout routines are being introduced soon. It’s going to be hard getting out of bed in the mornings. Hopefully it will pay off in June!

An earlier rise and grind starts soon.