Nothing like a brick workout in 85°F heat, but it had to be done. However, thanks to the monsoon that was coming up I-71, my bike was cut short from 25 miles to only 15. I was more interested in making sure my bike rode OK as it was my first time out since Ironman France. The run was much more important this evening as it was a scheduled medium-tempo run per my FIRST schedule.
Run - 1 mile warmup, 4 miles @ 6:20, 1 mile warmdown
Mile 1 - 7:37
Mile 2 - 6:24
Mile 3 - 6:22
Mile 4 - 6:21
Mile 5 - 6:15
Mile 6 - 8:09
Notice the killer 5th mile... White Zombie's 'Soul Crusher' never lets me down! "Demon got my soul and I said "Drive!" Come on - speed kills - but I'm alive yeah!". Aaahh, takes me right back to 12th grade!
Anyway, swam off of Columbia Park last night for about 1/2-hour. It was really choppy... probably too choppy for an effective swim. I take that back. It's always beneficial to get a feel for different types of water conditions. I happen to be a fan of the "flat as a sheet of glass" type! The kind that would leave a water skiier salivating!