Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Little Snow and a Lot of Sun

Run 25 miles

Mt. Bike 15 miles
Run 13 miles

Bike Commute 3 miles
Run 7 miles

Racking up more running miles. Loads of sun yesterday. Probably the nicest day we've had in over 2 months:

And then today it was snowy and starting to slowly look a little more like winter. Sorry, no pictures. I was carrying too much food on my run today to fit my camera anywhere. It felt nice to actually eat enough on a longer run. I've done too many runs in the past few weeks in which I either didn't feel like eating or didn't bother to take anything with me to eat. I made a decision today that I was going to carry lots of food and force it down. It makes a huge difference. I feel less tired tonight than I did last night even though I ran almost twice as far today.

Spent about $20 at the hardware store and an hour of my time trying to improve my sled design from last year for my sled that I'll use to carry my gear in the Iditarod Invitational. So far just a waste of time and money but it's these failures that will eventually lead to a fine tuned design. My sled worked OK last year but it had a tendency to wobble from side to side causing it to flip over several times. Not something I want to have to deal with again this year.

Totals for the week (as of yesterday): Bike 64 miles; Run 83 miles; 17.5 hours.


Anonymous said...

Great training, and the landscapes are wonderfull.
Regards fron Spain.

Julie said...

I know, it's amazing what a difference food makes, especially on the long runs.

Hey, thanks for the donation! I am already at 10% of my goal, so things are looking good.