Adam was so hot after our run that he had to be hosed off by Vanessa. Here he is seen doing his best Flashdance impersonation.
After getting home, I had to quickly take a shower and get ready to go to my twin's first dance recital. They danced for about two and a half minutes, in which time they pranced, galloped, crawled, and twirled on stage. They were awesome. Stella even snuck in for a picture with the dancing queens.
Ah, not ready to claw each other's eye sockets out over who gets control over the Magna Doodle, book, or doll.
Just look at those beautiful lines!
Sunday was a lot of fun. It was Father's Day, so while my wifey was at rehearsal from 9:30-1:30, I got to be... a father. Afterwards, she came home and Adam and I got together for a 50 mile ride followed by a 5k. Adam and I had a great ride out to a state park next to Lake Ontario. It was about fifty miles round trip. Cookie Monster (my new ride) was fast, real fast. I know everyone says, "It's not the bike, it's the engine." Yeah, well, true as that may be—I agree there is NO substitute for training—it is the bike a little bit as well. I pushed hard into the wind on the way there, but I never really felt fatigued at any point. On the way back, I averaged a pair of 31 m.p.h. (49.89 k.p.h.) splits on some fast flats. No offense Madone, but I never did that with you. I am excited for Musselman coming up on 10 July. That HIM left be bewildered last year. I had no idea what to expect, no idea at all about nutrition. Seriously, I drank less than 30 ounces of fluids on the bike. What was I thinking? Oh, I wasn't. I have the nutrition down this time around, so I am excited to see if I can knock off some serious time and set a new PR on this course. Our run felt fine. We ran a solid 8:20 pace off the bike. We were not trying to run hard. In fact, a couple of times, Adam and I had to slow each other down because we felt ourselves gradually get faster (oh, and Adam was sporting his Garmin 310 XT, so he knew exactly how fast we were going at every second.) That gets annoying really quickly!
Tuesday's Morning Speed Workout:
2 mile warmup
Fartleks on roads: 10 Farletks at 90 seconds, with 2:00 minute recovery run in between. 2 mile cool down.
Finished my Fartlek's and made Julian's graduation just in time. Congratulations Graduate!
Lastly, congratulations to Luca and his friend Bradley for making the All-Star Team this year.
Good job guys!
More soon: A cool review opportunity for me, and a GIVEAWAY!