The Difference a Week Makes

The real reason for this post is to show you this:

Getting Ready for Father/Daughter Dance

Getting Ready for Father/Daughter Dance

That’s me and my girls posing for my wife and their mom before the Father-Daughter Dance here in town. It’s funny, but the “silly” pose got the most response on FB, so I’m posting it here. For me, I call that look “Cold Heat” ™. I’m not sure what the girls are doing.

So, something triathlon related…

Oh, here’s something. Last Lord’s Day I ran 9 miles and averaged a 7:46 pace. I was quite pleased with that. I know for you real runners that’s not fast, but if I could run a half or full marathon at that pace I’d be over the moon. But back down here on earth, yesterday I ran 7 miles and could only manage 8:45. Ouch. What happened?

I’m not positive, but I rode my bike on Saturday for just over an hour, but I pushed it pretty hard. I took my trail bike out on some actual trails, if you can imagine that, and, though I don’t have any kind of bike computer or odometer on the trail bike, I kept my effort up the whole time. It wore me out in a way I didn’t expect. And so my time on Sunday suffered.

All that goes to show you what a poor cyclist I am. A one hour ride the day before affects my run? I may need to ride some more, but I’m not super concerned about it this year. I’ll do a couple of short triathlons this summer, but my “A” race will be a 50K in September, so running is my focus. (The other difference was yesterday I ran on trails versus the street, so maybe that played a role as well.)

I’m also experimenting with creatine. I’ve never used that supplement but have heard positive things from the body building world, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I know body builders would never do anything to their bodies that might be detrimental to their long-term health, and everything they do is backed up by solid clinical evidence, so it should be fine. I’ll let you know how it goes once I get through this first tub and then figure out how to manscape all this extra hair I’m growing.

Until then, have fun training.

About The Pretend Triathlete

Just a 46 year old trying to stay in shape. Not pro-athlete in shape, just 46 year old guy with a family and a house and a job in shape. Signing up for races is the best way I've found to do that. I blog about things that happen to me and things I observe while training and racing. Let's do this!
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2 Responses to The Difference a Week Makes

  1. Jill says:

    Silly Man, you won’t grow extra hair from creatine. I swear by it ( a girl weightlifter here). Be prepared to carry around a little extra water weight, but other than that, you shouldn’t see any other side effects.

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