The real reason for this post is to show you this:
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.
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.
LOL, I’ve only read good things. I have gained just a little. I thought that was all the extra muscle mass 🙂