So the reality of my late summer athletic commitments has finally settled in. I’m training for both a September marathon (the tiny Tunnel Lite marathon) and the August 50-mile cancer fund-raising bike ride (Obliteride).
What this means…
- I need to run five days a week including one long run on Saturday and one hill or speed workout on Tuesdays.
- I need to bike to work most days. Only 5 1/2 miles each way but it’s valuable bike time none-the-less.
- I need to do a long bike ride at least once a week. Typically on Sundays with Suzanna.
- I recently added strength training. Weights & core stuff. You know the drill.
In many ways, it’s like training for a triathlon without the swimming. So far, I have to say that everything is going well. The big fear, of course, is of injuring myself. Which means that while I have to be consistent and push myself I need to also train smart.
Also, for Obilteride, there is the fund-raising task. And that is going phenomenally well. I am mainly using social media (Facebook, Twitter, and this blog) to publicize my efforts and ask for donations. Plus a few emails to my friends and co-workers. If you are one of the 28 people who have already donated, thank you! And if you haven’t donated, please consider donating today. You can read more about the cause in prior blog posts.