Eric's Half-Ironman Training

I am now training for my second half-ironman race. The race is in Boulder this time in August, 2007. I finished the Florida Half-Ironman in May, 2007. Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Time: 2:12:04
Distance: 16.2 miles
Pace: 8:02/mile
Avg Speed: 7.46 mile/hr.
Elevation: Max: 5,779ft
Min: 5,511ft
BMI Index: 20.6
Calories Burned: 1,930

Aurora Reservoir
Time: 55:50+
Total: 2,600 meters

So I woke up early again today. My alarm went of at 4:30. I snoozed just a little and got up. I knew I had to leave soon. I quickly ate a bowl of oatmeal, grabbed a 2 gels, filled my bottle with accelerade, finished getting ready and off I went. I left about 5:10am. It was still pretty dark but I decided not to bring the flash light.

My adventure sure was grand today. I saw 5 deer, 2 runners and 30+ cyclists. I had to make a pit stop at the restroom around mile 9. I walked back to the road and a driver stopped, got out of his car and asked me a question. He asked if I knew how to bait a fishing line. Too early in the morning for something like this. I briefly showed him what I remember about baiting a line. It has been years since I have been fishing and I wasn't exactly sure because it pole was foreign to me.

It seems to get a little easier when I have been running long distances. I think it might be the "runners high" that everyone is talking about?? I finished todays run about 2 minutes faster than a few weeks ago. YES!! PR.


Blogger Dying Water Buffalo said...

That is some burly elevation there, my friend. Hey, we have the same last name! Even with the "e" on the end! :) Tre cool!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Iron Eric said...

That is way cool. Last name Greene rocks!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Tea said...

So if you got up today for a long run that means I HAVE to get up on Sat for mine.

Geez...could you lower the bar JUST once?

(I got asked for directions this morning, and it was so early that I think I just stared at the guy and started drooling...maybe it was sweat).

2:45 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

If I was to run at that hour of the morning, all I would see is Atlanta traffic and a few accidents (on any given day). Sounds like a great place to run.


7:38 AM  

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