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    Work selfie. I haven’t worn a tie in weeks, so there you go.
I’m currently supervising an interview process for one of my clients, for a new position that opened up. I wonder what the applicants would think if they knew I was taking selfies and posting on tumblr while they are sweating it out to get this job? Guess we’ll never know.
Feeling pretty good after the workout yesterday, considering that I went to bed late and woke up early. I really operate better on a schedule, so feeling pretty optimistic going forward.
Tomorrow morning I shall try for a longer run, 5-7 miles possibly… haven’t done one of those in ages. Saturday I will try for another 25 miler on the bike, that is if the wife doesn’t go for a run. She has not run for the week as yet, so…
I will have to incorporate weight training in there somehow, but that will come, I guess. 
Time sure files when you’re having fun exercising.

    Work selfie. I haven’t worn a tie in weeks, so there you go.

    I’m currently supervising an interview process for one of my clients, for a new position that opened up. I wonder what the applicants would think if they knew I was taking selfies and posting on tumblr while they are sweating it out to get this job? Guess we’ll never know.

    Feeling pretty good after the workout yesterday, considering that I went to bed late and woke up early. I really operate better on a schedule, so feeling pretty optimistic going forward.

    Tomorrow morning I shall try for a longer run, 5-7 miles possibly… haven’t done one of those in ages. Saturday I will try for another 25 miler on the bike, that is if the wife doesn’t go for a run. She has not run for the week as yet, so…

    I will have to incorporate weight training in there somehow, but that will come, I guess. 

    Time sure files when you’re having fun exercising.

    — 1 day ago with 4 notes
    #work mode  #yet here I am on tumblr  #hope the don't notice 

    Just had the second night ride, and when I compare it to the first…

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    The calorie count seems weird. Just about nailed the same distance though.

    As promised, the guys put the pedal to the proverbial metal from the get go. This ride was a 6-3-3… 6 of the Savannah, 3 of the longer Long Circular route, which has a pretty mean hill, and a lovely long downhill then 3 Savannah, with a sprint finish. I made 6-3-1, and I’m damn proud, considering I ran a 5K this morning, and was pretty much on my feet all day. I can’t sprint with these guys yet, but give me a month.

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    We did go faster than Monday as you can see, but the downhill stretch on the Long Circular route compensated a bit as its a long downhill and we came down pretty fast… I got as high as 48 kph.

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    Pretty soon, I think I’ll make this workout a brick, and do a 1 lap (2.2 mi) run afterwards… I’ll see. As it is, I get home after 10pm anyway. Loving this new schedule. The trick however, is getting sleep after these shenanigans… 

    — 1 day ago with 5 notes
    #night ride  #cycling  #queens park savannah  #training 

    Oh, and I ran through the Botanic Gardens, and the orchid House was open…

    — 2 days ago with 4 notes
    #orchids  #royal botanic gardens  #Trinidad and Tobago  #flowers  #nature 

    5K this morning, it another twofer so gotta conserve some energy for tonight’s ride. Still testing the new schedule, realise its probably a good idea to skip workouts on the day after the 2-a-day workouts.

    Friday will probably be a longer run, then we shall see how the weekend goes.

    — 2 days ago with 5 notes
    #running  #fitness  #run 

    Had my first night ride with a cycling club tonight. It was the same group that did the Independence Day ride, and they ride twice a week around the Savannah from 8:00pm. I remember seeing them about a year ago, and wishing I could join them… but today I did.

    12 laps for 25 miles, and the last was a sprint. And I always make the rookie mistake. I was behind the leaders for the fist 8 laps, then at the front for the next 3. I felt really good, like I had more gas in the tank until they decided to sprint the last 2 laps… we got up to 39 kph. I could only make one of those, and had to stop, while the ‘pros’ did another. 

    It was awesome though. On Wednesday I shall try again, and they warned me that that one is worse- i.e. faster. Well I’m in, I’ll just tuck myself safely in the back. 

    This is exactly what I need to build my fitness on the bike. I hope to work this into my weekly schedule, and if I can cover 100 mi a week plus running, I’ll be happy. Still have to work out how much running mileage I can muster- maybe 20-25 mi. Will see. Don’t want to burn myself out, and there are races coming up.

    I wonder if I’ll be able to sleep tonight with all this adrenaline in my veins…

    — 3 days ago with 6 notes
    #night ride  #KnightRiders  #Queen's Park Savannah  #cycling 

    3 miles done. Today is a twofer, so gotta take it easy. trying out a new schedule of training this week, lets see how it goes.

    Did a DIY on my running glasses, spray painted the frame white. Looks pretty good, at least I think so.

    — 4 days ago with 3 notes
    #running  #training  #Monday 

    Early morning ride before church. Had to start the week off in the right way, no? Running begins again in the morning.

    — 4 days ago with 5 notes
    #happy sunday 
    Just over 25 miles this morning. I do love the new Garmin Connect interface. Next week I will be rolling out my new training plan, so looking forward to that. May post it first, but also want to try it out, so we shall see.
Averaged 15 mph, but need to get where I’m comfortable at 18-20. Challenge accepted. Could have done better, the the road surface wasn’t great in some places. 
I did find a cycling club that trains twice a week at night, at the Savannah, which is a few minutes from my house- so that will be part of the weekly training. Also the kids’ athletics training 3 days a week gives me another opportunity to work out. I’m in.
The duathlon is tomorrow, but I’m not doing it. The last few weekends have been hectic, so taking a break. my next few races will be running, and I have three within the next 6 weeks or so. Hoping to do them all.
Feeling pretty optimistic about running and training again. I like it.

    Just over 25 miles this morning. I do love the new Garmin Connect interface. Next week I will be rolling out my new training plan, so looking forward to that. May post it first, but also want to try it out, so we shall see.

    Averaged 15 mph, but need to get where I’m comfortable at 18-20. Challenge accepted. Could have done better, the the road surface wasn’t great in some places. 

    I did find a cycling club that trains twice a week at night, at the Savannah, which is a few minutes from my house- so that will be part of the weekly training. Also the kids’ athletics training 3 days a week gives me another opportunity to work out. I’m in.

    The duathlon is tomorrow, but I’m not doing it. The last few weekends have been hectic, so taking a break. my next few races will be running, and I have three within the next 6 weeks or so. Hoping to do them all.

    Feeling pretty optimistic about running and training again. I like it.

    — 5 days ago with 4 notes
    #training  #Garmin Connect  #garmin  #fitness 

    More miles. 3 runs this week. 3 last week. Maybe a ride in the morning. Yep.

    — 1 week ago with 4 notes
    #morning miles  #running 

    Evening run. After a morning ride. First time I ran in the evening in ages. First time I’ve exercised twice in one day in many months. I’ll pay for that tomorrow.

    It was a short run though, but the heat did not help much. I had taken the kids to their athletics training, and instead of sitting around watching my kids exercise as most of the other parents did, I did my own workout, plus I did the kids’ cool down exercise which nearly killed me. 

    I can see myself leading a parent exercise class in a few weeks.

    Those bars bottom right. When I had started running back in 2011, I used to go and do chin-ups on them afterwards. Went back on them after a 2.5 year break. I didn’t miss it. I’ll pay for that tomorrow too.

    All in all a great day and a stellar week. I’m gonna make it last, no matter what.

    — 1 week ago with 5 notes
    #twofer Wednesday  #running  #crosstraining  #Queen's Park Savannah