Friday, December 3, 2010

What's Up Weekly 2

November, feeling really good about my workouts in November, 3 of the 4 weeks I trained 6 out of 7 days and I even made it to the pool a couple of times! Still need to work on that, and the strength training, but happy to be keeping up with the running and bike. The lack of snow has played a big part in that and although I've enjoyed it I'm sure it will end in the near future. It is now December and we have not had anything even coming close to a snow at my house.

Hot Spots...this mornings run was a little strange. First of all it was almost 40 degrees at 5 am this morning and second of all I kept running through these spots where I think the temp was at least 10 degrees warmer. It felt so strange I mean it was very noticeable warmer kind of like those hot spots in the pool.

I received this in an email today about the Turkey Trot I did...
I asked the timer to give everyone a "chip" time (which means your time starts when you cross the starting mat) and he instead did a "gun" start (which means every one's time started when I said "go"). I apologize for the difference you will see in your watch time and the results page. I am taking up this disappointment with the timer myself and I promise it will not happen next year. You train hard for the race and it is my job as the race director to ensure an accurate course and time and I feel horrible as a fellow runner!

Explains the difference between my Garmin and the official time, and means I really did do around 32 minutes. Need to find another 5k to do soon and see if I can get that kind of time again or was it just because of the fast course. :)

I want to give a shout out to Kevin over at Half TRI-ing who posted a link to some fantastic tips on cycling safely. It's worth a few minutes of your time to give it a look and watch the video clips

Does anyone use Athlinks ? I've not fully explored it but I have added my races in and it's really nice to have all that info right in one place, broken down by year or category. I need to spend some more time seeing just what else you can do, but even if I don't I like what I've seen so far.

While filling out paperwork for insurance at work today I had to pull out my drivers license to put down the number and so of course I had to check out the weight...feeling really good that my actual weight is almost 15 lbs lighter then my drivers license weight...feels so good! I'm sure I fudged the number when I got it, doesn't everyone?

Have a fantastic weekend!


Diana said...

I stumbled over that Athlink via a email they sent me stating they had my results from whatever race at the time! It's kind of scary when I then typed my name under Google search and seen all the stuff that comes up!
We can't hide at all out there now being athletes!

Christi said...

Wow, that is amazing that the race director sent that email to the racers! That is awesome that he took responsiblity!

I have an Athlinks account but have not really used it much!

Kathleen said...

Hey Stranger!
I have an account on Athlinks. I get e-mail notifications telling me when a new race result is posted.
Let's get together soon!

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

Thanks for the shout out. Lets all stay safe.


Al's CL Reviews said...

Atlanta seems so focused on gun times and sometimes chips. But rarely do we ever have starting mats. It is annoying.

That's awesome of the race director.