Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The commute is still the best part of the day!

Rode the bike to / from work again. It is that time of the year and I hope to be in the car as little as possible. Last year I was able to do most running around chores on only one day a week. Saturday we would start at one end of town and hit the library, recycling, the university, grocery store and what ever other shopping was necessary.

It took just a little bit of planning to commute each day - take a weeks worth of clothes to the university, a weeks worth of food, etc. Food is pretty easy for me at work. I eat a lot of oatmeal and tuna.

So I rode to work this morning and had to start out in the dark. The darkness will lift in just a couple more weeks and then maybe I can start getting longer rides in in the morning. The sun is out much later now but by the time the day is over I am pretty done also.

I did some nice little 1/4 mile intervals out on the trace during lunch. Six 1/4 intervals with a 1/4 mile recovery. All of the intervals were between 1:24 and 1:28 - that would equate to a little better than 6 minute miles (if I could run a full mile at that pace). The last 5k I did (a couple of weeks ago) worked out to a 6:12 pace.

Looking forward to the 5k after work this Friday but I am not feeling particularly fast - in addition it will be much warmer than last time.


Missy said...

I've got a killer headlamp/bikelamp by Lupine - it' lights the night, literally. MTBers use it for their 24 hour racing shiz. It's amazing, like a car headlight. Oatmeal and tuna, great combo;)