2012 Prouty Century (100 miles) 6:47

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Jul 142012

My first century cycle ride completed! I met with my cycling team up in New Hampshire at dawn to line up for The Prouty, an annual ride through the Connecticut River valley to raise money for the Norris Cancer Center.  Our team, dubbed “The Proud Prouty Peeps”, had trained over the summer together to prepare for the big event.  The morning was hot and the day was hotter, topping out at 92 degrees as the day progressed.

Our teamed stayed together the entire day, starting together and finishing together.  Already the memory of the day is lost behind a haze of exhaustion, but I think the feeling of accomplishment is what I will really hold on to.  It was particularly great to ride with my sister Shelby and her husband David.

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Weekly Training Report for 2012-07-15

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Jul 142012

Workouts 3
Time 472 min
Cycling 100.4 miles
Running 7.0 miles

  • tue: Hot Humid Hell in South Carolina. Ran 4.0 miles for 40 minutes at 10:10 pace. On vacation on Hilton head island. Where the temperature is never below 85 and the humidity never less than 100 percent. I went for a run right near sunset along a pedestrian walkway (there are lots of those around here) in a place called Palmetto Dunes. The path ran alongside a channel/river and there are signs every 200 yards about alligators… as in watch out for them… yikes. The heat and humidity hit me like a truck when I got out of the car and I knew I was in for a painful run. My legs felt strong so I pushed the pace, but the humidity rapidly torpedoed that idea. The run turned into a slog fest of misery as I sweated pounds of water and my legs turned to dead stumps while my breath felt like I had to push it in and out of a wet paper bag.
  • thu: Along the beach in South Carolina. Ran 3.0 miles for 27 minutes at 9:00 pace. After Tuesdays unmitigated disaster attempting to run in this pea soup the natives call “air” I had not thought to run again on my vacation. But with the breeze off the ocean and the firm sand at my feet I felt that I would give it another go. It was an amazing run. I did it barefoot and my practice with a mid foot strike paid off as I ran down the coastline. I was on my way back when I realized I had a hot feeling at the base of my left big toe. By the time I got to my wife it was slightly uncomfortable. Several hours later it has turned into a blister 🙁 My vibrams would have been perfect for that run!
  • sun: Prouty Century. Rode 100.4 miles for 404 minutes at 14.89 mph.
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