Blueberry, raspberries, and blackberries are out in full force around here. I have been picking them every chance I get, usually on a long run through the woods. This turns my 9 minute miles into 12 minute miles (due to stuffing my face), but that is OK.
|Black and Blue..berries!|
|62 bulbs of garlic harvested, from my own stock. Very psyched.|
In the garden I harvested garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers this week. This is my best garden in a long time and I have totally neglected it due to swimming, biking, and running. Go figure.
Today’s Long Ride
This morning I was up bright and early and met my friend Mike for an 81 mile ride from Caratunk, ME to Greenville, ME. I think I am supposed to be tapering or something, but it was really hard to pass this one up. So I didn’t.
The ride was pretty hilly, so we were not moving at a fast clip, especially in the first 29 miles. I used MapMy Ride to scout out the route and promised Mike that it wasn’t that bad, that we had some climbing in the first 30 miles, but that the last 50 or so miles were basically flat or downhill.
|This ride has a good warm up.|
Mike made a few jokes about my idea of flat and downhill, because there were a few good short, steep climbs along the way, and a few longer climbs. Basically it wasn’t flat or downhill much, it was very rolling. He wasn’t complaining at all, just joking around and giving me crap like I would do to him.
We had a great ride, it was nice to have someone with me on my long rides for a change.
|Top of mile 29 – Attean Overlook|
My grandmother (89 years old!) and my mom (I can’t tell you her age, I am going to need a few more rides) both came to Greenville to pick me up (Mike’s family came to get him).
My grandmother told me that she wanted to give me a trophy because she said she was impressed with the bike ride. She handed me a meat tenderizer (I call it a meat beater) that had a bow on it. Apparently it has been around the family for a few generations. She went on to tell me all the things she likes to beat with it. I might start swimming with it to beat on jet skiers flying toward the girl in the bright green swim cap 5 feet off of shore. Just a thought.
Anyway, it was pretty funny, and pretty cool that her and mom were there.
|Family heirloom – the meat beater|
Thanks mom & grandma for being my shuttle, you guys are seriously awesome. I couldn’t train and do the stuff I love without your support! Oh, and thanks for lunch too!
557 total miles
Swim – 13 miles point to point, about as many hours total swimming.
Bike – 491 miles
Run – 53 miles (easing into running post-injury, things are looking good now)
Swim – 3 hours in open water ~ 3 miles in point to point swims plus dock intervals
Bike – 151 miles
Run – 18 miles (a nice 10 mile long run in there though)
Total Hours: 12.5