Monday, February 06, 2006

Strange Weakend

OK it was a strange, weird, weakend....

Saturday I got up early hearing it raining off and on during the night. A cold front came down from up North (thanks Shelly) which cause severe thunderstorms and a few tornados. At 7:00am , when I finally got ready to leave the house for my run, there was a pause in the action, so I thot I could squeeze between the rain drops and not get wet. But it was not to be boys and girls! At the 6 mile mark the sky looked almost as dark as night so I headed home. The last mile the thunder and lightening started then the heavens opened for a Florida car wash (that when it rains so hard it's like going thru a car wash and you can't see a thing). My watch said I ran the last mile in 7:19....I'm not so sure but I did push really hard to get home. So my 15 mile run got shortened to 7 miles. It rain the rest of the day which is unusual for this time of year. This is our dry season so it was good to get an all day soaker.

Sunday morning the cold front had pushed thru and now it was cold with a northeast wind blowing cold dry air. I did the first 2 miles of my bike with long pants but I stopped at the house to switch to bike shorts with a long sleeve jersey. When I got to the spot where I meet Tony there was no Tony. (I found out he slept in since it was too cold and he was tired.) The wind made it a tough go but I did get 50 miles in but several times it felt like I was gong to get blown off the bike.

Sunday afternoons I usually go to the beach or pool for some swim time but since the wind was blowing and it was cool and it was Super Bowl Sunday I chose to go to my neighbors to watch the Steelers beat the Sea Hawks. (GO STEELERS).


RUN - 21 miles
Bike - 125 miles
Swim - 9,000 yards
Weights - 2x's
Pilates - NADA


Shelley said...

Sorry..I didn't know it would cause tornadoes for crying outloud...:-)) Hope everyone is o.k.!!

Tammy said...

Hmmm, well after that last comment, I'd say you deserved a carwash! Hmmfph!

Tammy, Seattle.

christine said...

It was windy around here on sunday too, but nothing like what you endured....geesh oldman, i'm convinced you are superhuman!!

Bolder said...

yah, thanks Shelley. Canadians, yeesh.

question for you on my blog N.?

you in??

Comm's said...

Love looking at your weakly recaps.

Inquring minds must know...did you partake of the superbowl spread at your friends house or where you forced to provide your own food for your higher standards of fare?

Bridget said...

I am so impressed with your workouts. Nice job on the run. Even if it was cut short your speed was terrific!

Fe-lady said...

Wish I could have that kind of week! And you can send us rain anytime (but keep the wind please!)

Oldman said...

comm - i did bring some of Oldman's Turkey Chili... but I also partook in the fair including beer, hot dogs, cheese, Cracker Barrel that God.

bridget - I was a little upset at myself for not getting my milage in..hopefully next week

fe-lady - fortunately it is dry season so the wind and the rain are over now.

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