Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Week In Review: Dec 10 - 16

Holiday season is in full swing.  Three holiday parties in one weekend!  Of course that means eating way too much and drinking a little too much.

I was able to take a bit of the stress out by having four full days off from work.  What was on the docket?  Not much, really.  Other than running, it was finishing up some Christmas shopping and some other geeky projects.

Let's look at the week:

Swimming: 0
Biking: 0
Running: 42 miles / 5:40

I caught up some miles after taking most of the previous week off due to illness.  This included one 20 mile run on Friday at an 8:33 pace.  Nice!  This may be my only chance to get in a 20 mile run as we leave for North Carolina on Friday and won't return until the next Saturday or Sunday.   I'm planning to bring all my running gear as well as some bike and swim items.  I'm not sure if I'll hit 42 or 50 miles next week, but at least I can give myself a chance!

This week will also be light but I'm hoping to get over 30 miles.  This should ensure that I get 1,250 miles running for the entire year!  Crazy!  I think that is twice the number of miles I hit last year.

Swimming and biking should increase, especially since I got a new toy for Christmas from my brother, sister-in-law, and TKB!  A CycleOps PowerCal!  It's an entry level Power Meter used to tell how much "power" you are generating while cycling.  Yes, Power.  The output is measured in watts.... like a 60 watt light bulb.  This is an entry level device.  The one I got costs $100.  It's basically a heart rate monitor with a special algorithm to determine your output.  Normally, Power Meters will have some sort of attachment to your pedals or wheel to perform it's calculation.  Those units cost anywhere between $1000 - $2000!!! CRAZY!!

That's all for now!!  Have a good Christmas and safe travels!!

Sorry!  No new items purchased for the Disney costume.

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