4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

Catching up

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Been a bit active over the last few days.

Last Thursday I went for a late bike ride to Central Park.  First nighttime ride of the year – it is finally getting warm enough for me.  Love biking in Central Park late night when it is empty.  Can fly through without worrying so much about those damn runners 🙂

Spent Saturday morning on another round of weed and vine clippings in my New Jersey front yard, which is more strenuous than you might think.  Keeps me sore for 2 days!

Went swimming Sat night.  Still very sad looking…

Had a nice 29 mile bike ride yesterday.  Sun was out, and weather was warm.  Unfortunately, there was a very strong, cold breeze.  First biked up to JackRabbit’s new location on Lex and 85th to buy a new helmet.  My old $35 Target helmet just doesn’t cut it anymore.  Got a real one, $120 real, that is light and has lots of air holes for proper circulation.  I’m really happy with it so far.  It really makes a big difference in comfort.  Then biked over 59th St Bridge and down through Queens and Brooklyn to the 68th St pier.  The views from that pier are breathtaking – Verrazano Bridge on one side, and Statue of Liberty / downtown Manhattan on the other side, with lots of ships out in the water.  The winds were also breathtaking, but in a different way!  Then biked back up to Manhattan.  See my route here.

With the sun trying to come out now, I’m thinking of sneaking out of work now (shouldn’t be considering sneaking out when it is almost 6pm!) to get a nice run in tonight.

In other awesome news, my softball team is back on this year!  We should be starting up in the next week or 2.  I’m only leery because softball is where I sometimes pull a hamstring early in the year (which always suprises me as I am a runner.  Guess it is a different kind of running).  I’m very afraid of hamstrings right now, after continuing to read through what PigtailsFlying is going through.

Finally, spring is officially here today, with Mets Opening Day, and a nice 2-1 win over the Reds.


Written by SCL

April 6, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Posted in bike, swim

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  1. “damn runners,” eh?? heh heh. No love lost!

    It’s the sprinting that gives seasonal softball players (& similar) the hamstring pulls. Gotta stretch ’em out more than usual ’cause you can overstride when you sprint between the bases.


    April 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm

  2. Oh and also–always a fine idea to bike or run over the 59th Street Bridge!!


    April 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm

  3. It’s fun getting mad at runners when on my bike and mad at bikers when I’m running and mad at bikers and runners when I’m driving, and mad at drivers at all other times!


    April 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm

  4. damn runners made me laugh too!!!!


    April 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm

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