Sunday, July 8, 2012
Well I had 3 or 4 pretty consistent weeks but that was a while ago. I really can't seem to push my mileage more than 50 per week for more than a week. But too bad, I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going with the workouts that seem to work including (gasp) riding the bike. So now most Tuesdays, I ride 29 miles home from downtown LA and Fridays I'm going to ride 24 miles home from Irvine. The latter definitely affects my Saturday workout but oh well. This week I switched my weekend road run to Saturday and did a reduced trail run on Sunday. So I'm going with that for now and still trying to get some consistency. Today, I ran up in the Whittier hills. I saw 7 tarantula hawks - big black wasps with orange wings - and 5 rattlesnake tracks all in the same place, I guess from an indecisive snake. I found a poor little dying lizard that apparently had just been run over by a mountain bike. Those little lizards seem so innocent. I passed 6 mountain bikes on the next climb as a tiny measure of justice. On Thursday, I went back to my usual hill repeats off Turnbull Canyon in Whittier.