Saturday, January 13, 2007

Training partner = slavedriver

My training partner Dave is a big meanie to old decrepit ladies!

This morning we rode a 35-miler at a fairly brisk pace for me - 16.3 mph average on a windy day.

THEN he expected a strong 5K run out of me! The whole last mile he was verbally flogging me. "Keep it up! Stay strong!"

Blah blah blah blah blah.

But he did get me to run a 5K in something less than 31:12, according to his Forerunner 305, which is only 46 seconds slower than my current 5K PR. Not bad for running off the bike, for me. I think that 5K PR is ready to go the way of the dinosaurs. I hope that bodes well for some of my triathlons later in the year!

I guess Dave is okay after all. On the bike ride he pointed out a local house reputed to have held orgies while he was growing up. The things one learns. . . .



I had up this illustration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Legree.png which at least one person found offensive. Did not intend to offend, so I removed it following that suggestion.

9 comments:

Fe-lady said...

I want a slave dirver! (makin' you FAST!!!)
Congrats!

21st Century Mom said...

That sounds awesome! I threw my run today - too cold. I'll go longer tomorrow but I will have to find a slave driver in my head.

Ellie said...

Cool! Say Hi to Dave for me next time you see him!

Ellie said...

Way to go!! Say Hi to Dave for me next time you see him :-)

triathlonmom said...

Congratulations on your fast run. ...Have to admit i'm offended by your illustration. I hope you'll consider removing it.

Granny said...

Just checking in as I do from time to time to say hi.

And congratulations even when I'm never quite sure what I'm congratulating you for.

TriBoomer said...

Looks like you'll be setting a new 5k PR before too long.

Stay tuned...

jeanne said...

i want a slavedriver too! 5K time is fantastic!

Kevin said...

If you don't "get" what is offensive about that illustration, I suggest you become a regular reader of this blog:

http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/