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Wednesday, June 27, 2007




Post-ride breakfast of champions


Post-ride breakfast of champions
Originally uploaded by infoninja
Fried onions/leftover collard-greens w/ 2 fried eggs and hot sauce, 2 slices porter bread, steaming hot cup of tea

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

and one more thing....

Saturday, April 12th, 2008, I'll be running in the McNaughton Park Trail Runs 100 mile race (I'll be registering immediately after our July paycheck, but am now officially committed to McNaughton at least mentally)

Houston, we are done.


Houston, we are done.
Originally uploaded by infoninja

Am I ready for hill training tonight?


Am I ready for hill training tonight?
Originally uploaded by infoninja
Why yes, yes I am, damnit!

Training status + monumental announcements

First, the relatively commonplace items...last week was the first week of full-on training with my coach, training for the Chicago Marathon (where my goal is to finish in sub-3:30 time), the UltraMidwest 6-hour cycling race (where my goal is to improve my performance from last year by at least 10%), and a solo cycling event to be described later in this post.

1st week of training:
  • Monday
    • Hill repeats (1.5mi w/u, 8x200m @ 18% @ 5k pace w/ 2:00 jogging rest intervals, 1.5mi c/d)
  • Tuesday
    • Crosstraining (weights @ the gym)
  • Wednesday
    • Rest
  • Thursday
    • Tempo intervals (goal was 1.5mi w/u, 2x2mi @ 7:17-7:26/mile w/ 3:00 jogging rest interval, 1.5mi c/d; ended up doing the intervals at 7:11 and 7:45 pace)
  • Friday
    • ~80:00 tempo cycling (23.88mi @ 17.4MPH)
  • Saturday
    • 6mi run @ 8:38-9:00 (did it as 1/2mi @ 9:09, 5mi @ 8:32, ~3/4mi @ 8:56)
  • Sunday
    • 10mi easy run/walk (alternating 1mi run/1:00 walk; including walk breaks, averaged 8:59 pace)
The first week went very well. Now, onto the big news:
  1. As of July 2nd, I have a new job! I'll be the Security Standards and Compliance Officer at UIUC. I'll be responsible for researching and writing IT security standards for the University, getting buy-in from campus units on the standards, and ensuring compliance to the security standards. Due to some nasty budgetary issues, this position has been in negotiations for several months, but things are now worked out, and I'm really looking forward to starting!
  2. On July 7th (yup, 7/7/07), I'll be attempting to set the PBAA record for a perimeter ride around Champaign County, Illinois. I'm waiting on approval on my planned route, but am currently expecting that it'll be roughly this. My current goal is to finish in sub-10:00 time, including any breaks, etc.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Small status update

June is much better than The Month That Did Not Exists, although nothing huge thus far. Running is going well, cycling is going well, I'm going to a new gym, which is working out very well. I'll start my Chicago Marathon training in one week - I'm curious to see what my coach has planned for me...

Friday, June 01, 2007

Long as I remember, the rain been comin' down

The less that's said about May 2007, the better. For the time being, we're all going to pretend that May didn't happen, and I'm going to get on with things. Watch for me on the roads - I'll be the one flying by on the bike, or running for hours...
©2007 Shea Nangle