First things first……
Did my first run since starting treatment for asthma. Five miles and change, with two long hill intervals and one long-ish tempo intervals. Now, those that know me know I loves me some hills, and it’s been really frustrating lately because I couldn’t do hill intervals for the longest time without coughing so much I’d feel like I was going to toss some shot-bloks. Either that or actually tossing shot-bloks. (Just kidding…. I don’t use shot-bloks.)
Today was the first day I was able to get through the hills hardly coughing at all. This made me happy! Run stats:
- 1 mile warm-up, then 2 miles hills (2 loops Moore Park), 1 mile Tempo, 1 mile cool-down
- Distance: 5.3 miles in 48:05 for 9:04 minute/mile average pace (kinda slow but ok)
- 22 minutes zone 2, 8:30 zone 4, 16:30 zone 5, balance transitioning through zone 3
Next…… this weekend I built this:
This wheel is the match for the wheel I built around a generator hub so that I can ride at night. Next year I’d like to try some cycling events that have some significant night-riding components, which means I need light and I’d rather not eat up a ton of batteries. I built this wheel as a 36-spoke wheel (strong!!!) with 3-cross geometry using DT Swiss Competition spokes and a wide Velocity A23 rim around a Shimano Alivio hub we had lying around the shop in the spare parts bin. This gives me a hand-made wheel for minor cost in parts and my own labor (although I did have both wheels inspected and approved by expert mechanics). So now, with this, Ima ready to ride!!!