Summer has finally arrived here in Eastern MA.
Yesterday I did a Nobscott Loop at high noon and it was not the most comfortable running conditions. Let's go down to Stu for a report on the field. It's hot, it's damn hot. It's so hot I think the players are cooking in their helmets.
Not too much action on the Easy Gait front as of late. Just cruising around the local trails building the fitness. 56.9 miles last week and one workout. Friday night was 3 sets of 400 400 800 with Justin M. while helping Jeff C with his 6 x 1200. The efforts were all between 69 and 71 pace. The last 800 did not feel too good at all. The first workout back to the track never feels too good for me though so that is not a surprise. At least a touch of fitness was salvaged from the wreckage of VCM. It's on life support in the ICU but I think it can be nursed back to life.
In other news, the back deck is 95% finished except for the spindles in the railings and stringer covers for the stairs. It is nice to have a place to sit by the pool that isn't grass. We had our first meal out there last night and is was great to eat outside again. We used to eat on the deck every night in Clinton and now we can continue our outdoor eating habit. The farmers porch is about 80% of the way with about 4 more full days of work left to go. The decking is done and the posts and roof joists are raised. Next is the roof ledger, roof rafters, and the roof itself. Then some lights and a ceiling and it is done.
I also think I am going to enter the tour de france this year. I have been really enjoying my road bike as of late and think I am a shoe in for the Saeco Cannondale team. My longest ride so far has been 26 miles and I ride a 6 mile loop pretty quick so I am pretty much a certified professional.
That's all I got.