New Bedford

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Can't Stop Me Now

January 30th: 6:30am wakeup. Out of bed to use the bathroom. Shower. Eat a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats for breakfast. Burrito mix for lunch (already made). Left the house at 7:08am to head to work solo. Goupil wasn't even awake when I left. Car immediately starting acting up. Oil temp and check engine light came on. Sounded like there was fluid sloshing behind the dash. Stopped in at the gas station to check my fluids. Everything was fine. Back to the apartment to carpool with Goupil. Work 8am-4:30pm. Extra productive day at work.

Home by 5pm. Picked up a couple things of coolant after researching the symptoms. Possible air in the cooling system. Outside (in the expected downpour) to attempt to bleed the system. Started it up for a test drive and the check engine light remained on, but it ran fine. Highway and all. Home by 6pm and noticed it wasn't raining at all. Motivated me to change up right away when I made it back.

Decided on a workout since the track might be clear. It twas. Yesss! 3+ mile warmup (19:47). Stripped off some layers (no need for gloves, hat and pullover) and did a couple strides. Modified the planned workout to 3x800, 3x400, 3x200. Half rest except for the 200's. Solid times: 2:25, 2:25, 2:24, 68, 67, 67, 32, 32, 29. Total time: 23:48 for the 4.1 miles. 5:48 pace. Good deal. 3.5 mile (24:22). 11 miles on the day. Way warmer than I thought. The thin pair of half tights and one long sleeve was too much. I probably could of rocked just shorts and t-shirt. Oh well.


Back to stretch, foam roll, and start up dinner. Seasoned chicken, pasta, avocado, and cheddar cheese. Delicious. Relaxed on the couch for the rest of the night.

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