mel~I have the Forerunner 305. Not sure if it's only that one, or also the 205, which is the same except without the HR monitor. Easy fix, but very annoying. If it happened more often than once every few months, it would *really* aggravate me!
penelope~You can totally do it! Honestly, 11 miles sounds like a lot, but it really isn't, when you're on a bike. It's actually a pretty short ride. Probably an hour on a mountain bike, maybe a touch over, depending on the course. And you'll be surprised by the people you'll see out there, especially in a race like that. Lots of mountain bikes, lots of hybrids, maybe even a few cruisers. And honestly, with the duathlon format, it's almost a slight advantage to already have your running shoes on and not have to change in transition! The run distance is already in the bag for you, so maybe just try to add in a bike ride once or twice a week?
real~Very cool! I need to read that book sometime when I have time for leisure reading again...
OMG. Can I just tell you how sore I am today? Even with the dip in the lake, and mass amounts of foam rolling. Yeowch. It probably didn't help that we spent most of the day in the car doing a scenic drive. Although I did get in some jogging when we stopped for lunch, trying to run some energy out of DS. Barefoot, no less, because I would have sprained my ankle trying to run in my sandals.
We had a nice day, went out for breakfast, and then packed a picnic and drove up into the mountains along one of the scenic byways. We found a cool, hidden little museum in Estes Park that was a perfect picnic spot...practically deserted and gorgeous scenery. And then back home, where MIL agreed to be my victim, I mean subject, for my health history interview assignment. Yeesh. Three hours of interviewing, and I probably have at least another hour of work left translating answers into medicalese and looking up ways of saying things are normal without actually saying they're normal, because our instructor has a thing about that. It didn't help that MIL has a complex medical history, but it was fascinating to actually hear the full story (for those who don't know, she's a quadruple amputee...both legs below the knee, left arm below the elbow, and all the fingers on her right hand).
And I've been watching Ironman Coeur d'Alene all day. My rockstar friend Sonja was competing, as were several Twitter friends. Sonja finished in 10 hours and 37 minutes, 4th place in her age group, 9th overall amateur woman. How amazing is that? And yet, she still has to wait to find out if she qualified for Kona?! The top 3 automatically qualified, I guess she has to wait to see if she gets a spot tomorrow. Sigh. I can't imagine that she doesn't, just sucks that she has to wait. One of my twitter friends finished in 16 hours and 45 minutes...the cutoff is 17 hours. It was amazing, my entire twitter stream was watching and cheering for him for nearly an hour. I got to see him cross the finish line live on the ironman video stream. It seriously made me
Time for bed! Much to do tomorrow!