Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Run And A Ride

Two group workouts this weekend makes me smile. Yesterday was a 5 mile run in NE Portland starting at Grant HS and working our way around the neighborhood. Kept an easy 10:23 pace and felt great pretty much the whole time (well...after I hit my groove around the 2 mile mark).

Then today was a bike clinic where I managed to escape without having to change a flat tire at the flat tire clinic - WOOT! Trust me...I know how to change a flat tire, but with my cool new tires, I'm expecting no flats this year.

Then we headed out for a 25-30 miler on the Springwater Corridor but the path ended before we were ready to stop and only got in 26 and 1/2 miles. It was a nice ride. No rain, no snow, no hail. I call that a success!

Feeling good!

14 comments:

greekmelie said...

This looks like a good Sunday bike ride! I don't bike, but I always get so jealous when I see other people do it. Maybe I should give it a try?

greekmelie said...

This looks like a good Sunday bike ride! I don't bike, but I always get so jealous when I see other people do it. Maybe I should give it a try?

Julie said...

YES!
Riding is totally NOT my thing. At first I thought swimming was not my thing, but now I'm sure it's biking. I LOVE to ride slow and coast :-)
but there is no other feeling like finishing a long hard ride. Euphoria...then a nap :D

Jo Lynn said...

Lucky! My 50-mile ride got canceled on Saturday and I was too sick to do my 20k trail run today. So sad. ;(

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS GIRL!!!!! AWESOME WORKOUTS...love group workouts! Have an amazing day!

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend!! :)

Michael said...

I'm jealous of your outdoor ride. I haven't ridden outside on my bike since probably October. Soon though, very soon!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Please knock on wood right now! I'd hate for you to have jinxed yourself with the public pronouncement of the no-flats expectations :)

Pam said...

All this talk about biking is making me want to start.

Julie said...

Abby - thanks for pointing out that I probably just jinxed myself :p

Kate said...

I haven't been on my bike in SOOOO long. I think a ride next weekend is in store. I want to visit Portland!!

Small Town Runner said...

Sounds like a really fun combo! I rode 26 miles indoor saturday. Time flies when you are watching netflix. :)

Is it your birthday yet?! Happy Birthday!!!

ratherthecouch said...

Doesn't 26.5 miles fit right into the 25-30 mile plan?

Julie said...

Yes it does :-)
But...