After an Attack by a Dog…

….I realized my fear of dogs chasing me while biking is a valid fear to have.

However, dear readers, this is not about the dog attack. But, before I do start, do not fret; the bite did not break skin, incase you were worried. It did “freak me out,” and, increase my speed. It has always been something that has caused my heart rate to increase: when a dog starts to chase you on a bike. I’ve heard of it happening to other people, but never to me. I guess I can now say that it has, indeed happened to me.

I thought, as I sit here waiting for my homemade pita chips to cook in the oven at 1am (something my man has always made…watch me, and I will probably screw it up), I thought I would continue this post I began before work. And  as a warning, if you are someone who hates trees, or leaves, or nature, you might want to stop reading this now–although there is more than just photos in this post.

Knowing the weather later today would be rainy, I decided to wake up early and get a road ride in before work–mostly because I wanted to document how amazingly stunning it is in Dutchess County at this time of year. And, after todays ride (and a recent mountain bike ride), I think I am gaining the strength I lost from Lymes back, which is awesome. I plan tri training sometime in the near future, once work settles down and I don’t work an insane amount.*Note: since writing this, I have signed up for some running races on my weekends off! 🙂 **Second note: going for a 30 mile road ride before working a 9hr shift where you are on your feet for about 98% of those 9 hrs with no breaks whatsoever, isn’t the best idea in the world. Ohh how I love nursing.

View from Ferncliff fire tower

Onteora Lake in the fall….

As for the baking, I did manage to make cinnamon buns with maple frosting, however forgot to add the yeast (perhaps a sign I’ve been working too much?), but was successful at making one of my recipe goals: homemade pumpkin pop tarts, which are pictured below, before I added a glaze. They were delicious.  I am pretty sure once (1) my schedule settles down and (2) the weather turns horrible, my baking will increase.

Mmmmmm

In addition, I made caramel marbled apple bundt cake which turned out as shown below:

It looked good in the pan…Not so appealing on the ground

Yes, I dropped in on the ground. Kitchen mishap. Major bummer, because it smelled delicious. Probably  would have tasted yummy, too.

Alas, the pita chips are finished, and it’s time to get some food…I hope this finds you happy, healthy, and well!

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Tri Training Week 15

I have no idea why I decided to go on a hilly 40 miler the day after I had a race, but I need to keep training for Timberman which means long rides as well. And since the weather this week is supposed to be iffy, I decided to get my long run out of the way. It was nice, but got really windy and I think the temperature dropped on the ride. No kidding, I swear I was riding into headwind the whole ride. And the fact that my allergies are in full swing did not help.

below is a map of the ride

RB to Turkey Hill to Snyderville Rd to Elizaville, up Odak Farm Rd, to red hook back past Old Aerodrome

And some photos I took along the way….

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Neat sign

Once I got home, I decided to make fresh pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, and pear juice, which was quite healthy…And pretty yummy.

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mmm juice

Workouts for the rest of the week

Tuesday

  • swim: wu 200 w/ drills, main set: 8×200 w/:20 RI between
  • run: wu 10min, main set 6x800m, get HR zone 4 (170bpm), take 1:30 walk/jog rest between intervals (hr 120’s), cool down 10 minutes
  • possible mtn bike ride
Wednesday
  • Bike: High cadence/big gear: wu 10-15min, main set pick a gear to get you into low zone 3. then 6x 4:00 (2x 1:30 HC/ :30 BG with a 2:00 easy recovery spin between the 4 min sets. HC= 100rpm BG=70rpm, cooldown: 5-10min
Thursday
  • Swim; total 1900 yards: wu 500 yards 200y drills then 3x (50y swim/ 50y kick) focus on one aspect for each 50 yard swim (such as high elbow,hand entry, fingers, pull technique, mainset=1200yards as 3x 200 swim w :20 RI then 4x 100 with :15 RI, then 4x 50 faster with:10 RI, cooldown for 200yards
  • 30min run
  • possible group ride?
Friday
  • 9mile run
Sat/Sunday are up for grabs– mountain bike if that didn’t happen on Tuesday/Rest day 🙂

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