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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Speed Trap

This morning's fartlek training was painful. Not sure if I didn't stretch enough or what but I couldn't find my grove on the skates and before I knew it my time was up. Nevertheless, my standard measures of overall time and interval time showed I trained well today. For instance, during my fastest mile routine I felt horrible! But I did it in 3 minutes and 30 seconds (that's 17 mph). I really thought it was going to be a 5 minute mile.

Speeding

On the return route home there is a slight decline about 100 yards long where I like to practice form at a faster speed. I try to get a low as I can and move my legs in proper motion. Form is important so I didn't care much about how fast I was going to go - but this morning I changed things a bit.

I decided to crank it up because at the bottom of the hill there is one of those electronic speed trap signs...ya'know, the signs that flash the speed of an approaching car. The sign flashes the speed faster and faster if the car is over the speed limit.

I reached a speed of 34 mph as I passed by. The speed limit was 25 mph so the sign was going crazy. I looked around and there were no other cars that could have been tripping the motion sensor of the sign. Fun.

3 comments:

kristi noser said...

I wonder if you can get a ticket for that?

Katie R. said...

I just think it's really cool that you're training yourself and you know what to do, etc. That's just neat.

ron said...

This might be a good equipment addition for Pat:

http://www.starwarsattic.com/proddetail.php?prod=DS-139&gclid=CIrh9Iih_4wCFQlQWAodpk6dgg