Monday, October 30, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Great track run

Legs still felt a little heavy, but I had a great track workout nonetheless. The mix of biking and running is tough on the legs, but builds a great muscle base. Today I ran a fast 1.5 miles increasing from my regular one mile sprints. I was able to keep the pace under an eight minute mile the entire duration. And it felt good. Inching up my track work out mileage.

The Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes look awesome in the sunshine. Fast and good-looking. Great shoes!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday drive

Well, I didn't hit the track today. Instead I drove the 986 to Tahoe City for lunch. Great day to drive with the top down. I'll run track tomorrow.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Autumn Porsche Bike S ride

The weather was so amazing this afternoon I just had to take the 1998 Porsche Bike S for a spin along the Truckee River Legacy Trail. Bright sun, mid 60s, no wind and fall colors made this a great little ride. I cleaned up the Bike S after the Flume Trail ride and it looked great.

My ride performance wasn't that great this time because I stopped and talked to a couple friends for 20 minutes. But the Bike S still rides great!

Tomorrow I'm back at the track with the Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shaved another 3 seconds off my mile time

These Porsche Endurance Boost running shoes are fast! Each track day I'm beating my prior best. Today, again, I topped my best time ... by three seconds running a 7:26. And this was on legs that still felt heavy after the epic Flume Trail Porsche Bike S ride Saturday.

I only ran one mile and two 400 repeats (four miles total) since I didn't feel 100%. I'll rest up a bit and try again soon.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bucket list item: Porsche Bike S Lake Tahoe Flume Trail ride

I rode the Lake Tahoe Flume Trail almost 20 years ago and have wanted to return with the 1998 Porsche Bike S ever since I rebuilt the mountain bike.

Today I rode with some friends along the Tahoe Rim Trail and connected to the Flume Trail. It was a cool and breezy autumn day but absolutely perfect for a mountain bike ride.  The ride was a nice mix of fast and curvy dirt and sand single track, steep uphill and downhill sections and technical rocky riding. I'll admit, some of the rocky technical riding was above my skill level, but completing the ride provided a sense of accomplishment.

Both the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Flume Trail provided amazing views of Lake Tahoe. And some crazy exposed areas that dropped thousands of feet to the lake level. The ride was about 20 miles and took about four and half hours to complete.

The Flume Trail is all that remains of the flume used to move timber from Tahoe to Virginia City during the gold rush. The flume was a man-made wooden waterway built at a decline to use water to float the logs downhill until enough speed to push the wood over the mountain and then back down the other side to the growing mining city. During the gold rush, Tahoe was stripped of most of the forest. Today, the Flume Trail is only a single track bike and hiking path among a new growth forest.

The original Porsche Bike S brochure included photos from the Flume Trail. This was marketing material used for bikes sold internationally and Porsche used photos from my backyard. So it was fun to bring the Porsche Bike S back to the Flume Trail 20 years later.

At the end of the trail, I had a Oktoberfest beer to celebrate the great ride and amazing day!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Prepping for tomorrow

If all goes well, I'm riding the famous Lake Tahoe Flume Trail on my 1998 Porsche Bike S tomorrow. This could prove to be an awesome fall "Oktoberfest" ride on an amazing trail on the same bike I rode 100 miles last year about this time.

The Cayenne S is all loaded up. I'm looking forward to the drive, Flume Trail ride and then to wrap up an all Porsche day, watching the six hour WEC race from Fuji.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Faster track run

Again I hit the Truckee High School track to work on speed with the crazy fast Porsche Endurance Boost running shoes.

The weather was perfect for fast running. Sunny, cool and no wind. Also good weather to take the Boxster for a spin. So I combined the Porsche driving and running today.

After a slow warm up mile, I ran my fastest mile this year - a 7:29 mile. After that I alternated slow and fast 400 meters. The fast 400s were each under a 7 minute mile.

So overall, I'm pleased with today's outing. Also not too shabby considering I chopped wood, climbed a mountain and did Aikido over the last two days.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Back on the track

Bad weather and then sick for almost a week prevented me from getting any track time. The running felt good but I could tell I'm only about 95%.

I jogged a slow mile and then a fast mile at 7:33 (my goal speed) then some easy 200s with fast quarter miles in between to equal 4 miles.

My legs felt a little heavy, but the speed work was fun. This weekend I'm going to fully recover and try another fast track run next Tuesday.

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