Friday, June 26, 2009

Take that weather gypsies!

The weather gypsies didn't win today. I woke up to find a beautiful blue sky so I decided to bike in. When I got to work, I was informed by my colleagues that our planned patio lunch may be inconvenienced by a 70% risk of thunderstorms (there was actually a severe thunderstorm watch on, d'Oh!). Putting my rose colored glasses on, I still managed to drag them along and we had a good lunch even if we had to rush inside with our half finished plates when the rain started to pour. On the ride home, I won again, getting home as heavy gray clouds gathered. It still hasn't rained, about an hour after I got here, so maybe it's just all bark and no bite today.

I followed somewhat Lily's advice and took the parkway. I say somewhat because I'm too far south to hit Carling at March road, that would be a severe detour. But I did hit the parkway at Woodroofe and it wasn't as bad as I remembered. Maybe the buses are getting used to the bikes so they don't come so close anymore.
I did a pretty decent time with a 30.1 km/h (woot!!!) moving average speed. I think the unreal goal of a 45 minute commute is within reach if I keep working hard on it. I'm especially proud of my the 9 kilometeres under 2 minutes and the (drum roll please) 2 back to back kms at 1:20 and 1:26.

The way home was quite windy and there was a lot of traffic downtown (took me 6 minutes for my first kilometer) so I didn't do such a good showing with a time of 1:04, still, it's Friday, I didn't feel like killing myself before the weekend.

Which brings me to my next point. There will likely be no training this weekend. Alex's big 30 party tomorrow will take all my attention and tonight is an all you can eat sushi feast. Sunday's a late brunch with some friends of ours (I'm hoping I can wake up early for a short run if I'm not too hungover from Saturday, but I know it's not very realistic). The celebrations will spill into Monday with FoodiePrints' field trip at l'Atelier, a very avant-garde tasting menu for the curious and adventurous. Video and instructions on how to join us available here.

In the mix today, we had some heavy tunage from Shiva Space Japan's Force and Hypnotic's Sonic Electromation.


  1. Nice job on the commuting! Enjoy the birthday fest this weekend :)

  2. Awesome that the weather didn't foil your plans on Friday. Sometimes it's worth taking a risk!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. Those are some very solid averages. I'd say that you're more than ready (already) for your Sprint race. I think you could easily takle an Oly as well this fall.