Week of 5/2/22: Workouts are on this week, but not Saturday.

Hi Folks,

Just back from Santa Cruz and having the family together for a Family Blessing of our new grandchild, Hendrix, led by Sister Marion Irvine: a wonderful ceremony. Sandy and I were able to get in some exploratory rides through Santa Cruz which featured a relatively new bike path which certainly is needed in that city; commuting and doing errands by bicycle is the way to get around.

There’s also the the Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus at the far West end of town to ride or walk around and visit the interactive museum. There’s much to learn about our Pacific Ocean, grasslands, native and non-native plants, fisheries and more. For example, succulent plants promote erosion; not to be planted on hillsides. (find out why when you visit the center).

Sandy and I will be away this Saturday riding 37 miler and 100K in the Wine Country Century event. It’s hosted and run by the Santa Rosa Cycling Club. This event has gained such a reputation for being a well run event that it filled by mid-March! I will be writing up an alternative workout for the Seminary location, but park down below or we’ll be charged for using Lot C. We’ll be together soon enough the following Saturday; meanwhile, those who are registered for Dipsea, need to train on the course!

5/3/22 TUESDAY. TEMPO run on smooth roads or trails. After the warm-up mile you’re going to run only two 8′ Tempo pieces with a 3′ easy run between each pick-up.

5/4/22 WEDNESDAY. STRENGTH TRAINING CIRCUIT. 8:15 AM start. Held at Warren’s. I may have us do one round of the Circuit; then work on the Get-Up…

5//522 THURSDAY. SPEED-WORK at your local track. After the usual mile warm-up, skips and butt kicks, followed by 6 x 30 meter pick-ups; a ladder workout.

2 x 150 (50), 200 (200), 400 (200), 600 (200), 1000 (200), 800 (200), 600 (200), 400 (200)

5/7/22 SATURDAY. There will be no organized Saturday Hill Repeats/Cross Training: some of us will be doing a cycling event in Santa Rosa. (more to come)