Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Live in Iowa: Week 109

Tired again. Hopefully I can pop this out quick so I can get to bed, before 8:15.

Sunday started in Minnesota visiting my extended family. After a nice relaxing morning I headed out of town and drove back to little old Dubuque.

The week at work started out again before five in the morning getting ready to go down to Davenport to support production. Always exciting to get to see another side of the business. It's so physical and imperfect. Our computers so perfect math yet the weld is always a little wavy and the metal always has vacancies.

The rest of the week was spent doing finite element analysis, like I do just about every week. That is my job after all.

After three weeks of less than 25 miles per weeks and a heart rate under 136 I upped my mileage to 55. A jump from 21 to 55 is not easy and I have been and am quite tired. I even did an 8x200 workout running them all in 32-33 seconds. Not bad for feeling out of shape again. My heart rate did get up to 197. I would like to break 200 sometime soon.

Friday afternoon and Saturday I went to NCAA D3 track and field nationals in La Crosse, WI. There were a number of highlights. I talked to a huge assortment of coaches, which I need to summarize in a separate article. WPI my alma mater had four ladies at nationals and our two high jumpers tied for second in the nation behind an extremely good jumper! WPI a high jumping powerhouse?! I had several hours to spend with my college coaches and reminisce. I've said it before and I will say it again WPI was a great experience for me and it was exactly where I needed to go.

That was my week. Hours of traveling, a couple scores of hours working, an hour a day running, and a little less sleep than I desired.

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