Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Record heat in Austin

July was the hottest month ever recorded in Austin. It doesn't look like that record is going to last long, since so far August is even hotter than July.

July's average temperature was 89.5 (average high = 102 ; average low = 77 F).

As of the 25th, the average August temperature is 90.0 (avg high = 102.5, avg low =77.5).

Tuesday night bike time trail (again)

Another Tuesday night bike time trial, 8 miles in 17:38, average speed of 27.2 mph. Weather was decent, except for it being 103 degrees.

Complete results (I'm 6th):

Results of 8 mile bike time trial

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tuesday night bike time trial

I did my best time at the Tuesday night bike time trial, 8 miles in 17:28, average speed of 27.5 mph. Jon H. did his best time, too. There was very little wind, which made for good conditions, except for the fact that it was 105 degrees! I think we must be getting used to the heat.

Here are the complete results, I'm 5th and Jon is 9th:

Results of 8 mile bike time trial

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

40K bike time trial, and Wool Capital Triathlon

A busy sports weekend! Saturday was the 40K bike time trial, state age group championship bike race. I rode well for me, with a time of 57:44. Jon H. rode well too, and finished under 1 hour, 59:55! Here are all the results:

Complete results of Texas State Championship 40K bike TT.
(I'm 48th overall, 5th in age group).

The next day, Sunday Aug. 9, was the Wool Capital Triathlon in San Angelo. So I raced 2 days in a row. I was 13th overall, in 2:11:06. The distances were 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. I've done this triathlon 4 times now, on exactly the same course. So here is the trend:

2006: time = 2:11:27 (22:46 swim, 1:03:08 bike, 43:35 run) age=48
2007: time = 2:11:52 (22:50 swim, 1:02:20 bike, 45:04 run) age=49
2008: time = 2:10:31 (23:00 swim, 1:00:09 bike, 45:30 run) age=50
2009: time = 2:11:06 (23:14 swim, 1:01:00 bike, 45:07 run) age=51

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Harry Potter Movie (#6)

Lisa and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie, "Half-blood Prince". I thought it was pretty good, the best HP movie so far.

When we purchased our tickets, Lisa was charged $7, but just $6.50 for me. According to my ticket, I got the senior discount! I didn't even ask for it. I think the girl selling the tickets was a teenager, so I probably looked ancient to her.

My first senior discount -