There's always room for another race!
That's a horrible idea... What time?!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Racing Rabbits Rap

On Friday afternoon 4 rabbits went off to Rock Hall -
Three Rabbits, ready to Rock N Roll!

Who knew they would have such a ball!
Looks - it's a triathlon explosion!

Rock Hall itself wasn’t that far -
But geez did they spend a lot of time in the car!
Arrived so late had to change their dinner reservation...
Met up with MRab and relaxed for the duration.
Relaxing is a always good thing!

Next morning so happy as the bay was warm and the sun was kind -
The roads were mostly flat - oh what a find!
The wind was certainly a bit rough -
Made 24.4 miles seem like just enough!
There were some jellyfish to be seen -
Some thought they got touched, that’s just mean!
It's a jelly, man!

The Beast forgot her essential suitcase -
It didn’t stop her from winning 3rd place
Keeping Team Rabbit on the podium!

With help from her friends with a few odds and ends-
The triathlon fun never ends!
For her aquabike BLUR had a target time -
She beat it by 7 minutes - she was feeling fine!
STUR was all about completing not competing -
But hitting that finish line is always a great feeling!
MRab ROCKED the half aquabike!
He got a solid second place - so very psyched!
Happy finishers!

Someone is happy to retire her bike for the season!

Once they cleaned up after the race...
MRab found the very best place!
Cheers to some post race beers!

For fuel, beers and a waterfront view...
It truly was the perfect venue.
What happened next, truth be told
Is that Al certainly has a heart of gold,
He apologized to the crab on his plate-
But for the poor guy it was just too late.
Sad for the crab!

Meanwhile, PBun had met up with Jeff
A bike race rehearsal would put her to the test
PBun, ready to get this race rehearsal started!

Started off at Nokesville Park and did a few loops
Of 52, 33, and 15 - that's the scoop!
Trixie and Bella are ready to go!

The pretty much had near perfect weather the entire time
With a brief period of rain as predicted by Dark Sky
The trusty porta potty was there as usual and recently serviced! Ha!

Once they finished PBun did a 3 mile run
It was all business, and not for fun
While all this was happening, KBun jetted off
Final destination? Augusta, Georgia sure enough!
Arrived in time to check in and test her bike
Just a 70.3 coming up if you like!
Go KBun! She is checked in and ready to race Augusta!

CBun did her last long run for the upcoming CanLake race
At the site of the Tussey Mountain ultra in this case!
What a lovely view of Tussey!

Saturday afternoon PBun headed out to Acme P-A
And Dog was her copilot,  by the way!
PBun with DOG, her co-pilot!

Sunday morning she went with Stilt and her friends
Pre race selfie, of course!

To run the Great Race 5k in Pittsburgh - the fun never ends!
Stilt and PBun accidentally dressed alike!

Marcie and her daughter, Katie!

The 5K group is ready to start!

Part of the course had a dedicated highway lane
And the views from up there were pretty insane!
The race started off by going uphill
But that was balanced out by some nice downhill!
She and Stilt managed to finish together
Got their smiley cookies and waited for their friends after
Stilt and PBun may have dressed alike, they these two are walking in unison! 

When they had all reunited they headed back to town
Smiley cookies AND a finishers medal - check!

The Great Race was really a GREAT race!

Breakfast at Main Street Cafe was going down!
After that PBun headed back home
And did more running at Lake Accotink, don't you know?
PBun's Sunday afternoon run views!

The Beast lived up to her name by doing a double
The Sprint aquabike on day two was no trouble
During the swim she got caught in a web of seaweed...
Good thing she had already peed!
She laid down the hammer big time on the bike,
Got first place out of all - alright!
Way to go again, Beast!

This group was double trouble!!

While all of this was going on KBun was doing her race down in Augusta
It was pretty hot down there, buster!
Congrats on the hot 70.3, KBun!

She killed it all around and had a finish that was solid
And the weekend of racing rabbits was a success in the end!
KBun with some local (to DC) peeps!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Short & Sweet Rap

PBun hit they hay pretty early Friday night
She had a Saturday bike-run race rehearsal – all right!
She hit the road at 5:55AM –
And headed over to Cambridge, Maryland
Arrived and got right down to biz
She had a 7 hour ride to get in!
Excited to get this race rehearsal underway!

The starting weather was cooler and overcast
Which PBun embraced – that is a fact!
There were no children in this corn!

She had several stops, but kept them to a minimum
And after the ride, she headed out on her run
Just 40 minutes at her ‘race pace’ to do
She was pleased after she was through!
PBun headed out on her brick run!

STUR once again woke her dog up for a long walk-
Doggie needs his exercise- don’t balk!
Lazlo likes his park walks!

Off to CrossFit for lots of pull-ups and deadlifts then a 2 mile “cash out” run –
STUR loved that part but others thought not so fun!
KBun got her long training in
She is sort of tapering for August for the win
Sunday morning STUR picked up the Beast-
It felt early to them to say the least!
Made their way over to Old Keene Mill –
Last outdoor swim – they would get their fill!
The rabbits opted for a long distance set –
400’s and 800’s – is it over yet?
STUR and the Beast were happy to get the last outdoor swim in!

Sunday morning PBun tried to sleep in a bit,
She did a short run but swim she would skip
Tried to spend as much of the day off her feet
But had lunch with an old friend, which was pretty sweet
CBun made a fast and furious trip to run 21 miles in Bucks County -
Lots of flat trail to be had - there was a bounty!!
Lovely views and trails!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Trainer Parks Rap

Saturday morning STUR woke Lazlo out of his puppy slumber!
Why are we up so early? He did wonder!
He ALWAYS loves to ride in the car -
So at the park they walked pretty far.
Later STUR headed over to the box for cardio and lifting -
Bike, run, row, wall balls, pushups and hang cleans - not much missing!
PBun started Saturday up on her trainer with Trixie
She needed 6 hours and 35 minutes of spinning you see
She had some intervals to knock out in the first half
Finishing up all in Z2 as a matter of fact
She took a short break with a visit from NanWa
She was in the area and wanted to meet Meowser, aww!
After the spinning was all said and done
She followed that up with a 20 minute brick run
STUR was excited on Sunday to run a race in her old hood...
It’s the Parks Half Marathon, it’s all good!
Happy to pick up PBun in the dark –
Headed to the Shady Grove Metro, which was the place to park.
Hoofed it to the start area for packet pick up
Then back to the car, it was still dark but it wasn’t too rough
Once back at the start, they soon lined up to go
It was such a beautiful morning, let’s start this show!
STUR and PBun are ready to roll!

After a few miles on the neighborhood streets,
Turned in to Rock Creek Park, which was pretty neat
The route took them over streams and by lakes
With a bridge over a road for goodness sake!
Happy to report the both STUR and PBun stayed upright!

Someone had a shirt with an interesting quote:
A strong butt is the key to a happy life,” don’t you know?
Waiting at the Grosvenor Metro to go back to Shady Grove!

After the race they wished they’d dropped a pin for the car location
Seems they had a bit of trouble determining the proper direction!
That afternoon STUR and PBun met up at Angelika at Mosaic...
"Brittany Runs a Marathon," y'all, and they wanted to see it!
It was cute and inspiring and they're glad they went if you want the jist
And PBun even has the NYC Marathon on her bucket list!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Flocking Busy Rap

STUR woke up Saturday motivated for a run-
She got started on mt Vernon trail after the arrival of the sun.
The trail was super busy with large packs of runners-
What race are they training for? STUR did wonder.
She set out towards her favorite fort hunt park...
6 miles out was the plan and she did embark.
Did a loop around the park and a bathroom break-
It’s getting hot for goodness' sake!
Running crowd was much thinner on the way back-
Made it to her car- trying not to be slack.
All in all 16.4 miles on her tortured feet-
All in the Can Lake bank - SA-weet!
Meanwhile PBun, KBun, and Jeff returned to Cambridge M-D
Planned to ride on the IMMD course you see
In town, they stopped at the McDonald's per the usual
PBun ran into her cousins who were on their way to get coastal!
Getting excited to ride!

The ride plan was two times around the loop
But since it was flooded one full time through would have to do
Riders are ready to roll out!

Next up was a modified loop with a stop at Harriet Tubman museum
Then two more out and backs to get the required time done
Trixie, taking a little rest...

Finished things up with a short brick run
By then it felt pretty hot under the sun
Refueled when they cruised on the way back through Easton
And were thankful for no traffic on the way home, yeah man!
The Beast, getting ready to do beastly things!

During this time, down in Columbus G-A
The Beast jumped in the river to play
The Beast and her Sherpa!

That is she Chased the Hooch
It's a 2.4 mile open water swim to boot!!
She did it!

Sunday morning PBun was again up super early
She had 85 minutes of running on tap - whoo wee!
She also wanted to get to OKM to swim
That would make her day a win!
She noticed that someone had a prank played on them, oh dear!
PBun exclaimed, "get the flock out of here!"
This was flocking awesome!!

The run went well and included 7 minutes at marathon pace
After that she finished up easy in this case.
Sunday morning STUR felt a little slow...
But time to swim at OKM, don’t you know?
PBun, STUR, and Betty were ready to start swimming-
For some really nice water the pool was brimming!
Don't these fins make good bunny ears?

STUR was happy to get in a solid two miles-
Kicking, pulling, and IM - all kinds of swimming styles!
BLUR and STUR had a mission on Labor Day-
Going for a bike ride on Rock Creek- no way?!!
Busy busy but at least the road is closed.
Lots of cyclists, dogs and toddlers all told .
Both rabbits got in the mileage they desired-
In the end they were a good kind of tired!
As STUR was just finishing up her ride -
There was KBUN walking towards her - what a nice surprise!
Biking bunnies!

Had a nice chat then STUR did a tiny brick-
She really hopes the training will stick!
PBun did not sleep in on the holiday
She was headed for her fourth in a row swim day
The water was so fab!!

Followed the workout for the most part as written...
But might have skipped the warm up kicking
Thanks for being on deck, Coach Fred!

Did not make it all the way through before required to stop at 9
But swam a bit more on her own,  it was fine
That means she didn't partake in the relays
It was ok, but maybe next time. She'll see!