Okay, I admit the title is an untrue double entendre, especially since I'm not bored.
Today was my first day back from a 4-day camping trip with the in-laws at Fallen Leaf Lake without a bicycle or my daughter (she's in Nicaragua). To get some exercise, I went running 2 different days and did a "difficult to strenuous" hike to Cathedral Lake (apropos for Sunday). Anyone care to confirm whether hilly trail run is good for your cycling up hills? Does it improve your speed? I've been trail running for about 2 months now up to 5+ miles. My favorite trail is Wildcat loop at Rancho San Antonio county park.
I rode to work in record time 43 minutes today (12 mi) - a record time from my home to work in Santa Clara. I know it wasn't because I was late to work. I won't mention my time or distance on the return trip because a) my Garmin lost its charge 2) it's a different route (scenic on the San Tomas Aquino Creek trail to Bay Trail paralleling 237, thru Mtn View and finally to LA).
I want to come out to say that I'm not a gadget person. I just got this Garmin 305 for my birthday a couple weeks ago and still getting use to it and wearing a HRM (twice now). The best part is the uploading of the data and seeing the course drawn.
I'm riding the Marin Century for the first time (traditional 100 mi) this Saturday. We'll see if all this running will help the hill climbing.
Signing off before you're all bored... Sue