Back from Korea – some training (and some eating)

Thursday, June 29:  I posted about my workout in the morning.  I had the morning in the office, and then headed to the airport at 2pm Korea time.  I took off at 5:30pm, arrived in Dallas, around 4:30pm.  Connected to Boston, taking off at 6:25pm and arrived in Boston around 11pm.  I got my car and pulled around to a different terminal to meet my daughter who was flying in from St. Louis.

She took over driving duties and we headed off to Cape Cod, arriving at 1:30AM.  My total travel time 24 hours and 30 minutes.  I was surprised to see my sons when I got to the house.  I guess they keep late hours.

Friday, June 30:  Honestly, I don’t remember much about Friday.  I was tired.  It was very windy.  The highlight of the day was my quest to make great lobster rolls.  First stop, great bread from this amazing french bakery near us (PB Boulangerie in Wellfleet).  The traditional lobster roll is on a buttered split top hot dog bun.  I prefer a fresh Croissant.  Still buttery, but also flakey and light.  Next stop, Mac’s fish market on the pier to buy some cooked lobster.  Finally, the Wellfleet market for celery, since lobster salad needs a little crunch.

Lobster Salad (serves 2)  (I quadrupled the recipe)

  • Two big flakey, fresh croissants
  • 1/2 pound cooked lobster, cut into biggish chunks
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • Hellman’s Mayonaisse to taste
  • dash of salt
  • dash of ground black pepper
  • dash of italian seasoning
  • 1/4 lemon squeezed

Warm up the croissants in the oven while you make the salad.  mix the lobster, celery, salt, pepper and italian seasoning in a bowl.  Add a tbsp of mayo and mix, and then add a tsp at a time until the salad just barely clings together.  Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the top

Slice the croissants, add the lobster salad and enjoy.

Ummmm. No training

Saturday, July 1:  More hanging around.  More wind.  It was above 40mph sustained winds for a while.  I did an erg session.

3 x 20′ / 2′

I just wanted to keep it easy so I set off at 2:08 pace and held it for the first 2 pieces.  I got bored so I did the last 20 minutes L4 style

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Later in the day, I went and gathered some oysters from the sand bars in front of the house.  Then it was my first attempt at solo shucking.  I got a quick lesson last summer, and I managed to shuck a dozen or so oysters without impaling myself.

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Sunday, July 2nd: Too much stuff going on all day.  We dropped our daughter off at the ferry in Provincetown, and I went for a nice walk around the island, but no training.

There was a very nice sunset on Sunday though.

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And later that night the next town had their fireworks.  They were pretty far off in the distance, but it was fun to be able to see them from our porch.  They were down in Rock Harbor, which is 10.7km SSE from where we are.  The fireworks plainly visible, but not very impressive from that distance.

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