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July 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Strength workout this morning. My legs are feeling a bit weak from yesterday's intervals, so I didn't go all out on the squats and stuff (I have a tempo run tomorrow!). Focused a lot on upper body and abs. I like that when I hopped in the shower afterwards, my arms felt tired raising them over my head. :)
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7:49 to a BQ???!!!???!!!

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 1

Rain was in the forecast and my legs were fried from an evening mountain bike ride with my buddy at the local park so I slept in (after I woke up at 11:00pm with the worst thigh cramp I have ever experienced - it took 10 minutes to be able to safely get back in bed and the pain was so bad I felt like throwing up which I have never experienced before I can guarantee you that!)

DD has a couple of friends in town so we are doing Pizza/Wings tonight and then if it stays dry I will head out on the bike.

Tomorrow back at the LBS and Friday is 1/2 day so who knows if I commute anymore this week - TBD
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I'm delusional

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 0


good swim.  added a 100 more yards of both kick and pull.  more fartlek work than normal and my arms are dead.  I feel like the fartlek work is more beneficial than just the sprints.  had moments of flailing as i got tired, but overall it was good.
run after work 
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What's worth the prize is always worth the fight

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 1

3x10: ex ball wall squats, hip ab/adduction, low back extension, low cable row, triceps cable pressdown, incl chest press, hammer curls, shoulder press; 3x 15 ex ball med ball crunches, 20 ex ball med ball torso twists
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Goals? Who needs goals? Just move......

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 3


Put on my cycling clothes the other day and I felt like a stuffed  sausage. Tried to find something to wear for family pics and every skirt or pair of pants I put on was uncomfortably tight. Lately every month with my cycle I feel terribly bloated but it does not go away. I feel like I gain extra weight every month. So I decided yesterday I would try to clean up my eating and get on the scale (I rarely weigh myself). Then I made chocolate chip cookies - brilliant :).
Developed a headache yesterday afternoon, still lingering a little this morning.
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Work a Little Harder

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 1


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QOTD "Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second." William James
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This would be me.
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Comtemplative

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 2

The usual stuff
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Of course its hard, its supposed to be!

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 1


I was planning on swimming this morning, but laying in bed the weather man said that a line of thunder storms was coming through this morning so I went back to sleep.  So when I got up, no storms but too late to swim so out the door for a run,  It felt like a swim with the humidity.
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Just Enjoy the Moment

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 10


Thirty minute run today.......and a little biking at lunch.
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"GET TO MILE 18 on the run!"

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Mostly just a few notes to myself:

- Getting hopefully a better bike fit on Friday after work (taking off a bit early) which I didn't note in yesterday's log.

- Can't drink Diet Coke (or have caffeine for that matter) during the evening. Went to dinner last evening after the swim with friends Jenn and Mike S. Not sure if it was the different food but probably was the few Diet Cokes I drank that kept me up last evening though I was tired. Paying for that today and hopefully I'm okay to exercise later. If not, I will take a down or lighter day and just ensure I get to bed to sleep.
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"GET TO MILE 18 on the run!"

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 1

Welcome to Ironman training week 26! 5 more to go!

Some thoughts for the last few weeks of IM training.

I looked at the analysis of my long training ride last Sat and there's good/not-so-good news. The good news is that I kept the Intensity Factor low and primarily pedaled with high cadence/low intensity with the next low cadence/low intensity. These are Quadrant IV/III, respectively, in a power quadrant analysis chart and is where I need to be in order to save myself for the run. The not so good news is that the IF is a bit too low for the time. I was shooting for .75 based on my Jan FTP test. But, could only muster .62 and avg watts of 128 for the distance (though Normalized Power was 152-158, depending on which analysis software I'm looking at... still lower than what I was aiming for). Granted, this wasn't a race and I won't be stopping/starting for the most part. Plus, with an aero helmet, I know I'm faster. Still, I was trying to see if I could maintain an IF of at[...]
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Dig Deep and Never Give UP!!!

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 1


Other than this short run, I was unable to swim due to work related events.  We have a big start up and kick-off meeting all day tomorrow for yet another global project that we had to prepare for. Tomorrow's training may be sacrificed too as I will have to respond to emails and attend to tasks of my other 3 projects since I'm in this all day kick-off meeting....we will see.
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KINGTEAM RACING

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 0

Out of Town :( Rest Day
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50, is a Tri for me?

July 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

abs, stretch, roll, stretch, roll
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Ryan's Training

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 0

misc strength training
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