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October 31, 2014
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Feel better today - might try the run for this weekend. 6 weeks from Sunday to race day! Need to start feeling better. I am better today - just feel worn out very easily... Stayed home again today to be able to rest. This weekend. Hoping for a run and Chris, Matthew and I are going to see the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra tomorrow night at the Performing Arts Center. Should be a good show.
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October 31, 2014
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Happy Halloween! My team did a 70's theme and I have my mom's grade 8 mini dress with matching bloomers on. 
Fun stuff. 
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October 31, 2014
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I really enjoyed the challenge of going to yoga 5 days this week, and the schedule was very doable.  However, 5 days/week is a bit much.  I wish I could find a place with a 7am class and I'd go maybe 2-3 days a week.  I looked around at several options and nothing is quite right. If Ted offers this week again, I might do the ala carte method and just go M, W, F.
In the meantime, I need to find and stick to an evening yoga schedule.
As it turns out, daily yoga is not a good way to inspire more running mileage.  October was kind of bust for running.
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October 31, 2014
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Happy Halloween.  Have a spooktacular Friday!!
The powers that be in my work place decided that there would be a big phone upgrade last night.  So we all had to leave our phones unplugged for some new push to the routers.  I have the feeling that today will suck monkey balls as no one will be able to get the darn thing to work. Oh it sucks the big fat hairy monkey balls all right.  There is a "bridge line" to call for assistance.  It is a complete clusterfuck.  50 people trying to speak at once and no specific answers.   mess.  AND  they put me on the later person list again.  I just did it 2 weeks ago!!   mess.
Funny story.....yesterday the tech for my mammogram was a really large woman who kept talking about her little dog named Juicy.  Really, who names a dog Juicy?  Anyway, I was texting with Miss Thing and told her about this woman and her dog.....the woman made one of the girls my daughter knew in HS look tiny[...]
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October 31, 2014
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HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!!!  
Only working a 1/2 day today, and as Hands so helpfully pointed out, I'm dressed as a paralegal who may or may not stab her boss...  :D 
 
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October 31, 2014
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"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished." - Og Mandino
Late and long work day. I have a couple of small issues to resolve, but the programming looks good at this poiint.  
#fixedgears and #dearfriends. I still miss you .
A photo posted by Chris Banting (@cdban66) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:39am PDT
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October 31, 2014
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Erm... Thursday's and Friday's are not looking so good... #learningcurve

On my walk through the city this morning.
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October 31, 2014
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Scheduled day off on my training plan.  Resisting temptation to 'make up' run from yesterday.  Long ride on Saturday and brick on Sunday.  Probably a short swim on Sat afternoon (= 1500yd.)
Training plan got a bit out of synch by doing the BBR 5.0 mile road race last weekend.  Had to take an extra day to recover, but all-in-all was not a problem.
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October 31, 2014
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5x5 IBP, BB row, power cleans, squat + .4m laps x 4
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October 31, 2014
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Weight 149.5/153.4 (17.1% BF) in AM. 149.0/153.4 (17.0%) post ride.
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October 31, 2014
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Planning to ride today, but prob in the gym.

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Just me being a nerd here. I went back to compare 2012 and 2014 at B2B. Both years, I will admit that I went as hard as I could have with the fitness I had at the time. I don't race any other way.



SWIM:
IMO, the swim currents were similar during 2012 and 2014. Improved swim by two minutes, but more importantly, moved up significantly in the standings, both overall and AG. Improvement.

T1:
During both years, I exited the water at around the same effort. In 2012, I didn't have any hiccups and was out quickly. In and out. For 2014, and basing it off the 2012 T1, I'm assuming the helmet malfunction cost me around 2 mins, which is how much the 1AG guy beat me by.

BIKE:
2012 had some winds (mostly headwinds), which at times were kind of strong. 2014 had light winds, with some tailwinds towards the end. Improved by over 8 mins, but more importantly, moved up in OA and AG standings. Improvement.

T2:
Slightly faste[...]
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October 31, 2014
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October's totals
Swim: 5h 28m 43s - 19123 Yd
Bike: 26h 40m 38s - 550.08 Mi
Run: 21h 34m 56s - 156.05 Mi

September's totals
Swim: 5h 16m 58s - 18683 Yd
Bike: 25h 06m 22s - 521.1 Mi
Run: 17h 34m 53s - 119.89 Mi

This month represented what may be icing on top of icing. IOW a little too much racing. Miami 70.3 just seemed over the top in terms of racing. It was a solid but unspectacular race in the face of dwindling total volume and near absent intensity. My head and body both just wanted to chill out so I was flogging them as much as I could. My swim really dropped off these last two months and my bike and run are just barely acceptable as far as my general liking. Hopefully I can join the pool again, get started back there with some consistency, and get back to more biking and running, prior to another drop off during December. I'd really like to crack 2000 running miles for the year.
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October 31, 2014
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sigh. no training for forever. I have been soo tired and feel like I constantly have the flu. Doctor finally pinpointed the problem - Meniere's disease. I had to get some kind of shot in my ear yesterday. they didn't really tell me what it is, but apparently it will help.
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October 31, 2014
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Added myofascial release and stretching prior to workout.
Squats = bar only, deep.
Added clams 2 x 15 each side.
Added turn, lunge, pickups, and press? HAHA!
Added standing upright rows 2x15


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October 31, 2014
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Crossfit....overhead press and then deck of cards, lots of pullups, hspu, and kettlebells.

Juice, wasa and pbutter, handful of chocolate almonds.
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