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July 27, 2014
Inspires : 1


Be uncomfortable. Strive.  Get better.  Kerry Walsh Jennings
Lovely tri today. 8 of 'my' triathlon 101 athletes were there plus two alumni including my co-coach.  What fun.  Lots of podium slots, and my co-coach got 1st OA female.  How about that.  I had to run fast to stay in front of her.  :)  My swim was pretty good, especially for avoiding the pool like the plague, bike was good, I pushed as hard as possible without blowing up.  Just under LT the whole way, and my run! the run was faster than I've run in years.  ~ 8:30/mile for the 5K.  You can see on the graph where I kicked it up after the turn around, and again at one mile out.  I almost couldn't hold on to the pace at the end, and it did tail off a little but I finished at a 7:45 pace.  That's slow for many, but for me that's a huge improvement, and as hard as I could go.  I'm pumped.
Sadly, one of the girls who showed up only came to one of our workou[...]
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The Good Life

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

Great trip this weekend. A trip to the zoo, swimming, and the museum was perfect for a 1 and 4 year old - as far as out of town vacations go. We didn't get home until late and our son was having the hardest time going to sleep. I volunteered to put him down so my wife could put in some miles on the treadmill. Because I wasn't too interested in starting my workout at 10:00pm I unfortunately didn't get to do anything workout related today.
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Never, never, never quit

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 0


Church, errands, then Preston's 13th b-day party. It was at an indoor trampoline park and I didn't jump since a runner friend I know broke her ankle at this exact place not too long ago. It was fun watching everyone, especially in dodge ball. BBQ and watching the kids play baseball in the back yard after that. Nice day!
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This is the year, I stop saying "THIS IS THE YEAR"

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

My baby is 22 today. Well, not my baby. My eldest. She's still my baby though. :)

Long slog of a ride today. Very mentally and physically tired. Not a great ride by any means, but done. I'll take done.

A biker got hit today in the park. In a park with signs to share the road with bikes...because there are ALWAYS bikers in the road in this park. I swear. No where is safe to ride a damn bike anymore. GRRRR.

Post ride, got cleaned up and took Kaity to the mall to shop (which is usually a frustration for us both as she never wants me to BUY her anything...) and success. She got a pair of converse sneakers, two sweaters and a shirt at JCrew. That was a small miracle! Then we had birthday dinner at Granite City with the family, Sherry and her bestie Nicole. Bad food choices, beer and a happy girl. Now I need sleep!
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I Made it to Ironville!

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 0


Meant to run. Other priorities for the day:
We were at our friends' cottage near Midland and the weather wasn't great on Saturday so we trundled Felicity down to the beach for her first beach time on Sunday morning.  she loved it.  Playing in the sand and such.  Cute pics are on FB.
By the time we got home D needed a nap and we needed groceries and stuff. Darren helped me out and we did a whole bunch of food prep including making a pan of spinach manicotti for lunches this week.  So that was awesome and productive.
 
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Three Wishes

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 2


The good news from yesterday's brick, besides that I was happy with how the workout went (and that I missed the downpour by a few minutes), is that I wore my new DeSoto 400-mile shorts for the first time in a run.  They were very comfortable to run in!  I was skeptical of their redesign but it has turned out that I like them 2014 version at least as well as the previous version.
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Speed Kills.

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 1


Spent all day today doing laundry. And cleaning up. And nursing my hangover. 
Out last night to celebrate my friend Kristin, who is going into lockdown for a body building competition she's doing. 18 weeks. No alcohol. No restaurant food. No fun. No...nothing. 
So we whooped it up at Cooper's Hawk for one last night. Got home at almost 3 am. Those young kids can really party. Haha

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Comtemplative

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 11


it was a good iron training weekend.  Pushing thru the pain and the hurt.  There were a bunch, bunches of bunches of snotty triathletes out there today.  WTF? Am I THAT fat and old that you can't even say hi or wave or ANYTHING????  Just scream at me when you blow by in a giant pack of riders.  Just blow by, don't say anything to me when we are ALL stopped a the same place?  CLEARLY I am a triathlete, CLEARLY I am riding long.  Ego filled idiot males.  Even at the pool I will be swimming and no one even will share a lone with me when I offer.  I am going to stop offering to let anyone get in my lane. 
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The year of the bike and losing the butt!

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

So I have a large ovarian cyst that is causing a lot of discomfort in me. I'm going in for a small procedure on August 25th to relieve me of it. I'm going to keep moving however. Can't do anything about it but exercise keeps the blood flowing. Hope you're all enjoying summer, I know I am.
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Todd Covert's Training Log

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

154.5/157.8 (18.2% BF) after return from two days of camping.
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I like my IMs how I like my steak: still Moo-ing

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 1

Chest/Back day

Finished with:

4 rds, for time - 8:35
A) Single arm KB swing w/ 45# x15
B) Box Jump x10
C) Side Plank w/ reach and rotation x15
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Watch out for the Manta Ray!

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 1

So I am pretty much convinced I cannot do that 104 mile mountain bike race in 6 weeks.

One week I will be traveling Mon - Fri and there is a possibility that I will have to go to Japan in August as well.

Still thinking though
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Rodney's Training Blog

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

A complete success. I was quite nervous driving the course the night before. The rolling hills seemed pretty freakin' tough. On the course, the downhills mitigated the uphills to a degree. There were some long, tough climbs. However, the boy soldiered through. Slingshot successful.
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Goals? Who needs goals? Just move......

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 5


What to do today, swim bike or run??????
The block party was fun. The kids always have a ball running wild with all their friends.

Broke out my exercise plan that the personal trainer created for me this winter. Planks - I did 4x, push ups - on my knees and only 2 sets of 15 (wimpy), squats, lunges added some burpees, core stuff
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Kevin Jasper's Training Blog

July 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

Been a terrible month and summer of eating and pitiful workouts. I'm just sayin....
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