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Work a Little Harder

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 1


Give without remembering and always receive without forgetting - Unknown
Late work day, so a stop at the bike store is in order. Let the search for a tri bike begin. UGH, that was a waste. Neither store had anything and both wanted to talk me into a road bike. Customer Service may not be dead, but it is surely on life support.
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Experiencing and Appreciating Life

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 0


The best part about a good taper is the amount of free time I get back.  I hope I can make good use of it...
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Maintaining Balance

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 0


Ebola in Texas.
I knew it.  I am particularly annoyed with the government in ALLOWING people to freely come in from Liberia.  LIBERIA.  Are we that stupid?  Why-o-why weren't these countries on a full 'no fly' list?  Simply 'just checking' for flu-like symptoms before getting on the plane is 'THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER'.  We shouldn't even be flying people to the US from infected countries.  You can pick up the virus a few days before you get on a plane before you exhibit flu-like symptoms.  The administration made another epic fail in policy in doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about preventing the virus from getting to our shores.
I don't buy the authors reasoning that it won't 'catch on' here.  We have more dense population centers.  We have a much better infrastructure in moving people around the country to spread the disease faster.  Yes, there isn't much of a public health system to combat the illness in the countries that have had i[...]
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Focus: CONSISTENCY!

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 1


New City, New Route!
Well, started with new company in Phoenix this week, so the past several days have been trying to get settled in and out here.  had to get ready to drive out last week, and then drive out here.   Got here on Saturday night.   Up until today, have just been trying to settle in.
Looking forward to the new opportunity here in Phoenix.  So far I'm really pleased.  Hopefully the house in Texas will sell quickly so that I can get new house here bought and move out of temporary housing.
Route this morning was a good one, felt good, and I held a great pace running negative splits, albeit barely.
Now get ready to head off to the office.
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[Insert Totally Unoriginal Blog Title Here]

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 0


Bagged the run this morning, we were up too late last night. Oh, well. 11 miles can wait until tomorrow.
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Challenge Accepted!

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 0

Got to the gym early and merged today and Friday's workouts so I can sleep in on Friday. Super excited to run this weekend!
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I'm delusional

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 0


good swim.  back to the time of year when the water is warmer than the air :).  intervals felt good.  The run was good.  weight is back to normal which is probably why I didn't feel like curling into a ball this morning.  felt good to move for the first time in two mornings.
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Back to Ironman

September 30, 2014
Inspires : 0

traveled to Orlando for our staff conference and then did conference stuff
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Of course its hard, its supposed to be!

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 2


What to do now?  I enjoyed sleeping in this morning but don't want to get used to that, but may for the rest of this week,  We are going to San Diego Saturday for a week.  May run a little out there just because it is so nice.  When I get home I am going to start the P90X3 program with some S/B/R mixed in for maintenance. Will build the run up and look for some HM's for the spring.
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Enjoy the Journey

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 4

Stars were out this morning but no moon, so it was pretty dark. This doesn't usually bother me since most of the streets in this area are well lit. Decided to take the paved bike trail for a bit and stubbed my toe on what was probably a bump in the pavement and went down. It was one of those "oh " moments but I managed a fairly graceful roll onto my left side and ended up with just a few scraps.

probably time to bust out the lights for morning running.

BeeBee's vet visit went pretty well. I love Dr. Sandy, she is a runner (a really good runner!) and did her first triathlon this summer. She was brutally honest about how freaked out the open water made her, and said she just decided to breast stroke the whole thing. ANYWAY, BeeBee has chipped a front fang, but Dr. Sandy did not think that was causing her problems as the gum around the tooth was healthy and there was no evidence of pain. She did think that allergies are the main cause of the cat's issues and said that her lun[...]
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Push Through

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 2

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Well, not exactly half ironman volume here...going to get to B2BH under-trained in a big way. Love it.
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FastYellow!

September 30, 2014
Inspires : 0

Too much work...no run
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I'd Rather Be Swimming

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 0

German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge - Day 1:

11x10m sprints

Flexed arm hang (62 seconds)

1000 meter run (3:51)
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50, is a Tri for me?

October 1, 2014
Inspires : 0

abs, stretch, arms and upperbody
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Bacon

September 30, 2014
Inspires : 2

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

August's totals
Swim: 13h 18m 09s - 44150 Yd
Bike: 42h 28m 45s - 848.18 Mi
Run: 33h 53m 43s - 247.81 Mi

I raced a half iron (worlds) this month then followed it up with an IM (maryland) this month. In between I sherpa'd Ironkids and IMCHOO. So I have been very busy and training volume suffered.

I'd say the 70.3 was a rousing success. My tactics leading up to the race really paid off with a great race in all three disciplines. 13 days later I was riding the whole year high and raced the bike too aggressively after a difficult swim. The heat/lack of shade, some inner right quad cramp at mile 70, and elevated watts hurt my run bad and I struggled, but came in strong to finish 16th in AG. The IM left me wanting another crack at the distance.

Now I turn to Miami 70.3 with the team at the end of October with a somewhat fatigued body and disengaged mind. This will be anot[...]
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