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Push Through

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 2

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Tempo run at track. Overall a tough workout b/c of the heat and humidity.
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Ever Training

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 2

Myrtl routine
Lunge stretch routine
20 modified pushups
1 minute plank
Jason Fitzgerald warmup & 1 core exercise
20 modified pushups
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Focus: CONSISTENCY!

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 1


PROGRESS -- FINALLY!!!!!
Well this past couple of weeks has been exciting for me from a training perspective.   I know I've been saying it for a couple of days at least, but after this morning, I'm feeling pretty confident that I've finally busted through the 11:00/mile barrier.    This morning was particularly pleasing, even if I did feel like I needed to feed the bushes as I hit the three mile mark.
Pace was negative split all the way, on a WARM run with relatively high humidity.   Heat and Humidity seem to be major factors affecting my performance.  This morning though, I plowed through and even climbed the Heritage Trace hill strong.   While I've been significantly faster on that hill in the past, given temps etc., I'm very pleased.   Run this morning was again solidly negative splits.
I am running a bit high in my HR zone, but I'm fine with that as I seem to progress better generally.    I need to t[...]
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Goals

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 0

Jump rope, lunges, kettle bell sideways, figure 8s, crunches...........clean+jerk, pullups, stretches, bench, and reverse situps.
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Todd Covert's Training Log

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 0

Weight 153.75/157.4 (18.2% BF) in AM. 150.5/154.7 (17.4%) post run.
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2013: The Year of the Marathon

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 1


Ugh! Still sleeping terribly! Went to bed late, then had trouble falling asleep. When the alarm went off this a.m. for my run, I had only slept like 5 hours at about 40% sleep quality. That is so not good for me! I need my 7 hours! Gonna have massive caffeine today in hopes of staying awake.  
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Je ne suis pas l'homme d'acier.

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 4


6 'bottles' of blood to the vampires this morning.
I was required to fast from 6pm yesterday evening. I woke up this feeling all self righteous.
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I'm delusional

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 0


another hiccup in the training.  i have managed to rub a raw spot in such a place that sitting on the bike seat is severely uncomfortable.  Really to do so keeps rubbing the skin off in that spot.  Still experimenting with some sort of bandage/bandaid type set up that will stay in place.  until i can figure that out or it heals, not much biking this week.  so, i ran this morning instead.  decent run.  just took it easy and focused on form.  it took 15 minutes to get up to z2 and after that I was pretty much able to keep it there with a few exceptions.  
Swim taxi duty tonight again so no mother earth run.  
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Life won't wait forever

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 2


6:57am:  Another weird- dream... here's the cliff-notes version:  I was back at college, at my old dorm and had returned to be an RA again.  The dorm had been renovated and all the walls between the rooms had been taken down, so it was like an open-office kind of space. On each floor in between each wing of rooms, they had added a bunch of whirlpool tubs, a hair salon, a cafeteria, a coffee shop, a gym, a lounge and a computer lab.  Another BTer was an RA with me on the floor and we had so much paperwork that we could never find anything that we were looking for (specifically, what our room numbers were).  And though we were on the second floor, all the room numbers were 32xx which made no sense to me.  As new students filed in, I regaled them with stories of "when I was here...".
On my run last night, I had listened to the TED Radio Hour which was about leadership.  Perhaps that prompted it?
Strength training after work.  In the coolness o[...]
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Team Teddy

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 0

Period AA
Sets 1-2
Reps 12-15
Speed Slow
Recovery 1-1.5'
AND Core #1 - 2x
Time 45
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If the Fat Crazy Cat Lady Can ...

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 10

Strengthy yoga
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What's worth the prize is always worth the fight

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 0


So exhausted.  Tossed and turned a lot last night and was wide awake from 3 until sometime after 4.  Felt really stiff when the alarm went off at 5.  Still glad I got the walk in, though.  Back to work today, which is almost a relief after a very busy, HOT, and tiring 3 day weekend.  Glad we accomplished as much as we did over the weekend but it was certainly exhausting.  Just a few more days of semi-chaos and then we'll have our new house in order and hopefully have a few more weeks of downtime before things get crazy all over again, but for a very good reason.  My dad is flying in this afternoon to help Travis over the next few days since I'll be working (and not able to help much anyway!).
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Starting over

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 2


I think it's time for a comeback.  I'm working on my short term goals up there and making slow and steady progress.  I have gained a ton of weight over the past 6 months or so and now have to lose it.  The price I have to pay.  I am also working on a training routine.  I am done with triathlons (I think) and am running.  Well, right now it's more like walking until I lose weight to run.  But I am moving again.

The kids are doing well.  Alex and Liam are getting ready to go back to school next week.  Cole has had a rough summer but is doing a little better now.  

Bryan is putting in his retirement papers.  He's had enough and is ready to move on from the Navy.  After 23 years I can see why.

I think that sums things up pretty well.  All things considered, I am glad to see summer ending and am looking forward to a fantastic fall.
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All Growth is a Leap in The Dark

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 2

It was 61 in my bedroom this morning! Yay for fall weather! DD has passed her cold onto me. Almost no voice this morning. Work should be interesting this afternoon....
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Just Enjoy the Moment

August 19, 2014
Inspires : 20


Nice light drizzle, perfect kind of rain---just still a little warm.  I had my headlight on but no hat so it didn't reflect as well for visibility on the way out.  Good thing not too much traffic cause I didn't think through what clothes I grabbed for this one.  They were rather dark.  I made sure to wave my arms big if I saw headlights and stayed way over to the side.
Must have stormed good during the night though cause I saw some downed branches on my way back in.
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