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June 28, 2016
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office workout
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June 28, 2016
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Pretty hard ride around Pope today. Art, Jeremy, and I rode some sections pretty hard, leaving me pretty close to smoked by the time we finished up.

I can't wait to get my tri bike back, although I will say it is fun to ride a roadie with my tri buds. I have to work much harder to keep up, or pull.
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June 28, 2016
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So this is what happens when you don't have time to wash your face and your eye makeup melts off during a hot and sweaty and steamy bike ride immediately after work... Oh the humanity! 

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June 28, 2016
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Family comes home tonight from Michigan. It's been way too quiet in the house without them. I used to feel very solitary, guess it is the Black Cloud talking. But now I know I have a family to back me. Weird feeling sometimes.

Anybody just want to cruise the last weeks at their old job? I feel the need but unfortunately it is the end of the quarter and I have to work. At least I have a one week buffer between old and new jobs.
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June 28, 2016
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Beast Body: Shoulders

Feel weak today
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June 28, 2016
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First day of next build cycle. Lactate threshold run, 4 x 6' at 10k pace, 2' recovery run. It rained really hard last night, so this morning it was HUMID. My first two LT intervals were on target for pace and HR. Last two, my HR spiked, so I had to back off the pace. Frustrating.
After every run, I become more convinced that I need to spend the offseason focusing on HR training at an easy intensity. I have no doubt it will be really frustrating, though.
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June 27, 2016
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back procedure today.... it's gonna hurt, I just know it!

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June 28, 2016
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50x
pushups
situps
squats
pullups
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June 27, 2016
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Ran--it was 88 degrees in my office--and I left dehydrated after 40 minutes there. 100 degrees in the afternoon. I could not hit any of my intervals--which is fine after yesteday's run.
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June 27, 2016
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Basics and stretching.
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June 28, 2016
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Another great morning for a swim!  Dud and I were two of only 4 swimmers in the lake today, kind of surprised with the pool closed and the weather so nice. 
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June 28, 2016
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Got curious and did a breakdown of my last 4 TT efforts in order to try and see what exactly is contributing to my increased success. It seems pretty clear new tires and caffeine* make a pretty significant difference.

*only if you're not taking any caffeine at all the rest of the time.

Also I should note that the last month I have been doing very little cycling, averaging about 2 rides per week which obviously isn't optimal to improve buuuuut... maybe? haha
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June 27, 2016
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• Foam rolled and stretched.
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June 28, 2016
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abs, stretch
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June 27, 2016
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Yesterday's race sucked and the only person to blame is ME!

Today I give my two weeks' notice!!!! I am not sure the reaction but I am pretty pumped. This has to be a new beginning for me, right? The funny part is that a new guy is starting today. Oh well.

Boss was a little surprised maybe a little angry but oh well. HR rep wanted to talk to me immediately because she was surprised that I was leaving. She seemed to want to figure out why I was leaving but I didn't want to burn bridges. Then she asked me to talk to the CEO which I did I don't know that was supposed to do. I guess I was hoping that maybe he'd make a counteroffer but that never happened. So now I just kind of feel empty. I mean I've been with this company for 12 years and now I'm leaving. Just feels weird.
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