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The Winter of Intensity

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

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Reserves this weekend.

Taking Friday off so I can get my long ride in. Will do that in Augusta, around the ranges of Fort Gordon. This will probably be a race sim with full setup...aero helmet, attire, and nutrition.

May try to get my long run in on Saturday night. I have a PT test that morning, but plan to take the PT test easy and save it for the evening workout. After that, I'll start my run taper. I'll prob start my bike taper at the end of next week.

-Update-
Hard tempo run today. Dropped miles 4, 5, and 6 down to 6min/mi pace. Goal was to 1) throw in a little speedwork, and 2) see how holding IM run pace would feel like after being tired. Once I went back to IM pace, felt like i was crawling.

Have not done much speedwork during IM training and it sure felt good to open it up a bit.
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Time to Find the Big Girl Panties..and Suck it up!

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 1

Will try to run 3 tonight as a makeup for last night. Feeling a bit better this morning. Have a bit of stuffiness in my head but nothing terrible. Feel like the cough is breaking up - gosh I hope so since my jaw is sore from coughing and I just had a big enough coughing fit that I was almost dry heaving (at work - blah). Hoping for a good day with test results that tell us something and feeling better.
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just keep going.

April 23, 2014
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So, I'm thinking I am going through with this new job at Raytheon.  //sigh//  I'm not super excited about the position (can't be worse than what I'm in now), or working for another huge company (won't be much different than Generaly Dynamics, where I am now), but it will be same building (i.e. same commute, will still see my friends) and more money.  And, after speaking with the PM, since they did not allow for a technical exchange meeting, if I end up hating it, we will have grounds to seek another position, and he does not wish to start a new employee in a miserable situation.  So, OK.  Though this onboarding process is a HUGE pain in the butt.. so much paperwork, tasks.. drug screening at a place 20 min away from work (30 from my house), only open from 8am to 3:30pm and closed an hour for lunch.  Awesome.  And this was supposed to be done yesterday.. who has this kind of time?!

Thank goodness for a much needed trip to Florida this weekend (tom[...]
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Experiencing and Appreciating Life

April 23, 2014
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Dangit!  I decided I have the time and inclination to run during lunch, before the rain starts, so I packed my bag of stuff last night.  Too bad I forgot my sports bra!  The one thing that is really hard to get around.  I am really glad I brought my pilates stuff (not a supportive bra sadly) so I can do the class after work. Maybe the rain won't be too bad when I get home and I can still run. 
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Exercise to be fit

April 23, 2014
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Mini tri today. Didn't get my short bike in yesterday so threw in today. Definately need to do some work in the pool. Time includes stops of course. Happy with my run but I'd be lying if I said it was easy. Need to get my bike set up so I can go outside for longer than a half hour. No cages or computer on her yet. She still needs a name too.

Started the Isagenix cell cleanse today. Looking forward to more energy, better sleep and of course losing a few lbs. I took some before photos and I am looking a bit squishy. Let's see if this stuff does what it says it will. So far I've had a shake this morning and a small piece of their chocolate along with tons of water. I'm not even hungry after all my working out...promising. Trips to the loo are frequent tho:)

Part time job interview today. Throwing my hat in the ring for an assistant librarian position. I already volunteer there, so I hope that gives me the leg up. Won't know til next week because they have three more[...]
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Dreams of Ironman # 2

April 23, 2014
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Before the ride: Core / Chest / Triceps
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High Altitude

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 1


Aspen's got an early release from school today, so I'm gonna paint then go get her - no bike ride for me. Hopefully I can sneak in a run or some yoga when Nate gets home tonight. 
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Speed Kills.

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 9


10:04 AM: Ronsky at 11. Possibly swimming after work, or maybe just going home and relaxing a bit after work. I've been getting home late every night this week... Monday I had a mani/pedi and got home at almost 9. Yesterday I worked til 730 and after stopping @ Old Navy to pick up a pair of flip flops, I arrived home again at almost 9 PM. I'd like to eat dinner at a decent hour tonight and chill.
It's been a weird couple of days. Got some terrible news in regard to a friend's family. Tragic. Unimaginable. I've been thinking about him and the strength he's going to need to just crawl out of bed for the next couple of months...maybe years. I've been thinking about him and wondering what I can do to help, from a distance, since he's hundreds of miles away. I've been thinking about him and it's bringing up my own feelings of sadness. Had a good long cry this morning, mostly for him, but a little bit for myself and Chris too. Life can be so cruel and unforgiving. Life can be so full of[...]
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Life won't wait forever

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 5


9:11am:  As I sit here munching on some World's Finest Chocolate Malted Milk Balls (I had to buy them -- downside of being an aunt to a grade school kid) I'm reminded that sugar, while it tastes AWESOME doesn't really make me feel all that good.  I think I'm actually looking forward to the WLC so that I'm forced to not eat any sugar.  I suspect I'll feel stupendous.
And speaking of which, is there anyone else I can recruit to the Whole Life Challenge?  The more, the merrier!  Or, as I like to say ... misery loves company.  :)  There's an "official" WLC team to join (with a team leader who awesomely finds sponsors for prizes and everything!), and then I also created an informal BT team as well.  C'mon.  You know you want to.  All the cool kids are doing it.  And if you join by Friday, you get $10 off the signup fee (see link in yesterday's blog)! Sweet!
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You may have to fight a battle more than [...]
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Comtemplative

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 6


Still sick.  I did not take a decongestant today which actually makes me feel better. One of those cure is worse than the disease things.  Snuffly and coughing. 
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Todd Covert's Training Log

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 0

Weight 159.5/164.4 (20.1% BF) in AM. 159.25/164.4 (20.0%) post ride.
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Bacon

April 23, 2014
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Shorter harder bike and short run today. St. Anthony's will be here in a few days! Fast and furious couple months of racing. Not used to this yet.
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Three Wishes

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 3


Ride tonight!
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Forward is a pace!!!

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 4


Dare I even whisper the words... it wasn't THAT bad today???  No, I really shouldn't have done that because now somehow the universe will conspire to get it back to him that he didn't actually kill me today... Dangit, I've totally just screwed myself! 
WU:  stretches & various run drill thingys

MS1: 3 rounds through of...
1 minute burpees
1 minute squats
1 minute crunches
MS2: 3 rounds through of...
1 minute plank / 3 push-ups
45 second plank / 4 push-ups
30 second plank / 5 push-ups
15 second plank / 6 push-ups
MS3: 3 rounds through of... 
1 minute of lunges per leg with 12lb medicine ball on shoulder
30 seconds / leg
15 seconds / leg
1 minute of making waves with a stupidly large rope
1 minute of some sort of row exercise with the TRX bands
I'm going to be tired later.  
The completely incompetent person I've had to deal with at work has been utterly frustrating - mostly because she's slowly realizing that she can't use me to a[...]
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2013: The Year of the Marathon

April 23, 2014
Inspires : 1


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Bike planned for tonight. 30 minutes on the trainer. 
It's a big day for the Mladic family… my niece is being born this morning! I'm so excited and happy for my brother and sister in law! Can't wait to hear all about her, see photos, and eventually meet her! 
 
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