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Bald-n-Surly

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 0

HRV was in the red again today -- 56 -- not sure why.
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"GET TO MILE 18 on the run!"

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 1

Welcome to Ironman training week 26! 5 more to go!

Some thoughts for the last few weeks of IM training.

I looked at the analysis of my long training ride last Sat and there's good/not-so-good news. The good news is that I kept the Intensity Factor low and primarily pedaled with high cadence/low intensity with the next low cadence/low intensity. These are Quadrant IV/III, respectively, in a power quadrant analysis chart and is where I need to be in order to save myself for the run. The not so good news is that the IF is a bit too low for the time. I was shooting for .75 based on my Jan FTP test. But, could only muster .62 and avg watts of 128 for the distance (though Normalized Power was 152-158, depending on which analysis software I'm looking at... still lower than what I was aiming for). Granted, this wasn't a race and I won't be stopping/starting for the most part. Plus, with an aero helmet, I know I'm faster. Still, I was trying to see if I could maintain an IF of at[...]
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Just Enjoy the Moment

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 19


Morning has become a dirty word.  My alarm went off for swimming but I just could not get up.  I have a 20 minute run today--might do it on the treadmill at lunch for a mental health break midday then swim after dinner.
Thing One goes back to the dentist today, he thinks she has a dry socket which sounds absolutely miserable to me.  She just texted me after seeing the dentist and in bold caps "I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER"  YAY for that!! She couldn't eat applesauce yesterday!
 

Grokker easy HIIT

countdown 10 reps to 1 each

Brazilian lunge w/ row
Tiger push up

Leg raises
Oblique crunch
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I like my IMs how I like my steak: still Moo-ing

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 2


Progress check after two weeks: I'm up 4 pounds, but bodyfat is down slightly.  I thought my shirts were feeling tighter....in a good way of course. 
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Enjoy the Journey

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 2

Ugh I think my home computer is dead. Using phone is somewhat problematic :(
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1/2 Ironman Prep

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 0

Sets 2-3
Reps 20-25
Speed Slow
Recovery 1-1.5'
AND Core #3 - 2x
Time 75
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Speed Kills.

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 4


6:48 AM: Today is the farewell dinner for my best friend Rachael. Her husband has accepted an ex-Pat position in Singapore and they will be there for 2 years. At least. We've been friends forever and a day and I do not like the idea of this one bit. I know I should be supportive, and I should think about her husband's career and the long term prospects, etc etc. But all I can really think about is how I'm going to miss my friend. A whole lot. 
So I will pout. For now. Here. But I will meet her in person tonight and be supportive. 



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Life won't wait forever

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 4


7:44am:  ANW is killing me!  If only it was on an hour earlier ... or maybe on Friday...  I'll have to have a chat with those dudes at NBC to enlighten them.  :)
Planning on some sort of run today, but I'm not entirely sure of the details.  Heat index is supposed to be up close to 100* this afternoon, with all sorts of humidity.  Maybe I'll keep it inside on the treadmill.
More headaches the past few days.  There's got to be some sort of weather/environmental component going on here.  Heat? Humidity?  Something...  it's not barometric pressure because I tracked that for awhile and there didn't seem to be any correlation.  Maybe it's work.  Perhaps I just need to retire.  :)
Both dogs got baths yesterday -- I love it when they're all soft and clean smelling!  Makes me want to do nothing but cuddle with them. 
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If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all,[...]
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Time to Find the Big Girl Panties..and Suck it up!

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 1

5 mile run (and walk) tonight. Hip feeling good today.
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Never, never, never quit

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 4


Feeling pretty dumb about my angry stomach issues yesterday. So on Saturday in Florida, we ordered Domino's pizza as they offer a gluten free pizza. When it arrived, it looked like a normal, not GF crust. I've had their GF before and it's super thin - this one was thick. But the delivery guy said it was gluten free so I thought maybe they changed their recipe and ate it. Bad idea. They did not change their recipe. It didn't hit me until yesterday but it was pretty bad, combined with a fierce headache that is still lingering today. Implementing the BRAT diet until further notice. Yuck.
All that to say I didn't run last night. Or this morning. I did bring my workout gear to run on the treadmill after work since it will be 100 degrees, but will be playing catch-up all week.
In vacay-searching news, I am now thinking about Puerto Vallarta. The resort I stayed at in Jamaica also has a location there, and the entire all-inclusive package including air would run me just over $1,000[...]
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qui audet adipiscitur

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 0

Carmen Reg. (x2 sets)
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Challenge Accepted!

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 0

I hate working shoulders!
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Looking for time to borrow...

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 0

Okay, I look like a bum. I swear I'm not. I just don't bother to log in if all I do is walk Lexie. I spent last week at the beach, so I was playing in the water and walking a lot every day.
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Nothing to see here. Move along.

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 0


Looks like I'm heading to Phoenix!   ... with my boss.
Not sure what made my weight creep up over night.

20 min upper body dumbbells, 20 min lower body strength, 10 min core.
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Life in San Diego

July 22, 2014
Inspires : 1

Headache is finally totally gone today and I am feeling much better. I have a doc appointment this afternoon.
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