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2013: They call me "HILDEBEAST"....

September 21, 2014
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And we had road bike shopping SUCCESS!!  I was looking for a Trek, on close out for a 2014 model.  So went to the store where I bought my first tri bike (a Trek).  They had ONE bike in my size, with Tiagra components.  The salesgirl was very nice but she was NOT getting what I was asking for... aluminum, 105 components, size 51/52, in the $1500 range.  She tried to put me on a 54, a 50, a high end carbon model, and then tried to sell me one from the warehouse at full price that I KNEW was on clearance at another store nearby.  So we walked... which was a great thing because the OTHER store had 3 bikes for me to pick from and I was able to ride all 3 side by side!  I ended up with what I thought was the best bike for the price, a 2014 Domane 2.3, which just happened to have the right colors too!  WIN-WIN!!  I didn't get fit on it since I knew I was going to throw another saddle on it, so I will tweak it myself and bring it back for a fittin[...]
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How bad do you want it?

September 21, 2014
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I wanted to go running and also for a short swim....but it was storming and raining outside so this turned into a lazy Sunday.
I am really enjoying my *off training* time way too much ;)
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I'm delusional

September 21, 2014
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brick workout while Wilson was in an intrasquad swim meet
i read an article this week that said one of the things triathletes shouldn't do/say is "I need a new bike".  Well maybe I needed a different bike, not a new one.  Used William's bike this morning.  A little squirrely balance wise but otherwise a good ride.  still need to tweak the fit, but even with the wind, it was a good ride.  
Decent run afterwards.  
My training plan says Monday is  a recovery day.  I have been using it for lifting and swimming.  This week, I may do some core work, but otherwise, Monday will be a recovery day.  Hoping that this will help get through the next 3 to 4 hard weeks.
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Todd Covert's Training Log

September 21, 2014
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Weight 151.75/155.8 (17.8% BF) in AM. 148.5/152.5 (16.9%) post run.
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It's who you think you are that holds you back.

September 21, 2014
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Married 18 years ago today!
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marilyn ellen

September 21, 2014
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skipped one cross-training session and one weight lifting session this week - but missed no runs!  so i am going to consider that a solid training week.  next week scales back, then no rest till race day.  me and the ankle are feeling good.  looking forward to my race/beach weekend :)

baking season beginning...this is dangerous!
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Be badass every day

September 21, 2014
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Sunday check in day! Small movement in the right direction with measurements.Goals this week were to make good choices nutrionally, get some sort of strength training every day, and get at least 12,000 steps a day. I had 2 days where my eating was downright bad and a couple more days that it was better, but still a little sloppy. I missed one of the five days for strength training, and swapped one day for yoga, and I missed hitting 12,000 a couple times. Sooooo, not a great week in the build myself a badass fit strong body world, but it damned sure could have been worse. Same goals this week except I'm going to add water in the mix.This week's goals:Get at least 12,000 steps a dayStrength train every day (M-F)Make nutrionally sound food choicesDrink 100 oz of water a day
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IMTX round 2

September 20, 2014
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10:00:58 finish at IMMD. Good race but not the result I hoped for. Back to the drawing board for a 9:30 IM finish. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my biggest week of volume was actually race week.
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Of course its hard, its supposed to be!

September 21, 2014
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Short swim then an easy run with some faster middle milers.
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So Far, So Good...

September 20, 2014
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15s on the warm up round.
20s, mostly on main set. Watched clock a bit and worked on 80seconds.
No "Extra".
Went heavier. 7.5lbs on Deltoids and 'Finish Up' section.

Reading some of 4Hour Body- can't see how Ferriss was working 2 exercises out for 1/2 hour at a time and actually doing himself any good. I understand the 'overall response' idea to super-heavy lifting, but I'm really hitting all muscles, and it takes just about 1.5Hours. If I was doing the 'Extra' and 20s during warm up, it'd be 1:40-145.
I CAN see how he was only lifting 4 times in 2 weeks- or had to increase recovery days as he increased resistance. Recovery is gonna be key- 'cause this was a tough session.
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Three Wishes

September 21, 2014
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A few people have asked me about pain. Right now I'd classify what I am feeling as annoying discomfort. I'm trying to behave by not using my left arm/keeping it in a sling 23.75 hours a day, etc. and not make it worse. It hurt a lot when it was dislocated (an 8 or 9 in a 10 point scale) but now it's down to a background headache kind of level. The surgry scares me because I certainly don't want to go back to the "it hurts a lot" level.
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Martine1975

September 21, 2014
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Yesterday I had a dispute that gave me a lot of stress and made me take a sleep aid. Now I'm still in bed and feeling croggy a lot. I'm not going to do a lot today since I did my today's workout yesterday. In bed reading a book is a good thing for me. I also ate way to much late at night with those peanut butter sandwiches and ice cream. Today I don't have any appetite so I'll make up for my losses. Sometimes I really miss my home country and everything I had. I gave up a really good life.
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50, is a Tri for me?

September 21, 2014
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back and tri's, abs and stretch
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Attitude is Everything!

September 21, 2014
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All in all this was a great day. It was the first time I worked out alone and didn't let my emotions and thoughts go to that unhappy place.  That unhappy place has little power over me these days. 
And yes, it's time to shake it off and let it go! 
Haven't been on the Garmin website is such a long time I didn't realize they updated everything and I needed to add my watch haha.  That's why it wasn't working. 
Emailed Mike, just waiting on his reply.
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IronOx has arrived!

September 20, 2014
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Worked, then end of season party with PMC Tri club.  Much more fun than training :)
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