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2014-11-15 10:59 AM
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The group run ended up being pretty fun. There were about 30 in the group, of various abilities, and most of the group i rode with all summer were there. 6 miles at 9:55 min/mi in 9°F weather. That marks the longest I've run continuously, ever. Now that I'm confident i can finish the run in an Olympic distance, i gotta work on speed. But first I'm going to try and warm up.

Have a great weekend all!


2014-11-16 7:25 AM
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Originally posted by DBGlobal The group run ended up being pretty fun. There were about 30 in the group, of various abilities, and most of the group i rode with all summer were there. 6 miles at 9:55 min/mi in 9°F weather. That marks the longest I've run continuously, ever. Now that I'm confident i can finish the run in an Olympic distance, i gotta work on speed. But first I'm going to try and warm up. Have a great weekend all!

great job! stay warm, it is too cold, too early for this southern lady.

 

2014-11-16 8:51 AM
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Sunday.... Confession.

This may end up being kind of long... I have something I need to get off my chest. I may very well sound a bit whiny and complainy (yes, that's a word ), but I need to get it out there and figure out what to do. I have no desire to be back where I was even though I seem to be on that path again.

Weight: 258.5 - I desperately do not want to end up back across the 260 line again...

Swim: I managed to jump in the pool on Wed. Got a decent 500yd swim (bilateral breathing pretty much the whole way, yay!), 4x50yd kick drills and I ran out of time before work.

Bike: I got a good interval session in on Monday night. Yesterdsay morning I was going for distance on the trainer. Unstructured "distance" riding on the trainer is a different beast from a mental standpoint...

Run: My only run this week was the second half of a brick yesterday. I did my c25k session, then pushed the distance out. I'm really liking the idea of the 5K saturday (brick or not) and I hope to keep it up.

I'm assuming y'all were wondering about the "Confession" part of my title. It is a reiteration of what I know to be my biggest hurdle to losing weight: my diet. I've known that I am a stress/comfort eater for a long time, but this week really put things into perspective. It started on Sunday:

I did an oil change on my trusty beater '94 s10, and I got a bit of a wake-up. I slid under the front, and noted that the entire front was coated in oil (none on driveway). Front main seal failure. No biggie, easy fix for me (strike 1). After draining the oil and getting the plug and new filter in, I pop the cap to fill it and... Orange foam... I had thought I dodged that bullet when my heater core went out and I overheated it. Okay, warped heads. Not the end of the world, still something I have fixed many times, and won't be down more than a day or two (strike 2). I spray out my drain pan to clean the oil out.... It looked like I was panning for Yukon Gold... Main bearings... Essentially a full rebuild (Yes, I know just a lower-end rebuild will fix it, but if you're going to do it, do it right) or engine replacement coming in relatively short order (strike 3). So last week I was on a desperate search for another beater to prevent another vehicle note to stress our carefully balanced budget... Well, I found a 2014 Town & Country for a pretty good deal. So now we have another note . To be honest, I'd been looking for a beater minivan simply because if anything happened to the one we had already, we'd be having some serious issues trying to shuffle everyone around in my little standard cab s10, lol! And in the interest of full disclosure, it was nice having a properly working climate control system a radio that worked and a vehicle that doesn't try to randomly change lanes to drive to work this morning... I'm driving the "old" van

As a bonus, I got a call from one of my son's teachers... he's got a 47% in Social Studies... He's an A/B student in all Pre-AP classes. Apparently we're not doing homework because: 1) It's so easy it's just a joke, and 2) We're spending an excessive amount of time playing games. The games is kind of our fault, but at the same time he's been maintaining his grades, so there hasn't been a real issue... until now.

Throw in the stresser of trying to finish my last 2 ASE re-certs by the end of the month (granted they're ones that I worry the least about) in order to maintain my rate of pay. Of course, this became even more important since we obtained another vehicle note yesterday...

Essentially, I need to find a way to roll with my stressers and not shove food down my gullet everytime I hit a little speed bump...
2014-11-16 7:53 PM
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Day 9 of 20/30 in November.
4AP tonight, 18AP for the week, goal of 50AP.
Foundered all weekend, just not wanting to do diddly squat. Finally got off my dead butt a little while ago. Literally vacuumed the accumulated dust off my Concept 2 rowing machine. Then settled for my first time rowing in probably 3 years. Managed to force out 1700 meters in 10 minutes before my hip and my lungs both gave up. Don't have any clue whether that's respectable or not, but at least I got SOMETHING in this weekend.

ETA: It must have been a good workout, it activated my Exercised Induced Asthma
2014-11-16 7:58 PM
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Weight: 258.5 - I desperately do not want to end up back across the 260 line again...

Essentially, I need to find a way to roll with my stressers and not shove food down my gullet every time I hit a little speed bump...
A - I know exactly how you feel. I desperately want to break that blasted 370 mark this week. But apparently, not desperately enough because I didn't do a single workout this weekend until about 30 minutes ago.

B - When you find the way to stop that stress eating, just remember to share it here before you patent it and make your millions.
2014-11-17 7:41 AM
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There is an article I found a while ago about the fallacy of the Magic of Tomorrow. It really struck a chord with me. I will try to hunt it down and post it here. It is about  how we seem to think that by waiting until tomorrow to start something new, we will be magically more sucessful. TOMORROW I will, eat better, start exercising, what ever. It turns out, tomorrow is just the same as today, just a day later. We need to focus on doing what ever it is we are GOING to do, right now. Start now. I do it all the time.

 



2014-11-17 7:41 AM
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There is an article I found a while ago about the fallacy of the Magic of Tomorrow. It really struck a chord with me. I will try to hunt it down and post it here. It is about  how we seem to think that by waiting until tomorrow to start something new, we will be magically more sucessful. TOMORROW I will, eat better, start exercising, what ever. It turns out, tomorrow is just the same as today, just a day later. We need to focus on doing what ever it is we are GOING to do, right now. Start now. I do it all the time.

 

2014-11-17 4:53 PM
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Swim 32m 46s 1400.00 yards 02m 20s /100 yards

Day 10 of 20/30 in November.
14AP tonight, 32AP for the week, goal is 50AP.
4x50, 3x100, 2x200, 3x100, 4x50 = 1400 yds in 32:46
A couple of days of rest helped my times significantly. More importantly, I split my distance set in half. I am working on "smoothing out" the sides of my wu/cd pyramid, working toward a 4-3-2-D-2-3-4 progression. Eventually there will be 900 yds of wu/cd on each side of a distance set that will reach 2000 yds before my planned Oly in Sept/Oct of '15.

Anybody want to guess what my favorite part of triathlon is?
2014-11-19 9:32 AM
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Back on the wagon. I fell for a couple of weeks. started out with a spoon full of ice cream here and there. Good news is I never fell completely off so getting back on is not hard. Looks like I might only costs me couple of lbs which is not only good but maybe it was a nice break. Now that that holidays are coming I really need to push the diet.

I found a nice salad I can bring to thanksgiving which is very diet friendly. Couple actually. I can not have the potatoes or the bread but turkey is decent. At 314 now and I really want to get to sub 300 lbs by new years.

My gf is threatening me with no more races starting next June because we will have our new baby (our first then). I think I can make it all work. If not I need to atleast get another spring marathon or ultra in.
2014-11-19 9:35 AM
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Web footed freak. Hang in there. I know the feeling I fell off the low carb wagon because I was just so tired. I was not sleeping well and I turn to carbs to keep myself awake.

Atleast you recognize what you are doing. That is the first step in order to change something.
2014-11-19 3:38 PM
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Originally posted by chirunner134Back on the wagon. I fell for a couple of weeks. started out with a spoon full of ice cream here and there. ..... maybe it was a nice break. Now that that holidays are coming I really need to push the diet. ..... I can not have the potatoes or the bread but turkey is decent. At 314 now and I really want to get to sub 300 lbs by new years. ..... My gf is threatening me with no more races starting next June because we will have our new baby (our first then). I think I can make it all work. If not I need to at least get another spring marathon or ultra in.
Stress does that to me. And I fell into that "dark place" for 18 months. Glad you got out sooner.

I intend to watch my nutrition better, but I also intend to enjoy ONE DAY of holiday. One day won't hurt. I read somewhere (maybe on here) someone said that they considered nutrition to be the 4th sport. I think that might help me to look at it that way. If I can approach nutrition the same way I approach my swimming I should have some success.

I had hoped for breaking 350 by New Years, but that is unlikely. Still every little bit is that much closer. You'll get there.

Congrats on the baby. I have lived my entire life according to the teachings of my father. And one of those precepts is "If you want it bad enough, you will find a way to make it work." I'm sure the baby won't mean the end of your races, just maybe that you'll have to be a little more choosey.


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Swim 39m 15s 1600.00 yards 02m 27s /100 yards

Day 11 of 20/30in November. I can still reach that goal.
17AP for today, 17AP for the week, and STILL a goal of 50AP.
4x50, 3x100, 3x200, 3x100, 4x50 = 1600 yds

Really buggered my L knee up last night on somebody's uneven driveway. Can barely hobble around without a cane. Looks like swimming will be all I do for a little while. Couldn't push off the walls on the turns, couldn't kick (not that I kick much anyway), but still turned in an acceptable time. At my size, I consider anything 2:30/100 or less to be acceptable.
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Thanks and shh. my parents do not even know yet.
2014-11-19 4:29 PM
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Check out the Lewisburg Iditarod scheduled for February 28th. The length of the course is 9.1 miles and I am considering trying to ride it on my trail bike.

Crazy? Or should I go fir it?
2014-11-19 4:31 PM
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Thanks and shh. my parents do not even know yet.
No worries, unless they frequent this site.
2014-11-19 8:05 PM
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Originally posted by chirunner134 Thanks and shh. my parents do not even know yet.
I am honored you told us first. Congratulations.



2014-11-21 7:17 PM
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Swim 45m 12s 1800.00 yards 02m 31s /100 yards

Day 12 of 20/30 in November.
19AP for today, 36AP for the week, and STILL a goal of 50AP.
4x50, 3x100, 4x200, 3x100, 4x50 = 1800 yds
My L knee is still buggered up, but at least I am not on the cane now. Still can't push off the walls on the turns, could kick a little better. Somewhere around the 600 yd mark the muscles between the bottoms of my shoulder blades started to complain, but that went away after another 200 yds or so. Could barely climb the stairs to the locker room. Everything on me felt fantastic, except that knee.
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