Minneapolis,MN 
Today
Overcast High 33FLow 28F
  • Temp: 34F
  • Hum: 86%
  • W: 9mph S
SUNDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 35F
Low 31F
MONDAY
Light sleet
High 35F
Low 29F
TUESDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 35F
Low 26F
WEDNESDAY
Overcast
High 30F
Low 23F
Swim
  • 30m
  • 600.00 meters
  • 05m /100 meters

Swimming Lessons.
Okay, have I mentioned how much I value my swimming lessons?
Well, I learned something new today. Whenever I try to swim freestyle, I totally suck wind. Tonight, our last drill involved the pull-buoy. Now, I have never used one of these in my life. So, arms-only, I was at the other end of the pool before the other gal in my class was even 1/3 of the way down the lane. Now, here's the "kicker"... when we do kicking drills, or actually swim freestyle, she is typically at the end of the lane, and I am only 1/2 way down.
So... my kick HURTS me... slows me WAY down.
My goal this week is to work on my kick, and the coach gave us a handful of kicking drills.

  • Calories: 2439 From fat:669.96 (73.41g, 27.47%), From Carbs:1243.1 (306.48g, 50.97%), Protein:525.95 (129.67g, 21.56%)
Run
  • 1h 02m
  • 3.70 miles
  • 16m 46s /Mi

7:00 PM TEAM
Z3 - Hills (3.0 mph) and flats (4.5 mph)
Z4 - 2 minutes (6.0 mph)
Z5 - 2 minutes (6.8 mph)

This is a phenomenal advance for me... I haven't been able to run at a sub 10 m/m pace in more than 20 years... not bad for someone who will be 45 in a few months!

Sport
  • Yoga
  • 10m

My shoulders have been kind of achy these past few days because of my upper-body weight lifting and practicing the freestyle. So today, rather than swim over lunch, I am going to give my shoulders a rest so that they will be fresher for tomorrow.

Tonight will be TEAM Weight Loss at the gym. I was excited by the fact that I have signed up to start running, again, with the LTF Running Club. I don't believe that I will start running with them until the beginning of November because I want to continue to build up mileage the more gentle way - on the treadmill, before I hit the hard asphalt/concrete with the club.

  • Calories: 2011 From fat:617.32 (70.92g, 30.7%), From Carbs:941.35 (243.33g, 46.81%), Protein:452.34 (116.92g, 22.49%)
Bike
  • 1h 30m
  • 18.00 miles
  • 12.00 Mi/hr

5:30 PM
Bike on Training stand... thank goodness for Star Trek Voyager and CSI...

Legs are very heavy this morning, but that would make sense considering the workouts that I have been doing. Today's plan is Z1/Z2 on my bike, on my training stand - a little active recovery work.

  • Calories: 2013 From fat:758.77 (88.67g, 37.69%), From Carbs:830.49 (218.35g, 41.26%), Protein:423.74 (111.41g, 21.05%)
Run
  • 59m
  • 3.60 miles
  • 16m 23s /Mi

TEAM

Swim
  • 22m
  • 800.00 meters
  • 02m 45s /100 meters

Breast stroke warmup and cooldown.
Freestyle arms with flippers, and then became brave and got rid of the fins. Was even able to practice bilateral breathing.
And, I am getting the hang of the flip turns - no pool water was snorted this time around

Sport
  • Yoga
  • 15m

  • Calories: 2258 From fat:588.23 (69.73g, 26.05%), From Carbs:1148.73 (306.4g, 50.87%), Protein:521.04 (138.98g, 23.08%)
Bike
  • 1h 05m
  • 17.00 miles
  • 15.69 Mi/hr

Cycle 60 Class:
Anaerobic Threshold intervals - very intense, and INCREDIBLY satisfying!
The instructor, Kelly, is wonderful. Really down to earth, good tunes, and just the right amount of talking.
We talked triathlons afterwards. She does a number of them each season, and said she just completed her first off-road duathlon - that really rocks!
So... I will definitely be back to her class.
And... one of the songs was the extended version of "born to be alive". Now, that was a theme song for me back in the late '70s when its release on the charts coincided with a milestone in my teenage life. Took me WAY, WAY back, and put a huge smile on my face!

Okay, FINALLY broke through the 200# barrier today - HOORAY!
I haven't seen this number in 3 1/2 years.

Now, the 200# is doubly significant for me because it means that I am allowing myself to wear a triathlon t-shirt from a triathlon I couldn't compete in. Summer 2006 I signed up to do an Olympic triathlon at the end of the season. Unfortunately, two months prior to the competition was when I learned that I had torn the peroneus brevis tendon in my left foot... which resulted in more than a year of not running, and time in a walking cast.

Having forked over the cash, I decided to go to the "Turtleman's" expo, and in addition to picking up the goody bag with hammer gel, etc., I also picked up the t-shirt. Now, I know it is taboo to wear a shirt for an event in which you do not compete. I promised myself (I weighed >224 at the time) that I would not wear the shirt until I completed a different endurance event... I had to hit 200 pounds before I could wear the shirt.

So, kid you not, the shirt has been "displayed" in my closet for 14 months. Today I will be wearing it to spinning class.

  • Calories: 1919 From fat:319.33 (33.33g, 16.64%), From Carbs:1181 (277.38g, 61.54%), Protein:418.67 (98.33g, 21.82%)
Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 13.00 miles
  • 13.00 Mi/hr

Training stand because of very heavy rain.
Goal was to stay in low Z2 after last night's aggressive run.

Strength
  • 36m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • ABS - Crunches
    3
    20
    20
    0
    0
  • ABS - Crunches, Jackknife
    2
    20
    20
    0
    0
  • BICEPS - DB Concentration
    3
    8
    8
    15
    15
  • BICEPS - DB Curls Alternating
    3
    6
    8
    15
    15
  • CHEST - Flat Dumbell Press
    3
    13
    15
    15
    15
  • CHEST - Flies - Flat
    3
    12
    12
    8
    8
  • 3
    15
    15
    0
    0
  • LEGS - Standing calf raises
    3
    15
    15
    35
    35
  • SHOULDERS - Arnold Press
    3
    13
    13
    8
    8
  • SHOULDERS - Rear Deck Flys
    3
    6
    8
    5
    5
  • TRICEPS - DB Overhead Extension
    3
    10
    10
    15
    15

Weigh-in today for the NY-NY challenge. I really thought I would break into the "1s" this week. However, I will not ignore the fact that I have lost weight this week, which is a good thing.

Today's WO plan:
* Lift weights
* Bike - it is pouring rain, so I will probably put my bike on the stand

  • Calories: 1785 From fat:543.77 (63.47g, 30.46%), From Carbs:766.85 (201.39g, 42.96%), Protein:474.38 (124.58g, 26.58%)
Run
  • 1h 01m
  • 3.60 miles
  • 16m 56s /Mi

TEAM - 7:00 PM
Holy Cow! I don't know where I am getting the legs... but my speed is great. We alternated between steep inclines and then low inclines, keeping our HR in Z3, with one six minute trip up to AT-Z4 (I didn't quite get up there with HR):
Steep incline (3.0 MPH)
Low incline (5.0-5.5 MPH)

Sport
  • Yoga
  • 10m

Well, my eating settled down after lunch, today - thank heavens!

And, I wasn't able to do the back-to-back workouts because I was the last presenter in our customer visit, today, and the visit was already 45 minutes behind when I met with them, which made me 45 minutes late, so I missed the class - grrr.

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Uh oh, this is not turning out to be a very good food day, today. During the first half of the day, I have eaten my entire day's worth of calories. Okay... deep breath... I already have plans for tonight's workouts. I WILL stop the craziness right now, and work to keep my eating in check for the remainder of the day.

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My plan for tonight is rather aggressive for myself:
Spinning class followed by TEAM class. I want to really kick the weekend into high gear!!

  • Calories: 1985 From fat:538.72 (63.06g, 27.14%), From Carbs:1070.74 (282g, 53.94%), Protein:375.54 (98.9g, 18.92%)

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