Minneapolis,MN 
Today
Sunny High 23FLow 21F
  • Temp: 25F
  • Hum: 68%
  • W: 0mph N
WEDNESDAY
Moderate snow
High 24F
Low 4F
THURSDAY
Cloudy
High 11F
Low 6F
FRIDAY
Overcast
High 28F
Low 13F
SATURDAY
Overcast
High 27F
Low 12F
Bike
  • 2h 00m
  • 14.00 miles
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8:15 AM
Bike Trainer
Did not wear HRM because of my sore sternum from yesterday's activities.
Low Zone 2 workout, just concentrating on getting comfortable with long trainer rides.

Sport #1
  • Physical Therapy
  • 32m

6:15 AM
PT

7:30 AM
Yoga

Sport #2
  • Yoga
  • 30m

6:15 AM
PT

7:30 AM
Yoga

On tap for today:
PT-ankles, Yoga session, T.I.T.S.

Then, this afternoon, I am heading to see my friends B & R to hang out with them and the 2 dogs, 3 cats, and horse at their "ranch"... plenty of 4-legged lovin' to come.

My swimming stroke yesterday has resulted in great lat soreness today. This is very encouraging because I tried a couple of lengths of swimming with more intensity, as recommended by my tri coach. I can also feel the TEAM Boot Camp in my legs - the soreness feels great! If I wasn't really serious about training for triathlons for the upcoming season, I would sign up for the upcoming session. But, I need to work my plan, and be firm on my goals - boot camp can wait until the end of the 2008 season.

And, this is the first time that my Polar receiver has hurt my chest - I have apparently lost enough body fat that when "the girls" were super active during the "killers" during yesterday's session, the receiver kind of bruised my sternum - ouch!

Happiness is...

  • Lots of doggie and kittie snuggling
  • Seeing B & R
  • A great weekend of workouts - HooRah!

  • Calories: 984 From fat:150.9 (16.12g, 15.34%), From Carbs:552.56 (132.8g, 56.15%), Protein:280.54 (67.42g, 28.51%)
Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 15.00 miles
  • 15.00 Mi/hr

9:00 AM
Bike Trainer

Run
  • 55m
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12:00 PM
TEAM Demo Day

Swim
  • 50m
  • 1600.00 meters
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1:15 PM

Sport
  • Physical Therapy
  • 30m

7:15 AM

I am not sure if my modified macronutrients are working for me from the standpoint of workouts. I had energy last night, but not explosive energy. There was no way that I could force my body to go up past AT. Now, is it difficult to get to AT - yup. Can I typically get there - yup. Last night, I could not push myself and harder than I was.

So, I did a bit of carb-loading when I returned home last night - good brown rice, along with my post-workout protein and phytonutrient powder smoothie.

My neck is still tight, even though the chiro did some work on it for me yesterday. I think it is a combination of sleeping differently and the upper body PT. Tonight I am going to switch around my pillows to see if that will help things.

As soon as I get off the computer (this has become too much of a habit), I will be doing my PT, then heading out for a swim.

Later today will be some long awaited attention on my T.I.T.S.

Note to self: almond milk does NOT agree with my digestive system.

Happiness is...

  • Doing my own jumbled-up sprint triathlon, today
  • Holy smokes, I did a lot of training today - and I feel great!!!

  • Calories: 2248 From fat:404.67 (45.6g, 18%), From Carbs:1232.16 (312.38g, 54.81%), Protein:611.17 (154.95g, 27.19%)
Bike
  • 30m
  • 8.00 miles
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6:00 TEAM
Spinning Cycle
Intervals up to AT. I had a bugger of a time hitting AT on the bike.

Run
  • 30m
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6:30 PM

Grrr. So, getting up at my previous 4:30 is not quite working this week - ugh. So, I was a slug and slept in for an extra half hour.

I have chiro-pt this morning, breakfast with a dear friend - which means I will be later into work and will miss my lunch workout. TEAM tonight, however.

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Breakfast was a blast.  C is just a bundle of high-achieving, optimistic, adventurous energy, it was fun to let her talk for oh, say, the first 30 minutes that we were together.  She finishes her MBA from U of Chicago this spring, and has an incredible job for a great firm, down in Houston.  So, there will be trips to Houston in my future.

Happiness is...

  • The smile on B's face when Chelsea and I gave her the photo sweatshirt
  • Seeing C
  • The chiro is getting kinesio tape for my ankle! 

  • Calories: 1554 From fat:520.28 (58.91g, 33.48%), From Carbs:505.56 (128.79g, 32.53%), Protein:528.16 (134.55g, 33.99%)

Sorry for not getting back to people on inspires today... I will be catching up with everyone (and with my neglected T.I.T.S.) over the weekend!

Today is a planned rest day for me - whew.
I am a little slow out of bed this morning - muscles and body are just a wee bit fatigued after yesterday's great workouts at the gym.
I still need to do PT for my ankle, but that will come later in the day.

Tonight I will be meeting with the USAT coach. I have already sent her info. about the last four months of workouts that I have completed, as well as my totals for 2007. I also sent her my long-term and short-term goals. I look forward to having her critique everything (cringe), and give me suggestions on how and where I can improve... and prioritization.

Happiness is...

  • My friend, C, is in town on a surprise visit - haven't seen her in 1 1/2 years - we are having breakfast tomorrow, and LOTS of talking!!! So exciting to see a good friend!!!
  • Coaching session #1 with Lauren!! She is going to be a great coach. Woo Hoo! This is going to be fun - but also a commitment to myself and my dreams
  • The sweatshirt arrived for Chelsea's dog sitter - with a beautiful photo of Chels on the front. I cannot wait to give it to B in the morning!

  • Calories: 1581 From fat:481.87 (50.7g, 30.48%), From Carbs:308.89 (73.13g, 19.54%), Protein:790.24 (187.08g, 49.98%)
Strength
  • 1h 30m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • BACK - Dual Axis Row
    2
    15
    15
    20
    20
  • BACK - Incline Row
    2
    10
    12
    30
    30
  • CORE - Back Extensions (FB)
    2
    8
    8
    0
    0
  • CORE - Superman (FB)
    2
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • SHOULDERS - Flys
    2
    8
    12
    10
    15
  • SHOULDERS - Rotator Cuff - REAR
    2
    10
    10
    5
    5

12:00 PM
(need to enter wts/reps)
PT - Shoulders
Push-ups = 20
Crunches = 200

6:00 PM TEAM Weight Training
Awesome class tonight! I kicked butt with my burpees, and with my squats,
I lifted a total of 7120 pounds!:
16x220 and 15x240
Hoorah!

Today is the first day back at work since noon on 12/21. It actually feels great to be back in the office, and people are starting to filter in. It will probably be a relaxed couple of days as everyone gets reacquainted with what we do here on a daily basis!

Happiness is...

  • Seeing all of my co-workers
  • N will be back in town tomorrow - really tired, but back in town
  • Tonight's low will be above zero 

  • Calories: 2050 From fat:405.64 (43.86g, 19.79%), From Carbs:764.19 (185.93g, 37.28%), Protein:880.17 (214.15g, 42.94%)
Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 13.00 miles
  • 13.00 Mi/hr

3:30 PM
Z2 work

Swim
  • 30m
  • 1200.00 meters
  • 02m 30s /100 meters

12:30 PM
WU: 200m Breast
4 x 200m Free
CD: 200m Breast

Sport
  • Physical Therapy
  • 32m

6:20 AM
Leg Work
Used 15# weight with calf raises for more of a challenge

Happy 2008!!!

I had absolutely no desire to go out in the cold to head to the gym for a swim today, but I did haul my butt over their and crank out some laps. Then, I learned that one can safely sip delicious "seattle market" cinnamon spice tea while riding the bike trainer in low zone 2. I really wanted to sit on the couch and watch football, but I needed to start the month/year with a good dose of T.I.T.S. !

This juggling the macronutrients thing is going to take some adjustment. I am on a good track, but we'll see how things go tomorrow when I get back to work. I have already made my lunch and breakfast, and packed suitable snacks. Now I need to make sure that I pack my workout clothing.

Happiness is...

  • A shiny new year, with shiny new goals, opportunities, and experiences
  • Having had a wonderful vacation from work
  • A week-plus of uninterrupted time with my dog... good to get some good bonding in with her before my biz trip in two weeks

 

  • Calories: 2231 From fat:528.48 (54.87g, 23.69%), From Carbs:729.84 (170.49g, 32.71%), Protein:972.68 (227.22g, 43.6%)
Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 17.00 miles
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6:00 PM TEAM
Interval training

Strength
  • 25m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • BACK - Dual Axis Row
    2
    12
    12
    0
    0
  • BACK - Incline Row
    2
    12
    12
    0
    0
  • CORE - Back Extensions (FB)
    2
    6
    8
    0
    0
  • CORE - Superman (FB)
    2
    8
    8
    0
    0
  • SHOULDERS - Flys
    2
    8
    8
    0
    0
  • SHOULDERS - Rotator Cuff - REAR
    2
    8
    8
    0
    0

2:10 PM
Shoulder PT
Used medium resistance bands for everything except the reverse flys - those were performed with the light resistance band

7:30 PM
Push-ups = 20
Crunches/situps = 100

Sport
  • Physical Therapy
  • 30m

7:00 AM

Today is my first scheduled "lower" carb day on my carb cycling schedule. I do have TEAM tonight, which means that I WILL refuel properly after the workout (4:1, C:P) regardless of where I am ratio-wise for the day's eating.

I don't know if it is coincidence, or not (I believe not) that I just dropped below 192, the day after I adjusted my macronutrient ratios.

On tap for today:
Try out the upper body physical therapy routine from the chiro-pt
Abs work
Push-ups
TEAM tonight - I am thrilled that they did not cancel the evening class just because it is NYE.

Happiness is...

  • 1.9 pounds to the 180s - come on, baby!
  • Seeing mouse tracks in the snow - they are so cute - little paws with a tail track, as well
  • All of my wonderful BT friends who are sharing this journey we call Triathlon!

  • Calories: 1732 From fat:452.82 (47.88g, 26.14%), From Carbs:542.09 (128.97g, 31.3%), Protein:737.09 (175.36g, 42.56%)

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