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One may call me absolutely insane, but I am going to go forward with next weekend's Olympic triathlon - my first effort at that distance.   I psyched myself up for it while driving over to the massage last night.

1. I was able to swim 1/2 mile with no consequences, and without overwhelming my back.  I have done mile long swims on other occasions, just not in the past few months.  At most, I will put in maybe 400-600 meters within the next 5-7 days, to keep the muscle memory, but not overdo anything.

2. Biking will not be a problem - it is only 26 miles.  I will do a couple of 20-30 milers this weekend (I am off work for the next five days!!) just to make sure the legs are ready to go.

3. Running - that is the challenge.  The two miles I did on Sunday felt great - no consequences.  I reminded myself that I walked half of the run during my first sprint triathlon in 2005.  I am in much better shape, and I WILL be successful next week Saturday.

4. My back IS doing better, and I will be spending plenty of time with my foam roller, epsom salt baths, core work, and stretching this week.  Plus, I scheduled a massage for the Tuesday following the race.

5. Sometimes you just need to suck it up.  I volunteered for this race the last three years - it is now time for me to do it.  I have dreamed of moving up to Olympic distance, and now it is time to make that dream a reality.

6. How else do you get that close to Pro Triathletes?

7. Athena class, baby!!  We and the Clydes start after the Pros and Elite amateurs hit the water

  • 23m
  • 800.00 meters
  • 02m 53s /100 meters

Ahhh, it felt GREAT to get back in the pool.  I felt the "pinch" in my lower back, but it eventually went away... and will hopefully not come back with a vengeance.
Breast stroke, only, which is fine by me!

This afternoon, I go see the deep tissue massage therapist... ah, once again... 

  • 15m

Dying bugs
Triceps dips

  • 22m
  • 2.00 miles
  • 11m /Mi
  • 35m 36s
  • 8.35 miles
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  • 20m

Bridges w/kicks
Dying bugs

Sport #1
  • Elliptical Training
  • 20m
Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 2h 00m

Went to the LPGA US Open at Interlochen - stunning golf course, and wonderful to watch the golfers.  Valerie was a trooper... but we made sure to stop frequently so that she did not overdo her activities.  We arrived early in the day and stayed until maybe 1, so that she did not need to be out in the extreme heat of the day.

Then, a great lunch at "Good Earth" and the scooter shopping (I hate the gas prices).  We "ordered" two Yamaha Vino 125s.  The dealership has no clue when to expect them to arrive... if at all, this summer.  But, scooters are few and far between. 

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