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Sunny High 90FLow 61F
  • Temp: 73F
  • Hum: 73%
  • W: 8mph SSW
Partly Cloudy
High 90F
Low 66F
Light rain shower
High 79F
Low 66F
Patchy rain nearby
High 79F
Low 67F
Patchy rain nearby
High 87F
Low 67F
  • 45m 47s
  • 12.74 miles
  • 16.70 Mi/hr


Foggy foggy ride. So foggy, in fact, that about 10 minutes into the ride I thought about turning around. But I was already on the bike and already a quarter of the way done with the ride portion of the workout so I decided to go on.

  • 2h 00m 17s
  • 13.13 miles
  • 09m 10s /Mi

Downtown-Bond Park-Apex Park

I’ve been running in my DeSoto 400 mile shorts. They have always treated me well. I wanted to switch things up in case I need to use different shorts for B2B. In case the seam on the DeSoto shorts irritate me on the bike. I used the 2XU shorts today. Well... comfy on the bike does not mean comfy on the run. They were not as supportive as the DeSoto and worse than that, using them lead to a bit of monkey butt :-( Oh well, at least I know now that if I wear the 2XU shorts for the bike, I’m probably looking at shorts change before the run.

Canes game tonight!

Opening face offf

Today's Gratitude: Today I am thankful for having a stuggly dog in my life.  I love you, Emma!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • 4h 00m 49s
  • 76.40 miles
  • 19.04 Mi/hr

CSH Ride+

15 miles and then the group ride and then another 20 minutes or so and voila!

The Terry Butterfly saddle is going back. I definitely need something with a different cutout.



Today's Gratitude:  Thankful for my wonderful family!  I spent the afternoon with Kevin and then we met my parents at Sola and I had a great time.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • Walking
  • 37m 53s

Early morning walk with Emma

Today's Gratitude: I am reading the book The Orphan Train and today I am particularly grateful for all of the love and safety that my family provides.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 16m 34s
  • 2734.03 yards
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400 w/u with spot forwards
6 x 100 (50 drill, 50 kick. Drills = catch up, fist, single arm, fingertip, 6/3/6, powerstroke)
2 x 50 kick
200 pull
5 x 200 moderate pace, try to do all five of them in the same time - @ 30
2 x 50 kick - fast
100 c/d
= 2500 meters (LCM)

  • 2h 06m 39s
  • 37.18 miles
  • 17.61 Mi/hr

Beaver Creek-Martha's Chapel-Davis

It was a beautiful day for a bike ride and I enjoyed it! 12 min interval @ 1/2 Ironman pace mid ride. Legs apparently didn't have a lot of speed in them but I felt good on the bike.

Butterfly saddle + Bella shorts... well... I still think that the cut out might be in the wrong place. I am very comfortable on the sides (which is where I have issues at the moment) but this saddle may be trading one problem for another? Undecided.

  • Stretching
  • 05m

√ Ride tonight!

Like the last two weeks, I'm taking a few hours of vacation this afternoon to get this in -- I had several days and 6 hours of vacation to schedule for the year so I decided to take two hours each for three Thursdays that were "daylight challenged."  It'll be good.  Makes for an easy work day Smile

Today's Gratitude:  I'm thankful for vacation time that allows me to take some time off to ride my bike on this beautiful day!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 01m 20s
  • 18.22 miles
  • 17.83 Mi/hr

Old 1 out and back. First ride with the new saddle. Overall good but I probably should not have worn my Oomph shorts. I think that maybe I don't wear them much (rarely if not on the cross bike) because they have too much padding up front for me. In thinking about it, I had a similar issue with these shorts and the spin bikes at the gym.

  • 32m 17s
  • 3.50 miles
  • 09m 14s /Mi

Short run through downtown off the bike. Oomph shorts were comfy for running at least!

√ Ride tonight!  

It was 84 when I left for my ride and 81 when I finished my run.  Low humidity and very nice!

Think of something that makes you smile.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.75
  • 1h 06m 19s
  • 2405.95 yards
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400 w/u
2 x 50 kick
2 x 50 drill (6/3/6)
6 x 50 (odds steady, evens fast) @ 20
3 x 100 (25 catch up, 25 fast, 50 cruise) @ 20 <- this is what it was supposed to be but the pool was set up for long course and my brain said, 1 length of catch up, one of fast and two at cruise. while I was doing this I realized that I should have done 1/2 length of catch up, etc. so I ended up dong 1 x 200 and 1 x 100. still 300 total.
2 x 300 (first one steady, then 1-2 minutes rest and the second one fast)
2 x 200 pull
= 2200 meters (LCM)

Interesting workout today. Erin basically wanted us to focus on the second 300 and she timed us. You'll also see that there was lots of resting before and after that 300.

When I was halfway to the pool, I realized that I had forgotten my towel. Uh oh. I used my emergency backup towel when I went to Lake Jordan on Sunday. Then I remembered that I had the "High Scoring Lab" towel in the car so I made do with that (it's not that large!). Now I really need to get my backup towel(s) back into the car!

  • 45m 25s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 09m 04s /Mi

Library-Park Loop

10x30 sec strides with 30 sec between

Sport #1
  • Core Training
  • 15m

Pre swim core workout

Sport #2
  • Stretching
  • 05m

√ Run tonight!

After masters this morning I got to go and get my fasting blood work done.  Woo hoo!  Yeah, not so good with the needles.  At least they got me the first time today (darn small, rolly blood vessels!).  By the time that was done I was hungry!

I'm pretty happy with my September totals.  Over 800 miles on the bike including four centuries (two solo and two at BikeMS) and over 100 miles running.

Look what I got in the mail yesterday!

Photo: It's getting real!

(I stole the photo from the B2B FB page but my booklet looks the same)

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • Walking
  • 37m 53s

Early morning walk with Emma

Another story from the triathlon that I ran across yesterday.  As I was riding, I passed someone.  As I approached this rider, I noticed that he had on running shoes.  And a hoodie.  And very loose, knee length shorts.  And an aero helmet.

When I saw the running shoes and hoodie, I figured this was his first triathlon and he didn't want to invest in equipment.  When I saw the shorts I though that he was just being modest and pulled them on quickly after the swim.  When I saw the aero helmet, was was like WHAT?!  In case you are wondering, yes, the hoodie was pulled up over the back of the helmet.  Yes, it was one of the longer, pointer aero helmets too.  Coneheads anyone?

I just read a post on ST about IM Chat and the current Tennessee River water temperatures (since the event is a year away).  Apparently local swimmers were measuring it at 78 degrees this week.  Since 78 is higher than 76...

Sunrise at the arboretum


flower at sunrise

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

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