Southwestmba - Philly Phit

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Wednesday - December 18

  • 40m
  • 14.00 miles
  • 21.00 Mi/hr

Another fun filled day. Had a chiropractor's appointment to go over the results of my exam and got my first adjustment. So got into work a few hours late and had a few things to run down on my IP report and then the NMP report so no lunch run. Came home made dinner pizza and found no Adrian (did little eagles for first time in a while on Thursday) so I went to the Y. Used one of the old cycling bike in the wellness center and did a medium resistance 40 min ride.

  • 40m
  • 4.65 miles
  • 08m 36s /Mi

Short break to wipe down the bike and floor and over to the treadmill and 40 mins at 7.0 mph. Not great but felt better as I went along.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 2 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 6 Overall Workout: 2

Tuesday - December 17

  • 1h 30m
  • 34.40 miles
  • 22.93 Mi/hr

Snow storm number 4 in the last 8 days made running not a good idea as the roads sucked. So when I got home I made dinner Tapia, rice,and oranges and did all the dishes from this morning (pancakes) and then head down for a ride. Did a nice 90 min tempo ride fairly even pace and played an so-so game of poker until the end which was BS. Finished 36th. Rode to spotify and listened to Freebird. Good ride no splits. 1042 cals.

  • 06m

Day 25: 6 x 30 sec with 30 sec rest in between

  • Snow Shoveling
  • 1h 00m

30 min in the morning and 30 min at night driveway and walkway. Powder AM and Ice PM.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 2 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6 Overall Workout: 3

Monday - December 16

  • 1h 00m
  • 7.33 miles
  • 08m 11s /Mi

Considering I was supposed to be on leave, I pulled Dan's butt out of the fire today getting all sorts of stuff done. Unfortunately that meant working through lunch. So got home made tacitos and rice pilaf and oranges for dinner and brought Matt to boy scouts and then was off to the YMCA. Was crowded and there was a group caroling and offering snacks (don't need snacks prior to my workout) in the lobby. Got a treadmill surrounded by folks and went to work. Started with a 20 min warm up at 6.6 mph (9:05/mile), then 15 min at 7.6 mph (7:53/mile) and 15 min at 8.6 mph (6:57/mile) then a 10 min cooldown at 6.6 mph. Good solid run.

  • 01m

Day24: One min plank with good form after my workout and shower.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 2 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6.5 Overall Workout: 4

Sunday - December 15

  • 2h 00m
  • 44.95 miles
  • 22.48 Mi/hr

After getting up early, shoveling the ice, doing laundry, watching the Eagles, then the Pack, made dinner, Pepporoni and cheese Strobolli and tangerines, then I headed downstairs way early and went for a ride. Nice steady 2 hour tempo ride. Watched some vintage training films as I cruised along.

  • 02m

At noon our group did a worldwide 2 min plank at 12:00pm EST. Day 23 in a row

  • Snow Shoveling
  • 1h 00m

The snow turned into ice which is harder to shovel especially down at where the plows went by. Drive way, walkways and side walks.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7 Overall Workout: 3

Saturday - December 14

  • 1h 22m
  • 10.01 miles
  • 08m 11s /Mi

With the pending storm and the forecast saying it would start around 9am, I decided to skip cycling and get my interval work in which I would still be able to get home. Got started with a 20 min warm up at 6.6 mph (9:05/mile) vice the 10 coach specified to fully warm up my calfs. Then the interval supposed to be 3 x 7 min at 7:20 pace with 2 min at 9:00 pace recovery. Started off with 2 X 7 min at 8.2 mph (7:19/mile) with 2 min recovery, but went up to 12 min at 8.2 mph for the 3rd to get down to 25 min left but then after 2 min decided to do a second 12 min at 8.2 mph. Cooldown at 6.6 mph for 3 min and 8 min at 7.0 until I hit 10 miles. Felt really good. No snow.

  • 1h 20m
  • 4300.00 yards
  • 01m 52s /100 yards

Wiped down the treadmill then got changed and went up to the WEMA room to get Adrian and they were testing, so I asked if he wanted to stay and he did so I went for a swim. Back to the locker room and got changed again and showered and out to the pool. Got the second lane all to myself. Got going nice and smooth and after 1000 yards I got going a bit faster and got a really good feel for the water and decided to do a full rev swim. Good swim.

  • 01m

Day 22: ! min with good form

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 4

Friday - December 13

  • 01m

Day 21: Now that the challenge is over it is a plank just for me. 1 min with perfect form after a day of putting up Christmas team and lights.

Thursday - December 12

  • 49m
  • 5.43 miles
  • 09m 01s /Mi

A brisk 28 degrees with sun and nice cold wind. Did two layers wool hat and gloves as I went and did a River loop going down Jefferson after ARBs and reviewing my PI&R report. Got warm pretty quick and had to be careful of the random patches of ice but I felt ok. Not fast or particularly smooth but not as bad as I expected. Had a good sweat going at the end.

  • 1h 06m 05s
  • 24.84 miles
  • 22.55 Mi/hr

Took a lot longer to revise my report than I thought and I didn't get out of the office until just about 6pm. Go home close to 7pm but Tammy had made pizza. WEMA had some issues with the YMCA so I Skipped cycling for tonight and rode downstairs after a bit. 40K ride 190-210 watts. One hour at 22.39 miles and 40K in 1:06:05.

  • 05m

Day 21: 57 secs, 55 sec, 3:00. About as much as I was going to get.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 2 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Injury: 1 Hours slept: 6 Overall Workout: 3

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