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Monday - January 23

  • 35m 36s
  • 4.17 miles
  • 08m 32s /Mi

4 mile race tempo run, first and longest in tapper week.

Night Shift!

Keeping diet on track, longest run of tapper week today.  Started off quick, need to watch that!!  I think I have 2-3 miles scheduled for Wed. and 1.5 miles on Friday.  1/2 Mary on Saturday!

PS - scheduled bike pick up and full fit test Friday morning at 10am, rock on!

  • Calories: 2431 From fat:559.39 (63.3g, 23.01%), From Carbs:1311.37 (333.88g, 53.94%), Protein:560.24 (142.64g, 23.05%)
  • Calories out: 2712 From lifestyle:2251, From activities:460, Net loss:-281
  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Sunday - January 22

Night shift!

First day of tapper, I'm ready to rest Wink

  • Calories: 2166 From fat:448.68 (51.74g, 20.71%), From Carbs:1380.79 (358.28g, 63.75%), Protein:336.53 (87.32g, 15.54%)

Saturday - January 21

  • 56m 01s
  • 6.35 miles
  • 08m 49s /Mi

6 mile tempo run at zone 4+ for race simulation. Last run before tapper!

Night shift!  6 mile run this morning when I got home.  Strong wind so it was hard to get my tempo and HR steady.  It was a good run (race tempo) and beat my expectations.

I'm officially beginning my tapper now!  First HM is one week from... Right now!

  • Calories: 3067 From fat:474.68 (53.91g, 15.48%), From Carbs:1999.95 (511.09g, 65.21%), Protein:592.37 (151.38g, 19.31%)
  • Calories out: 2967 From lifestyle:2242, From activities:725, Net gain:100
  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Friday - January 20

  • 1h 30m 01s
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Nice spin after work. Mostly steady state but some out of the saddle.

Went to gym again on the way home.  Turn a one hour spin into 1.5 hours, it felt good.  Except for that stationary bike saddle of course!  Didn't get into the bed until 10am but slept good, up at 3:30 with the alarm.

Diet is coming around.  Sure hard to get 70% carbs when you've eaten for muscle gain for years.  Cut out the eggs and replace with oat meal and toast was a big help.

  • Calories: 3100 From fat:525.61 (59.8g, 16.96%), From Carbs:2155.7 (551.82g, 69.54%), Protein:418.69 (107.18g, 13.51%)
  • Calories out: 3225 From lifestyle:2217, From activities:1008, Net loss:-125
  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Thursday - January 19

  • 57m 46s
  • 4.50 miles
  • 12m 50s /Mi

Nice easy recovery run. Probably a little longer than it should have been so that slow. HR in Z1

  • 25m

(5) sets DB flat bench press
(6) sets Cable pushdowns
(2) sets crunches on fitness ball

  • Stretching
  • 10m

Good night a work, if there is such a thing.  Running a recovery at the gym on the way home.  Work out some of this crampy feeling.

Good run, maybe a little long.  Got in some strength training, chest/tri/abs.  It's all good, shower and BED!

  • Calories: 2892 From fat:924.93 (103.62g, 31.98%), From Carbs:1455.99 (367.01g, 50.35%), Protein:511.09 (128.83g, 17.67%)
  • Calories out: 2941 From lifestyle:2224, From activities:716, Net loss:-49
  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Wednesday - January 18

  • 2h 34m 30s
  • 13.36 miles
  • 11m 34s /Mi

13 miles
11:23 min/mi
139 Avg HR
0.36 mile CD
18:23 min/mi
121 Avg HR

  • Stretching
  • 10m

Got lots of sleep last night.  Safety meeting this morning and start my night shift tonight.  Great endurance run today!!  Now errands and a nap to recover a little before heading back into work.

Edit: A little crampy feeling in legs, not really sore.

  • Calories: 2356 From fat:506.94 (56.76g, 21.52%), From Carbs:1175.43 (296.1g, 49.89%), Protein:673.63 (169.69g, 28.59%)
  • Calories out: 3779 From lifestyle:2190, From activities:1590, Net loss:-1423
  • Health data: Sleep: 5 Hours slept: 9 Overall Workout: 4

Tuesday - January 17

  • 41m 43s
  • 2000.00 yards
  • 02m 05s /100 yards

Good swim. To address the nausea issue I swim 500 yards and sat on the side of the pool for 1-2 minutes then continued another 500, rest, and so on. Seemed to work okay, felt a little sick but nothing I couldn't suck down and keep going.

  • 25m

Back and Biceps. 30 seconds rest between sets, slow tempo, high reps.
(1) set pull ups
(4) sets of pull downs, alt
(4) sets seated row, alt
(6) sets cable curls, alt

Sport #1
  • Foam Roll
  • 15m
Sport #2
  • Stretching
  • 10m
Night Shift!  Had a good endurance swim this morning after work.  I hope to hit the gym for some upper body strength work later in the day.  I'm off tonight but start my regular night shift (7 nights) tomorrow (Wed.) night.  Now for that breakfast I've got cooking!!

  • Calories: 1644 From fat:437.62 (48.71g, 26.62%), From Carbs:803.87 (201.32g, 48.9%), Protein:402.51 (100.8g, 24.48%)
  • Calories out: 2823 From lifestyle:2247, From activities:576, Net loss:-1179
  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

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  • CASA Superhero Series (Run)
    10/11/2014 Cleburne, Texas
  • Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Half Marathon (Run)
    12/7/2014 San Antonio, Texas


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