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Sunday - October 22

  • 1h 10m 04s
  • 8.00 miles
  • 08m 46s /Mi

Saturday - October 21

Friday - October 20

  • 47m 05s
  • 5.50 miles
  • 08m 34s /Mi

Kind of a half-ass attempt at a tempo run, middle four miles at 8 m/m, but it was more like 8:10-8:15.

  • 33m 55s
  • 2000.00 yards
  • 01m 42s /100 yards

Wetsuit swim in the big pool

Thursday - October 19

  • 20m
  • Elliptical Training
  • 45m

Wednesday - October 18

  • 51m
  • 5.31 miles
  • 09m 36s /Mi

Bendel Loop, morning run in town after swim.

  • 34m 13s
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 17s /100 yards

Tuesday - October 17

  • 20m
  • Elliptical Training
  • 40m

Monday - October 16

  • 3h 00m
  • 19.00 miles
  • 09m 28s /Mi

Epic dreadmill run.

With a 60/5 brick scheduled Saturday and a practice triathlon Sunday, I decided to take a vacation day today to get my long run in and do some other stuff. Problem came when I woke up this morning to rain, wind, and tornado watches.

Went back to bed for an hour, then decided to head for the gym to get it in on the treadmill. Carefully loaded my Ipod with a three-hour plus workout playlist, packed three water bottles with GE and water, grabbed some gels, and headed out.

Panicked when I got to the gym and couldn't find my ipod. I've never done more than an hour on the treadmill, and hated doing that. Without the music and podcasts, it was going to be misery. Dug around in my bag for a while, managed to find an old radio with headphines, so at least I could watch and listen to TV.

Only choices were CNN Headline News or Ellen/The View. Not wanting to surrender my man card this early in the week, I stuck with CNNHN. Five times. Finally, about 2:20 in, I noticed The View had been replaced by Jeopardy. It was nice to have a little mental stimulation to get me through the home stretch. I could almost hear Weird Al singing...

Anyway, managed to finish and, with some creativity on the speed control, managed hit both the three-hour mark and the 19-mile mark simultaneously. Readings on the Garmin varied only slightly.;)

Showered and changed clothes. Found my ipod at the bottom of my gym bag.

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