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Friday - June 1

YIKES! There are TWO green squares on my calendar this month!!! I'm suddenly feeling quite unprepared.

My battle with the diarrhea monster seems to be over, thank goodness, but I think it's Bryn's turn today. Tyler is at school today! I hope the fever doesn't come back this afternoon, but it wasn't here this morning, so I figured he could go at least 1 day this week!

I still plan on taking today and probably tomorrow off. I hate being nervous for races. It's already started and it's still 2 days away! And it's not even the race I've been training for. I can't imagine how I'll feel on June 30th! AAAHHHH!! Surprised

    Thursday - May 31

    Run
    • 51m 46s
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    I had my worst ever run this morning. I'm not even sure I can classify it as a full "run" seeing as every few minutes or so I had to walk. I wasn't feeling so well this morning before I even started. My stomach is giving me some serious issues. Tyler is home from school for the 3rd day in a row with a fever, so I'm wondering if I've caught a bug from him. I ran (trotted) 8 houses down the street, looked at my HR monitor and it read in the 170's!! It was crazy high for several minutes, and I was going very slowly. About 30 min into the run I had to stop at home to ease my tummy issue... That's when I saw Tyler and confirmed yet another day of him missing school. Gave him meds and went back out. I just never felt good, though. I was straying further from home, worried about my tummy and evidently the park locks the bathroom doors at night. I made it down the canal a bit to the village main street, and came home (24 min shy of my planned run).

    I was so excited for a great morning run too! I'd been planning on it all week since Rob's running in the Chase Corporate Challenge today. I'm pretty bummed about it. And now I'm getting worried about what my condition will be for the Tri this Sunday. I think I'm taking the next 2 days off completely and try to catch up on some sleep, which has been another, continuous issue in my life. uugghh...

    Here's my corespondence with Ellen from Fleet Feet:

    Ellen,

    I hate to bug you about this, but are you guys still planning on posting the splits from the Spring Classic Du? If not, that's fine, but I'll just stop checking 3 - 4 times a day then! :-)
    Thanks!
    -Kameron Holmes
    Hi there,

    The splits are in the hands of the vendor AMB - I do not have an ETA unfortunately. One of the boxes was recently upgraded and the internal clock was off. So AMB is looking into it. I'd say check back again starting next week, but just once a day :)

    Ellen
    Undecided

     A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KAMERON (TODAY)

    Tyler: "Mommy, I don't feel very good, can you lie down with me?" - with 101.7 fever

    Mommy: "In a minute!" (while my stomach is going gurgle, gurgle, rumble, rumble) - quick, rush to the bathroom!!!!

    Daddy on the phone: "I'd really like you guys to come down to the race..." (Corporate Challenge where 20,000+ people will be converging)

    Bryn: "When are we going to see daddy run today?!?!?!  I wanna see daddy run!  When do we get to go?!?!!!!!!

    I should tell her she can watch ME run 3.5 miles to the bathroom all day!!

    Frown

    Wednesday - May 30

    Bike
    • 1h 14m 35s
    • 18.38 miles
    • 14.79 Mi/hr

    This route was very hilly so I didn't pay any attention to the prescribed workout. There were more than 20 minutes of hills in all, so I think I covered what I was supposed to do plus some. More than 1/2 way through I took Furman Road which has a couple of insane hills (for me). In 2.5 miles there was 607 feet of climb. One hill seems like it goes straight up. There's a great view at the top, though! My gears kept slipping which was really, really pissing me off on this road. I'd have it in the lowest gear, and then all of a sudden it'd slip up 2 gears. I was grumbling all sorts of lovely words during this ride!
    (Bike Hill Repeats
    Strength
    70
    WU: 15'
    MS: Then 10x2' up a hill at 65-70 RPMS. Recover on the downhills. HR on the uphills can hit low Z4. Keep HR in Zone 1-2 otherwise.
    CD: 15')

    Tuesday - May 29

    Swim
    • 1h 23m
    • 3827.65 yards
    • 02m 10s /100 yards

    Adv/Int workout (+ some)
    The big news for me is that I actually swam WITH Jackie!! Never mind that she just ran and biked the LPIM course this weekend, and did a run/bike brick earlier today... I stayed with Jackie! ;)

    W/U:
    400 (200s, 200 drill)
    14x25 on :45 (odds stroke, evens build free)
    Pull: 3x200 on 4:00
    Main Set:
    5x100 build free on 2:05
    2x250 DPS on 5:15
    1x500 on 9:00
    Kick: 3x100 mix in stroke kicks
    W/D 100
    Workout was 3250, but accidentally added 50 to the 500, and added 200 at the end for the hell of it.

    I think I've realized that what is contributing to my calf/achilles/ankle issues is not stretching much AFTER I run. It finally dawned on me last night. I'm going to take some time today to stretch. I'm planning on getting to Master's tonight.

    I'm also starting to become concerned about how much training to do this week with the upcoming Pittsford Tri. My thinking is that since the Tupper Lake 1/2 Tinman is really my goal race, I'll continue to follow my training plan as much as possible, but go lighter on Friday, and take all of Saturday off. I've pretty much tailored my training plan this week to reflect that. It's kind of strange that the Pitt Tri is only a few days away now. Where does the time go?!?! Surprised

    Monday - May 28

    Run
    • 56m 24s
    • 6.56 miles
    • 08m 36s /Mi

    Run from home to canal path and back. Calves/achilles still bothering me at the beginning so I stopped at about the 6 min mark to stretch them out again. I think I need to do some kind of warm-up before my initial stretching before my real runs.

    Took 15 min to warm-up instead of the recommended 10. The intervals weren't too bad considering I had too much to eat at a picnic this afternoon!
    Approximate avg pace for each interval:
    7:07, 7:16, 7:00, 7:00
    All in all I felt pretty good. This has been a fantastic spring!!

    (Raise LT
    Race Specific
    50
    WU: 10'
    MS: 4x5' at LT w/3' recovery.
    CD: 10')

    Sunday - May 27

    Could have gotten a workout in today, but opted to do yard work/gardening instead!  It's one of my favorite things to do, so it wasn't a disappointing day at all.  I wanted to get as much done as possible since the Memorial Day parade goes right by the end of my street and lots of neighbors, family, and friends stop by.  I want the yard to look nice!  Laughing  Tyler gets to march in it tomorrow with the Little League, so it should be a fun one!  That is, if he can maintain a smile the entire way.  It's a long walk and we are towards the end of the route.

    Hope everyone is having a nice Memorial Day weekend!   

    Saturday - May 26

    Bike
    • 2h 12m
    • 32.71 miles
    • 14.87 Mi/hr

    Took about 12-13 min for my "transition." Drank some lemonade and water and took an electrolyte tablet. Got my things together, which I wished I'd done BEFORE the run, then headed out.
    Just went along the canal path all of the way to Genesee Valley Park, and a little past it to Brooks Ave. Then turned around and headed home. It was a pretty boring trip, but the instructions called for flat, and that's the only route I know of that guarantees me flat. At about the 1 1/2 hour mark I was wishing the ride was over. The only problem I have consistently while riding is my neck and the muscles that go along my neck to my shoulder get very achy and sore and I start wishing I could have a massage right away!! It probably is an effect of not having a bike that fits me perfectly. The only consolation is that I don't plan on any races that call for distances this long, so I can deal with the muscle fatigue and soreness for now.
    All in all a good ride. Not too many dummies on the canal or the roads and no animal interference. Plus, the weather was fantastic for what I needed to get done today. No rain, and no sweltering heat!
    I'm pretty proud of myself for accomplishing today's scheduled workouts! Makes me feel more confident for my upcoming tris! :)

    (Bike Base
    Endurance
    130
    Ride on a flat course, just spinning easy. Keep HR in Zone 1-2, no higher than mid Z2.)

    Run
    • 1h 15m
    • 7.47 miles
    • 10m 02s /Mi

    Ran first, on canal path most of the way heading east towards Macedon. Did a pretty good job keeping HR in place, so not sure where the 151 came from. Tried to go no higher than 142, but 143 seemed very comfortable because that's where I was for most of the last half of the run. I didn't worry too much about that.

    My calves flared up again early on, but not nearly as bad as Thursday. I stopped at about the 14 min mark to stretch and shake them out, and a few minutes after that they settled down.

    After my body settles down I tend to get in a groove where I feel I could keep going. I probably could have very comfortable gone on at that slower pace for another 1/2 hour, if not up to the 2 hour mark. Got me thinking about whether or not I'll ever want to attempt a 1/2 mary, or even a marathon some day.

    (Run First
    Endurance
    75
    Run on a flat course or treadmill. Keep HR in Zone 1-2, no higher than the top of Z2. Think about running like Kenyan - smooth and efficient.)

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