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Wednesday - April 30

Bike
  • 1h 31m
  • 24.00 miles
  • 15.82 Mi/hr

medium spin out of town. The fast guys ambushed us at the first church and fell in behind. When we got out to the highway they came on by, and I grabbed onto the back wheel. up to 23,24 mph then 26 for a while till I fell off. After a couple minutes another pretty strong guy came by and I grabbed his wheel and was able to hang on almost to the turn around, when I could no longer hang. Super good pretty fast tempo ride for me.

Did two sets of one leg drill and about four telephone pole stand up rides.

coming back the wind was in my face, but I still rode about 16 mph on in to town.
Good ride, on the short side, but intense.


oops did not get out to run or swim today. 

Had a good early morning meeting with microseismic contractors.  Lunch with my dentist friend, evening group ride and dinner with the gang.  Good day except for missing run or swim. 

It's late, but I need to pack.  Have a conference tomorrow, then I start the drive to Colorado.

Stayed up too late last night vacuuming the office, but it sure looked nice today.  spent some time picking up too.  It's nice to have the place a little cleaned up.  I need to do more of that.  And I need to find someone to clean on a regular basis.

Excited - going skiing this weekend.  PSIA extreme mountain clinic.  I'm a little worried.  Haven't been on the snow in a month and I'm not really an extreme skier anyway.  But I'll go and I'll have fun.  If it's too much I can bail.  And I have the skills to get down anything.  It may not be pretty but I can get down.  What I want is to get down it AND for it to be graceful and smooth, dynamic and powerful.  That's not too much to ask, is it?

Tuesday - April 29

Bike #1
  • 31m
  • 7.47 miles
  • 14.46 Mi/hr

over to the college and around three times. Quite cool this morning, I had to go back for more clothes before I was even off the block. Supposed to be an easy spin. I decided that spinning around the college in the dark, then predawn light is infinitely better than a trainer. and there's that bouncing that hardens up your bottom that you don't get on a trainer. Some day I may have to buy one, but not today.

Bike #2
  • 48m
  • 7.50 miles
  • 9.38 Mi/hr

8:40 bike to work
1:10 Bike to meeting
2:30? bike back to office
6:30 bike home.
Sounds like fun to me. I like riding my commuter bike around town.
Easy miles and a bit of TITS to help harden my bottom. I always wanted to be a hard a$$.


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To make the impossible possible requires mind / heart harmony, clarity, planning, and right action.  Just saying that I can, that there is no such thing as impossible, or that God will make it happen, is rarely enough.

The carpenter asked, "God, will you guide my hand and keep it steady so that I can drive each nail into the wood without bending it?"  God smiled and replied, "Yes, I would be glad to guide your hand, but first you will need to get a hammer." -   Bob Luckin                            

 

Tough morning to get up in spite of 8 hours of sleep.  It was a coffee morning.   

Got up thinking about my dad's house - the one I grew up in and where things were in that house, where a particular book was kept and things like that.  It's kind of sad when things that were, and were good are past.  I suppose I don't need to remember that any more.  That doesn't seem right for some reason.  Remembering little things must do something for us, perhaps for our humanity, or to help us remember who we are.  I don't know but loosing your past must not be good for you.        Just a little sad today.

Actually rode the prescribed ride today.  Supposed to get in the pool too.  need to make it later, have a meeting at 1:00.  Got some good work done this morning.  I'm gradually getting back into the swing of my life.                                                           

Monday - April 28

Bike
  • 40m
  • 7.00 miles
  • 10.50 Mi/hr

to work and back on mtn bike. Presuming I'll take the long way home.

I have a meeting tomorrow, mid day, at another office. I rode my bike over there tonight to be sure the route I figured out on the map would work. works fine, and I got a nice little 4 extra miles of commuting today. Lovely evening 81 degrees with a little breeze.

Strength
  • 32m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • BACK - Back extensions
    2
    20
    20
    0
    0
  • BACK - Pullups - Medium Grip, Supinated
    2
    10
    10
    180
    190
  • 2
    10
    10
    150
    160
  • BICEPS - DB Curls Alternating
    3
    10
    10
    20
    25
  • CHEST - Flat Bench - Machine
    2
    10
    10
    90
    110
  • CORE - Side Planks
    1
    80
    80
    0
    0
  • LEGS - Calf raise single leg standing
    2
    10
    10
    15
    15
  • LEGS - Hamstring Curls (Cable)
    2
    10
    10
    30
    30
  • 2
    10
    10
    50
    50
  • LEGS - Single Leg DB Squats
    2
    10
    12
    8
    16
  • SHOULDERS - 1-Legged DB Side Raises
    2
    9
    10
    8
    15

Went with my daughter to take her car in this morning. Just didn't quite have enough time to get out on the bike. Thought I'd swim at lunch but no.

Took it real easy on the leg curls and extensions. both knees talked to me a little, but it seemed to be fine.

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. - Eric Hoffer.

Feeling grateful today.

My sister just had surgery to implant bone on her upper jaw so that it could hold teeth implants.  Apparently quite a painful thing.  She's on day three of her recovery.  I will appreciate prayers for speedy, thorough healing.  Thanks


I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

I've only got 9 weeks to get ready for a 1/2 IM.  It's really the run that worries me, but at least my knees are getting better and I can run a little now.  No jumping allowed at all.

 

Sunday - April 27

Thought I might swim, but it turned into a rest day.  A cleaning house, laundry, doing the taxes rest day.

Saturday - April 26

Bike #1
  • 3h 19m
  • 46.50 miles
  • 14.02 Mi/hr

Going out against a 20 mph headwind ~ 8-10 mph, coming back with tail wind 20-22 mph. Did a 12 mile loop with Nigel. It's good to have someone to ride with.

71 degrees to start so it was pretty nice. Getting kind of warm by the time I got back to the house. T1 - 10 minutes

Run
  • 38m
  • 3.20 miles
  • -----

First brick run of the season. Longest run so far of the season. Legs felt pretty dead. I thought I'd just do what I could and do it easy. Walked a warmup.

Ran about 9:30 min/mi to ~ 10:30 two of the walks were sub 15 min/mi, the others about 17. After about 10 min things started feeling a little better. Was getting hot. Bright sunshine and over 80 degrees. Almost turned back at 10 minutes but decided to go on, and my watch said 40 minutes on the dot when I came back through the gate. Stopped twice for stop light added a couple minutes of not moving time.

Felt pretty pooped out at the end of run. Still I managed to change clothes, jump on the commuter to go to the pool. T2 - 10 min

Bike #2
  • 28m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 8.57 Mi/hr

mtn bike commute to pool and back

Swim
  • 16m
  • 750.00 yards
  • 02m 08s /100 yards

200
3x50 drill
400
Feet and legs starting to cramp and I was just done so I got out.
ran into an acquaintance and we chatted for a while. It was better than swimming. :)
glad I got an easy 400 in. Pace was right at 2 min/100 for the whole thing.

Friday - April 25

Run
  • 20m
  • 1.63 miles
  • 12m 16s /Mi

little run walk around the neighborhood. Walked a bit then ran a bit to warm up. Then I just ran when I felt like it. 1st run 10 min pace. 2nd 8 min, 3rd -9, 4th 10. Only one walk segment was in the 15 min target pace.

Why do I let myself get out of shape? and why do I let myself injure myself? Coming back from an injury is just not much fun, and takes way too much patience.


 I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability  of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. - Henry David Thoreau      

Working on Peru reservations .  The classic trail permits are all sold out.  probably have been for months.  But there is another trek.  Question is, do we want to do that one?

There's so much to know and understand, and so many choices.  And the websites mostly were translated to English so not so easy to understand.   On top of that I feel an urgency to get it done before everything is booked.  Perhaps I should make the air reservations then continue to try to find a tour operator.  

My friend Megan brought over fresh, hand picked, from the farm spinach and beet greens.  Having a great lunch salad with 3 oz of Salmon and some triscuts.  Yum.     

GI system still not working right, suppose I ought to call the doctor.  Of course it's Friday already.

Looking forward to a 2 plus hour ride tomorrow.  supposed to run and swim after that.  Perhaps I should actually do the workout.  :)            

Still have to work on taxes, and I want to clean out my garage.  Hopefully work on a fountain for work patio.  Mine is pretty much caput at this time.  :(                                      

Thursday - April 24

Bike
  • 26m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 9.23 Mi/hr

commute to pool and back

Swim
  • 22m
  • 1225.00 yards
  • 01m 48s /100 yards

Ran into one of my former beginner triathletes and we had a real nice chat before my swim. I was lucky because she was just finishing and all the lanes were full.

200 wu
4x50 drill
3x200
2x100 ebeh
25 yards to get out on the side of the pool that had my stuff.


Life is too short for cheap coffee, artificial sweeteners, veneer relationships, fake hair, fake smiles, broken promises, broken hearts, or broken dreams.  Life is too short for affordable love, reasonable outcomes, or a life without passion.  Life is too short to be lived in fear, judgment, or regret.  Life is for living, from the inside out, from the outside in, on the edges of corners, in the shadows, in the light of day, naked, fully dressed, with blood and tears, with songs and laughter.

Fill each breath with love.  Open your heart, your mind, and your smile.  Life is here for living. - Bob Luckin

Trying to find a new dream.  In the mean time staying busy and trying to live life.  And express the joy in my work.  And my play.

Had a great ride last night.  Dinner with my daughter tonight.  Time to play papa.  I think she's making a decision out of fear rather than rational thinking.  Perhaps I can help her find her way.  Wish me luck.

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