Exercising my demons

Framingham,MA 
Today
Patchy rain nearby High 90FLow 68F
  • Temp: 91F
  • Hum: 47%
  • W: 13mph S
WEDNESDAY
Sunny
High 85F
Low 62F
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 90F
Low 64F
FRIDAY
Sunny
High 88F
Low 67F
SATURDAY
Partly Cloudy
High 87F
Low 60F

Tuesday - May 13

Run
  • 34m 50s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 11m 37s /Mi
Sport
  • Walking
  • 30m

7:30am - Sudbury pictures are up.  I have an album of pictures of me (of course) but my teammate also has his own album of pictures from the rest of the team.

Plan for the day:

  • 5:00pm - Running - 40 min

I have tomorrow off from work (kids' school field trip in the morning), so I'm going to rearrange my schedule a bit to swim in the early morning, then do a bike/run brick tomorrow afternoon.

2:30pm - The sun is out and I was getting a little antsy, so I went out for a short walk to get some fresh air and stretch my legs.

6:00pm - Got my run in, but my legs felt like crap.  Specifically, my left calf/shin was sore and never seemed to loosen up.  So, I took it as slow as possible but it did not seem to help much.  My right achilles also seemed tight, not sure why.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 9

Monday - May 12

Sport
  • Yard Work
  • 45m

9:30am - Today is a rest day after racing at Sudbury yesterday.  This morning I met with my health coach at work, and my weight is down 4 pounds from last week.  My primary goal is my training (not weight loss) but if I can trim down a bit I'd be much happier.

My plan for the rest of the day:

  • 5:00pm - Yard work (weather permitting).  I did not get the grass cut this weekend due to schedule conflicts.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 9

Sunday - May 11

Bike
  • 21m 49s
  • 7.00 miles
  • 19.25 Mi/hr
Run
  • 21m 14s
  • 2.30 miles
  • 09m 14s /Mi
Swim
  • 07m 01s
  • 400.00 yards
  • 01m 45s /100 yards

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8 Overall Workout: 3

Saturday - May 10

Bike
  • 49m 38s
  • 14.43 miles
  • 17.44 Mi/hr
Run
  • 22m 56s
  • 2.10 miles
  • 10m 55s /Mi
Sport
  • Hiking
  • 45m

11:00am - Last night I could not sleep, and ended up only getting about 3.5 hours of sleep.  Today our team did a preview bike/run of the Sudbury course.  We started out doing four laps of the bike course (double the race distance), then did an Indian run on the run course.  By the end of the Indian run my calves were killing me, so I sat out while the rest of the team did another loop of the run course on their own.  Afterwards we had a team breakfast at a local eatery.

4:00pm - After lunch we drove out to South Deerfield to meet up with some friends for the afternoon.  One of the activities (which I did not know ahead of time) was a 45-minute hike up and down Mt. Sugarloaf.  Thankfully my wife drove there and back, so I could catch a couple of quick naps in the car.

I forgot to bring my Garmin to work today (Monday) so I don't have the HR or accurate time data.  Will update later.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 3.5 Overall Workout: 3

Friday - May 9

Swim
  • 30m
  • 1400.00 yards
  • 02m 08s /100 yards

Estimated distance based on time and conservative pace.

Sport
  • Volleyball
  • 2h 00m

8:30am - Plan for the day:

  • 7:00am - Lap swimming at Boston Sports Club (done)
  • 7:00pm - Volleyball

This morning I did not want to train at all, but on my way to the gym I kept telling myself that it's only 30 minutes.  Once I got in the pool I just cleared my mind and tried to focus on swimming as smoothly and steadily as possible.  I got stuck in the unknown-length lane again so I just estimated my distance based on a conservative pace.

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

Thursday - May 8

Bike
  • 50m
  • -----
  • -----
Run
  • 20m
  • 1.75 miles
  • 11m 26s /Mi
Sport
  • Volleyball
  • 2h 00m

9:00am - Plan for the day:

  • 7:30am - Bike/Run brick (done)
  • 12:00pm - Lunch with Kate, Coach Vic and his wife who works in my office
  • 6:30pm - Volleyball

I think that as a time-saving strategy, I should try spending less time in the shower.  Now, I don't mean that I want to be less clean, I just need to take fewer showers.  For example, yesterday morning I got up and took a shower before work.  I swam at lunch, then took another shower afterwards.  Last night I taught swimming class at the YMCA, then took a third shower after that.  Crazy!

1:00pm - Had lunch with my coach, he brought us our new uniforms for this season.  Here's a picture of Kate with her top on (over her work clothes):

9:00pm - Volleyball was fun tonight.  There were not a lot of folks there, so we ended up playing 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 all night.  Playing with three was great, and a really good workout!

Wednesday - May 7

Swim
  • 45m
  • 2200.00 yards
  • 02m 03s /100 yards

Estimated distance based on time and typical pace.

7:30am - Plan for the day:

  • 12:00pm - Lap swimming at Boston Sports Club
  • 8:00pm - Teach swim class at YMCA

12:00pm - My work schedule got moved around, so I was able to swim at 11:00 with kateb876.  Today I focused on endurance - 1 set of 45 minutes (45 minutes = 2200 yards = 1.2 miles = HIM swim leg).  There were a few folks in the pool when I got there, so I had to swim in the unknown-length lane.

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

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