Exercising my demons

Framingham,MA 
Today
Patchy rain nearby High 90FLow 68F
  • Temp: 87F
  • Hum: 53%
  • W: 12mph W
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 90F
Low 69F
WEDNESDAY
Sunny
High 84F
Low 60F
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 92F
Low 62F
FRIDAY
Sunny
High 86F
Low 67F

Tuesday - May 27

7:00am - This morning I had planned on swimming before work, but I woke up with a deep cough and a nasty sore throat.  I'll medicate today and see how I feel tonight after work.

9:30am - Met with my health coach from the wellness center at work.  I managed to lose 1.8 pounds last week, even with all the pigging out I did this weekend.  They were also able to give me some OTC cold medicine and some throat lozenges, saving me a trip to the store.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 3 Hours slept: 6

Monday - May 26

Bike
  • 1h 52m 51s
  • 30.86 miles
  • 16.41 Mi/hr

Lap 1: 03m 54s, 1.00 miles, 15.38 Mi/hr, Max HR 146, Avg HR 128
Lap 2: 03m 13s, 1.00 miles, 18.65 Mi/hr, Max HR 141, Avg HR 131
Lap 3: 04m 09s, 1.00 miles, 14.46 Mi/hr, Max HR 169, Avg HR 149
Lap 4: 02m 23s, 1.00 miles, 25.17 Mi/hr, Max HR 161, Avg HR 148
Lap 5: 04m 04s, 1.00 miles, 14.75 Mi/hr, Max HR 172, Avg HR 146
Lap 6: 02m 41s, 1.00 miles, 22.36 Mi/hr, Max HR 153, Avg HR 140
Lap 7: 03m 24s, 1.00 miles, 17.65 Mi/hr, Max HR 156, Avg HR 138
Lap 8: 03m 15s, 1.00 miles, 18.46 Mi/hr, Max HR 166, Avg HR 147
Lap 9: 04m 12s, 1.00 miles, 14.29 Mi/hr, Max HR 155, Avg HR 136
Lap 10: 03m 31s, 1.00 miles, 17.06 Mi/hr, Max HR 160, Avg HR 126
Lap 11: 03m 08s, 1.00 miles, 19.15 Mi/hr, Max HR 156, Avg HR 139
Lap 12: 03m 28s, 1.00 miles, 17.31 Mi/hr, Max HR 156, Avg HR 134
Lap 13: 03m 38s, 1.00 miles, 16.51 Mi/hr, Max HR 160, Avg HR 137
Lap 14: 03m 19s, 1.00 miles, 18.09 Mi/hr, Max HR 148, Avg HR 141
Lap 15: 04m 19s, 1.00 miles, 13.90 Mi/hr, Max HR 163, Avg HR 130
Lap 16: 03m 21s, 1.00 miles, 17.91 Mi/hr, Max HR 157, Avg HR 148
Lap 17: 04m 00s, 1.00 miles, 15.00 Mi/hr, Max HR 160, Avg HR 143
Lap 18: 04m 16s, 1.00 miles, 14.06 Mi/hr, Max HR 153, Avg HR 130
Lap 19: 03m 18s, 1.00 miles, 18.18 Mi/hr, Max HR 167, Avg HR 137
Lap 20: 03m 53s, 1.00 miles, 15.45 Mi/hr, Max HR 167, Avg HR 140
Lap 21: 04m 03s, 1.00 miles, 14.81 Mi/hr, Max HR 165, Avg HR 155
Lap 22: 02m 59s, 1.00 miles, 20.11 Mi/hr, Max HR 132, Avg HR 121
Lap 23: 04m 25s, 1.00 miles, 13.58 Mi/hr, Max HR 163, Avg HR 132
Lap 24: 04m 28s, 1.00 miles, 13.43 Mi/hr, Max HR 168, Avg HR 155
Lap 25: 03m 12s, 1.00 miles, 18.75 Mi/hr, Max HR 163, Avg HR 157
Lap 26: 01m 20s, 0.38 miles, 17.08 Mi/hr, Max HR 154, Avg HR 130

Garmin user error - stopped at 25.3 miles

Sport
  • Yard Work
  • 1h 00m

11:00am - Beautiful ride with Coach Vic, Annmarie and Alison through Medfield, Natick, Wellesley, Dover and Sherborn.  At 25.3 miles in we stopped briefly so I stopped my Garmin, then forgot to turn it back on.  So, I just used the time and distance from Coach Vic's unit.

3:00pm - This afternoon we had some family over for a cookout, so I spent an hour getting the grass cut and the the back deck set up for the BBQ.

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

Sunday - May 25

Bike
  • 59m 25s
  • 19.74 miles
  • 19.92 Mi/hr

Max speed 39.3 mph

Lap 1: 04m 10s, 1.00 miles, 14.40 Mi/hr, Max HR 160, Avg HR 149
Lap 2: 02m 59s, 1.00 miles, 20.11 Mi/hr, Max HR 164, Avg HR 148
Lap 3: 02m 50s, 1.00 miles, 21.18 Mi/hr, Max HR 161, Avg HR 156
Lap 4: 02m 43s, 1.00 miles, 22.09 Mi/hr, Max HR 158, Avg HR 153
Lap 5: 03m 06s, 1.00 miles, 19.35 Mi/hr, Max HR 165, Avg HR 161
Lap 6: 03m 12s, 1.00 miles, 18.75 Mi/hr, Max HR 170, Avg HR 164
Lap 7: 02m 54s, 1.00 miles, 20.69 Mi/hr, Max HR 164, Avg HR 160
Lap 8: 02m 43s, 1.00 miles, 22.09 Mi/hr, Max HR 167, Avg HR 161
Lap 9: 02m 47s, 1.00 miles, 21.56 Mi/hr, Max HR 165, Avg HR 157
Lap 10: 02m 44s, 1.00 miles, 21.95 Mi/hr, Max HR 169, Avg HR 165
Lap 11: 02m 32s, 1.00 miles, 23.68 Mi/hr, Max HR 170, Avg HR 167
Lap 12: 02m 54s, 1.00 miles, 20.69 Mi/hr, Max HR 167, Avg HR 164
Lap 13: 02m 46s, 1.00 miles, 21.69 Mi/hr, Max HR 167, Avg HR 161
Lap 14: 02m 33s, 1.00 miles, 23.53 Mi/hr, Max HR 167, Avg HR 163
Lap 15: 02m 29s, 1.00 miles, 24.16 Mi/hr, Max HR 167, Avg HR 165
Lap 16: 03m 40s, 1.00 miles, 16.36 Mi/hr, Max HR 169, Avg HR 165
Lap 17: 03m 03s, 1.00 miles, 19.67 Mi/hr, Max HR 168, Avg HR 164
Lap 18: 03m 39s, 1.00 miles, 16.44 Mi/hr, Max HR 174, Avg HR 165
Lap 19: 02m 53s, 1.00 miles, 20.81 Mi/hr, Max HR 173, Avg HR 169
Lap 20: 02m 48s, 0.73 miles, 15.62 Mi/hr, Max HR 180, Avg HR 174

12:00pm - Today I rode a loop near my sister-in-laws house in Lyman, ME.  After a few miles I noticed that I was moving along at a pretty good clip, so I decided to push a bit and see if I could maintain a 20mph average for the ride.  The course was relatively flat, but towards the end there were a few big hills that killed my pace.  Oh well, it felt great anyway!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8 Overall Workout: 4

Saturday - May 24

Swim
  • 30m
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10:00am - First OWS of the season.  Our team met at Walden Pond for some introductory drills (for many on the team it was their first OWS ever).

One of the drills we did was "swimming the gauntlet" which involved swimming between two columns of people who splashed, pushed and grabbed you.  For this drill I was a "moving gauntlet" in that I swam alongside each swimmer before and after the gauntlet, harassing them as we went.  It was fun, and a pretty good workout for me.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 3

Friday - May 23

Bike
  • 1h 15m
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7:30am - Plan for the day:

  • 12:00pm - Spinning
  • 8:00pm - Lap swimming at YMCA (tentative)

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

Thursday - May 22

Sport
  • Volleyball
  • 2h 00m

9:30am - This morning I overslept so my bike/run did not happen, but I do feel a bit refreshed after a good night's sleep.  Right now I'm thinking that I might push the brick off until tomorrow, since I'm not playing volleyball anymore on Friday nights.

Plan for the day:

  • 12:00pm - Lunch with Coach Vic and his wife who works in my office
  • 6:30pm - Volleyball - we only have two weeks left, so I want to try and get there if I can

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8.5

Wednesday - May 21

Swim
  • 1h 00m 05s
  • 3000.00 yards
  • 02m /100 yards

4 sets (15:03, 16:03, 15:03, 13:56)

3rd set with paddles

Estimated distance based on time and typical pace

9:00am - Last night proved to be pretty stressful and tonight looks to be the same, so I decided to drown my demons in the pool this morning.  When I got to the pool there were three swimmers in the 20m lane and two in the shorter lane, so I went to the shorter lane and asked one of them (a guy) if we could circle.  He said "Sure", so I waited for the other swimmer (a woman) to get back to the wall.  When I asked her, she simply said "No, sorry" and started swimming away.  Not being one to mess with this morning, I yelled as she got halfway down the lane "Well, I ain't gonna wait around for you to finish!" and started to hop in the pool.  Before the "mean machine" got fired up and ran her down, the guy said to me "Don't worry, we can share, it's not fair to make you wait".  He and I tried circling in one-half of the lane which worked okay, but then we decided to just swim 3-wide because the lanes are wider than usual.  Of course, I picked the middle so I could blow right by the woman who pissed me off, passing her on every other lap.

After about 10 more minutes the guy gave me a wave as he got out of the pool, so we went back to splitting the lane side-by-side.  About 20 minutes later the woman left, so I had the lane all to myself.  By this time the pool was empty, so I swam up one side, down the other, up the middle, wherever I damn well pleased.  It was lovely.

My plan for the rest of the day:

  • 7:30pm - Teach swimming at YMCA

10:00pm - Around noon today I was still stressed out and started feeling like crap, and realized that I had sat at my desk for almost 10 minutes just "zoning out" without a single coherent thought going through my head.  So, I took the rest of the day off as sick time and left at 1:00.  After a 30-minute power nap on the train going home, I felt a bit better but still not great.

I would have blown off teaching tonight, but the other instructor was not going to be there.  So I slogged through it, then went home and crashed.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 2 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6.5 Overall Workout: 3

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