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Sunday - August 9

  • 40m 27s
  • 1640.00 yards
  • 02m 28s /100 yards

No effing way this was an Olympic Distance. My last two 1/2 Ironman's have had faster swim times. Considering I can hold a 1:50 pace for IM, this was way off.

Swim course was terrible. No bouys to sight off of, directly into the sun, disgusting murky and weedy water. I hope I don't get a disease from the water.

  • 1h 18m 26s
  • 24.85 miles
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Bike course was short. Extremly hot and windy. My stomach was jacked from the swim and I ended up throwing up at mile 6, which killed my race.

  • 1h 05m 07s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 10m 30s /Mi

This was just survival. Heat was unbearable, my body was struggling from no fuel. I took a few GU's during the run which helped. They had plenty of water, but the sports drink was HEED at the point of boiling. Couldn't stomach that crap.

This was a lot of walk\run. I would run a couple of minutes and walk a few minutes.

That was terrible.  3:09:xx.  Lots of walking.  Overall highly disappointed in the organization of this race.  I thought RAM racing was supposed to be top notch, was not impressed with any aspect of them. 

Saturday - August 8

Rest day.

Friday - August 7

Awesome.  I've been fighting off a cold since Wednesday and now it is here.  I found out my niece has one as well.  I bet one of those 12 kids at the birthday party last Sunday was sick.  Hopefully it doesn't get to bad and I can do my race on Sunday.  
Going to take today and tomorrow off to hopefully get over this head cold

Thursday - August 6

  • 35m
  • 4.08 miles
  • 08m 35s /Mi

Ran on a treadmill at lunch today for the first time in months. Treadmills aren't fun. This is all I had time for as well.

  • 36m 28s
  • 1936.00 yards
  • 01m 53s /100 yards

Swim in the lake. Current was pulling out from shore pretty good. Took almost 5 minutes longer coming back in.

Going to get a run in at lunch and a swim in the lake tonight. 

Wednesday - August 5

  • 17m 31s
  • 1000.00 yards
  • 01m 45s /100 yards

1000 Straight. All I had time for

  • 1h 00m
  • 19.75 miles
  • 19.75 Mi/hr

Did a 15 Minute Warmup
15 Minutes at 65% Threshold
15 Minutes at 75% Threshold
15 Minutes at 95% Threshold
5 Cooldown

For the first 5 minutes of each interval we were allowed to see what our power was. For the next 10 they covered it up. This was a test to see if we could ride the correct power based on RPE. It was interesting. I was within 4 watts each time.

I have another VQ torture session tonight.  Should be a good time. 

Tuesday - August 4

  • 34m 47s
  • 4.01 miles
  • 08m 40s /Mi

Recovery Run

Going to run tonight probably 4 miles.  I need to get some swims in.  I've been slacking on that lately.  I'm just too lazy to get up in the morning now. 

Monday - August 3

Didn't sleep well last night.  It was really windy and our furniture on our roof deck kept blowing around.  I was too lazy to get up and go tie it down.  I would just fall asleep and then hear a chair go flying across the roof. 

I may try and get a short ride in tonight as my legs are tired from yesterday.  

Rest Day Today

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