This is What We Do

Saturday - December 12

Bike
  • 1h 01m 45s
  • 20.23 miles
  • 19.66 Mi/hr

Jorge Week 4 Q3

10' Intervals are hard. I really wanted to just 'phone' this workout in, and do a moderate to EZ tempo for an hour, but what is that going to get me? That'll just help me "maintain"... and quite frankly, I don't want to maintain. I want to get faster. I want to compete and maximize my potential. So in order to do so I am convincing myself to follow this plan and give it everything I got. I'm so nauseous right now, I feel like throwing up all the cake, cookies and coffee I ate and drank today.

Slept in this morning.  I have my son's birthday party today. I rented out an indoor sports court where him and his friends are gonna play DODGEBALL!  Then I have my whole family coming over tonight.  Yay.  Hopefully I can kick them out early enough so I can jump on the trainer. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 10

Friday - December 11

Swim
  • 50m 23s
  • 2550.00 meters
  • 01m 59s /100 meters

1 X 550 WU
1 X 600 EZ
1 X 550 EZ
1 X 350 Tempo
1 X 500 Moderate

I'll jump on the Trainer in the morning. Then LSD Sunday after Mountain Biking.

Day #5: Daughter is fine now.  But it's 25 degrees out, with a real feel temp of 10 degrees, so I kept her home one last day.  Next week I plan to get in a lot of Swimming.  I refuse to let my Swimming fall to the way side.  I may even Swim tonight and just do my Jorge Session on an exercise bike at the Y gym.  We'll see. 

    Thursday - December 10

    Run
    • 46m 38s
    • 5.89 miles
    • 07m 55s /Mi

    Aerobic
    Baby it's COLD outside!

    Wednesday - December 9

    Run
    • 40m 36s
    • 5.60 miles
    • 07m 15s /Mi

    Once again started Aerobic and went Tempo. Since I have to wait for the wife to get home to run, I'm not left with a lot of light. Perhaps tomorrow I'll get a LSD in.

    Bike
    • 55m 42s
    • 17.26 miles
    • 18.59 Mi/hr

    Jorge Week 4 Q2
    88 RPM AVG

    I feel like I did something wrong, and these sessions are punishment.

    Part of me wants to release the tension atleast one turn on my trainer (I've got it cranked as far as it can go) but something tells me, come Spring I'll be happy I didn't. Meanwhile, I am sHreDding my quads :)

    Day # 3 of the Ear Infection.  I actually think she may have been well enough to go to pre-school today, but it's raining buckets, it's cold and it's windy ...so I'll just keep her home one more day to be safe ;) :)  Plus I can't go running or mountain biking anyway due to the rain.  I'm debating joining the gym so I can run indoors; I'll probably just wait till the New Years Special to join. 

    Trainer tonight.  Yippee!

     Before I know it (I'm told) she'll be a teenager and want nothing to do with daddy.  So while she is little, I will love her and snuggle her and keep her home and close to me :)

    • Health data: Fatigue: 4

    Tuesday - December 8

    Bike
    • 1h 00m 04s
    • 18.16 miles
    • 18.14 Mi/hr

    Coach Troy LP Training Video

    91.7 RPM Avg ... which is very high for me. Normally around 83. I like more power than spin, but Coach Troy says this will help me spin faster in the lower gears. I'll give it a whirl.

    Day #2: Home with a little girl who has an ear infection.  Once again no Swim.  Actually, I probably would've thrown on my Sugoi ski mask-thingy and gone Mountain Biking!  Maybe tomorrow.  Have to wait till the wife gets home and then I can Run (with the few minutes of light that are left) and maybe jump on the Trainer.  I should, I will get on the Trainer. 

    There was a good article by Andy Potts in last months Triathlete Magazine where he pretty much says he came to Triathlon as a Swimmer.  While some people told him to put his Swimming to the side and focus on Running and Biking, he decided against that advice and instead kept Swimming just as much, and brought his running and biking up to the level of his swimming.  I would like to try that.  I would really like to maintain my running (as it's never been at this level before) and I'd like to get my biking and swimming up to that same level.  If I could do that, I'd be sitting pretty.  And I do realize this means I must commit a lot more time to Biking and Swimming -- and I plan to do just that... once my daughter is better :) 

    • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 4

    Monday - December 7

    Run
    • 23m 55s
    • 3.20 miles
    • 07m 28s /Mi

    Started Aerobic and went slightly Tempo because it was getting really dark, really quick. In my approx 4.5 years of running, my legs have never felt so amazingly good and strong. I feel like a real runner :)

    Bike
    • 45m 06s
    • 14.33 miles
    • 19.06 Mi/hr

    Jorge Week 4 Q1

    5 X 2' looks so simple, easy and innocent; it's so not! My quads were shredded and hurting by the final interval.

    Oh, and I used a FAN for the first time ever. WOW, what a difference. I sweat about 80% less now :) I have no idea how I did all these trainer sessions this year and last year without a fan. No wonder I hated the damn thing so much! I AM SUCH AN IDIOT!! :) But in my defense, my trainer is next to a huge window, but it's still not the same. I actually, kinda sorta like the trainer now. Go figure.

    Oh, and speaking of being an idiot, I got two flats on the trainer! Which led me to cutting the CD out of the workout cause I'd already spent too much time in the garage.

    Daughter has an ear infection.  She's home with me again today.  Got a 10:30 doctor's appt this morning.  So much for my Swim today. 

    Tonight's the night I'm going to get back on the drainer.  I just know it :)

    • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 4

    Sunday - December 6

    My feet are a little sore this morning.  I guess they aren't used to running in flats.  I'm still pinching myself and can't believe I ended this year with an elusive sub 20 5k.  I keep thinking, Three Seconds.  I cannot believe I came in three seconds under.  It's such a slim margin of time.  I am so grateful and thankful. 

    I planned to get on the drainer last night, but then remembered I was having a dozen dinner guests over!  And they didn't leave till 11:00.  Was supposed to go Mountain Biking with Mike (mscotthall) this morning, but we figured the rain and wind made a mess of the trails yesterday and (with my poor mtb skills) figured it wiser to go next Sunday.  My Aunt from Florida is up to today so I have to take the family to see her.  Hopefully I'll get some running and biking in later this afternoon. 

    • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 4 Hours slept: 9.5

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