This is What We Do

Thursday - May 12

Run
  • 1h 20m 33s
  • 10.41 miles
  • 07m 44s /Mi

Z2 Aerobic - I had a conference call at work that derailed my swim. Tiring day at work. At 5:00 I was deciding between taking a nap and running, as I was very tired. Dragged my butt outside and wouldn't yah know it, I ran the Shoreham hills and it was the easiest 10-miler I've ever run. Gotta love Ironman training.

Feels like time is speeding up.  The days are just super-busy and flying by.  It seems like in just 3 or 4 hours, BAM!, the day is over and it's morning again. 

Swim at lunchtime.  Run this evening.

Wednesday - May 11

Bike
  • 1h 20m 10s
  • 25.75 miles
  • 19.27 Mi/hr

Z2 Aerobic, Mill Rd rollers. Felt better than yesterday but same speed. Oh well :)

Waiting for the town inspector today.  If he comes before lunch, I can get to the pool afterwards.  If he comes after lunch, the pool is scratched and I'll just be able to Run this evening.  I was out at a business dinner later last night so I'm a little tired.  Very proud of myself as I didn't eat any wings - had grilled tuna, brocolli and sweet potatoe with one soda.  Once I catch up on sleep I plan to start running in the early AM. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3

Tuesday - May 10

Bike
  • 1h 12m 36s
  • 23.23 miles
  • 19.20 Mi/hr

Z2 Aerobic effort. Mostly rollers and PLENTY of wind.

YES! A bunch of stubborn weight finally fell off.  The weather has been extraordinary lately -- 70 degrees and sunny.  Going for a Lunchtime ride today :)

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3

Monday - May 9

Swim
  • 1h 06m 43s
  • 3400.00 meters
  • 01m 58s /100 meters

500 WU
400 w/ PB
200, 300, 400, 500 @ 45" rest
(1:39, 1:41, 1:44, 1:46 avg)
100 kickboard
500 w/ PB
200 kickboard
300 CD

The main set hurt as much as any I can recall, plus I felt some wicked fatigue. Talking with other triahletes, and regular folk (family and friends) EVERYONE is fatigued right now. I've concluded it's because Spring is finally here. The sun is up earlier, out later, and most of us are spending a lot more time outdoors. After a long Winter our bodies need time to acclimate to sunshine and fresh air. :)

Run
  • 1h 39m 06s
  • 13.12 miles
  • 07m 33s /Mi

Z2. Didn't look at my pace once and just stayed aerobic.

Swim at Lunch, Long Run this evening.  It was very hard not training yesterday, but it was the right thing to do. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 4

Sunday - May 8

Saturday - May 7

Wife is a Judge at Brookhaven Lab Science Fair all day.  Pool is getting installed this morning.  Son's lacrosse game at 1:00.  Driving to the city tonight to pick up my grandmother who is staying over tonight for a Mother's Day Brunch we are hosting at my house tomorrow morning.  Not sure training is fitting into the equation this weekend, which is fine.  Because A.) It's not all about me :)  It's about the Mother's this weekend.  and B.) I'm pre-riding the Quassy course in Connecticut next weekend, and riding the Harriman course the weekend after that.  I could probably use the down-time before that back-to-back weekend!!  :)

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3

Friday - May 6

Bike
  • 3h 46m 04s
  • 70.15 miles
  • 18.62 Mi/hr

Wind absolutely crushed me. First hour was rolling hills along wooded roads and the headwinds were manageable. Then I had tailwinds for miles 20 to 30. And then the suffering began. Miles 30 to 50 were rollers in open farmland and the headwind were relentless. Non-stop 25 mph wind just battering me. Didn't let up for a second and it crushed me. So much that I couldn't even enjoy the tailwinds when I finally turned around. I had to use them to recover.

Hoping for 80 on the Bike today, followed by a short transition run. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3

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