Chipping Away At It

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

Thursday - May 5

Bike
  • 1h 15m 34s
  • 24.78 miles
  • 19.68 Mi/hr

Z2 Aerobic

I kept looking behind me. Ever since I got buzzed by that car last week I'm paranoid. I'm going to buy a mirror tonight.

Run
  • 36m 25s
  • 5.03 miles
  • 07m 14s /Mi

Z2 Transition Run

Official Long Half Results were posted and I actually finished with a 1:29:07 -- :02 seconds faster than I thought. :)  Definitely getting on the Bike today and tomorrow.  Today will be a little over 20-miles with a short transition run.  And tomorrow, God-willing, I'll get in 80 miles. 

For all you coffee drinkers, I picked up the best coffee I've ever gotten from Starbucks - Komodo Dragon Blend.  It's from Indonesia, and it's just amazing. Absolutely amazing.  Blows away Pike and Sumatra.  I did a quick google and other people have given it rave reviews too, but apparently it's a llittle hard to find. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3

Wednesday - May 4

Swim
  • 1h 00m 03s
  • 3100.00 meters
  • 01m 56s /100 meters

500 WU
400 w/ PB
100 kickboard
4 X 100 every 2' (1:32 avg)
100 kickboard
500 mod (1:48 avg)
4 X 100 every 2' (1:33 avg)
100 kickboard
400 w/ PB
200 CD

Run
  • 39m 55s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 07m 59s /Mi

Z1
Rainy and cool.

Quads finally feel ready this morning.  After careful consideration, they were still too sore yesterday to resume Running or Cycling.  My son had the most awesome bedhead this morning.  He went to bed shortly after his bath, and despite carefully brushing his hair, this was the result this morning!  I think it's time for a haircut :)

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3

Tuesday - May 3

Swim
  • 1h 00m 03s
  • 3050.00 meters
  • 01m 58s /100 meters

500 WU
100 kickboard
400 w/ PB
8 X 50 @ :10 sec (:46 avg)
1 X 400 (1:52 avg)
9 X 50 @ :10 sec (:45 avg)
200 kickboard!
400 w/ PB
200 CD

Suprisingly excellent swim.

Quads are still a little tender.  Back to the pool at lunch.  Training program has a 1 hour run today, but I may swap that for some Active Recovery Cycling. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3

Monday - May 2

Race Report is done.  I am living proof hard work can trump a lack of talent. 

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God Bless America.

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3

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