Reinvention at Forty

Wednesday - July 20

Run
  • 19m 48s
  • 2.39 miles
  • 08m 17s /Mi

Another day, another terrible workout. Was supposed to be a 5-miler - which for me is a walk in the park - but my legs were heavy and stiff. My right achilles was also really tight, and my achilles NEVER bother me. I'm stopping the anitbiotics till after my race.

Tuesday - July 19

Swim
  • 28m 31s
  • 1320.00 meters
  • 02m 10s /100 meters

Wildwood Lake. Swam alongside Mike (mscotthall) to see how his shoulder would feel in a wetsuit. Was happy to see that Mike was able to swim despite the injury and HE WILL BE AN IRONMAN this Sunday :)

Bike
  • 20m 02s
  • 5.84 miles
  • 17.49 Mi/hr

Trainer. Felt absolutely terrible. Quads burned. Was supposed to do 45 minutes. Was 90 degrees in my garage, and I'd been up for 15 hours so I threw in the towel halfway through/

  • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 3

Monday - July 18

Complete Rest Day. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 2 Hours slept: 9

Sunday - July 17

Swim
  • 30m 28s
  • 1600.00 meters
  • 01m 54s /100 meters

Wildwood Lake

Felt terrible in the water.

Run
  • 1h 04m 06s
  • 7.83 miles
  • 08m 11s /Mi

Northhampton Hills

Felt good on the Run. Swam and Ran with Derrick and Rick. I'm not going to see those guys for about 3 weeks now. Going to miss training with them. Training partners make training so much better.

I am taking two FULL Rest days this week and all my efforts will be 20 to 45 minutes. Tapering HARD this week. :)

So I went to the urologist and I have a urinary tract infection.  I've gotten this before when my run mileage goes toward 50 miles per week.  I've also been gotten off my Bike and made the mistake of checking my work e-mail before showering, and I end up getting caught up doing some work while still in my yucky shorts. Moral of the Story: take a shower right after you get off the Bike!  My urologist prescribed me Cipro.  I pulled out the bottle and along with it a page-long warning on TENDON RUPTURE.  Really!?  I went onto Runners World forum and college-age kids to 60-year-olds report getting achilles tendonitis while taking Cipro. So I had my other Doctor friend prescribe me Bactrim instead. The worst case side effect of Bactrim (and any antibiotic) is gastrointestinal distress; which is my biggest worry cause if I have GI issues at Lake Placid, it's gonna be a lonnng day.  So my Doc friend prescribed a high dose Bactrim, twice a day, and I'm hoping 5-days on it will tame the infection enough so I can allow a couple days of probiotics to reinfest my gut with my natural flora and thus (hopefully) avoid GI issues on Race Day.

I want to complain and get down about this, but I can't.  Not after seeing what happened to Dan (docswim).  Not after seeing some of the carnage in the LP thread.  After my friend Mike getting a concussion and hurting his shoulder.  Not after last year having to DNS cause I couldn't ride the Bike at all.  I just need to HTFU and thank my lucky stars this is the only negative I have to deal with before the race. 

The statement: Getting to the Ironman starting line healthy is the hardest part is the most underrated statement in the history of all athletic statements.

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 2

Saturday - July 16

Bike
  • 2h 08m 53s
  • 42.72 miles
  • 19.89 Mi/hr

Z2 Aerobic - Last Ride (as per the plan 2 hr bike/ 30 min run)

Super beautiful outside.

Run
  • 21m 52s
  • 2.91 miles
  • 07m 31s /Mi

Aerobic Transition Run. Legs felt great.

I finished this 'small brick' workout feeling like I had about 3/4 of the tank still full. Hopefully I feel this good, or better!, next Sunday.

Wifey made me an Ironman movie.  How sweet:

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12301392/the-wife-of-an-iron-man

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

Friday - July 15

Bike
  • 1h 08m 52s
  • 22.58 miles
  • 19.67 Mi/hr

Went EZ. Rode off the road twice cause I was a little fatigued.

Swim
  • 1h 10m 52s
  • 3700.00 meters
  • 01m 55s /100 meters

500 WU
400 w/ PB
5 X 400 @ :45 sec
(1:49 1:49 1:50 1:52 1:51)
400 w/ PB
300 CD
100 kickboard

Pool was pretty crowded.

Got up at 5:30 and hit the pool at opening, 7 AM, and got a good 3700 meter swim in. EZ Bike at lunch.

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 4 Hours slept: 6

Thursday - July 14

Run
  • 1h 00m 16s
  • 8.14 miles
  • 07m 24s /Mi

Aerobic - sunny and cool!! So weird to have cool, breezy weather in mid-July. Slowly feel like I am coming out of the Ironman training fog. Slowly. :)

I went to bed at 9:30 PM and didn't get up until 10 AM. Plus I took a nap yesterday for 90 minutes. I feel like I just emerged from a womb. :). Damn I feel good, mentally and physically. And my Powerbar gels with 2X caffeine finally came!! I've never ever gone 2-weeks of training without them. Now I'm ready to become an Ironman. Run at lunch.

  • Health data: Sleep: 5 Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 4 Hours slept: 12.5

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