This is the year, I stop saying "THIS IS THE YEAR"

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Troy,MI 
Today
Partly Cloudy High 83FLow 61F
  • Temp: 70F
  • Hum: 82%
  • W: 7mph ENE
SUNDAY
Cloudy
High 83F
Low 63F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 88F
Low 69F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 92F
Low 71F
WEDNESDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 83F
Low 62F

Sunday - April 11

Bike
  • 1h 04m
  • 15.00 miles
  • 14.06 Mi/hr

in the hood of Troy on the Red Devil

Sport
  • Walking
  • 20m

with Sherry and KC dog, and the boys and Crazy Jonah too

You'd think I'd have slept like a dead woman, what with the race and 3 count um 3 beers during the day, but NOOOOOOO.  My mid forties womanly body had other ideas...UGH!  I hate perimenopause. 

The legs are stiff and sore, as expected.  Went for a walk with my brother and sister-in-law with the pups and it felt good.  We ate bagels, pineapple and had coffee, and I was still hungry after a 1 mile walk!  OINK!

Went for a ride this afternoon and it felt smashing!  Gorgeous day to be out on the bike.  I did have a few rough patches of road that were...um, painful, so I'm thinking it's time for more real road miles...no bumps on the computrainer!   The legs were happy spinning on the small chainring on the flats and I hope it helps the healing along. 

Hoping for a good night's sleep....school and the grind start back up tomorrow.  Fingers are crossed!!!

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Soreness: 1 Hours slept: 8

Saturday - April 10

Run
  • 4h 03m 59s
  • 26.20 miles
  • 09m 19s /Mi

Martian Marathon, Dearborn MI

I AM A MARATHONER!  WOO FRICKIN' HOO!!!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 5

Friday - April 9

Run
  • 36m 57s
  • 3.81 miles
  • 09m 42s /Mi

15 wu
1 mile at 9:00
15 cd

Had some weird dreams about training for tris and a gravel pit, and not having the right gear.  I wonder what Freud would have to say about that???

Cold and windy run.  Coach wanted me to run 20 wu and 20cd, but I didn't want to be on my feet that long.  Trimmed it to 15...I'm gonna have to focus really hard to hold pace.  I went too fast, then slightly slower than just under the 9:00 he wanted for the 1 mile.  Hmmm.  Focus for 4 hours.  This should be very interesting tomorrow!

I'm hoping the weather forcast is accurate.  I'd rather have the nice warmish temps instead of this chill today.  Oh well...what ever it is, we will all be running in it together no?

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 8.5

Thursday - April 8

Bike
  • 1h 01m
  • 15.50 miles
  • 15.25 Mi/hr

at the lab...ar only

Got woken in the middle of the night by Kaity sobbing hysterically.  I about had a heart attack.  She had a drama with a friend which she didn't want to discuss with me...only her friends could understand, so after about 30 minutes of hugging and trying to be helpful, (of course I can't be helpful...I'm just the dumb old mom) I went back to bed.  That was an awful way to wake up, and a not very pleasant way to try to go back to sleep, knowing I couldn't do anything to ease her stress.  You think you'll be able to sleep after the baby days are gone.  Nope, not always.

The ride in the lab was...fun, but,( good god I'm sick), boring.  I wanted to do the AC and VO2MAX stuff so much, cause I couldn't! Sick!  I'm a sick puppy!!!  I got to help a new guy Joe with the terms and timing of his ride though, so that was cool, and I got to chat while everyone was in recovery. 

Tony set my pacing for me, gave me a few hints and we talked about training coming up this spring.  I have to give the legs a week off of running and then it's time to start building again for R4R half IM in early June.  Wow.  Early June!  YIKES!

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 8.5

Wednesday - April 7

Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 2743.20 meters
  • 02m 11s /100 meters

swam in the 20yard lane at LTF Rochester pretty much non stop...had to stretch 3 times and adjust goggles twice...all ar free

Sport
  • Massage
  • 1h 00m

Ahhhhhh

Note to self...running at night keeps you up late, especially when your still on Chicago Time.   :(

Massage was good...very relaxing...no major work with the race coming on Saturday, but I feel better for it for sure.  Have a swim to do, which I won't be doing late tonight...

Neighbor at the new property is being a d*ck.  Called the city inspector and he made a stop by this am.  We do everything with permits and the right way, so no real worries, but I am not liking that the neighbor is trying to make problems.  He had last right to make an offer on the purchase and didn't have the cash to buy the property.  So sorry you didn't get the house for half of what we paid for it like you'd hoped.  Now I have to manage my partner NOT going off on the neighbor.  Yippee.

Saturday is coming so fast...getting a little squirrelly...ok a lot. :)

*well...my afternoon didn't go as planned ... finally made it to Troy Lifetime only to have the lanes full and a class in the main pool, so I ran another errand and hit the Rochester pool...late.  Didn't wanna swim, but once I got started, it was quite nice.  I just swam and swam and swam.  This was an ar swim with just a time limit, so I ended up doing 3000 yards in the warm 20 yard lanes in the main pool.  I cramped in my calf and feet a bit and had to stretch, but otherwise I felt really relaxed during the swim.  I hit hte lap button after every 50 lengths and the first set was  17:21, and the second 2 just about the same at 20:49 and 21:03.*

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 6.25

Tuesday - April 6

Run
  • 45m 20s
  • 4.69 miles
  • 09m 40s /Mi

in the hood of Troy, in the new kicks and tights

Picked up the dogs, Costco, Gas, Lowes for the flip house, laundry,made a massage appt., picked up my new tri treasure, got new kicks, made rack of lamb for delayed easter dinner, then ran.  Whew.  Lots going on today! 

Got some new (same model) brooks today.  Ran in um tonight.  Felt good.   Hit my pace a couple times (shouldn't have) but it felt good.  Can't get the bloody garmin to work on bt or tp now.  Grrrrr. 

Got my wetsuit and compression gear from Wiggle today.  Yay! Ran in the 2xu compression tights tonight... I'm going to try on the wetsuit right now!  Weeeee!  :) 

Getting a little nervous about saturday...I may just be a little bit of a spaz....just a little. ;)

Tomorrow I get a massage...woofrickin'hoo!  :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Hours slept: 8

Monday - April 5

Run
  • 1h 10m
  • 7.25 miles
  • 09m 40s /Mi

15ar
3x 1 mile Threshold w/5 ar
15ar

Woke up a bunch of times during the night...ugh.  I'd put out all my things to run in the am for my run, but I still managed to overdress...I knew right when I'd hit the sidewalk it was gonna be warmer than I thought, but oh well...I was walking and not turning back.  I looked a fool anyhow in my capri's and sexy socks, so whatever. 

It was AWESOME to run along the lakefront...just spectacular.  It was sunny, breezy and there were lots of people out walking, running and riding. The city looked sparkling and new after the rain yesterday.  What a beautiful way to start the day!!!  It made the threshold mile repeats as pleasant as they possibly could be. 

I was worried about doing the repeats for longer than ever before and at my new pace due to the run test.  I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't hurt as much as I thought it would! :)  I did cut it 1 short though.  I slept in a wee bit longer than I planned, and knew the brood would be waiting for me to go eat breakfast.  I also was a little leary about the right bum not behaving, but it was fine.  Gotta love the mini roller! :)  I take that baby everywhere! The only thing that could have made the run better would have been company to share it with.  Wish my BT peeps could have been with me!

We had a HUGE breakfast (Alexis thinks all we Marshall women do is EAT) and shopped a lot.  We didn't buy squat...:(  No prom dress in Chitown either.  My daughter is losing patience.  I hope we can find a dress this week sometime! 

The drive home was long and uneventful, and sadly we saw the last couple minutes of the game, only to see Butler lose it.  Booooo.  Maybe next year Bulldawgs. 

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 7.25

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