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

Troy,MI 
Today
Light rain shower High 60FLow 32F
  • Temp: 56F
  • Hum: 63%
  • W: 6mph ENE
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 54F
Low 35F
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 73F
Low 46F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 71F
Low 53F
TUESDAY
Light drizzle
High 65F
Low 40F

Monday - September 13

Bike
  • 1h 25m 58s
  • 22.01 miles
  • 15.36 Mi/hr

Macomb orchard trail
recovery spin
87 avg rpm
94 watts avg

Swim
  • 1h 10m
  • 3600.00 meters
  • 01m 56s /100 meters

Lake frickin' cold Erie with Ranger. BRRRRRR!

Ow.  My legs did not want to spin, but I knew I'd feel better for it.  And after I got off the bike I did.  The 25 minute drive home though made them unhappy again.  :( 

Drive some more and swim.  It was flippin' cold!  66.5 or 67!  So much for my nice elongating swim to stretch the body out.  We swam hard to get warm to start, then when we made the turn it was rough as hell....for like 45 minutes of the swim.  Nice.  Curt, the boat owner said it was the roughest swim he'd had out there.   A great day of training for the gulf, but not so hot that it was the day after a half and on a day with 5 hours of driving.  Ugh.  Got so cold afterwards Ranger had to give me his hoodie, and I had jeans and my compression socks on....it was COLD!!!

I slept like crap last night, and was up reading at 3 cause I was wide awake.  Then I woke early too.  WTF?  I hate this perimenopause crappola I tell ya....it stinks!  I did get to enjoy the sun coming up over lake Erie on the balcony while I had my coffee so that was really nice.  And I lucked out and saw all the Coops heading out to their cars and got to give Coop one more hug and congrats before we all headed off for home.  A very long day.  :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 6

Sunday - September 12

Bike
  • 2h 44m 53s
  • 56.00 miles
  • 20.38 Mi/hr

Rev3 bike

Run
  • 2h 03m 02s
  • 13.10 miles
  • 09m 23s /Mi

Rev3 run

Swim
  • 37m 10s
  • 1931.21 meters
  • 01m 55s /100 meters

Rev3 swim

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Soreness: 2 Hours slept: 6

Saturday - September 11

Run
  • 05m
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UNDERWEAR RUN!!!!
Smoak was our winner!!!

Swim
  • 15m
  • 500.00 meters
  • 03m /100 meters

pre race swim on coures...total washing machine out there! Awful!

Slept like crap again...keep waking up with hot flashes and then I got a text from my favorite bike shop... before my alarm went off. :(  So I toddled off to the Snoopy Suite aka the bike shop with my red devil so Steve and Russ could affix my race numbers, check every thing out on the stand (it really was a bike shop in there for heavens sakes!) and be sure she was ready to be checked in.  Ranger joined us, and then we all headed down to the swim. 

What a soupy mess!  It was terrible out there!  Props to all the racers in Tawas who actually had to race in that crap!  It was cold and windy, but I finally figured out I could demo a TYR suit, so I went for it with MSUDan and Dave Zarans goggles.  :)  We all get by with a little help from our friends no?  It was total crap, I couldn't see (didn't want to mess with Dave's goggles) and I didn't even get to the first marker buoy.  Screw that crap!  So I head in...start to take off the wetsuit, fall on my ass (of course Ranger saw from the beach! :0) and proceeded to be stuck in said demo suit for like 5 minutes....at least!  DOH!

Before I knew it, Coop was there, my hero, with my wetsuit and it was time for the underpants run!  What a hoot!  A bunch of goofballs in their skivies running circles in front of the hotel entrance!  LOL!  Trixie is just awesome for getting us all to get out there!  It was a great stress reliever for all of us (if not a tad embarrising!)  I'm kinda scared to see the pictures from Russ! :0!

Next up...check in the bikes.  I've never had to do that before.  Leave my baby the night before a race!  :(  But it was fine, even though it rained.  I had dinner with Russ, Paul and Steve at Famous Daves and watched in wonder as Paul had 3 glasses of wine, a half rack of ribs with fries and coleslaw.  Um, yeah...not really the optimum meal I'd choose lol! :)  Paul has a foot injury, so he really didn't think he'd be running the full half mary, so I guess it wasn't such a bad idea!

Tricia and her gang were in the park, then we were both in the room chilling and getting stuff ready and in bed by 10.  It's almost race time!

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 7

Friday - September 10

Bike
  • 40m 39s
  • 11.26 miles
  • 16.62 Mi/hr

check out start and finish of Cedar Point course
avg 87 rpm
avg 117 watts

Run
  • 19m 54s
  • 1.82 miles
  • 10m 56s /Mi

Cedar Point fromn lot with breaks to hug up Kimm, KL, Andrea and chat up Ranger and Nell!

Drove down to the park after packing all morning.  AND forgetting my bloody wetsuit!  GAHHHHH!  Coop and my hubby are my heros...they made arrangements for Dave to drop off the suit at Coop's so he could bring it to me!  Bless you boys! 

We had a nice dinner in the dark at TGIF's in the hotel and I got to hear all the stories from the park from Steve, Russ, Ranger and Nell.  I did my workouts instead and saw Kimm, KL, Andrea, Steve, Russ, Ranger and Nell during them!  Whew!  That's a lot of socializing while "training" LOL! 

Got to bed at a decent hour, but slept like crap again.  :(  Getting excited and nervous!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 7

Thursday - September 9


BIG FAT REST DAY?....PACKING,MASSAGE, TOENAIL PAINTING,PASTA EATING, TRANSITION PRACTICE,UNDIES SHOPPING, GETTING GEEKED FOR REV3!!!!!!!

Wednesday - September 8

Run
  • 15m 06s
  • 1.30 miles
  • 11m 37s /Mi

recovery run from shop

Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 17.07 miles
  • 17.07 Mi/hr

taper repeats
wu 20
4x1:30 vo2max, 3:30 ar
cd 20

Night sweats, a text that I didn't want to get to start my day, and a headache.  Awesome. Not.  Felt better after riding in the lab with Sue (so glad I didn't have to ride alone!!!) and getting the red devil checked out and a speedfil put on her.  Of course, in my prep, I had Ron show me how to change a flat just in case with those chip seal roads and if I flat, I don't want it to cost me 18 minutes darn it  (Sue came in the shop with one!  How convienient!) and didn't figure out I'd left my tire tool at the shop till I was home in Troy. :(

My shoulders are in my ears from stress, and it's not my best look. I feel like I need another bike ride to chill out, but its taper!!! Thank heavens I have the massage tomorrow.  It's gonna hurt, and I really don't care at this point.  I just want my life to settle the fock down!   I know I know...FAT CHANCE!

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 7.5

Tuesday - September 7

Run
  • 40m 01s
  • 4.05 miles
  • 09m 53s /Mi

taper repeats
10 wu
4x1:30 vo2max, 3:30 ar
10 cd

Bike
  • 16m 50s
  • 4.21 miles
  • 15.01 Mi/hr

recovery ride to shop to pick up edge

79 avg rpm
97 avg watts

So nice when training and lifes chores mesh!  :)

Felt nice to get the sticks moving under 7mm for the first time in a looooooonnnnngggg time!  It was only for a few moments in the sets, but it felt great while it lasted! :) 

Got lots of chores done today.  More to do tomorrow! Wheee!  Rev 3 is coming!!!

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 5.25

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