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

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Troy,MI 
Today
Cloudy High 59FLow 52F
  • Temp: 57F
  • Hum: 74%
  • W: 6mph NNW
WEDNESDAY
Patchy light drizzle
High 68F
Low 52F
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 72F
Low 59F
FRIDAY
Moderate rain
High 67F
Low 41F
SATURDAY
Partly Cloudy
High 50F
Low 37F

Saturday - June 9

Bike
  • 3h 06m 45s
  • 58.54 miles
  • 18.81 Mi/hr

Belle Isle
20 wu
2x35' 90% FT, 15' ar
2x15' FT, 4'ar
80% to time

Run
  • 25m 03s
  • 2.54 miles
  • 09m 52s /Mi

10' z1
8'z2
7'z3
5'walk (not shown above)

Wow...hot and windy today.  Really really windy on the second half of my 3 hrs.  Belle Isle is still messy from the Grand Prix last week, and I almost got run over by forklifts moving the concrete barriers quite a few times today!  I was lucky to have Scott ride 1.5  of the first intervals with me and Edgar rode the first 15' interval with me.  :)  My hips are killing me though.  I've never had this particular issue before on the bike.  My left hurts more (but that is the hip that took the brunt of my fall on the trail Wednesday).  I got my bike tweaked about 2 weeks ago, but this wo was my first hard set since the fit.  Not cool.  Super painful, and well, awful. 

I did the brick, but was SUPER SLOW!  I stayed in my hr zones though, and when I was done I went straight to the chilly Detroit River to cool down the sticks. It felt soooo good!  When I got changed I saw that the temp was over 90.  I guess I didn't notice it because the winds were so heavy. 

I went back to the lake, we went swimming with the boys, enjoyed the boat, had a nice dinner out and got the house all picked up and headed home.  Dave wanted to sleep in Troy before his double header at work. :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 5.75

Friday - June 8

Sport
  • Walking
  • 1h 00m

with the pups mid afternoon. from lake to mtb trail and back.

Jonah went on strike at 38 minutes.  I brought my fuel belt with water for them, gave them drinks every 10-15 minutes, but he had to laydown.  Took us 45 minutes to finish the walk...he layed down 2 more times.

Thursday - June 7

Run
  • 1h 13m 47s
  • 7.57 miles
  • 09m 45s /Mi

20' z1
40' z2
2x12' low z3,2'z1
10' z2
12' mid z3
3-5' z1

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

Bianchi on trainer at home...easy spin to loosen legs from run

Sore and achy from my splat yesterday, and my first longish swim in a while. 

Didn't get running till 11:30 (dumb to run in the heat of the day, but I needed to spend some time with Dave before he left for work) the watch died at 1:13 into the run.  Which was fine, because once again the hr data was shit.  I'm really getting pissed about all the $ I've invested in getting stupid data that is janky.  So, after hitting the potty along my route, it was time to run zone 3 (legs were feeling the trail/hills from yesterday) instead of a specific pace.  So yeah, the hr data is pretty important here....but no...would my *$%#&(@*& HR strap pick up proper data?  Why no, that would make it easy for me to do my wo!  I just bought ultrasound gel last week to help eliminate this issue, but of course it didn't help.  So I did the best I could.  Then the watch died, so it was time to run by RPE.  Of course it is a goal to know my body while racing, so I just estimated the distance and time for the last part of my run.  The bad news is I really took wayyyy to long walking between tempo efforts.  Oh well...I did the best I could. 

Phone calls about refinancing, Spain travel, board of directors prep, making a decent dinner for the boy, and my BoD meeting meant I was riding in my living room at 10pm.  My legs were tired so I knew it would do me good to spin, so I got it done.  Gosh, I love my bike.  Really really I do.

Dave got home at about 10:45 looking super stressed.  I mother henned him, made him have a glass of red and talk it out with me, and gave him a shoulder massage to release some tension.  Tomorrow will be another pain in the ass day for him.  Looking forward to a fire pit at the lake and some Rand R tomorrow!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Soreness: 3 Hours slept: 8

Wednesday - June 6

Run
  • 1h 03m 06s
  • 6.05 miles
  • 10m 26s /Mi

Stony MTB trail
15 z1
3x(8'z3-5,2'z2)
15z2
lots of stops to figure out where I was on the trail

Swim
  • 52m 10s
  • 2629.81 meters
  • 01m 59s /100 meters

ows Lake Erie...3 lengths of the breakwall instead of 4 tonight. Temp was 64
Fatigued in shoulders a tad

I was so geeked to be running on the trail in my skirt...then I tripped .22 miles into the run and had a spectacular splat.  Thank goodness nobody witnessed that lack of grace.  My hip is sore, my hand, knee, shoulder blade and high on my hip are all scratched and ouchie.  I'll be taking some vitamen I tonight before bed.

So, tonight was the first OWS.  I got stuck in traffic and everybody was waiting on me...15 minutes!  Crap!  Stupid construction!  When we finally hit the drink, it was a balmy 64.  I was wise and brought my silicone cap and decided to wear a second cap as well.  Smart decision.  I was pretty comfy for most of the swim.  We had no driver tonight so swam the breakwall...the boat started drifting into the rocks!  I stopped and helped push the bow out and Curt got it re anchored and I kept swimming.  So as I was approaching the boat, I saw lots of peeps on deck, so I cut out one lap.  I should have kept going as Ranger was still swimming and I probably could have gotten one more in, but after holding up the boat to start, I guess it was a good move not to do that twice in one night.  I'll get it all in next Wednesday for sure.  Shoulders were a little fatigued, but I don't know if it was the straight swim or the fall this afternoon. :)  What a dope!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 10

Tuesday - June 5

Bike
  • 1h 15m 34s
  • 20.82 miles
  • 16.53 Mi/hr

vo2max spin ups sets alternating with threshold sets.

Swim
  • 48m
  • 1950.00 meters
  • 02m 28s /100 meters

5x100 wu
6x50 drills -fist,catch up, popov
8x100 race pace (1:50-1:52's)
2x100 kick
150 cd

Run
  • 30m
  • 3.22 miles
  • 09m 19s /Mi

Brick on tm at lab 1%
10 zone 1
10 zone 2
10 zone 3

Slept through the night which was AWESOME...but I didn't get to bed till after 11, which was not. 

I had a great meeting with my coach over breakfast post swim.  Got some communication issues resolved, and talked about the race schedule for the rest of the year.  Now I just need a nap before I bike and run. 

*forgot my cycling shoes.  Damn it.  Luckily Scribner left a pair at the lab and they fit. the set was harder than I expected since I've had the week off.  Run off the bike went really well.  Mmmm, bricking!  :)  I am Super Tired!  It's 9pm, and I'm going to roll and hit the sack! Nighty Night BT*!

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Hours slept: 5.75

Monday - June 4

Swim
  • 48m
  • 1650.00 meters
  • 02m 55s /100 meters

200 wu
4x50 golf (140 was best score,,,booo!)
4x20"vertical kick,hands-head out of water, 20" scull
2x{8x50 drills 20" rest,2 fist, swim, sad,fist, then 100 half each lap fist, then swim}
200 kick
50 breast

Strength
  • 35m

walt reynolds exercises, and stretching as prescribed

Sport #1
  • Walking
  • 1h 00m

as prescribed after dinner...with Dave and the pups for 20 minutes, the rest on my own in the hood.

yardwork was at the lake. finished planting, weeding (mostly), trimmed shrubs, cut back new growth of trees and picked up after mother nature's windy weekend.

Sport #2
  • Yard Work
  • 3h 00m

as prescribed after dinner...with Dave and the pups for 20 minutes, the rest on my own in the hood.

yardwork was at the lake. finished planting, weeding (mostly), trimmed shrubs, cut back new growth of trees and picked up after mother nature's windy weekend.

Drills baby Drills.  First time at HOTH outdoor pool.  55 degrees, but the water was great! :)  Felt awesome to be back in the drink.  Saw an AMAZING full moon on the drive in.  One more benefit to be up and swimming early! Looking forward to ows in Lake Erie on Wednesday.  Hoping my endurance isn't tooooo bad.  2.4 mile swim in 8 weeks.  Booyah!

 

*so, I wore my garmin to grab my hr(which was nice and low as expected) on my walk.  It says I burned 406 calories and walked 3.65 miles.  My training effect was a 2.5 of 5.  Really?  I burned more calories walking than running, and my training effort was middle of the road?  Pfffft.  That is silly!*

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 5.5

Sunday - June 3

Sport
  • Race Volunteering
  • 4h 00m

Aid station at the R4R half

Up early to meet Handsome John for the drive to the race site, cheering and volunteering.  It was sooooooo windy!  I was very glad to be giving back to the triathlon community today, instead of being a part of it racing!  Mother Nature gave those athletes one heck of a workout! 

Nell did great!  She had a long swim, but made it out for a fine bike and run, and is already planning her next tri!  John and I got to help a stranded (double flats, no co2) first time 70.3 athlete...John  was a rockstar and lent him his zipps off his bike so he could complete the race!  AWESOME!  We got his wheels fixed at the aid station, did our aid thing for 4 hours, then got to see our buddies finish the half.  Eric did great at his first putting down a 5:13...Corey crushed the swim coming out of the water 4th oa, and had a really good run dispite going a little too hard on the bike in that wind (his words not mine!)  Annaliese had called me the yesterday with nerves, and had a great race getting 1st AG!  Great day for my friends and team mates!  But I was WHIPPED when I got home.  My eyes were so dry and irritated from the wind, and I was just tired from a short nights sleep.  I was thinking about running, and decided not to.  I've got a big week coming up, and vacation is over.  Time to BE the triathlete again! Worlds...less than 8 weeks till go time!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 5.5

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