Probably going to be a rest day today, might work in some core stuff this evening. This week will be kind of low key in terms of workouts, which is good since I need to get ready for our Missouri trip. Since we aren't really into fishing that much, our fishing tackle is in bad shape and needs to be sorted out and cleaned up.

LBS has ordered an 11-36 cassette for my Diverge to replace the stock 11-32. Hopefully that will help a bit on some of the hills. There are other things that can be done, if that's not enough.

Took at look at my workout schedule on Training Peaks for next week and wow, some tough biking work waits for me.
  • 40m
  • 8.00 miles
  • 12.00 Mi/hr

easy spinning on trainer

  • 41m 08s
  • 12.00 miles
  • 17.50 Mi/hr

Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon

  • 41m 16s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 13m 19s /Mi

Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon

  • 09m 39s
  • 400.00 yards
  • 02m 25s /100 yards

Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon

Yikes, up at 5 a.m to the sound of thunder. Lots of lightning too, but it's not raining yet. Hopefully the storm is out of the area before today's sprint.

4 PM - RR is up. Had a good sprint race today and saw a lot of friends.

  • 1h 42m
  • 22.90 miles
  • 13.47 Mi/hr
Went to packet pickup last night . Seems odd that PP would be on a Friday for a Sunday race but whatever. It's at the Y where I swim sometimes. Transition was already set up in the parking lot and I got the butterflies looking at it. I've done one other tri this year -- and that was actually a duathlon, which was kind of meh.

After that, Steve and I went downtown to the Blues & BBQ fest. It was trying to rain and food is overpriced. We ducked into a local eatery and had a nice dinner.

Meeting tri peep Patty for a short ride this morning. She's borrowing someone's wife's gravel bike to try it out. I predict she will love it. Like so many Iron distance athletes, she's burnt out on the road riding and ready to try something different.

I need to dig out my tri gear. I think I know where the aero helmet is...

  • 29m
  • 2.15 miles
  • 13m 29s /Mi

Easy jog in the neighborhood.

Went for a walk last night around the block at around 8 pm. It is starting to feel like fall, even though it's still pretty hot out. I love this time of year

  • 33m 57s
  • 2.50 miles
  • 13m 34s /Mi

Jog 5, walk 1. Did not feel like I was dying for once. Maybe things are turning around. sure hope so because I'm at the point where I'm about ready to Dear John running.

  • 35m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 20s /100 yards

500 warmup
200 catch up
200 pull
4 x 25, hard/ez alternate
2 x 50 descend

I've been pretty focused on better nutrition this week and am starting to feel pretty good. Weighed myself out of curiosity and the scale hasn't budged, but it feels like I'm not carrying around as much water.

Steve has knee replacement surgery tentatively scheduled for December 5th. His left knee has been going downhill for years, and our Grand Canyon hike last November was probably the nail in the coffin. Good thing is, he can bike without any problems, but can't walk around the neighborhood much.

  • 30m

Mostly core focused

abake's Training Log

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  • Cuban Gravel Crisis (Cycle)
    10/15/2016 Cuba, Missouri
  • Red Dog 100 (Cycle)
    11/5/2016 Jefferson City, Missouri
  • El Tour De Tucson (Cycle)
    11/19/2016 Tucson, Arizona
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  • 2016 totals
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