Enjoy the Journey

Friday - July 11

Thursday - July 10

Strength
  • 05m

20 kb swings
20 squats

Working this morning, then coming home to pack. Picking up Mom around 4, then heading out for Maryland. Plan is to get to the other side of Indianapolis tonight, then drive much of Friday. We will meet up with my aunt, who lives in Sandy Spring, MD, late Friday and mom will go with her. Steve and I then go to Cumberland, MD, which is about 10 miles from the race.

Saturday we will try preriding the mtb course and maybe do some light biking on the Alleghany Trail. Race is on Sunday. Heading back Monday. It's gonna be a short trip with a lot of driving, but should be fun. Mostly I'm glad that Mom will get to spend some time with her sister.

Wednesday - July 9

Run
  • 17m 36s
  • 1.48 miles
  • 11m 53s /Mi

Overslept a bit and didn't have time for the 4 miler I had hoped for. This felt about right, just enough to shake out the legs. When I got back, noticed that i had put on two different running shoes.

Going to be pretty busy today - have a deadline at work. Need to pick up mtb at LBS and try out the new tire, make some food for our trip to Maryland, figure out logistics, etc.

Tuesday - July 8

Swim
  • 24m 09s
  • 1312.00 yards
  • 01m 50s /100 yards

Thinking maybe I lost track of some laps although I did feel like I was having a very good swim. Did a simulation for Sunday's Xterra
600 meters
get out and jog around the pool (simulate the 50 meter beach)
600 meters

Bike
  • 55m
  • 6.00 miles
  • 6.55 Mi/hr

guessing on time -- my bike is in the shop getting a new front tire, but Steve really wanted to go mtb. I rode his old Rockhopper with the triple chain ring and 26" tires. It's a really heavy bike but did alright.

Strength
  • 10m

30 squats
20 knee pushups
20 inverted rows, 10 lb db
60 sec plank

Woke up at 4:00 with the plan to get a run in. A big thunderstorm was in progress. Went back to sleep and enjoyed waking up a bit later than usual.

Went to an ortho doc yesterday for some chronic pain in my left thumb that I thought might be tendonitis. Seems like it started when I was lifting weights back in the spring, and made worse by mountain biking. Turns out I have arthritis in that joint. They gave me a soft splint to wear when needed. I have to admit that arthritis is the last thing I had considered, and it was a bit of a reality check.

Monday - July 7

Run
  • 24m 32s
  • 2.10 miles
  • 11m 40s /Mi

Jogged around the neighborhood. Hot run, but felt surprisingly good

Going to run tonight. It's taper week and I am, as usual, FREAKING OUT. I feel like it would be good to get one or two more short swims in but of course, our freaking pool is closed. Oh well...it will be just fine.

Sunday - July 6

Nice weekend at Lake of the Ozarks with Steve, his dad, DD and her husband and the two grandkids. Zayli (age 3) was stuck to my hip the entire weekend. Much fun in the pool. I was glad Steve and i were able to get out and mountain bike for a couple of hours on Saturday morning. The Honey Run Trail is pretty rugged with much rock and is the perfect final long ride prior to the Xterra race.

Saturday - July 5

Bike
  • 2h 00m
  • 14.00 miles
  • 7.00 Mi/hr

Rode the Honey Run mtb trail in Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Had one very stupid spill where I was indecisive and changed my mind about the line, subsequently tipped over in some loose rock.Steve had a bad crash but is ok, I suspect he may have some cracked ribs. About half a mile from the car, a big rock sliced the sidewall on my front tire and all the sealant in the world could not seal it up. It would have taken longer to fix the tire than to walk back to the car, so I walked it in. Will get a new tire Monday.

We saw what we are pretty sure was a big pile of bear crap in the middle of the South Trail.

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