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All Growth is a Leap in The Dark

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 1

ITB Rehab w/thick gray tubing
Lateral leg raise: 30 ea leg
Clamshells: 30 ea leg
Hip thrusts: 15 ea leg x2
Side steps: 10 ea direction x5
Pistol squats: 7 ea leg (touch down onto bench knee hgt)
Hip hikes: 20 per side
Iron Cross (supine): 10 total

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Just Enjoy the Moment

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 17


Exhaustion is setting in.  He early morning running just could not happen today.  John and I might go to the gym tonight so I would run on the treadmill.  
If I can't get a grip on these hours (and cooperation from my dead legs) I might drop to the 8K.  I have 5-7 more weeks of commuting to the office to train T then K.  There are some high volume weeks in there.  Running 80-90 min before work when I have to drive 40 minutes to get there is just not working.  By the time I get home it's 6 PM and I have to make dinner & clean up dishes so it's after 8PM to get to run.  Will decide soon.In the meantime,  I would like to take a nap.
Eye Dr this morning....Dr Ever-so-Late better not be too late.  Not terribly behind.  The EMR is setting their office farther behind.....it really does take a while to load all the data in and then sometimes results don't make their way from the test room computer to the exam room computer. [...]
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I'm delusional

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 0


Wednesday morning.  Lift then swim.  That beat me up pretty good.  The first set of lunges was entertaining because I couldn't keep my balance.  When I finished that set, I noticed that one barbell was 30lbs and the other 25 lbs.  That explains a lot :).  Swim was decent.  Kept wanting to quit the tempo set, but made myself plow through it.  That is about what this swim felt like.  Not smooth at all.
Run tonight while Wilson has swim practice
run is done.  the word sprint is in quotes because no one in their right mind seeing me would say that was a sprint.  my legs beg to differ.  legs are beat.  it was so bad that i didn't negative split even though there were 5 sprints in the second half of the run.  
Wilson asked me if I was ready for B2B.  I told him i can finish it, assuming nothing crazy happens.  I don't know if I will be faster than next year.  I am pretty beat up right now and keep re[...]
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I like my IMs how I like my steak: still Moo-ing

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 2


Survived the last 2-a-day! Only two more workouts and the program is complete!

There's nothing like heavy dead lifts to start your morning off right. That is rapidly becoming my favorite lift

AM: 50 min

PM: 1 hr

PM Finisher: 4 rds, for time, alt sides ea round, 45# KB
A) SB shouldering x3
B) KB push press x6
C) KB Snatch x9
D) Pullups x6
E) T2B x3
9:22
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kweezen

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 1

Took today off. Not feeling it.
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Three Wishes

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 6


√ Ride tonight!
Massage at lunch.  Woo hoo!  It's interesting to me that since changing from run focus to bike and then tri focused, Audra has felt like I've been in good shape.  There was a lot more tightness during marathon training.  I'll have to keep an eye on this and maybe see if I can swing more frequent massages this winter.
I think that I'm going to reverse part of my long run loop this weekend.  That will get met a water stop at about the two hour mark.
Well, boo.  I just found out that yesterday was Erin's last day on deck with us.  I was (selfishly) hoping that she'd hold out a few more weeks.  I'll have to adjust to Seth.  I did not enjoy his workout when he subbed for Erin a few weeks ago.
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High Altitude

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 2


I should probably move my body at some point today, even if it means hitting the gym. The sun is actually out right now, but I'm not counting on it sticking around long enough for the DD social ride tonight. If it does, I'll meet up to ride at Parmalee. Downloaded a MTB winter base maintenance plan from LW coaching that I'll probably start in the next week or so. I know it's not winter, but I just want something to keep me on track with strength training a couple times a week + intervals.
Getting things squared away for my first studio workshop. Ordering easels, tables, chairs, etc. It seems like a big investment, but by teaching here I get to keep the 50% that I'd have to pay the art center -  that alone will pay for the equipment and half of my studio drywall with the first class (and the basement finishing needs to be done anyhow). Plus, my studio has more room than the art center, and I like the option of teaching one day classes here through the winter now that the kids a[...]
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Life won't wait forever

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 5


8:34am:  Woke up feeling pretty dang good this morning -- got to bed early and slept well.
I've been playing around with a different plan on Wednesdays... bringing more food to work so that by the time I leave, I'm done eating for the day.  That way I can go home, do a workout and get ready for bed without having to worry about putting together something for dinner.  I think this might make my Wednesday nights a little more productive.
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One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
— Michael Korda
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Comtemplative

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 7


So I finished up my cases I could not get done on sunday or monday yesterday.  I put them on for monday which is typically not a problem. When I called to ask when I could start the answer was "Not until this evening" translation 7-8pm. Hell to the no.  Typically I can't get ANYTHING on tuesday but they said I could start at 7:30 tuesday so I took that.  The ankle fracture which took all of 24 minutes to fix is sick and in ICU now.  Fab. 
I re-connected with a guy who was my medical student 20 years ago yesterday. He is a PCP here. He sounds as exhausted and burnt out as I feel. 
My hip is feeling better thank goodness.  It was twitchy this am so I only did my usual 1.2 mile loop. Perhaps because I biked 20 first?  No idea.  Will try to knock out something longer in the am.  Unfortunately it loosens up as the day goes on but running when I get home when its in the high 90s to low 100s is just no an option.Yesterday it was only 75 [...]
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My Training

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

Could not run today due to back pain. The pain is excruciating and I could not sleep last night as just rolling over caused sever pain.

There is no way I can race on Monday if the pain remains like this. I cannot even bend over to put shoes or socks on.
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Tyra

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

Full body heavy concentration to core and groin
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Tri Tri Tri Again

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

I walked a mile outside between doctor appointments.
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qui audet adipiscitur

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

carmen regimen, 3x sets
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Push Through

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 0

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Tempo Run. Was trying to get out to swim, but too busy today.

Headed down to track and was surprised that I felt like running hard. The hardest effort honestly didn't feel as hard as I thought it would. I think it's b/c I was lifting my knees more than usual. Have to experiment with that a bit.
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Speed Kills.

August 27, 2014
Inspires : 2


No workout today. I'm off from tomorrow through Monday and I need to sit here at work like a good little worker bee and work. No time for an extended lunch with Ronnie.
Out late-ish last night at my friend Jill's party palace. She has a pool and a bar outside and a fire pit and a hot tub and a DIVING BOARD and all kinds of opportunities for fun. You know me, I can't turn down a little fun.
So I sprang from the board, executing a couple of pretty darn good dives for a 44 year old. I swam in the pool and practiced pushing off of the walls. My knee at this point in time, feels pretty FREAKING AWESOME. Still a little pain, but much improvement. Like 70-80%. I am not able to run, but I do think I'd be able to get out of the way of a cab if it were going to mow me down in Chicago.
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