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2014-04-15 8:09 PM
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Did 4,000 today which brings me to 101,150 since Jan 31.



2014-04-15 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by midwesttrimom You are all amazing. Now, tell me this...how many miles are you crazies running and biking every week too right now? This mileage on the swimming alone seems long, but adding in two other sports. WOW! Can't wait to hear more about what you do for triathlon! Okay, so piddly me...I am at 67, 118 meters and recovering well from sinus surgery. I have to go in for chemical cauterization on Thursday so no idea if that means I cannot swim that day or Friday. Will find out soon enough. Had a TOUGH 2800 meter swim yesterday with a friend that is trying to qualify for Olympic Worlds. She is pretty amazing, too. Swam it in 51:00 and that included ALL rest breaks. I think that's fast for me. I AM NOT FAST!!!! Keep that in mind! Happy swimming.

Sure you want to know?  Bike has been like 180-240/wk with an occasional short week for whatever reason comes up (like the meet before). It's all trainer now, but inside & out historically have been fairly similar at more moderate efforts for me. Outdoor has been faster for higher efforts. And have been sure to include that several times a week. Running has been quite low from the fall and through winter, but recently have gotten it up to 20 mpw. I tend to do a lot of any activity I pick up. So this is no different there.  Swim has passed 261,000 on the year.

2014-04-16 5:53 AM
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Currently about 4 hours of running (total of 4 runs) and 5-6 hours of biking. I don't track distance for running, and a lot of my biking is on the trainer so I just log time, except for doing my long ride most weeks on the road. May need to back off a bit this week as I really need to get on top of this bronchitis/asthma issue. I think it's bit of both--lingering irritation from being sick, and peak allergy season. I'm fine during the workout, usually, especially if it's early AM or indoors with the air purifier, but then hack the rest of the day. It happens a lot in the spring and haven't really found any effective treatment, except drinking a lot of water and herbal tea. Inhaled meds are good at resolving/preventing actual asthma attacks, but not at stopping that horrid, itchy, wheezy feeling. They can irritate my throat and even make me feel worse sometimes! Rainy season seems to be starting (I got drenched running early this AM, first time since last November) so hopefully relief is on the way.
2014-04-16 7:40 AM
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Not a frequent poster but took this challenge on. Last years swim total ~104,000. This years total so far ~86,000, will be ~95,000+ by end of month. At this point, I'm thinking about trying to double last years swim total. With this volume seeing swim times dropping, which is always good.



2014-04-16 8:22 AM
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Originally posted by jdmitch_BOPer Not a frequent poster but took this challenge on. Last years swim total ~104,000. This years total so far ~86,000, will be ~95,000+ by end of month. At this point, I'm thinking about trying to double last years swim total. With this volume seeing swim times dropping, which is always good.

That's quite an increase!  Well done :)

2014-04-16 8:28 AM
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Originally posted by midwesttrimom You are all amazing. Now, tell me this...how many miles are you crazies running and biking every week too right now? This mileage on the swimming alone seems long, but adding in two other sports. WOW! Can't wait to hear more about what you do for triathlon! Okay, so piddly me...I am at 67, 118 meters and recovering well from sinus surgery. I have to go in for chemical cauterization on Thursday so no idea if that means I cannot swim that day or Friday. Will find out soon enough. Had a TOUGH 2800 meter swim yesterday with a friend that is trying to qualify for Olympic Worlds. She is pretty amazing, too. Swam it in 51:00 and that included ALL rest breaks. I think that's fast for me. ;) I AM NOT FAST!!!! Keep that in mind! Happy swimming.

Sure you want to know?  Bike has been like 180-240/wk with an occasional short week for whatever reason comes up (like the meet before). It's all trainer now, but inside & out historically have been fairly similar at more moderate efforts for me. Outdoor has been faster for higher efforts. And have been sure to include that several times a week. Running has been quite low from the fall and through winter, but recently have gotten it up to 20 mpw. I tend to do a lot of any activity I pick up. So this is no different there.  Swim has passed 261,000 on the year.

Ben's a machine.  No mere human can look at his totals as a basis for comparison.  The bike alone is absurd.  The swim alone is absurd. Not just the volume, but the intensity.  Those combined with  being able to maintain incredibly fast run speed on minimal-to-no milage and then crank it down with 20mpw puts him at the pointy, pointy end. 

I try to console myself with the fact that he's in his 20s and doesn't have kids, but I'm pretty sure he'll be one of those guys who can still crank it out in his 40s with kids (if he has them).  Ben also reveals nothing about his personal life :)



2014-04-16 1:37 PM
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Originally posted by switch

Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by midwesttrimom You are all amazing. Now, tell me this...how many miles are you crazies running and biking every week too right now? This mileage on the swimming alone seems long, but adding in two other sports. WOW! Can't wait to hear more about what you do for triathlon! Okay, so piddly me...I am at 67, 118 meters and recovering well from sinus surgery. I have to go in for chemical cauterization on Thursday so no idea if that means I cannot swim that day or Friday. Will find out soon enough. Had a TOUGH 2800 meter swim yesterday with a friend that is trying to qualify for Olympic Worlds. She is pretty amazing, too. Swam it in 51:00 and that included ALL rest breaks. I think that's fast for me. I AM NOT FAST!!!! Keep that in mind! Happy swimming.

Sure you want to know?  Bike has been like 180-240/wk with an occasional short week for whatever reason comes up (like the meet before). It's all trainer now, but inside & out historically have been fairly similar at more moderate efforts for me. Outdoor has been faster for higher efforts. And have been sure to include that several times a week. Running has been quite low from the fall and through winter, but recently have gotten it up to 20 mpw. I tend to do a lot of any activity I pick up. So this is no different there.  Swim has passed 261,000 on the year.

Ben's a machine.  No mere human can look at his totals as a basis for comparison.  The bike alone is absurd.  The swim alone is absurd. Not just the volume, but the intensity.  Those combined with  being able to maintain incredibly fast run speed on minimal-to-no milage and then crank it down with 20mpw puts him at the pointy, pointy end. 

I try to console myself with the fact that he's in his 20s and doesn't have kids, but I'm pretty sure he'll be one of those guys who can still crank it out in his 40s with kids (if he has them).  Ben also reveals nothing about his personal life

His volume is impressive.  I'm currently running 20-25 miles a week, but only getting in ~100 miles a week on the bike.

2014-04-16 2:21 PM
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Originally posted by switch

Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by midwesttrimom You are all amazing. Now, tell me this...how many miles are you crazies running and biking every week too right now? This mileage on the swimming alone seems long, but adding in two other sports. WOW! Can't wait to hear more about what you do for triathlon! Okay, so piddly me...I am at 67, 118 meters and recovering well from sinus surgery. I have to go in for chemical cauterization on Thursday so no idea if that means I cannot swim that day or Friday. Will find out soon enough. Had a TOUGH 2800 meter swim yesterday with a friend that is trying to qualify for Olympic Worlds. She is pretty amazing, too. Swam it in 51:00 and that included ALL rest breaks. I think that's fast for me. I AM NOT FAST!!!! Keep that in mind! Happy swimming.

Sure you want to know?  Bike has been like 180-240/wk with an occasional short week for whatever reason comes up (like the meet before). It's all trainer now, but inside & out historically have been fairly similar at more moderate efforts for me. Outdoor has been faster for higher efforts. And have been sure to include that several times a week. Running has been quite low from the fall and through winter, but recently have gotten it up to 20 mpw. I tend to do a lot of any activity I pick up. So this is no different there.  Swim has passed 261,000 on the year.

Ben's a machine.  No mere human can look at his totals as a basis for comparison.  The bike alone is absurd.  The swim alone is absurd. Not just the volume, but the intensity.  Those combined with  being able to maintain incredibly fast run speed on minimal-to-no milage and then crank it down with 20mpw puts him at the pointy, pointy end. 

I try to console myself with the fact that he's in his 20s and doesn't have kids, but I'm pretty sure he'll be one of those guys who can still crank it out in his 40s with kids (if he has them).  Ben also reveals nothing about his personal life

His volume is impressive.  I'm currently running 20-25 miles a week, but only getting in ~100 miles a week on the bike.




Ben is crazy. Good to know. Your mileage seems similar to mine. I am probably 5-6 hours on the bike, 25-30 miles on the running, and then swimming about 6000 total.
I am just not swimming as much as you!! You are all impressive.

2014-04-16 3:21 PM
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Originally posted by midwesttrimom
Originally posted by msteiner

Originally posted by switch

Originally posted by brigby1

Originally posted by midwesttrimom You are all amazing. Now, tell me this...how many miles are you crazies running and biking every week too right now? This mileage on the swimming alone seems long, but adding in two other sports. WOW! Can't wait to hear more about what you do for triathlon! Okay, so piddly me...I am at 67, 118 meters and recovering well from sinus surgery. I have to go in for chemical cauterization on Thursday so no idea if that means I cannot swim that day or Friday. Will find out soon enough. Had a TOUGH 2800 meter swim yesterday with a friend that is trying to qualify for Olympic Worlds. She is pretty amazing, too. Swam it in 51:00 and that included ALL rest breaks. I think that's fast for me. I AM NOT FAST!!!! Keep that in mind! Happy swimming.

Sure you want to know?  Bike has been like 180-240/wk with an occasional short week for whatever reason comes up (like the meet before). It's all trainer now, but inside & out historically have been fairly similar at more moderate efforts for me. Outdoor has been faster for higher efforts. And have been sure to include that several times a week. Running has been quite low from the fall and through winter, but recently have gotten it up to 20 mpw. I tend to do a lot of any activity I pick up. So this is no different there.  Swim has passed 261,000 on the year.

Ben's a machine.  No mere human can look at his totals as a basis for comparison.  The bike alone is absurd.  The swim alone is absurd. Not just the volume, but the intensity.  Those combined with  being able to maintain incredibly fast run speed on minimal-to-no milage and then crank it down with 20mpw puts him at the pointy, pointy end. 

I try to console myself with the fact that he's in his 20s and doesn't have kids, but I'm pretty sure he'll be one of those guys who can still crank it out in his 40s with kids (if he has them).  Ben also reveals nothing about his personal life

His volume is impressive.  I'm currently running 20-25 miles a week, but only getting in ~100 miles a week on the bike.

Ben is crazy. Good to know. Your mileage seems similar to mine. I am probably 5-6 hours on the bike, 25-30 miles on the running, and then swimming about 6000 total. I am just not swimming as much as you!! You are all impressive.

Probably, but Elesa's memory also seems to be fading a bit with age as I'm mid-30's. Matt is the late 20-something. (She wasn't on here for her birthday, so we have to make up for it) So quite likely I could keep it up at 40.

The swimming and biking each have 3 hard sessions a week. Masters for swimming and a Sufferfest vid for the bike. The rest is notably easier. Bike is usually just over 70% FTP and the swimming is more easier to moderate. There is faster swimming worked into the non-masters swims, but not nearly as much. I can't handle *that* much of it.

Speaking of which, some recent fixes seem to be helping. Last night was as back at 2:30 +/-2" for all the 200's, 1:15 down to 1:10ish on the 100's, and :14 on most of the 25's, with the other two at :13. I'm wondering how much the draft of being 4th in line helped, but have been seeing notable jumps back up the last couple sessions. This time I'm wondering as the 3 guys in front of me are all 6'2"-6'4" and 220-235 or so. Really makes some water move around.

2014-04-16 3:48 PM
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Waaaaaait! Whaaaat?!?! Mid 30s?! Shyte. I had that all wrong in my feeble, old brain ;P

You're even more awesome/disgusting than I thought.

2014-04-17 12:52 AM
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2014-04-17 8:04 AM
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Another 3,000m for 109,350m. Main set 8 X 200m (2 sets of 3 free, one IM), easy/build/easy/hard by 50m. Hoping to make 125,000m by May 1 but my backup pool (at the gym) is closed until May 1, so this will require no glitches with the school facility--not always a given around here.
2014-04-18 4:28 PM
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2500 done today, which brings my total to 75,820m

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