• 1h 30m
  • 23.25 miles
  • 15.50 Mi/hr


  • 48m
  • 5.10 miles
  • 09m 24s /Mi

Brick run.

Stopped over at Mario's apartment last night to check out his new furniture. It is very nice. It is good, but a little strange, to have him back in town. We hung out for a while and walked across the street to a Mexican place for dinner. He is looking a supervisor jobs in Seattle and also back in DC, so I doubt he will be here long. I just want him to be happy. He is one of my closest friends and such a good person.

I received this email-------
Congratulations Amy Engel! You have qualified for the Olympic-distance race at the 2017 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships on Aug. 12 in Omaha, Nebraska, after finishing in the top 10 percent in your age group at the CVC San Diego Half Triathlon.
-------Nice. :-) I raced long course nationals and then worlds several years ago. I might be interested in doing the long course again, but I don't have much interest in the short course.

  • 51m
  • 5.25 miles
  • 09m 42s /Mi

Early morning run in the dark along the coast path with head lamp.

  • 15m
My grandma is still in a rehab program. I talked with my mom and grandma yesterday. Grandma sounds good, but my mom said she is still weak and easily confused. They are trying to build up her strength so she can go back her her independent living apartment at the senior center. She really does not want to go to assist living. She still has more time in rehab, until mid next week, to get stronger. My family is not sure if it will be possible for her to live alone again, but everyone is staying positive and continuing to encouraging my grandma to work hard in rehab.

  • 2h 10m
  • 34.15 miles
  • 15.76 Mi/hr


  • 1h 20m
  • 8.40 miles
  • 09m 31s /Mi

Lunch run.

  • 25m
It was so hot yesterday in San Diego! It hit 101 downtown San Diego and 99 in Encinitas (north county, where I live). Really, really wish I had air conditioning!!! Miserable all day and didn't sleep well at night due to it being so hot. The temps are to drop a little today and then be back to normal (70's) by late week.

Hair appointment this evening for a trim and highlights. :-)

I watched the debate last night. I don't want to get into politics, but.......if HE is elected, I may need to consider moving out of the country for a few years.

  • 1h 06m
  • 3700.00 yards
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8 X 50 (25 drill, 25 swim)
2 X 100 free
2 X 100 back
4 X (3 X 100 free, 50 back)
8 X 50 (25 fast, 25 easy)
200 pull
200 kick
100 CD

  • 2h 15m
  • 35.40 miles
  • 15.73 Mi/hr

Trainer - afternoon.

  • 20m
Two more big weeks of training before starting taper.

  • 1h 19m
  • 4530.00 yards
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Tiki swim race. 2.4 mile ocean swim in Oceanside. Strong waves at the surf entry, but nice once I was past the break. Got pushed back at the start by a big wave. I was able to find open water and just have a nice swim. Some "crowds" where the 1.2 mile swim joined the race and then again when we made the turn into the harbor, but other than that, nice open water. Great water temperature at 68 degrees for a wetsuit. Strong current. I was upset with my time until I learned that everyone was 10-12 minutes slower than usual due to the strong current. Even if I was on the slow side, I still had a really fun swim. A fun morning and great training for Ironman.

Didn't stay for the awards as we had to get home and then downtown for Lion King, but I just learned that I placed 1st in the female 40-49 age group (4th place overall female). They do 10 year age groups. A friend got my award for me. 😀 I guess it really was a slow swim for all today.

Going to see Lion King broadway show this afternoon. I LOVE Lion King! :-)

Amy Engel
Finish Time
Overall : 28 / 130
Gender : 4 / 44
Categ: 1 / 19
Race No 278
Gender Female
Category Ages 40 - 49
Status Finished

  • RACE DAY: Tiki Swim - 2.4 Mile
  • 4h 13m
  • 68.00 miles
  • 16.13 Mi/hr

A lot of climbing today. Climbed up Torrey Pines hill and then did the inland Elfin Forrest loop. Solid ride. Rode with Djego, Mike (Djego's friend - not my Mike), and Jonathan.

  • 2h 03m
  • 13.05 miles
  • 09m 25s /Mi

Long brick run along the coast. Felt good both mentally and physically.

Happy Friday!

Rest Day from training. I might go for a walk after work, but no real training. I was so busy yesterday with work that I didn't have time, or energy, to a strength workout or go for a walk.

I had a great rest day. Never made it out for a walk. I did a lot of reading and just relaxed. :-)

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