Long May You Run

Thursday - July 24

  • 1h 18m 22s
  • 21.51 miles
  • 16.47 Mi/hr

Early Morning bike ride !! Beautiful weather. nice to get out early and ride by the beach.

Continued to focus on relaxed hips. Quick, light cadence. Good recovery stroke. Full Stroke. Got that nice "bouncy" pedal stroke feel :)

Wednesday - July 23

  • 50m
  • 2250.00 yards
  • 02m 13s /100 yards

400 wu
200 drills
150 2bk
6 x 75 on 20" RI (1'15" per 75)
1000 (2'/100) 20' Total time (consistent pace)
50 cd (bk str, br str)

So, this was only a 1300 yd workout in the plan, but my 100 - 200 cd turned into 400, turned into 600, then 800 (which i really new was already going to turn into 1000)

Felt really, really good in the 500-600 range and all the way to the end. Very relaxed, especially hips and shoulders/upper back)

Tuesday - July 22

Family Things going on, non-workout day.

Monday - July 21


Sunday - July 20

  • 2h 28m 35s
  • 14.10 miles
  • 10m 32s /Mi

7mile loop x 2

Loop 1 - 1:13:30
Loop 2 - 1:14:30

14 mile run!! Did not think i was going to have it in me after yesterday. Was just out of it after yesterdays workout. In kind of a fog. But woke up at 6am feeling pretty good (fell asleep at 10pm) I ate pretty well yesterday. Wheat muffin with PB pre-bike ride, omelette (3 eggs, brocolli, onions and cheese + everything bagel with hummus) then a plum later on. For dinner i had a salad (not the mongo salads i usually eat) and ziti with sauce and some parm. And then i had a big hot fudge sundae. Tried to drink a good amount of water and some gatorade. Also, had some red wine with dinner, probably not the best idea. i think it made me a little dehydrated. I only had one glass (maybe 8 ounces) but I think it still made me feel out of it physically.

So i got 8 hours of sleep, drank water whenever i woke up and also drank a good amount of water/gatorade (like 4 glasses - maybe 1/3 gatorade, 2/3 water) when i finished my run. within about 1/2 hour to an hour.

Same breakfast and post run meal today as yesterday.

Man, i have like 20 mosquito bites from friday nights Winding Trails race. They took down a ton of trees and were doing some excavating on the run trail. Looked like maybe the same day. Didn't notice them all until the next day.

  • RACE DAY: Litchfield Hills Olympic Triathlon

Saturday - July 19

  • 2h 30m
  • 40.00 miles
  • 16.00 Mi/hr

Ugh. Was supposed to do a 60 mile ride + 1.5 mile brick run. Decided to meet up with a group ride, but got hosed up and didn't ride with the group.

Group Ride - FAIL

Woke up at 6am. Got all my crap together to drive 20 or 30 minutes to meet up with a group ride. Got to the parking lot right at start time (7am). Like a dumbass, instead of just going and finding somebody immediately i tried to get my stuff on and bike ready. Was ready just as they were rolling out. Got on the road maybe 30 seconds or a minute behind the last rider and they were nowhere in sight. Since i was in an area i was unfamiliar with i just did 4 different 10 mile loops so i would know how to get back to my car.

Lots of rushing around and took off fast to try to catch the group (it turns out they took the first right which i rode past as fast as i could) Got a good ride in as the terrain was different then i am used to. Longer, less steep, climbs (and longer descents). It was good to have a change of pace, but i never really settled in to just riding because i was always looking to see if i could find the group and making sure i wasn't getting too far out from the parking lot.

For a 40 mile ride at 16 mph it was kind of hard. I don't know if it was the hills or more of just mental stress of focusing on too many things besides riding. There was quite a bit of wind as well. Actually, i mostly think it was the fact that i probably only got 4 or 5 hours of sleep the night before and i had done a mini-tri and worked on painting my house all day.

All i know is that i was pretty much good for nothing the rest of the day.

Friday - July 18

  • 27m 32s
  • 4.85 miles
  • 10.57 Mi/hr
  • 28m 39s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 09m 15s /Mi
  • 09m 22s
  • 400.00 yards
  • 02m 20s /100 yards

  • RACE DAY: Winding Trails off road tri series #6

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Upcoming races

  • Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon Series - Race #5 (Triathlon)
    7/31/2014 Marlborough, Connecticut
  • Lake Terramuggus Olympic Distance Triathlon (Triathlon)
    8/9/2014 Marlborough, Connecticut
  • Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon Series - Race #6 (Triathlon)
    8/14/2014 Marlborough, Connecticut


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