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2016-02-01 5:08 PM

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Subject: 20/29 in February + 10%
Your FIRST challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to score at least 2 triathlon specific workout DAYS out of the 29 possible in February.

Workouts must be in the disciplines of swim, bike, and run/walk. Strength training is optional and may be scored as a workout. Sports days (like my kayaking) DO NOT count.

No more than 10 workout days may be in any one discipline. Bricks are excluded from this limit.

You must score at least one workout in each discipline per week.

You cannot have more than 2 rest days in any one week.

Please note, we are counting DAYS not workouts. So if you do two workouts in one day, it still only counts as ONE DAY. The idea behind this challenge is to build consistency.

The SECOND half of the challenge is to take your distance totals for each discipline last month and increase them by at least 10%.


2016-02-01 5:10 PM
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No, I did not go to the gym today. I had my bag packed and in the truck. But when it came right down to it I simply could not make myself go to the gym. It was far too nice outside to waste the after school hour staring at a white brick wall and going nowhere on a dreadmill.

1/20 - Walk - 33m 22s - 2.00 miles - 16m 40s /Mi

Instead I hurried home, threw on some training clothes and went out on my 2 mile Valley Rd out-n-back route. And I set TWO PR's in the process. I got my first mile, all uphill, i n only 18m 13s. And then my best overall time by more than a minute! I have never finished this course under 34m, until today. Between the remains of last months cough/cold and my EIA I am coughing my brains out right now, but it was totally worth it.
2016-02-01 8:48 PM
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Way to go!
2016-02-02 3:48 PM
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2/20 - Bike - 45m 47s - 9.00 miles - 11.79 Mi/hr
It was too nice to go to the gym again today. Took the bike for a ride around the River Rd instead, no worries about pace or time, just wanted to make two easy laps.
2016-02-03 10:56 AM
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2/20

Have a great month everyone and good luck!
2016-02-04 9:36 AM
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I am in. However, I am already behind. I have an infection that is kicking my butt. However, I now am on the mend so I'll get going today. I am also going on a 2 week vacation. I will have access to a gym so I am going to make the most of it. No swimming, but I can get lots of bike and running in with some weight training.



2016-02-07 9:06 AM
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Off to a good start. 5/20 ...I,m also in a couple of triathlon based challenges on the weight loss site Lose It...looking at yesterday's activities, myself and the particular challenge(most hrs spent in a run, bike, swim workout in 2016) creator and I were both in the pool yesterday morning at 6:30am. If you like challenges, check out Lose It.. It's free for the basic site
2016-02-08 9:24 AM
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We've been having freakishly warm weather here in PA the last week and I have been out there enjoying as much of it as I could. But life has gotten in the way of posting. Here's what I logged since my last posting.

Thursday
3/20 - Walk - 35m 30s - 2.00 miles - 17m 45s /Mi
Another beautiful day for a gentle walk. No interest in speed, and for once I was able to control the 21 yr old kid in my head.

Friday
4/20 - Bike - 44m 17s - 9.00 miles - 12.19 Mi/hr
A sweet afternoon ride with no interest in speed, just building distance back up.

Saturday
5/20 - Walk - 1h 12m 19s - 4.50 miles - 16m 04s /Mi
I know I should be at the pool at least once this week, but I just can't pass up this beautiful, unexpected weather in the middle of February. Went out for a long, slow walk and saw the biggest bluejay I have ever seen in my life. He flew along ahead of me, landing on fence posts and guard rails for nearly a mile before he got sick of me catching up to him and flew across a field.
2016-02-09 8:40 AM
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5/20
Happy new week everyone!
2016-02-09 4:46 PM
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Monday
6/20 - Walk - 1h 03m 11s - 3.70 miles - 17m 04s /Mi
Looks like the last of the nice afternoons for a while, so I squeezed on more walk in here. Did my medium route, with the dreaded Hillside Drive between 2.5 and 3.0 miles. Huffed and puffed, but I made it.

Tuesday, YUCK! 33ºF and rain/snow combo. I'm not going outside in that crap! Hmmm, maybe I better think harder about getting up at 0500.
2016-02-10 1:28 PM
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7/20

Happy Wednesday!


2016-02-11 3:51 PM
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7/20 - Walk - 37m 11s - 2.00 miles - 18m 35s /Mi
BRRRrrrrr! 23º and windy when I got home today. Put on long johns and sweat pants, two sweatshirts, a knit watch cap, and gloves. Went for my usual 2 mile out-and-back. I had on interest in pace today, did not even take my phone or earbuds with me. Just the old school IM wristwatch. Quiet, introspective walk.
2016-02-11 11:57 PM
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Falling behind in February
2016-02-12 4:18 PM
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Back in business 6/20
2016-02-13 5:28 PM
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8/20 - Walk - 1h 12m - 2.90 miles - 24m 49s /Mi
It was a long-standing family joke that my mother supposedly picked my wife for me. I wish she were alive so I could tell her how true that was. And she could not have made a more perfect choice. Today, we hiked the Jakoby Falls trail. It was 13ºF and we had a really pleasant walk. We weren't cold, once we got up into the gully and out of that nasty wind. And Cindy performed beautifully, never complained, barely stopped to rest. What a champ!
2016-02-15 9:04 PM
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If I get good traininng in every day from now on, I'll make it. Let's see if miracles really do happen.



2016-02-17 2:06 PM
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2016-02-17 2:06 PM
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Originally posted by ceilidh

If I get good traininng in every day from now on, I'll make it. Let's see if miracles really do happen.




You can do it! And remember, 19/20 also counts
2016-02-17 5:53 PM
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9/20 - Walk - 36m 11s - 2.10 miles - 17m 13s /Mi
Got home from school and went for a quick walk before I started working on the plan for Garden 2016.
2016-02-18 6:59 AM
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I only was able to do a walk with the dog yesterday. It was fast, but still. Day 6 off the boat and I am still feeling the boat rock. It happens every time I am on a boat for an extended period. That part is fun, this part is not. I am going to try to drive today, I need to get to the pool!

2016-02-19 4:18 PM
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11/20 - Walk - 35m even - 2.00 miles - 17m 30s /Mi
Short after school walk squeezed in before getting ready to take the wife to dinner. Only ONE car passed me in that entire time.


2016-02-20 9:29 AM
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Back on track. 15/20. Not sure I'll do the plus 10% category. Great news is that I hit a very long, maybe 15 yr low weight on Fri morning. High was 259, down to 225 on Fri
2016-02-20 10:56 AM
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Great news is that I hit a very long, maybe 15 yr low weight on Fri morning. High was 259, down to 225 on Fri
HEY! That IS great news. Congratulations.
2016-02-20 10:57 AM
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12/20 - Walk - 1h 05m 11s - 3.70 miles - 17m 37s /Mi
Took the cellphone, but didn't use headphones. Just a quiet walk enjoying the solitude.
2016-02-22 7:17 AM
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13/20 - Bike - 41m 12s - 9.00 miles - 13.11 Mi/hr
Unseasonably warm weather, already over 40*. Went for a bike ride, 2 laps of the River Rd. Pleasant ride, no music, just wandering thoughts.

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