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2020-07-14 1:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Todd’s Tri Turtles 8 (Beginner, 5K, 10K, Sprint, Whatever)
Rick, that insulation project counts double IMO....tough work, stamina thing!!!

So for 7/6-7/12 I managed 3 swims (6K yards total); 3 lifting sessions; 4 walks (4 miles each with my wife and our 2 Vizslas).

The club where I swim requires scheduling a lane and now limits the time in the water to 45 minutes; I did that yesterday and managed 1800 yards....not sure where/how I’ll find that 200 yards!

Now to my “injury”....I’m struggling with plantar faciitis in my right foot; first few steps in the morning are quite a wake up call! I’d increased my walking mileage with the virus shutdowns and wore out a pair of Brooks Adrenalines. I probably used those Brooks longer than I should (400+ miles). I’m hoping the new pair I now have and stretching will help. I may be forced to “rest” the foot for a while. My wife wants me to call my ortho....she’s probably right but I’ll give it a few more days plus my mileage is less now since I do the walks 3 fewer days...


2020-07-16 5:23 PM
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Hi Turtles,

We've now reached the half way point of the challenge. I'm starting to fall behind with only 9 sessions completed. Looks like it's time for me to refocus.

One of my neighbors is training for an Ironman scheduled for November.It looks unlikely that this event will proceed as planned. We had a good talk about training for an event that is unlikely to occur. I do admire his commitment as he continues to prepare.

Hope that you're all well and enjoying your summer despite the restrictions in place.
2020-07-19 7:05 AM
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Sorry guys, still dealing with work, father-in-law, and went on a vacation (much needed).

Rod, I love the challenge and while coming in way late I’m gonna give it a go and see how close to 30
I can come.

Bill, I don’t know if it will help or not but look at OOFOS recovery sandals for wear around the house and after workouts. My wife stands a lot (teacher) and her feet always bothered her especially in the mornings walking on our wood floors. I bought her a pair and she said they have really helped, but I can tell you no matter what that they are comfortable just to wear if nothing else.

Well I’m off to get in a ride and will post again in a day or two to tell how how I returned full circle over the past two months.
2020-07-20 12:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Todd’s Tri Turtles 8 (Beginner, 5K, 10K, Sprint, Whatever)
Update 7/18

I've caught up. As of Saturday, I was 18/18. Of course yesterday was a bust because I was out with the wife and kiddos all day. I would have done my dumbbell workout that morning, but I've started experiencing shoulder pain again at he outer tip, so I took a day. Bad part is that I was trying to open a jar of pickles, and when I twisted the lid, pain shot from my trapezius at my neck down the back of my tricep to the elbow. That did hurt. Essentially, I'm a day behind again

Haven't been able to swim, either. The Y I'm able to hit on my lunch break has been closed for deep cleaning due to Covid. There's a location closer to the house that I can easily hit at 0500, but they keep cancelling my sessions due to "lack of staff"

Pushing on through to the end of the month, but 40 isn't going to happen.

2020-07-20 12:44 PM
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Usual week for me last week - 3 swims; 3 lifting sessions; 4 walks; have to say the walks were a challenge due to the right foot pain; yesterday was better but pretty sore today. I’ll be looking into the OOFOS Todd mentioned.

Swim yardage down due to less time in the pool allowed; making reservation is a bit of a challenge; I’m set for another 2 weeks.

One strength session last week was actually a yard project; I didn’t include that in my weekly totals mentioned above. I tracked the time to just see the calorie burn....

Those “Carona Kilograms” Rod mentioned are still hanging on....
2020-07-27 8:37 AM
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7/19-25 Update

Only got 5/7 last week.. 4 walks, 1 weight session. Oddly enough, I'm down to 260.5 this morning (~18 lbs since I started watching carbs closer), and my glucose has been 107, 110 & 115 for the last 3 mornings (win!)... Rest week? hehehe

I've still not pulled out my (or my wife's) mountain bike to do a quick shakedown. Not sure if I said anything before, but the wheel bearings in the WalMart speshul I've been using since '14 gave up the ghost, and new wheels aren't in the works. Honestly, I'd rather save up and get something a little higher on the food chain that I can throw aero bars at.

Good news is that my Y location has opened back up this week. I've got my time saved for tomorrow, and will do Thurs when it opens up.

I did make a bit of a mistake on my strength training. I'm mixing and matching plates... well I have a set of 2.5lb plates that are larger, so I thought I'd been lifting 15lbs... nope... 10. I corrected that yesterday. I've decided that I need to go 20/30 days in a month to move to the next (larger) set of exercises. It's actually a pretty good app, and I may drop the little bit of $ on it to fully unlock it.

Like Joe Dirt, I just need to keep on keepin' on and I'll smash PRs next year.


2020-07-29 9:08 AM
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Usual week last week; 3 swims; 3 lifting sessions; 4 walks. Garmin had issues so some didn’t download; that seems to be resolved now. Right foot is good some days and not so good others; today is a good day for it so far.
2020-07-31 6:46 PM
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Originally posted by 2NewKnees

Usual week last week; 3 swims; 3 lifting sessions; 4 walks. Garmin had issues so some didn’t download; that seems to be resolved now. Right foot is good some days and not so good others; today is a good day for it so far.


Hi Bill,

I'm impressed with your consistency of 3 swims, 3 lifting sessions & 4 walks each week. It shows commitment and I'm sure it will produce results,.

2020-07-31 6:58 PM
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Hi Turtles,

End of the month and end of the July challenge for our group. How did you go?

I missed out with only 21 training sessions completed during the month. I'm afraid the cooler weather and COVID have dampened my enthusiasm. We are required to wear masks when we are outside so going for a walk is unpleasant but it beats getting infected. If you run you don't have to wear a mask but I'm not running atm. Australia is in good shape with most states only having 1 or 2 daily cases. My state had 650 cases yesterday so something has gone wrong here.

Some events for our coming summer are being rescheduled to autumn (fall). This was going to be my last season but my "retirement" will now get deferred as I want to complete 6 events in a season and then call it a day.

I'll spend the next few days resetting some goals and reviewing how to achieve them.
2020-08-02 4:42 PM
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Thanks Rod! I hope the results will help keep me “trim”.....;0)!!

While I met the challenge, I didn’t venture into any bike rides. I’m gonna have to do that to round out things. Just not excited about the bike-the range of motion in my right knee makes it a challenge.

My wife and I had an adult continuing education class yesterday on safety. Then rain washed out the afternoon. So....I had no activity! First “day off” since March. My foot approved!

Rod, take care down there in your part of the world!!
2020-08-03 11:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Todd’s Tri Turtles 8 (Beginner, 5K, 10K, Sprint, Whatever)
I ended up with 29/31. While I didn't meet the goal, I've definitely made progress in the right direction.

Rod: I'm just curious... 6 events of what distance?

Bill: I'm with Rod on this one, your consistency is awesome.


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