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Nat! Your band sounds awesome!!


2023-05-26 11:14 AM
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Nice racing, Gretchen!  Sounds like you had a blast out there.

2023-05-26 11:15 AM
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Today was 2250 in the pool and 6+ miles walking on the multi-use path with a little jogging mixed in.  Tomorrow will be about a 30 mile ride with a 14-mile segment at Oly race pace, which will be my last significant effort before next Saturday's race. 

2023-05-26 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by jmhpsu93

Originally posted by drfoodlove ^^i concur!! A double is the only acceptable solution!!

Unfortunately, my azz is going to be on an airplane headed to Aruba during the sprint. 




I guess it’s an acceptable reason not to do the sprint.
So Nicole will have to do the oly too then…




Not gonna lie, I've considered it. I think it would be really good practice for my Ragnar that's about a month later. Mike, will let you know if I end up doing the Oly!
2023-05-26 12:27 PM
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Gretchen, I'm so glad you had such a good time! Sounds like a really awesome racing weekend!
2023-05-26 12:30 PM
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I started the week off really strong, but have failed the last 2 days. I got my invisalign on Wednesday, so have been a bit uncomfortable as I adjust to it. Gonna have the BEST oral hygiene though b/c I brush my teeth after every time I eat.

I did a 45 minute PZ endurance ride Wednesday morning, but didn't do anything yesterday and had a work happy hour where I overindulged and woke up late today. I have a vball tourny tomorrow that involves drinking but I might try to get out of it so I can go to Masters in the morning. And not drink. I just really don't want to drink all day. Excited to do nothing tonight though.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and for people in the US, a great long holiday weekend!


2023-05-26 2:33 PM
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Super sprint was great! I wanted to go sun-60’. Finished in 52 and some change. Won 2nd AG and 1St AG was 3rd overall, so I’m feeling pretty good about that race! One more in the morning, and I’m hella glad that I didn’t sign up to run the open 10K at 7, before the sprint tri at 9 (a thought I had this week!). Back at the hotel with feet propped up and a hot chocolate…because when it is 100F, you need hot chocolate!


Whohoo! Again! Well done! What’s 2nd AG and 1st AG. I mean, I know what AG is but 1st and 2nd?

2023-05-26 2:34 PM
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Nat! Your band sounds awesome!!


Thanks
2023-05-26 2:39 PM
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Originally posted by Rollergirl because I am old and wise and don't get embarassed anymore, here's my band playing last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sj2f52CtxQI am aware of the flaws but I don't care, we didn't name the band "Out of tune" for no reason. It was so much fun!

Rock Star Nat!!




LOL. I certainly feel like one. During the conference, I had to introduce my team and I actually said I felt like a rock star introducing the band and presented the last one as “on drums”
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Today was 2250 in the pool and 6+ miles walking on the multi-use path with a little jogging mixed in.  Tomorrow will be about a 30 mile ride with a 14-mile segment at Oly race pace, which will be my last significant effort before next Saturday's race. 




Sounds like you are ready, am I right?
2023-05-26 2:42 PM
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Originally posted by Rollergirl

Originally posted by jmhpsu93

Originally posted by drfoodlove ^^i concur!! A double is the only acceptable solution!!

Unfortunately, my azz is going to be on an airplane headed to Aruba during the sprint. 




I guess it’s an acceptable reason not to do the sprint.
So Nicole will have to do the oly too then…




Not gonna lie, I've considered it. I think it would be really good practice for my Ragnar that's about a month later. Mike, will let you know if I end up doing the Oly!



That would be cool! Place your bets, who will win the battle of the BDAS’ses?


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Originally posted by Rollergirl
Originally posted by nicole14e
Originally posted by Rollergirl
Originally posted by jmhpsu93

Originally posted by drfoodlove ^^i concur!! A double is the only acceptable solution!!

Unfortunately, my azz is going to be on an airplane headed to Aruba during the sprint. 

I guess it’s an acceptable reason not to do the sprint. So Nicole will have to do the oly too then…
Not gonna lie, I've considered it. I think it would be really good practice for my Ragnar that's about a month later. Mike, will let you know if I end up doing the Oly!
That would be cool! Place your bets, who will win the battle of the BDAS’ses?

Odds would be probably about Mike +250, Nicole -320.  Good luck with that spread.  I'm giving up five minutes at least on the swim and probably fifteen minutes on the run (and 20 years on the odometer LOL).  Not sure I can make that up on the bike.

I seriously have ZERO idea what is going to happen on the run with me.  I'm pretty confident I can come out of T2 1:45ish, then I could feel great and back is OK and run a 59 minute 10K or a 1:20+...no idea. 

I posted a 2:38:01 in 2014 in this race with a 50-flat 10K...wish I had that run in me still in an Oly.



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2023-05-26 10:44 PM
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Nat— 1st AG is first in age group. You’ve said before that they only tend to award overall by you, but a lot of places divide the field into five year increments and give awards to 1-3 in AG, plus overall. So, in this case, I was the second fastest woman aged 40-44 and the fastest woman 40-44 was also the third fastest overall.
2023-05-27 2:05 AM
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Nat— 1st AG is first in age group. You’ve said before that they only tend to award overall by you, but a lot of places divide the field into five year increments and give awards to 1-3 in AG, plus overall. So, in this case, I was the second fastest woman aged 40-44 and the fastest woman 40-44 was also the third fastest overall.


Oh I get it, I misread it and in my small tired brain it sounded like you won everything, 2nd AG, 1st AG were 3rd overall. But it was 1st AG who came 3rd!
Now it makes sense!
2023-05-27 10:32 AM
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This morning’s race went really well, until it didn’t. But then it did again.

Swim was fine. Bike was great—right up until the 18km mark. That’s when I took one of the speed bumps a little too aggressively and my rear tire flatted out (which is super irritating, because I should have been running tubeless). Anyway, I wasn’t carrying anything, so I rode on the flat a little bit to the next intersection, where they called for help. Someone showed up with a flat kit he found on the side of the road (abandoned by another racer) and I grabbed it from him and started changing my tire. I got it all changed and just needed air by the time the course support arrived. They aired it up and put it back on, but something was wrong. I don’t know what, but I made it about another km before my rear wheel stopped spinning. I didn’t see anything obvious and easy to fix, so I stripped off my shoes and shouldered my bike to run it in the last km(ish); fortunately, it was mostly downhill. Then I had a pretty good run, considering. At some point yesterday I stepped on something and cut the bottom of my foot on the outer edge (exactly where you can’t see it!!). Needless to say, it has been a right pain through these races, but today was particularly bad—guess it was the barefoot km. :D

Anyway, I had a great weekend. Even with the extra km of run, my moving time was 9’ under my goal time (and I think I was even pretty close to goal with the mechanicals—results haven’t been posted yet). Certainly no podium though—two of the top three overall were in my AG. That makes it tough. I did learn today that I was the only woman who did all three tris this weekend. There were only three men who did all three.
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This morning’s race went really well, until it didn’t. But then it did again.

Swim was fine. Bike was great—right up until the 18km mark. That’s when I took one of the speed bumps a little too aggressively and my rear tire flatted out (which is super irritating, because I should have been running tubeless). Anyway, I wasn’t carrying anything, so I rode on the flat a little bit to the next intersection, where they called for help. Someone showed up with a flat kit he found on the side of the road (abandoned by another racer) and I grabbed it from him and started changing my tire. I got it all changed and just needed air by the time the course support arrived. They aired it up and put it back on, but something was wrong. I don’t know what, but I made it about another km before my rear wheel stopped spinning. I didn’t see anything obvious and easy to fix, so I stripped off my shoes and shouldered my bike to run it in the last km(ish); fortunately, it was mostly downhill. Then I had a pretty good run, considering. At some point yesterday I stepped on something and cut the bottom of my foot on the outer edge (exactly where you can’t see it!!). Needless to say, it has been a right pain through these races, but today was particularly bad—guess it was the barefoot km. :D

Anyway, I had a great weekend. Even with the extra km of run, my moving time was 9’ under my goal time (and I think I was even pretty close to goal with the mechanicals—results haven’t been posted yet). Certainly no podium though—two of the top three overall were in my AG. That makes it tough. I did learn today that I was the only woman who did all three tris this weekend. There were only three men who did all three.


Well done on doing all 3 and getting good results! Great achievement!



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55k ride for me today, mostly at going shopping pace, except for when some old guy (my age) on a racer overtook me so I obviously had to catch up with him and we “raced” for about 8-10k before we parted.
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Nat! Of course you had to race him! It is the only way when someone passes you on the road!
2023-05-28 5:57 AM
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OMG Gretchen you have all kinds of things happen to you!  Great work getting through it and having great races.  Take care of that battle wound.

Got in a 30-mile ride yesterday with the middle 10 miles at a little harder than Oly race pace (IF ~ 0.87...normally I race around 0.83-0.85 for Oly races depending on the course), then did a quick 1 mile transition run at race pace.  Both went well so on to taper.

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Got in a 30-mile ride yesterday with the middle 10 miles at a little harder than Oly race pace (IF ~ 0.87...normally I race around 0.83-0.85 for Oly races depending on the course), then did a quick 1 mile transition run at race pace.  Both went well so on to taper.




Sounds like my ride, with the faster bit in the middle. Can’t do that on my own though, I need some random guy to help me.


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Here’s another video of that famous band

https://youtu.be/oHxekg7oqDc



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10k run at oly pace, or at least the pace I hope I can sustain in a oly run today and a 20 mimutes swim.

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What a busy weekend for the BDAS'ers. Great to see.

@Gretchen. 1st up, well done on your races. A 12 minute PB for your olympic is great and must be great reassurance that your training is going well. I'm sorry to see you had some technical issues with the bike, but good job pushing through and finishing all 3. Let it be a lesson to all of us, don't forget your flat kit

How were the legs feeling by the end of race 3? It's not long distance, but there must have been some accumulated fatuige by then.

@Nathalie. I do not have a musical bone in my body, so am incredibly envious of people who can play, that's really cool. Some of my best races have been against randoms who don't know we're racing Although I'm more likely to put the hammer down and try and drop the random wheel sucker than chace down an overtaker.

@Mike, Great that your last big workouts went well. On to the taper. FWIW, my pick is your going to run sub 65 minutes next weekend. You've been making great progress on the recovery and with the extra adrenalin race day gives you your walk breaks are going to shrink a lot.

@Nicole, 2 races in 2 days would be perfect training for the Ragnar.
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My weekend plans got somewhat rearranged due to life happening. But finished the week off strong.

Friday, all I did was a 30 minute treadmill run, but 10min of that was at tempo effort so it counted as the 'quality' run for the wee (Not that Garmin recognised it ) And after that Mrs Bullfrog and I had a planning committee meeting, long story short I'm going to be making a real effort to get back to before work workouts, and she is happy to deal with any short people in the house that wake up before I finish. The deadline is to be done and ready for parent duties and the morning routine by 630.

Saturday, up at 4am for a 2 hour ride before breakfast, followed by watching Mr 5 play soccer, an hour doing lawns and a short 20 minute jog on the treadmill before going out for dinner.

Sunday, I was planning to swim in the morning and do a longer treadmill run later in the day. Got a txt from my running mate about 8pm Saturday night that he had been granted a leave pass so swim got canned and we did a 95 minute easy 'conversational' paced run along the waterfront on Sunday morning, followed of course by coffee.

End result for the week,

Swim 0
Bike, x3, 4 hours
Run, x5, 3 hours 58 minutes.

7hr 58 for the week, 2 minutes off the nice round number. Which is more frustrating than it should be.
2023-05-28 5:17 PM
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Kicked off the new week with 60 minutes on zwift before breakfast. Main set was 4x5'@95%FTP. So that's 1 higher effort workout ticked off for the week.

And the good thing about early starts is tonight will involve sitting on the sofa chilling out with a cold beer... Or maybe a spa with a cold beer... either way, a cold beer is part of the plan.

Have a good week guys
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