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2024-02-18 1:33 PM
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@Mike. Nice work ticking those workouts off, Keep it up.

@Gretchen. At least you're getting good value out of your pool membership Hopefully nice clean MRI images means they can get a quick, accurate diagnosis and get whatever treatment you're going to need going ASAP. And great attitude continuing to push through with all the injury stuff going on in the background. I likely would have packed a sad by now. Any luck getting TP and Wahoo to talk to each other?

@Me:

Got a nice productive weekend.
Friday evening was an easy half hour treadmill jog
Saturday was the big day. Morning I did a 2 hour Z2 long run, spent the middle of the day sweating it out doing yard work and 90 minutes, with some 105% FTP intervals, on zwift in the evening.
Sunday, Housework in the morning. Took Mr 6 to the local school to ride his bike. Big break through there, his training wheels are now gone, very excited. And a 40 minute interval run on the treadmill in the evening.

9 hours total SBR for the week:
Swim: 0
Bike, x2, 3 hours (all zwift)
Run, x7, 46 km, 6 hours
S&M, x2 stretching sessions.

That's a 3 week cycle done. Ready for a bit of a cutback week this week, and a complete day off today.

Hope everyone else is doing well


2024-02-19 6:22 AM
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@Andrew:  great week, keep chugging along - gotta find that pool sometime!! 

@Gretchen:  fingers crossed on MRI results

Got in a really solid week, a tad short on the swim workouts because of logistics issues but completed every workout.  Very triathlon-y. 

2 swims, ~ 3K yards, 1.25 hours
5 bikes, 69 miles, 3.5 hours
3 runs, ~ 10 miles, 1.75 hours
4 strength/yoga/PT, 3.5 hours (yes that's a lot but it's working)
Total TSS = 528 (most since the end of August)

Yesterday's run was a little chilly with wind chills in the low 20s, but felt great after getting warmed up.  My daughter and I held about a 10:20 pace for those 4 miles and I kept my HR in zone 2. 

Really glad to have an off day today.  More of the same this week with slight increases in volume across the tri sports.

2024-02-19 11:28 AM
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@Mike--I'm super jealous of your strength time! Four hours is amazing! I struggle to find time for 1:30 a week.

@Andrew--Harry has let me down. He thought I was working in the Wahoo Element app (I'm not...Wahoo fitness). He went radio silent on me after I told him this, which is super annoying. It was bad enough trading emails every 24 hours with him to try to fix the issue, but this is just ridiculous. I'm going to put a little time into working on it this evening. The weekend slipped away from me a bit and I should have gotten it done, but didn't. So far, I'm just adjusting the trainer manually via the wahoo app, which is annoying, but no more so than adjusting the shifting to get more/less resistance on the bike on trainer.

New week--new hope that things are going to get back to normal soon (false hope?--dunno). I actually enjoyed an entirely pain free day yesterday, so that was a real plus! I enjoyed that tremendously. My wife was none too pleased, however, when I suggested I could run on the track at the gym today since I didn't have any pain. Needless to say...I did not run on the track at the gym. :D. I had another early morning triple--2600yds with masters, then 40' of aqua jogging with some fartlek intervals (wherein I just splashed a lot and looked like a dying seal), and then about 45' of weight lifting. Holding strong with the patiently waiting to hear whether we'll need to amputate my leg until my Wednesday appointment. Prepare yourself for the worst and everything else will seem okay...right?
2024-02-19 2:19 PM
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@Mike. Nice week, hope you're enjoying the rest day. As for your strength hours being a lot, most people don't come back from back issues like you've had. You're doing what you need to do to keep the body working and that's awesome.

@Gretchen. I'm not angry at Harry, I'm just disappointed. Now, I know nothing about the wahoo app, but can you download a .fit file from training peaks of your workout and manually upload it to wahoo? Also, have you reached out to training peaks tech support? they may be more help than Harry. It might end up being worth joining zwift just to get things to synch up. You can always run it on a small screen and ignore the game part of things if you're not into it.

I'm sure they'll only have to amputate below the knee, you'll be running on a stump by the end of the week. Haha, No you're right, plan for the worst but hope for the best.

Rest day for me, easy Z2 treadmill run planned for tonight to kick off the week.

Nat/Nicole/DQ.... How's everyone doing?
2024-02-20 12:46 AM
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Great week Andrew and Mike, at least, I am not the only one who can’t find the pool. I am waiting for the lake to thaw.
Like Gretchen, I am envious of your 4 hours strength training, I am happy if I manage 4 hours a month.
Gretchen, hoping for good news (or not so bad news), but you seem to have mastered the art of aqua jogging.

Nothing much to report from here, weeks are ticking along, 4 or 5 hours of training, nothing spectacular. I am trying to organise to play some floorball (ice hockey without ice, not land hockey) with some peeps from work. Been saying this for years but now I am making it happen, we’ll play either this weekend or next week. Which will give me time to recover from an inevitable injury before my first race at the end of May.

2024-02-20 7:21 AM
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Originally posted by Rollergirl  I am trying to organise to play some floorball (ice hockey without ice, not land hockey) with some peeps from work. Been saying this for years but now I am making it happen, we’ll play either this weekend or next week. Which will give me time to recover from an inevitable injury before my first race at the end of May.

I played floor hockey in college...it was a blast and took WAY less equipment than ice hockey, though some of those 8 AM games on Saturday mornings were a little rough.  We didn't even wear helmets or face guards which I imagine is more prevalent nowadays.  Have fun!



2024-02-20 7:27 AM
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90 minutes down in the Pain Cave this morning, 30 bike / 30 run / 30 strength core.  Leg speed is getting there on the run.  Based on last week's results I'm going to shift my VO2 max bike to Friday and my endurance ride to Wednesday so I don't flame out on my Thursday tempo run.  It'll work better with my work schedule as well.

I was looking through my logs from 10 years ago - good grief I put in a lot of volume building to an Oly.  Routinely 12-13 hours a week with significant intensity and TSS in the 650-700 range.  Wish I still had that resilience but just happy to be rolling along at soon-to-be-55. 

2024-02-20 7:54 AM
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Originally posted by Rollergirl  I am trying to organise to play some floorball (ice hockey without ice, not land hockey) with some peeps from work. Been saying this for years but now I am making it happen, we’ll play either this weekend or next week. Which will give me time to recover from an inevitable injury before my first race at the end of May.

I played floor hockey in college...it was a blast and took WAY less equipment than ice hockey, though some of those 8 AM games on Saturday mornings were a little rough.  We didn't even wear helmets or face guards which I imagine is more prevalent nowadays.  Have fun!




Floor hockey sounds a lot more violent than my floorball. The only one wearing a helmet and protective clothing is the goalie, outfield players sometimes wear protective eyewear, that's all.

2024-02-20 9:41 AM
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Originally posted by jmhpsu93

Originally posted by Rollergirl  I am trying to organise to play some floorball (ice hockey without ice, not land hockey) with some peeps from work. Been saying this for years but now I am making it happen, we’ll play either this weekend or next week. Which will give me time to recover from an inevitable injury before my first race at the end of May.

I played floor hockey in college...it was a blast and took WAY less equipment than ice hockey, though some of those 8 AM games on Saturday mornings were a little rough.  We didn't even wear helmets or face guards which I imagine is more prevalent nowadays.  Have fun!

Floor hockey sounds a lot more violent than my floorball. The only one wearing a helmet and protective clothing is the goalie, outfield players sometimes wear protective eyewear, that's all.

The only reason I would think helmets/face protection would be necessary is from the ball.  Our floor hockey was non-contact and I wouldn't consider it violent at all.  Some pickup basketball games I played in were more tougher. 

2024-02-20 11:07 AM
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Greetings. I’m in the process of buying a mini Cooper. I’d love your help in coming up with a tri themed license plate. Here’s a start

Imman
Heman
Triman
Triguy

What good ideas do you guys have. The more the better
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Greetings. I’m in the process of buying a mini Cooper. I’d love your help in coming up with a tri themed license plate. Here’s a start

Imman
Heman
Triman
Triguy

What good ideas do you guys have. The more the better


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Greetings. I’m in the process of buying a mini Cooper. I’d love your help in coming up with a tri themed license plate. Here’s a start

Imman
Heman
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Greetings. I’m in the process of buying a mini Cooper. I’d love your help in coming up with a tri themed license plate. Here’s a start

Imman
Heman
Triman
Triguy

What good ideas do you guys have. The more the better
2024-02-20 1:28 PM
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Originally posted by Rollergirl  I am trying to organise to play some floorball (ice hockey without ice, not land hockey) with some peeps from work. Been saying this for years but now I am making it happen, we’ll play either this weekend or next week. Which will give me time to recover from an inevitable injury before my first race at the end of May.

I played floor hockey in college...it was a blast and took WAY less equipment than ice hockey, though some of those 8 AM games on Saturday mornings were a little rough.  We didn't even wear helmets or face guards which I imagine is more prevalent nowadays.  Have fun!

Floor hockey sounds a lot more violent than my floorball. The only one wearing a helmet and protective clothing is the goalie, outfield players sometimes wear protective eyewear, that's all.

The only reason I would think helmets/face protection would be necessary is from the ball.  Our floor hockey was non-contact and I wouldn't consider it violent at all.  Some pickup basketball games I played in were more tougher. 




Back in the long, long, long time ago when I was a kid we used to play a floor hockey game most weeks at Venturers. That was absolutely full contact. Of course that might be more to do with being played by a group of teenage boys than how the game is supposed to be played.

My lack of hand eye coordination is of course why I don't do that stuff anymore and pretend to do triathlons now.
2024-02-20 1:40 PM
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@FitNat, Nothing wrong with things just ticking along at 4-5 hours/week. Especially in the middle of a Scandinavian winter Keep on keeping on.

@Mike. Nice pain cave workout. 12-13 hours/week for an olympic is a big number by anyone's measure. People do Ironmans on less than that. There's no shame in training differently to what you did a decade ago. Of course, if you're like me it's a constant struggle to not compare your times/speeds with what you did at the peak of your powers.

@DQ, Enjoy the new car. But you realise, if you get yourself an Ironman themed license plate, you're going to be obligated to do another Ironman.

ME,

30 minute easy treadmill run, and a stretch/foam roll session Tuesday night.
Up at dark-o'clock this morning for a 50ish minute fartlek run. I know I've said it before, but mixing up the paces does keep things more interesting. All going to plan will be on the bike for a zwift ride tonight. I think sweet spot intervals today.
2024-02-20 7:26 PM
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So, DQ.  Did you buy four Mini Coopers, one for each posting?? 

I like "trimph"  - yes I know that's another British car line (and yes I know the British-themed and marketed Cooper is actually owned by Belgian Motor Works, which is somehow German - Europe!!!). 



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