• 1h 25m 19s
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warm up, 6x500 @ 40, cool down

Coach gave me three swims and four swim workouts this week. She said to mix and match. I decided that I'd feel wimpy if I didn't do the longest one twice.

13:17, 13:21, 13:39, 13:39, 13:55, 14:04

  • 2h 07m 50s
  • 37.95 miles
  • 17.81 Mi/hr

The Felt is in the shop getting it's final pre-B2B tune up so today was the trusty Madone!

Beaver Creek-Martha's Chapel-Davis with 10 minutes at TT pace mid ride.

A weird thing happened on my ride tonight. I got about 20 minutes into the ride and I suddenly had a stabbing pain below my knee. I pulled over and there was a thorn -- or maybe a stinger but I think a thorn -- stabbing me. I pulled it out and kept on going. I'm noting it here because (1) it's so weird and (2) in case there is some kind of reaction down the road.

I got into work today and found that the items in my office rearranged.  Sweater on desk and not hung up, recycling bin over there instead of over here, etc. I can only surmise that this constitutes "cleaning" by housekeeping staff. Now to clean up after the cleaning...

Ride tonight! Cool  Done!

Life is good!

  • Health data: RHR: 53 Hours slept: 5.5
  • 1h 00m 01s
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spin class with DeShon.

  • 20m 01s
  • 2.30 miles
  • 08m 42s /Mi

Short treadmill run off the bike. The TM said 2.30 miles and the foot pod got 2.44. This seems off by a lot. I calibrated the foot pod outside. I'll revisit that when I have a chance.

Two Pro Tips from this morning

Pro tip:  If you have retired your bike shorts because the fabric is transparent, retire them! Do not wear them to spin class!  If you must wear them to spin class, sit in the back row!

Pro tip:  If you think that your foot pod may not have been detected and you are in the middle of a busy gym, do not tell your forerunner to rescan for device!

I had morning workouts today so that I could go to the Hurricanes v. Bruins game tonight.  I took some photos during the pregame skate.

Jeff Skinner at the pregame skate
Jeff Skinner

Brandon Sutter
Brandon Sutter

  • Health data: RHR: 54 Hours slept: 6.5
  • 49m 05s
  • 5.50 miles
  • 08m 55s /Mi

Drizzly neighborhood loops with strides. Strides went well.

  • 1h 23m 11s
  • 3280.84 yards
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It was still drizzling out when I got the the pool. The outdoor pool was opened but -- nah. I waited for a little over 5 minutes and got a lane in the indoor pool for this one.

warm up, 6x500 @ 40, cool down

12:56, 12:55, 13:12, 13:19, 13:36, 13:50

Tempt your sense of exploration.

  • Health data: RHR: 50 Hours slept: 7
  • 42m 50s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 13m 49s /Mi

downtown Early morning walk with Emma

  • Walking
  • 42m 49s

Early morning walk with Emma / active recovery. 3.1 miles in 42:49.

Sports massage (1 hour) with Erika at LTF.  I usually use Jill.  Erika was fine though.

Engage, embrace, enjoy!

  • Health data: RHR: 52 Hours slept: 6.75
  • 1h 01m 33s
  • 18.03 miles
  • 17.58 Mi/hr


60 minutes of easy riding before a zone 2 run.

  • 2h 07m 36s
  • 13.11 miles
  • 09m 44s /Mi

Nice weather for a run today.

My feet started to feel a little bit sore/tender about 10 miles into this run. Is it the pink shoes, the new superfeet? Should I run in these shoes or go back to the blue ones for my long runs?

  • 1h 08m 29s
  • 2624.67 yards
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warm up, 3x800 alternating 100’s with easy and pace push @ 2, cool down

20:57, 21:25, 22:03

  • 4h 26m 17s
  • 80.23 miles
  • 18.08 Mi/hr

Ride to Aversboro Battleground and back on NC bike route 5. I rode with Stan, Jerry C. and Jon today. Good times!

Last long training day before B2B -- 4 hour bike ride plus swim (I had a 4 hour ride on the books and the guys had an 80 mile ride to do. At this point, it was kind of six of one, half dozen of the other). The swim went well. It's just that the training took all day and I had a thing to attend at night.

  • Health data: RHR: 56 Hours slept: 8.75
rest rest rest day!

Talked to Coach about HRM thing.  She said this is IM Training Sucks At The End Syndrome.  "Don’t worry about your HR at the moment.  I am not concerned or surprised that it is off.  The taper will bring all that back in line.  I wouldn’t care if you put your HR monitor in your dresser and left it there for the next week to be honest."

In related news, the Garmin HRM soft strap issues that I started to experience last month and really came to a head in my 9/27 run -- after contacting Garmin and jumping through some hoops, they are replacing the soft strap.  I've been using my old hard strap since about October 1.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

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    9/30/2018 Chattanooga, Tennessee
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