Planned on running this morning, but bagged it because of the rain.  Hopefully, I can get something in after work.

  • 55m
  • 18.00 miles
  • 19.64 Mi/hr

Easy ride to Queenstown and back. Left the HRM at home and just rode.

  • 45m
  • 1550.00 yards
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WU: 300
5x50 fish
5x50 one arm
5x50 fist
8x50 focused swim
CD: 100

More BS with Glenn than swimming this morning. I was in the pool for 70 minutes and probably only swam for 35-40 min. All drills and focused swimming. It felt really good on the kick drills to loosen up my legs and get some blood flowing. I feel 100%.

Maybe a quick 30 min easy spin tonight (trainer if it's raining) then a massage.  No complaints here.


Here's my buddy for the weekend!!!

Full acknowledgements go to "3558" for my new blog title.  I can't think of any other phrase that more appropriately describes my triathlon "career". 

I feel 100% better today.  It's amazing what two nights of 9+ hours of sleep can do for you. Hamstring tendons are still tight after sitting for a period of time, but my energy is back.  I've got a massage scheduled for tomorrow evening so maybe that'll help.  I felt so good when I got up I kinda kicked myself for not going and getting a short swim in, then I came to my senses.  Today's excercise will be cutting the grass when I get home from work.  I'll probably swim tomorrow and maybe go for an easy spin on the bike.
Race report is up, but I couldn't figure out a way to do my age group ranking and they didn't give that information.  This might be a good thing because I probably don't want to know how bad it really was!


Headed to Fuddrucker's for lunch!!!  Yeah baby.
  • 2h 50m
  • 56.00 miles
  • 19.76 Mi/hr


  • 2h 30m
  • 13.10 miles
  • 11m 27s /Mi


  • 34m 15s
  • 2100.00 yards
  • 01m 38s /100 yards


Not completely sure of my total time...I forgot to stop my watch and I wasn't looking at the finish clock. (I was too busy trying to get one foot in front of the other which was quite a task at that point!)  I think I came in somewhere around 6:05.  T1 was about 5:00 and T2 was 1:29.  The run was total misery from the first step.  I can't say the run was "fun", but I really had a great day even though I missed out on a couple of goals.  The positives were having a fantastic swim, a solid bike, great weather and no flats on the bike.  And it was awesome having friends like Glenn and Shelly and my wonderful wife pulling for me and waiting at the finish.  I have absolutely nothing to complain about.  In fact, I think this probably has me more fired up about Eagleman than I would have been if I had nailed the run.  With some more training, I know I can do better than this.  I immediately signed up for Eagleman and Columbia when I got home and I can't wait to have another go at this distance.

  • 20m
  • 6.00 miles
  • 18.00 Mi/hr

Easy warmup to stretch the legs out. Threw in a few 20" accelerations on the way back.

  • 15m
  • 1.75 miles
  • 08m 34s /Mi

Quick run off the bike. HR was strangely high - not sure what's up with that.

It's all over now....just waiting for 7:18am tomorrow morning.  Just chilling the rest of today reading and watching movies.  I wonder how tomorrow will go?

Rest day.  Game plan is to give the bike a little TLC and change the tires and tubes then just chill the rest of the day.  A short brick tomorrow morning then it's all over but the nervousness.  The main focus for today and tomorrow is drinking lots of water and sleeping (and eating banana crisps of course).

Sitting here at my desk obsessing about Sunday, I think my nervousness has kind of subsided.  I definitely have some anxiety because I've never completed this distance, but I'm simply interested to see how my body handles racing for 6 hours.  I think at this point, I'm less interested in finishing in a certain amount of time and more interested to see just how far my training has brought me and how I handle it physically and mentally.  I'm most worried that I won't enjoy racing this distance than I am about what my time will be.  Sounds weird, I know.  I've had such a great summer and have really enjoyed the training - I want race day to be just as fullfilling.

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