• 1h 26m 01s
  • 21.74 miles
  • 15.16 Mi/hr

Same as two days ago. AM bike commute: 16.1 miles / PM bike commute 5.64 miles.

Nice workout on the way to work this morning. Did the route about 1 minute faster than on Wednesday. After work I took it easy because I went out to dinner for my brother's birthday and knew I wouldn't have time to shower. Everyone probably appreciated me not being all sweaty.

On the go all day today and tonight.  Just enough time to enter today's workout and I am off to bed!  Tomorrow Sue and I are going back to Lake Erie to swim again.  Wheeeeeeeeee Doggies!

Probably going to just take today off.  Still stressing over getting everything done for company coming on Monday.  I have to work Saturday.  Going out to dinner for my brother's birthday tomorrow.  Want to get in at least a short swim in the lake this weekend.  Doesn't leave much time for getting things done.

Achilles tendon is still sore, but better than yesterday.  Hopefully a few days off of running will be all it needs.  Time will tell.

  • 1h 23m 36s
  • 21.74 miles
  • 15.60 Mi/hr

Until my new bike computer comes, all stats are with my watch and gmap.

am commute to work: left early and took a longer route in. I had a really nice ride! I have so much to do tonight at home so I will just take the short route home.

pm commute home: direct route. Felt tired when I left the office, but became more and more energized the further I rode. Good energy vibes coming from the bike tonight. 5.64 miles in 21:20. This MIGHT be the first time I rode this route in under 22 minutes. Not for sure.

My first glitch in my half mary plan and it is only week 2.  So there I was yesterday happily running along when the achilles tendon on my good leg started feeling a little "tight" toward the end of the run.  Did some good long stretching afterwards and felt ok.  Later in the day, the tendon became sore.  Actually the only time I feel it is when I am walking.  I can move it, stretch it, press on it every which way and it doesn't hurt.  But it hurts enough when I walk that I limp for a few steps when I first get up.  Didn't bother me one bit on my bike commute today.  Still this is not good!  I know the injury drill and all it entails.  rest, ice, blah blah blah blah blah.  I've never had this particular part of my body become sore though and I know tendons can be a pain to heal.   I would like to blame my PF in my other foot causing my gait to be uneven, but my PF has been REALLY good for several weeks now and has not (knowingly) affected my running form. 

I am so injury prone it is pathetic.  Even in my younger days it was no different.  There is one big difference between now and my youth though.  Back then, if I got injured I just quit what I was doing.  Now I rest, recover and try and research how to try and keep it from happening again (like that is possible).  I AM NOT QUITTING!

  • 29m 03s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 09m 22s /Mi

Ran my home 5k route. Raining and humid. Temps right around 70 degrees at 8:30am.

  • Walking
  • 14m

Warm up: walk 0.4 miles/7 mins
Cool down: walk 0.4 miles/7 mins

1st run of 1/2 mary plan week 2.  Supposed to be 3 mile tempo run at 9:45 pace.  Went too fast, but it's good to know I can slow it down some because next week the tempo run goes up to 4 miles.  Again I felt pretty good except the humidity was miserable.  Supposedly this weather front is to move through today/tonight and then things are going to clear out.  I hope so because everything is so gosh darn soggy.

100% total lack of motivation today.  I have so much to do around the house/farm right now that I don't even know where to begin.  I did get some things done today, but it's a drop in the bucket.  Usually if I get outside and workout, it relaxes me and makes me feel better.  Just couldn't seem to justify to stop mowing the lawn to workout.  Now I am left with no workout done and a "to do" list that doesn't seem to be getting smaller. 

I will get up tomorrow morning though and go for a run.  Hopefully that will get the day started off right.

  • 1h 02m 17s
  • 6.00 miles
  • 10m 23s /Mi

6am long run. Temp when I left the house was 77 degrees. Humidity 9 million percent (ok a slight exaggeration).

  • Walking
  • 25m

Warm up: walk one mile, 17 mins
Cool down: walk 1/2 mile, 8 mins

Got up at 5am to do my weekly long run.  Took an hour to feed cats, dogs and some of the poultry.  Ate a piece of pumpkin bread and drank some Gatorade.  Left the house 6am.  VERY humid and the deer flies were HORRIBLE.  Got nailed several times along the way.  Other than feeling a little sapped by the humidity, I felt really good.  I took a very short pee break at 40 mins into the run.  Legs felt a little tired the last 1/4 mile, but that's not bad at all.  1/2 mary plan calls for my long runs to be done at 10:30 min/mile so I was just a tad fast, but not too bad for someone who is new to pacing.

Oh yeah.  This is the first time I have ever ran more than one hour.  :)

  • 58m
  • 12.00 miles
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Biked the triathlon bike course and the run course too.

  • 10m
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First open water swim in Lake Erie.

Well my first open water swim was today.  There were both positives and negatives.  I am trying not to focus too much on the negative, but it is hard because I got sort of sea sick feeling and even though it was several hours ago, I still feel kind of blah.

The positives: 1. water temperature.  I was afraid I would think 70 degrees was too cold, but it didn't bother me at all.  Thank goodness!  2.  My tri shorts and sports bra will work just fine.  Wore them biking immediately after the swim too.  3.  Learned that I need to breathe to just one side (away from the waves).  I am so use to bilateral breathing in the pool that this was tough to get used to, but worked much better once I did.  4.  I wasn't too freaked out about the low visibility in the water.  5.  My running shoes on the bike should work fine for the sprint.  I don't know what the problem was the last time I tried it and it wasn't working, but it was fine today.  I like the feel of the bike shoes better, but for 9 miles, it won't make a big difference.  I don't bike fast anyway. 

The negatives:  1.  I had a really hard time doing front crawl and breathing properly.  I was all out of breath.  Tried to relax, but never quite got there.  Hopefully this will be better with time.  Breast stroke will just have to be my default stroke.  2.  I was doing ok until the last little bit.  I was doing more and more front crawl and at one point I picked my head up to sight and was INCREDIBLY dizzy.  The lake swells were making me sea sick too.  I thought I would feel better once on the bike, but I didn't.  I may have to try something for motion sickness before my next practice swim.  I don't want to have to race feeling like that if I can help it.

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