Run
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  • 2.00 miles
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Walked out to dinner to Spaghetti Factory then downtown Spokane. It was a beautiful night! Had to pick up some ear buds, even though they aren't allowed in the race (bite me CDA marathon, I'm bringing them anyhow). I forgot mine. I usually don't listen unless I hit a wall and need something to let me get into my own head. Otherwise I'd rather just talk to others. Also needed a knee strap. I couldn't find my good one Friday night.

Expo was "meh". I think there were five tables in all, and you couldn't get to any of them. Route looks scary. Not as in "hard" but as in "you run around in circles in neighborhoods and may be lost forever" scary. Let's hope not, Idaho is nice and all, but I'd miss my dogs.

Feeling relatively good. Nervous, but good.

Swim
  • 1h 08m
  • 2600.00 yards
  • 02m 37s /100 yards

Hmmm, somehow I'd thought that with all the drills I've been doing the last six months, my first long distance swim would be faster. I'm really kind of depressed about that time! I checked my watch at 1800 and saw I'd done a mile in 45 minutes. That's NO better than before! WTF? Why in the hell am I killing myself off with these damned drills if I am never going to get any faster? Yes, I did have to stop a few times (to move over a lane, negotiate sharing a lane, fix my swim cap), but even if that amounted to an entire minute...

I guess if I look at it from when I first started swimming and my astounding 40 minute half miles, I've improved dramatically. But not so much in the last year.

Oh well, I can swim LONGER. That's something.

Pffffft.

Well, now that I look at the pace, it is under a 2:45/100 which is what I was doing about six months ago. Still...

Run
  • 1h 16m 17s
  • 4.07 miles
  • 18m 44s /Mi

Just a lovely "walk" with my man, who is very slow due to his knee brace. But it was nice nevertheless.

I'm stressing about Sunday because, well, because I'm me. If I weren't stressing about Sunday I'd either not be me, or I'd not be running in a marathon Sunday. So there you go.

My knees are bothering and and my quads were tight at the end of 4 miles. Just as I'm thinking, "Oh man, if my legs feel like THIS after 4 miles, what will they feel like after 20?" maniacally in my head, Roy suggests that after the expo we go to Silverwood tomorrow.

IS HE INSANE!?!?!!!

Maybe after the marathon. I don't mind gimping around AFTER the marathon, but I told him I'd honestly not enjoy myself ONE bit if we went tomorrow. I'd be analyzing every twinge of pain.

Lap 1: 18m 49s, 1.00 miles, 18m 49s /mile
Lap 2: 18m 32s, 1.00 miles, 18m 32s /mile
Lap 3: 18m 26s, 1.00 miles, 18m 26s /mile
Lap 4: 19m 03s, 1.00 miles, 19m 03s /mile
Lap 5: 01m 27s, 0.07 miles, 21m 07s /mile

Run
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  • 5.13 miles
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Have to check my time on this one. I know it was under 10 min mile. Ran from work to the mall to meet Roy to go see Indiana Jones. AWESOME movie!

Bike
  • 1h 27m
  • 16.95 miles
  • 11.69 Mi/hr

So I set out at 5:30 this morning to ride to work. Why? Because my car is being held hostage by the repair dude for over $1000. Thankfully she SHOULD be done today and all completely better. I hope so. We're driving to Coeur d'Alene on Saturday.

It's dry out, and dreary. Note to self: Must get clear or yellow glasses for early morning rides.

I cross the bridges, not walking this time because the wind wasn't threatening to kill me. All was well. I got into Everett, the skies opened and POURED on me! ARGH!!! It is SUPPOSED to be a nice day today. Didn't the skies read the weather report? Apparently not!

By the time I got to work I was soaked except my top (my top layer was wet, but it holds the water surprisingly well. I could feel water sloshing in my shoes every time I had to stop. But it's one more scary rain ride that did not kill me! Yay! I'm actually getting to the point of "Meh...it's raining. It is what it is."

I guess what Bear says about getting better and more confident on the bike is right. "Ride lots." The more I ride, the more I find myself relaxing into the ride. (I still like running better.)

Not sure if I'm riding home or not. The car should be loosed from her tethers today and Roy will get her. He wants to see Indiana Jones. He had tickets to see it at midnight (for both of us, is he insane??) but because the car had to stay overnight, we missed it. So I might just run out to the mall and pick Dulcy up on the way home.

She's a good bike. Is it wrong, though, that last night I was dreaming of not getting a new car next year, but instead getting a new bike? Shhhh, don't tell her that. I don't even know if I want to continue to do long distance triathlons, but I do know I want to ride more.

Bike
  • 1h 26m 56s
  • 18.12 miles
  • 12.51 Mi/hr

Okay, my CYCLING average was 14 mph until I hit the bridges. Cycling in really STRONG scary gusts today. Had to really do some maneuvering to keep from being blown into parked cars. I biked onto the first bridge (I have to cross five that cross the Snohomish River and two sloughs) and the wind blew me into the railing. Since I don't relish the idea of being blown off my bike, into the choppy river (it was DARK grey with whitecaps), dying a grizzly suffocating death, only to resurface bloated and fish nibbled 3 weeks later when I get caught in a fisherman's net, I got off and walked the bridges. (I should stop reading so much Stephen King, huh?)

The ride itself was good, just a typical ride home from work with a few "thrills" thrown in. Only one member of the down of Dickwadia who had to cut so close I wanted to ask him to check for polyps while he was crawling up my ass. Other than that, good ride.

Not doing any long rides this week due to the marathon on Sunday. My knees are not happy with me right now, but it is what it is. I'd be doing a long run regardless of 24 miles, so might as well do it and get a medal and bagel at the end.

Lap 1: 05m 08s, 1.00 miles, 11.69 Mi/hr
Lap 2: 03m 09s, 1.00 miles, 19.05 Mi/hr
Lap 3: 04m 34s, 1.00 miles, 13.14 Mi/hr
Lap 4: 04m 52s, 1.00 miles, 12.33 Mi/hr
Lap 5: 04m 10s, 1.00 miles, 14.40 Mi/hr
Lap 6: 04m 50s, 1.00 miles, 12.41 Mi/hr
Lap 7: 04m 43s, 1.00 miles, 12.72 Mi/hr
Lap 8: 04m 09s, 1.00 miles, 14.46 Mi/hr
Lap 9: 04m 27s, 1.00 miles, 13.48 Mi/hr
Lap 10: 04m 23s, 1.00 miles, 13.69 Mi/hr
Lap 11: 04m 25s, 1.00 miles, 13.58 Mi/hr
Lap 12: 04m 27s, 1.00 miles, 13.48 Mi/hr
Lap 13: 05m 08s, 1.00 miles, 11.69 Mi/hr
Lap 14: 04m 22s, 1.00 miles, 13.74 Mi/hr
Lap 15: 06m 47s, 1.00 miles, 8.85 Mi/hr
Lap 16: 04m 52s, 1.00 miles, 12.33 Mi/hr
Lap 17: 06m 28s, 1.00 miles, 9.28 Mi/hr
Lap 18: 05m 21s, 1.00 miles, 11.21 Mi/hr
Lap 19: 00m 41s, 0.12 miles, 10.73 Mi/hr

Run
  • 1h 20m
  • 8.43 miles
  • 09m 29s /Mi
Strength
  • 53m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • 6
    10
    20
    40
    60
  • BACK - Machine pullovers
    6
    10
    20
    30
    50
  • BACK - Upright row
    6
    10
    20
    30
    50
  • CHEST - Pec deck
    6
    10
    20
    20
    30
  • CHEST - Seated Bench Press - Machine
    6
    10
    20
    30
    50
  • LEGS - Hip abductor
    6
    10
    20
    40
    60
  • LEGS - Hip adductor
    6
    10
    20
    40
    60
  • 6
    10
    20
    100
    140
  • LEGS - Seated Calf Press
    6
    10
    20
    100
    140
  • SHOULDERS - Machine Rear Delt Row
    6
    10
    20
    20
    30
  • SHOULDERS - Shoulder Press - Machine
    6
    10
    20
    40
    60

Run
  • 57m
  • 4.75 miles
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Walked the last 3/4 mile. Actually, just ran four miles but was listening to a podcast and enjoying the weather (although it was kind of rainy) so I decided to take another walk around the block. Slow run, regardless. Knees are hurting from yesterday.

Swim
  • 1h 10m
  • 2500.00 yards
  • 02m 48s /100 yards

Lots of drills!

Run
  • 41m 49s
  • 4.97 miles
  • 08m 25s /Mi

What fun! Today was Beat the Bridge. I've been sick so I wasn't sure how I'd do. Plus my knees are a little whiney right now. They have a marathon next weekend, so I keep telling them to STFU. Anyhow, the race went REALLY well. I'm kind of amazed. I started out feeling slow, but hit mile 1 and looked down at my Garmin: 8:34! Whoa! Okay, I asked myself "Can you keep this up for about 30 minutes?" I thought I could so I kept going at the same pace. I did slow during mile two (probably due to hills and lots of turns), and hit 8:50, but was feeling good. Mile three was 8:33 and mile four 8:03 (!!). Mile 5 (it was almost 5 miles) was a 7:52 average! That is AMAZING for me, particularly this close to a marathon after a really long bike ride on Friday.

Roy beat the bridge too, and then whined that his knees hurt. I told him it was because he's not training properly. He said "I just ran the St. Paddy's Day Dash!" I reminded him that running once every two months would not be considered "training properly." LOL! I love my honey... He was hoping that maybe, since we're married, my fitness could benefit BOTH of us. I told him it doesn't work that way.

Great race! Very well organized. I saw Jenny, but was having tummy issues at the time (for some reason) so I hope she didn't think I was being rude. Fortunately the tummy issues abated about 1/4 mile into the race.

Sport
  • Kayaking
  • 1h 05m

After the race we zipped over to Target and picked up a pump to pump up our kayak. We got a Stearns inflatable. I had my doubts, but I loved it! We took the kayak to Greenlake for our first time in it and had a great time. We tooled around the lake for an hour. Saw lots of jumping fish, water fowl, and some turtles. Roy was a little uncomfortable because we think we didn't pump it up quite enough. We'll work it out, though. It was just such a GREAT day! I am loving this summer weather.

 

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