• 1h 30m 41s
  • 24.00 miles
  • 15.88 Mi/hr

Watched August Rush while on the trainer. Why? Because this morning I got paranoid about biking outside and breaking my bike or myself before Troika. I just HATE the week before a race I'm nervous about. I spend the entire time stressing, second guessing myself, crying. Yes. Crying. Apparently there IS crying in triathlons because this morning I walked into the bedroom (I had been up a few hours and Roy was just getting up). He took one look at me and said "What's wrong?" and I burst into tears.

Can you say "Nutcase"?

He was going to go to the doctor for his knee but because I was so upset he said "We have to take care of you first." I felt like such an idiot. So we got most of my gear together. (Part of my tears were over forgetting something, like there is NOWHERE in Spokane I could buy something I forgot!)

Then we went to the computer and looked at the map. I had it in my head that there were some "big hills" but nope. The total gain looks minimal...well start to finish there isn't actually a gain. So then we looked up race reports and learned that it's hillier than it looks, but rollers. I can do rollers. I just don't want those mountains we've done. They kill my back. Rollers are good.

Then we looked at last year's results and saw the longest time recorded was 8:13 and I know I won't do that. Longest bike was just over four hours (my fear is being so bad on the bike I miss the cutoff), which is what I'd need to NOT miss the cutoff.

So I'm feeling slightly better as of the moment I'm typing this.

  • 53m 53s
  • 5.07 miles
  • 10m 38s /Mi

Pathetic time. My legs felt like they were full of cement! No idea why.

On a good note, I have email confirmation of four more clients for tonight's 5k class! I also emailed out something to a bunch of people about the half marathon class. Plus I got a good nibble on that. I sincerely hope she isn't my ONLY nibble! I'm sure she won't be.

  • 50m 32s
  • 5.10 miles
  • 09m 55s /Mi

Ran to the high school today to meet Roy to swim. I was running along Cedarcrest when, at the old tree farm, I saw a doe! She was SO beautiful! I just stood and STARED at her for the longest time. What a blessing!

  • 39m 42s
  • 1600.00 yards
  • 02m 29s /100 yards

Roy and I met at the HS and we swam. He's considering a triathlon next year, but he doesn't swim. So our goal today was for him to just get comfortable in the water. He wanted to go in the middle pool (it's about 4.5 feet deep) but they had swim lessons so he had to go in the DEEP POOL! I know he was freaked out and didn't want to go in the deep end for awhile. I don't blame him. The first time I swam in a pool that was 12 feet deep I panicked too. I showed him some drills with the kickboard. He needs to stop holding his breath, so I gave him a breathing drill. He swam a half length towards me while I watched a few times. I'm no great shakes, but really all I think he needs is to get comfortable.

Got tons done today on the business. Went and posted flyers in areas. I have NO idea where to put them. Fred Meyers has community boards. I put one at EvCC and at our local library. Trying to think of where else. Also posted some online ads. Signed up on Anyone want to train for a half marathon?? Join me starting NEXT Saturday! It'll be fun! I can talk ANYONE through a long run.

I waver between feeling SO confident and being scared to death. I guess that must be normal!

  • 2h 02m 10s
  • 11.10 miles
  • 11m 01s /Mi

Had a lovely sweaty run with my girls, Lisa and Leslie today. It was fun! We talked and talked and talked some more and got some good miles in!

  • 35m
  • 2.52 miles
  • 13m 53s /Mi

Out to get ice cream and back. Worked ALL day and am paying for it today. My back is KILLING me! (Today being Monday.)

Run #1
  • 43m 31s
  • 5.11 miles
  • 08m 31s /Mi

Torchlight 8k tonight! This is always a fun race and I think I did pretty well. An 8:31 average is nothing to sneeze at (for me). Unfortunately afterwards I was just plain feeling sick. I think I'm coming down with something.

I've also had back spasms ALL day. It's been horrible. Fortunately it doesn't hurt when I run, and in fact feels MUCH better. No pain at all. But stop running and it's like knives in my lower back. No fun.

Run #2
  • 1h 37m 52s
  • 9.11 miles
  • 10m 44s /Mi

Ran after the swim. Stopped and chatted with some people at different paces, so my pacing was uneven. Plus when we finished I was at 8.64 and it bugged me all day, so when we got to the Torchlight I had to finish off the last .36 miles. Yes, I am pathetic.

It was funny. Just as I was finishing up in Seward someone ran towards me calling my was a blog reader! She said she'd seen Roy and knocked on his window and asked if it was him because she recognized him from my blog! LOL! Small world! Her name is Betsy and she's really cool (not a stalker) but it was a little odd to run into each other like that!

  • 21m 22s
  • 1000.00 yards
  • 02m 08s /100 yards

No idea how far it actually was, but it was a GREAT swim. Only problem was the milfoil was REALLY high and it kept getting caught in my arms and even at one point, around my neck.

  • 51m
  • 2000.00 yards
  • 02m 33s /100 yards

  • 1h 14m 36s
  • 17.66 miles
  • 14.20 Mi/hr

Biked around M'ville and then to Starbucks...I loves me some Starbucks! Two times in one day!

Then later on biked to the track meet.

Run #1
  • 07m 46s
  • 1.00 miles
  • 07m 46s /Mi

Okay, I wish it would do a correct pace and not a decimal pace. So I ran a 7:46 mile on the miler and came in 6th. I could have pushed a bit harder and done fifth but it was a Joggers Mile and if you ran it within 30 seconds of your estimated pace, you got a free t-shirt. I estimated an 8:30 min mile. So I slowed down at the end hoping to make an 8. Duh! Set a record in my age group because I was the only one so far in the history of this meet IN my age group!

Run #2
  • 03m 41s
  • 0.50 miles
  • 07m 22s /Mi

Woot!! My first track meet! Went to the All Comers Track Meet tonight and ran the 800 and the mile. The 800 was by accident. I thought it was the mile. LOL! So I just ran both. (Duh) Awesome time!!

Run #3
  • 1h 22m
  • 8.09 miles
  • 10m 08s /Mi

Ran to Starbucks and had breakfast, then ran to the bank to fix something. After the bank Roy rode home and I continued on to make it 8 miles. It was freezing when we started, but HOT when I finished!

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