The following equipment is nearing replacement:
Swim
  • 45m
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Just when I think I'm making some progress, I suddenly find myself hating swimming again. There's really this on-going internal monologue that I have with myself where I praise myself over various personal accomplishments, at other times my anal retentiveness threshold is crossed and so I am satisfied, and at other times I find myself outright loathing of this Goddamned sport. The thing I hate most about water is that I can't breathe whenever I want to. I never learned bilateral breathing, so this is presenting a new, and at times annoying challenge on the breathing front. But, whatever...

Strength
  • 1h 00m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • BACK - Assisted Pullups
    2
    15
    15
    0
    0
  • BACK - Bent-over BB row
    3
    12
    15
    60
    60
  • BICEPS - Straight Bar Standing
    2
    15
    15
    45
    45
  • CHEST - Dips
    2
    15
    15
    15
    15
  • CHEST - Incline BB
    3
    15
    15
    85
    85
  • 2
    15
    15
    80
    80
  • LEGS - Straight leg deadlifts
    2
    15
    15
    45
    45
  • SHOULDERS - Shoulder Press - Machine
    3
    12
    12
    70
    70
  • TRICEPS - Skull crushers
    2
    15
    15
    30
    40

Dips: Body weight + 15 lbs
Goal: determine where I stood with respect to 15-rep max.

After finally finding a new pair of athletic shoes, I put the orthotics in and began walking around with them yesterday.  It is going to take a while for me to become accustomed to them as they are quite unlike anything I've ever walked on.  It will take a few weeks of progressively longer wearing time for everything to fall into place.  The physical therapist doesn't want me to run right now, nor does she want me to do calf raises at the gym.  The other day the PT started poking around in the bottom of my foot, and she made my foot hurt in places that I didn't know hurt.  The tendons down there were certainly inflammed.  In retrospect, all of the issues involving the inflammation from the bone spur in my foot came about shortly after I stopped weight training 3X per week.  Previously, I had always made it a point to work my calves 2 sets, 3x/week, in the 25 rep range and lower to moderate weight. 

Edit:  weights this afternoon, and LSD ride tomorrow (goal: 70 mile range.)

Bike
  • 1h 20m 27s
  • 17.41 miles
  • 12.98 Mi/hr

warm-up, climbed Kings Mtn Rd in 24T (4.33 mi, 1500 ft), c/d to car. Shit, it went from being summer to mid-december over night. It was sunny and warm with wind when I left my car and within 30 minutes or so, the fog rolled-in, the wind picked-up speed, and it was misting. I was not dressed for the occasion - neck and joints started to get too cold. Returned home for a warm meal, may finish ride this afternoon sometime.

Considering changing to 12-25 cassette.

Bike
  • 1h 43m 55s
  • 28.56 miles
  • 16.49 Mi/hr

To top of reservoir on Millbrae side and back, then down to BART station and back home for c/d.

Sport
  • Physical Therapy
  • 1h 30m

PT isn't a sport....heh!

    Bike
    • 45m 15s
    • 14.00 miles
    • 18.56 Mi/hr

    Trainer; goal was to keep HR in z2. 10 min w/u; 10 min c/d

    I tried yesterday to be religious about keeping my HR in z2. Yeahhhh, uh, what a joke - too many hills around here to make that a reality.

    Swim
    • 25m 28s
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    I keep thinking ahead to next year, and what - exactly - I'd like to train for.  This racing business is fine, but admittedly the thought of waking-up early for anything on a Saturday or Sunday morning seldom bodes well for me.  On weekends, I suppose I prefer to not have to be anywhere on time.  I've given a lot of thought to bike racing, and was considering focusing on TTing next year.  Good.  GOD!  After researching some training plans, I'm positive that I won't have t-h-a-t kind of time for training, especially from Jan - Apr. I'll be lucky if I can get some drainer rides in twice per week during that time frame (and I'll feel extra special if I can get out on the road on either Sat or Sun), and many of the TTs locally occur pretty early in the year, so I wouldn't be in shape for them.  But, really, a TT is more about me against the clock, so it is and it isn't a race. It's not like you're out there racing in a peloton or anything.

    The hill climb TT that I rode a couple months ago was pretty cool.  Obviously, I did it for the experience and to see if I liked it - certainly I was far from being a *contender.*  Overall, I thought folks at the TT were supportive and friendly, but many people seemed to inhabit this mentally isolated space before the race and no one seemed to talk much, but everyone seemed to be into their little cycling outfits.    

    BTW, what the hell is up with the bay area?  This is supposed to be a fitness mecca, but most of the races that occur in this part of the state are at least 1 - 1.5 hours away, sometimes more, requiring one to travel and stay over night in a motel.  That is a huge turn off for me.   Oh, and what the same hell is going on with the TTs in this area?  Locally, the TTs are really long, unlike some of the TTs I've seen other BTers write about, where they have a 10K TT.    Ours are all 40K, and up....unless you're riding a hill TT.  

      Bike
      • 1h 40m 17s
      • 28.44 miles
      • 17.02 Mi/hr

      Edgewood Rd/Whiskey Hill/ Sand Hill Rd/Foothil - out and back.

      Swim
      • 33m 05s
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      My handlebar tape has nearly worn through, and is on the verge of coming off.  I'm thinking about upgrading my handlebars to these FSA K-Wing Handlebars that are more ergonomic.  Not sure what Gebhardt was thinking, but those skinny-assed handlebars that he put on my bike really suck - my hands do not like them. 

        Rest Day.  Geez, I looked back into my journal and realized that I haven't taken a day off in a while.  See what happens when I get caught-up in my vacation from school!

        Worked on my HST training plan for October. 

        Edit:  REI has gels on sale - 25% off.  If you buy 12 or more gels at REI, they regularly cost $1/each, but you can also apply the additional 25% off this week, bringing them to roughly .75 cents/each. 

        Bike
        • 2h 04m
        • 34.01 miles
        • 16.46 Mi/hr

        1 mile climb up Page Mill Rd. Whew, was I ever feeling yesterday's leg presses.

        Yesterday afternoon I performed some much needed mountain bike TLC.  Damn, my bike was in bad shape, especially after riding in the volcanic ash at Mt. Lassen and in the sand, mud and water at Prairie Creek.  This morning I finally registered for the Mt Tam Hill Climb.  This will be a lot of fun.  So far, I've ridden this hill twice this year, so I know what I'm getting myself into.  In other news, not much is going on here.  It's beautiful here today with perfect temps, and it's decidedly autumn.

        Meanwhile, I am not running a half marathon this fall since I have this bone spur issue that has basically irritated all of the tendons in my foot, and last week it began to wreak havoc on my ankle, knee, and I started feeling it in my hip joint  - apparently, I was overcompensating a little bit when I was walking and didn't realize it.  Anyway, despite not running, and only biking and swimming in recent weeks, the issue is not resolving itself on rest alone.  The bone spur crept up on me rather slowly this year and at first I figured it was an issue with stretching and additional stretching seemed to do the trick at first.  Eventually, it was clear that I needed to stop running.  Although it does not give me any trouble when I am running (strange, yes!), pain sets in shortly thereafter, and hangs around for a day or two, then I'm ok.  It's a tough situation for me because I really do feel fine when I'm running.  Ah, well....hopefully PT and the orthotics will do the job. 

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