12:19am  -  Well it's Thursday and I'm still at work.  Yee-hah!

1:45am  -  We're ready for tomorrow, I mean, today.  I'm going home.

 8:00am  -  The big meeting begins.

 I will try to do some kind of workout at lunchtime.  I haven't been able to do anything this week except for the run on Tuesday so I am concerned about a loss of fitness.  But I am also concerned about working out too close to the race.  I am still in very poor shape and even light workout leaves my pretty beat the next day or so.  I think I'll run an easy mile or two and then call it a day.

I have built up quite a large sleep deficit this week so I may try to sleep in on Friday.  The problem for me about sleeping in is that the traffic getting in to town will really suck.  When I leave my house at 5:20-5:40 like most mornings, it takes me 30 minutes to get to the gym (two blocks from work).  If I put Natalie on the school bus and leave at 7:30, it takes over an hour and I can feel my blood pressure shooting up.  Once upon a time in New York I had a commute of 1:05 in (consistently) and 1:15-1:45 home and I got used to it.  Now, despite my teasing of Rebecca, I can't stand a long commute, especially in the morning.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 3

Well yesterday's 14 hour workday actually became an 11 hour workday.  Today promises to be similar.  The big meeting with the CEO is tomorrow so I think that Thursday and Friday should not be too bad.  If I get a chance I'll run down at lunchtime and bike a little.  Otherwise I'll do it tomorrow after work.

 Anna and both girls seem to be getting sick.  I'm almost afraid to go home because I almost always catch anything my family has.  Maybe I'll get lucky this time.

 1:40pm  - NOOOOOOOO!  I'm already feeling it in my throat and in my head.  Maybe it'll run its course by Sunday morning.  (oh please, oh please)

  • 23m 21s
  • 2.50 miles
  • 09m 20s /Mi

Ran the short route through the park with Henry's crew.

I wasn't planning to work out this morning due to the volume of work that needs to get done but I really needed the stress relief I get from running with henry's group.  Today we started out slowly but picked it up at the end.  My heart rate was over 165 for the last mile.  I think this will be my last real workout of the week.  Tomorrow morning I'll do a short swim and I'll bike a bit in the gym on Thursday.

 When we sped up I thought we were going at a pretty good pace when we got passed by a large group of young folks.  I think I heard a whoosh they were going so fast.  I started to feel bad when I noticed that they were part of the Ga Tech track team.  Wow, those guys and gals are fast!

 8:00pm  -  Ho hum, another 14 hour day at work.  At least the boss got us pizza so I can continue my carbo-loading.  What?  I'm not supposed to start that until Friday?  Hey, I always like to be early!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 2
No workout today.  Just stress, stress, and more stress!
  • 55m
  • 14.00 miles
  • 15.27 Mi/hr
  • 08m
  • 0.50 miles
  • 16m /Mi
  • 15m
  • 700.00 yards
  • 02m 08s /100 yards

Met Lawyerchick, nealphelps, Falls-Runner, Ant, and David at MAP for a swim. We swam one fill lap and then re-created a mass swim start with the people we had. We then headed over to Lake Lanier Islands to do the bike route. This time I felt much worse than last week. I have not been getting enough sleep so maybe that's what was making me feel so poorly. I did do better at keeping up with the fast group though I would not have been able to if they had not waited up for us a few times.

I was able to draft off of Meredith some. If she were to gain 60-70 pounds I would get a much better draft but she indicated that she was not willing to do that just for me. Oh well.

Meredith and I ran a bit after the bike but I started whining about my calves so we walked back.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 2 Fatigue: 2 Overall Workout: 2

I feel like crap today.  I desperately wanted to stay in bed.  Nothing is particularly sore but I feel very sluggish and stressed out.  I just found out that I will need to come in on Sunday so I won't be able to do the swim and bike at the lake.  I may try to go do the bike route by myself tomorrow morning.

 Not only do I have to work Sunday, my boss has already said that she will provide lunch and dinner each day next week.  Looks like five 12+ hour days for me.  Yee-hah!

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 1 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 6 Overall Workout: 2

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