• 1h 00m
  • 5.70 miles
  • 10m 32s /Mi

Miserable run at RAP

I definitely prefer running in the morning. I ran today in the heat and almost melted. I actually got chills during the last few minutes. My IT band hurt on and off during the run but I didn't get the aches and pains in my ankles and knees like yesterday.  When I got home I collapsed on the bed for a few minutes before I had the energy to eat some dinner.

I think part of my IT band issue is due to the fact that my seatpost has apparently been slowly moving down over time. Did my ride with brett three weeks ago give Mr. Shizzles a chance to put a hex on my bike? After the ride yesterday I took a closer look and I think the seatpost was about 2 centimeters low. I remember thinking that maybe it was low during the West Georgia ride but was to fatigued at the end to do anything about it then. This afternoon I'll raise it a bit before riding and will see how it feels.

I am REALLY hungry today. I'm not sure why. I need to find a healthy snack quickly or I'm going to dig into the cookies that someone brought in.

I plan to do a 1:45 Endurance ride on the SCT after work today if anyone is interested in joining me.

I'm doing a base run around midtown after work today. I forgot that I asked the coach to modify my schedule.


  • 1h 45m 02s
  • 31.20 miles
  • 17.82 Mi/hr

Brick part I
HR dead on

  • 45m 01s
  • 4.56 miles
  • 09m 52s /Mi

Brick part II
HR should have been higher

  • 26m
  • 1100.00 yards
  • 02m 22s /100 yards

Crappy swim at Dynamo

Today's brick was more successful than this morning's swim. My IT band was really bothering me on the bike but wasn't as bad on the run. I had a bunch of little aches and pains but nothing too bad.

I just couldn't get going on the swim today. It never felt right. I did Monday's scheduled swim and plan to replace Wednesday's scheduled swim with Westminster Masters on Friday. I really wish I could have made it to the meeting last night but Anna didn't get home from work until 2:30. Yikes!

After work I plan to do a 1:45/:45 brick on the SCT. I intend to leave Mavell Rd at around 6:15 if anyone would like to join me for one or both legs.

It turns out that my little on has Fifth disease.  The good news is that it is pretty harmless.  The bad news is that she has a bright red rash on her face that is spreading to her body (though not as bright) and Primrose won't let her come back until the rash is gone.  I'm trying to get some work done at home but she is going a little stir crazy so I haven't been very successful.  Once the big one gets back from her field trip I'll bring her home to entertain the little one.  Maybe then I'll get some work done.  Otherwise it'll be an unplanned vacation day.

  • 45m 03s
  • 4.88 miles
  • 09m 14s /Mi

Steady run in Midtown

Back under 250 for the first time in a while. 

No meeting for me tomorrow.  A couple months ago my wife and I agreed that she would be able to do whatever she wanted on Tuesday evenings and I would get Thursday evenings.  I think I've only been to one meeting this year, two if you include the swap meet.  That's depressing.  At least the boss is letting me go down to West Pointe Lake to spectate.

Forget what I said yesterday about hydrating adequately on the bike.  Once I got home I drank like crazy but it was still over 3 hours before I needed to pee.

Today's run was rough.  It was better than last week but I still had trouble keeping my HR up.  The first mile was almost all downhill and I ended up with a 7:18 mile and average HR of 159.  I paid for that fast mile later and had to walk a couple of hills.

Plan for the week:
M - Steady Run :45, swim 1150
T - Off
W - Swim 1700, Brick 2:30 (1:45/:45)
Th - Endurance Bike 1:45, Core
F - Base run 1:00
Sa - Base Bike 4:00
Su - Soft Surface run :50

I may flip Th-Fri and Sa-Sun. 

  • 3h 44m 20s
  • 67.91 miles
  • 18.16 Mi/hr

Base bike on the SCT

  • 15m 05s
  • 1.56 miles
  • 09m 40s /Mi


What a difference a day off makes! I felt like I was back to normal today. My HR on the bike was a little lower than I have usually had on my base rides. I think I was a little worried that I would run into trouble if I pushed too hard. Of course the trail was pretty busy for most of the last 6 miles back to Mavell Rd. The t-run felt more like normal. My HR shot up immediately after I started running but I was able to keep it between 160 and 167 pretty much the whole time (only 15 minutes). I was pretty happy with both my speed on the run and my pace on the bike.

I did better with hydration today but I didn't eat nearly enough.  1/2 of a Clif bar and 24 oz of accelerade do not provide enough calories for 4 hours of working out. 

Sorely needed day off.
  • 37m 56s
  • 2.43 miles
  • 15m 37s /Mi

In the interest of trying to remedy my calorie deficit for the week my co-worker and I went to Fellini's and had calzones for lunch.  Mmmm good!

Today's workout was 10k step-ups 6k give-ups.  I hit a wall at the beginning of mile 3 and struggled to get back to the start.  When I got back to Mavell Rd I layed on the grass for 10 minutes before I could face the drive to work.  I'm going to throw in the towel for the rest of my planned working out today.

I think my problems this week and especially today boil down to:  never fully recovering from Sunday's ride, getting <6 hours of sleep every night this week, and not eating enough given my increasing workout load.  I have been taking in around 2100 calories per day, which probably isn't enough right now.  I've been trying to balance my desire to lose weight with my desire to have successful workouts and I think I went a little too far in the lose weight direction.  I definitely need to pull it together because training is only going to get tougher.

I am encouraged a bit by the fact that for the first two miles my pace was under 9:00 and my HR was at the bottom of Z2.  Maybe on the 21st I can hit a time that will get me into corral 1B at the Peachtree next year.

I am thinking about going to Dynamo Masters once a week or so.  A friend of mine does the morning masters, though she is a swimmer rather than a triathlete.  I may try it out next week to see how I hold up.  Of course, this is pending coach's approval.

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