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  • 1h 01m 36s
  • 19.26 miles
  • 18.76 Mi/hr

So, what was going to be an Oly race simulation turned out to be just a group ride.  The swim was going to be on the ocean, but the waves and swells were huge so I bagged the swim after just a few minutes.  The team reassembled, then headed out on the bikes for a ~20 mile ride.  I did not feel like pushing too hard, but I ended up at the front so I waited at the turnaround for the rest of the folks to catch up and then we headed back.  Once I hopped off the bike I was all set to run, but my wife and kids had just shown up for the post-training BBQ so I skipped it and headed over to the beach with them.

Overall, a pretty good day.  :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 4

Rest day.  Tomorrow I'm doing a "race simulation" workout with the triathlon team from the Arthritis Foundation, which a friend of mine coaches.  We have a 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike and 4 mile run planned.  Given that I did an Oly last weekend and I have another Oly next weekend, I may not do the whole workout, or if I do it will be at an easy pace.

Today I read in Max's blog that he and Cappy started this weight loss "accountability" thing, with each having a goal to hit by early January.  Hopefully they'll let me play along, I need some motivation to get my a$$ back into gear as far as losing weight is concerned.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7
  • 30m
  • 2.50 miles
  • 12m /Mi
9:45pm - After dinner I hopped on the treadmill for another quick run, to try out my other new pair of running shoes.  At first I thought that they might be too narrow in the heel, but once I started running they felt fine.  Now both new pairs seem okay, so I'm going to order Speed Laces for them and retire my old shoes.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 3
  • 31m 32s
  • 1600.00 yards
  • 01m 58s /100 yards

1x200 WU (3:43)
1x800 (15:57)
1x400 P&PB (7:51)
1x200 CD (4:01)

10:00am - I'm not sure what I'm going to do for a workout today.  My plan for this week and next is very fluid, as I recover from Cranberry and get ready for another Oly next weekend.  This week I'm also busy with my kids, who start kindegarten tomorrow.

I had hoped to swim some laps this week, but my primary pool (Metrowest YMCA in Framingham) and backup pool (Atkinson Pool in Sudbury) are both closed for their yearly maintenance shutdowns.  But, I found out today that a woman I recently met can get me into this swanky health club in Sudbury, since she works there on the weekends.  I'm thinking that maybe I'll head up there tonight.

7:00pm - After dinner I went to check out the health club where my friend works.  It has a nice, 6-lane 25-yard pool.  Except for a few folks taking scuba lessons in the deep end of one lane, I was the only one there.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6 Overall Workout: 3
  • 20m
  • 1.72 miles
  • 11m 38s /Mi
11:30am - Today I am working from home, so I took a quick break to jump on the treadmill.  Normally I would want to run outside, but I just got two new pairs of running shoes so I want to check them out (and break them in) inside first, in case I need to send them back.  I also have blisters on both heels from the race on Sunday, so I wanted to see how they felt.  With bandaids and socks on, they were fine.

Recovery day.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 8
  • 1h 19m 53s
  • 24.90 miles
  • 18.70 Mi/hr
  • 1h 25m 39s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 13m 49s /Mi
  • 27m 37s
  • 1584.00 yards
  • 01m 44s /100 yards

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