Pretty relaxed day. Ran some errends (got another spare tube, a new light for my bike in case I can't get a cab in the morning. Did some grocery shopping, and apparently, uncrustables are not available at my local ghetto-a$$ed grocery store. Damn. Wife went to a movie, so I hung out with the boy and we went to dinner and he helped me carb-load. And there was something else....what was it? I know there was something else I did, but I just can't remember what it was.... Oh, that's right...I shaved my legs. What the hell, right? Might as well see what all the fuss is about, and I'm pretty sure it grows back eventually. B: Eggs, biscuits, turkey bacon L: Turkey sandwich w/swiss on ww D: spaghetti & meat ball. Yes, just one. My son ate the others right out of my bowl.
  • 24m
  • 2.75 miles
  • 08m 44s /Mi

Short treadmill run

  • 1h 15m

Upper/Lower body circuit

Finally feeling 100%, so I went to the gym for a short workout. I'm psyched for Sunday. It's going to be a little chilly (mid-60's), but that should be fine. I'll bring my arm-warmers and that should be plenty. It was about the same temp for my ride last weekend, and my ss tri top and arm warmers were fine. As for nutrition, I'll have: My aerobottle, which will have water only Two bottles on the bike, which will have accellerade. Hopefully, that should comprise most of my calories on the bike, but I'll bring a gel flask just in case. Between that and the rest stops evrery 25 miles or so, I think that'll be ok, since I don't think heat will be much of a factor. Tomorrow, just some errends, and getting all my stuff together. B: Clif bar L: Pizza, chicken salad D: broiled chicken, spinach post-workout: chocolate milk

Went to an "Injury Prevention Seminar" hosted by Dr. Jordan Metzl, who's the resident Sports Medicine MD at Triathlete Magazine. He and his brother, who are both multiple IM finishers talked about bike fit--how different adjustments to your bike can correct various injuries, and about injury prevention in general. A few takeaways: --The $25 insoles you buy at your running store are just as good as the custom ones that cost $500 --Strength training is important for injury prevention, and triathletes should do it. Once a week during the season and twice a week in the offseason, ideally. Strengthening your muscles reduces the percentage of the load that the tendons have to bear --Warmup and stretch LIGHTLY before you workout, but most of your stretching should be done following a workout. Still feeling a little under the weather, but better. B: YFG L: dumplings & hot & sour soup D: pb& J
Sigh. Woke up with "flu-like symptoms." And no, it's not a hangover. I considered going home early from work today,but stuck it out. I'm feeling a little better as I type this, but it's definitely the result of being a little worn down, so I think I'll pass on the workout tonight. Another hour of riding the trainer isn't going to matter on Sunday, but a low-grade fever and a headache could definitely throw a wrench into the Century plans. Stopped at Cadence Cycles on the way home to get a gel flask, then realized I have an "Injury Prevention Clinic" at SBR tomorrow night, and they'll probably have a better selection. Realized this AFTER I bought the thing of course. Got a few more gels, also. I'm down to my last mint chocolate Gu. That's sad. B: YFG L: Soba noodle soup w/vegetables S: CLif bar D: ww spaghetti w/garlic & oil
Today was better. Bit of a rough patch at work lately, but noting too awful. Summer Fridays start next week, so that's good news. Dinner tonight with a vendor, and my rep likes to live large, so I know it's going to be good whenever he takes me out. B: Granola L: Sushi D: Oysters on the 1/2 shell (3 bluepoints, 3 PEI) Sirloin steak the size of my forearm, sauteed spinach, mashed potatoes w/horseradish. Bread ppudding w/bourbon sauce. Martini to start, and a nice bottle of Cakebread Cab w/the meal. I could get used to this.
  • 1h 10m
  • 3750.00 yards
  • 01m 52s /100 yards

Looong swim.

Bleah. Ominous start to the week. Bad day. Bad weather. Good workout, though. And a fancy dinner tomorrow with a vendor. So, things are lookin' up a little. B: YFG L: turkey sandwich S: blueberry muffin (blueberry muffins are my comfort food. If I'm eating a blueberry muffin in the middle of the day, it means I'm having a sh!tty day.) D: baked chicken, potatoes, cabbage slaw salad

  • 30m
  • 3.00 miles
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Hill intervals. Ouch.

Mothers day. Woke up with the boy, who's still in the grip of some horrible phlemmy malady of some kind. Went out to the in-laws and went to breakfast, hung out at their house, then came home. Went out to dinner at a local place, then went for a short run. It's unseasonably cold. Yay. B: eggs, canadian bacon, potatos. Diner food. D: salad, pizza S: post-run--lf chocolate milk

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