• 27m 05s
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 01m 49s /100 yards

Short swim--got to the gym late and this was all I had time for.

My "Race" Report for the Century is up. I felt fine this morning. No soreness at all, thanks to my fabulous Masseuse. I'm actually sort of looking forward to my next Century--the New York Century in September. If I'm still planning to do the HIM in October, that'll be a nice warmup. Now, about these legs. Here's my opinion of the whole shaving thing: Meh. Ok, I admit that my legs look muscular and all, and that's kinda cool. And I did appreciate not having to stand around and feel all sweaty after the century, which was also nice. And I did also appreciate that I didn't have to feel self-conscious about the masseuse massaging my hirsute legs. But it's only day 2, and I can already feel some stubble here and there, and frankly, I just don't think I'm up to the maintenance that's involved if I'm going to keep them this way. I could see doing it occasionally, for races and such, but I don't think it's going to be a permanent feature. I swam tonight, and it didn't feel at all different than usual. So there. If you're debating whether to do it, I'd say, go ahead and satisfy your curiosity. It'll grow back. Quickly, as it turns out. B: YFG L: turkey sandwich w/swiss & lots of veggies D: Salad w/sesame dressing, baked chips and Salsa.

  • 5h 39m 15s
  • 102.00 miles
  • 18.04 Mi/hr
Whew. That was not easy. I wound up going MUCH faster than I expected, due to a combination of a friendly tailwind and a couple of fast pacelines. I was at or above 20mph for most of the ride, until we hit the really hilly section in the last 15 miles or so. And I only got lost once (which is why it's 102 miles...) Pretty much most of me is sore right now, but I'm pretty psyched that I managed it in the time that I did. Pacing was right on, and nutrition plan, despite the lack of any uncrustables, was perfect. I'll do a race report tomorrow. Right now, sleeping. I was out the door this morning at 3am. B: Granola During the ride: 1 bottle Accellerade 2.5 bottles gatorade 6 Margarita shot blox 3 gels 1 oatmeal raisin cookie 2 fig newtons 1 pb&J 1 pb & nutella Postride: hamburger penne with some spicy tomato sauce, Endurox D: turkey sandwich, and a well-earned beer.

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.

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