Went to Fleet Week today, and walked all over the USS Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship. Really cool. Needless to say, my boy dug it. He sat in helicopter cockpits, on tank turrets, and other vehicles, walked around a landing craft, talked to marine chopper pilots, tried on a gas mask, and played with a .40cal machine gun (don't tell my wife...). It was a looong day, so I'm beat. Probably walked 7 or 8 miles. I'll run tomorrow morning before the zoo. B: salmon fritatta L: turkey on ww sandwich with brie and cucumbers S: ham on ww sandwhich D: chicken soup w/ww toast
  • 53m
  • 17.25 miles
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Trainer ride. Legs were a little sore, so I took it easy

If there's a greater invention than the Summer Friday, I'm not sure what it is. Left work at 1pm today, went suit shopping (got two. Guess what color?) then went to the tri-store and got a new bathing suit. Sure I could wait until the one I have gets see-through enough that the women at the pool take out restraining orders against me, but I believe in being proactive. I went to the park later and had a catch with a friend of mine. First time I've thrown a softball in like 8 months, which is weird because softball used to be my sole form of exercise, and I hardly play at all anymore. B: YFG L: pizza D: steamed dumplings, mushu vegetables

  • 45m
  • 13.77 miles
  • 18.36 Mi/hr
  • 15m
  • 1.70 miles
  • 08m 49s /Mi
  • 35m

lower body circuit and back/shoulders

Had time for a good workout tonight. Trainer/treadmill brick a d then a tough leg workout. My quads are gonna feel it tomorrow. summer Fridays start tomorrow! Out of work at 1pm! Have a great weekend everybody! B: YFG L: chicken soup post workout: chocolate milk d: not hungry snack: cherries

tired. I put my boy to bed and fell asleep right next to him. By the time I woke up, it was too late to go to the gym. B: egg sandwich L: roast beef sandwich- blea D:turkey sandwich
Went to my Dad's for dinner, so no workout. It's been so chilly and rainy here, it's kind of a bummer. Last Memorial Day it was 90 degrees, and this weekend, we'll be lucky to break 75. My in-laws are so funny. They're kind of out of touch with things. The day of my century, they went to the LBS in their neighborhood (in Long Island) to buy a bike for my son's birthday, and they were chatting with the guys in the shop. They happened to mention that their son in law was doing this crazy 100-mile ride to Montauk, and the shop guys said, "Oh, yeah, we know a bunch of people who are doing that, too! It's a great ride.." And my in-laws were shocked that the guys in the shop had heard of it. They had no idea it was such a popular event. I'm sure in their mind it was just me and seven or eight other people slogging away for 100 miles. They're coming to my tri next month, and my wife said that her dad said something that made her think that he thinks that they're going to be the only ones there watching. Heh. Her dad said, "Boy, Jonah's really into this whole 'fitness' thing." When I first told my mother in law about my century, her exact words to me were, "Well, I hope you don't fall off your bike and hurt yourself." And the scary thing is, I think she intended that to be encouraging somehow. They're so weird. It's a miracle my wife ended up as normal as she is. B: Egg sandwich on ww with swiss L: soba noodle soup w/vegetables D: BBQ brisket, baked beans and coleslaw. And a couple of martinis. I think that pretty much takes care of the 6000 or so calories I burned in the century.
  • 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.

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