Bike
  • 30m
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Swim
  • 30m
  • 1750.00 yards
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Swam a relatively easy 1500y, focusing on my form the whole time.

What’s the definition of a dilemma? The Project Runway premiere on one channel, the TdF on another, and no TiVo. They’re calling for 90 degrees and high humidity on race day. One more reason to be glad that I’m in a super-early wave. I should be done before the mercury really starts to soar. I feel terrible for the folks in the later waves. Last year was fairly mild for late July in NYC and the first mile of the run, on blacktop across 72nd street has no shade or water stops. Gonna be oppressive. B: banana/skim/pb smoothie S: 1/2 clif bar L: grilled chicken panini w/avocado and pepper jack on ww, peach S: Banana Preworkout-PB, some pretzels. D: baked chicken, potatos, ww toast w/honey

So sad about Lucy. Just tragic. I don't think I can run the 5k for her on Friday, but I'll find a way to get in 5k of something. I didn't know her, but it seems from all the outpouring of emotion and support that she was well-loved and loved well and that she left the world a better place than when she found it, which is really all anyone can ask. Rest in Peace. B: pb&j L: turkey sandwich, potato salad, salad, fruit,small brownie D: Don't remember.
Bike
  • 30m
  • 8.75 miles
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Run
  • 30m
  • 2.45 miles
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elliptical

Strength
  • 1h 10m

Circuit workout

In a seminar all day today about coaching. The company running it was founded by a guy who used to be a tennis coach, then moved on to golfers, and now coached executives and managers. Go figure. I always find these kinds of seminar interesting because of the remarkable similarity between management training and the stuff that teach you in books about how to be an effective parent. "Be consistent, keep your promises, punish privately/praise publicly, be specific, don't play favorites, etc." Neither one is rocket science but it's amazing how many people suck at both. Good, relatively easy workout. I'm feeling better about things, but I don't want to jinx myself. B: bagel w/cc L: Rueben sandwich S: cc cookie (note: as anyone who's ever been to one of these seminars can tell you, it's IMPOSSIBLE to eat well) D: Salad, pb on ww

Bike
  • 45m
  • 5.00 miles
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Home from the mechanic

I was dreaming about the race this weekend, and woke up at around 4am thinking that the race was today and that I had to get my stuff and I was late and had forgotten to check in yesterday and needed to hurry and leave before I missed the start. This has never happened before. Hmm…I think Freud would say that I’m a little nervous about this race. Which I guess I am, given that I haven’t been able to run more than a few miles in several months. Even despite that, I’m not really worried about my fitness and my ability to sustain the necessary intensity to finish the race, I’m just stressed out about my calf injury. It feels fine, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to suddenly grab me as soon as I take a wrong step. It’s going to be a constant distraction at the back of my mind until I cross the finish line. But I'm crossing the finish line. Got to go tonight and get the bike. He's not going to be there until 9pm, which means a choice of either: a) taking the bike on the subway or b) riding home in the dark, neither of which I'm crazy about. I have lights, but still. Ironically, when he asked me if I wanted him to remove the reflectors, I said, "Sure. After all, I NEVER ride at night; what do I need reflectors for?" B: Granola, skim, blueberries L: turkey on ww with swiss S: banana, granola bar

"For the French, the heroic individual effort that ultimately fails is their favorite thing."  Bob Roll.

 This might be my favorite line from the Tour coverage this year.  It's really interesting to me the extent to which the concept of rooting for the underdog is so central to French culture. They're really uncomfortable with the idea of being dominant champions--they'd much rather have the flawed, fallible, misunderstood prodigy to cheer for. Which explains their distaste for Lance Armstrong. 

 That's my sociology lesson for today. 

 B: ww 1/2 bagel w/cc

 

Bike
  • 30m
  • 4.00 miles
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Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 3250.00 yards
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Pool was too crowded for anything but laps, but managed 200kick at the end.

Took my bike to the mechanic today. I'm really pleased--I think he really knows what he's doing. He asked me about stuff that has been bugging me but which I never worried about before. He, too, suggested fixing the cable routing, and also volunteered to take off my reflectors. Went to the pool after work, intending to do mostly drills but it was too crowded, so I swam laps for an hour instead. Felt really good at the end, which is unusual--usually I feel good at the beginning. This wasn't a great food day. B: Cereal L: Pizza and assorted junk (boss bought lunch for everyone. I did eat some salad.) D: spaghetti & meat balls, red wine

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