Sport
  • Physical Therapy
  • 1h 30m
Good news from the PT. He's going to give me a program to follow, and he thinks I'll be ok. I told him that if I can finish the race running at a 9:00 pace or better, he can have my free Chipotle burrito that I get for finishing. I have to throw some love at Garmin. We got a GPS for the car, and the charger-thing was broken when we took it out of the box. At first, they wanted to send me some parts and have me try to fix it, then it turned out that the parts were backordered. We have a vacation coming up in about 3 weeks, and I explained that I didn't think the thing was fixable, and I didn't want to wait 3 weeks to figure it out and then not have the GPS for the trip. THey wrote back very promptly and offered to send me a new one in 7-10 days if I returned the broken one. They have great customer service. I'd never hesitate to buy another Garmin product. (This is Jonah, and I approved this message). B: Clif bar L: Salad S: Clif Bar D: ww pasta w/chopped tomatos

Bike
  • 1h 30m
  • 27.20 miles
  • 18.13 Mi/hr

Trainer ride

I made an appointment to see my physical therapist. Hopefully, I'll be able to figure out this pesky calf thing in the next 13 days. Got in a decent trainer workout tonight while listening to the Training Bible Podcast. My workout tomorrow's going to be hit or miss, since I have to go to my buddy's house to borrow his bolt cutters. Why? My son was on the playground with his bike and found a discarded cable lock and decided to lock it onto his wheel. The irony is that I meant to buy him a lock over the weekend and I forgot. B: Kashi L: tuna & cucumbers on baguette S: CLif Bar S: banana Preworkout: banana Post workout:kashi & chocolate milk

Run
  • 30m
  • 2.50 miles
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Disappointing. Calf started to hurt about 15 minutes in.

Drove out to CT for a big party. Ate better than yesterday, but no workout. Going to try to catch a look at the Tour before bed. Looks like Dara Torres made Team USA, which is nice, because it means that there's still at least one Olympic athlete who's older than me. B: Cereal L: sashimi tuna, oysters D: soft shelled crabs, other BBQ, stuff
Run
  • 20m
  • 1.75 miles
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Very slow run on the treadmill

Took a short run on the 'mill today, stretched, etc. Didn't have time for much more. Went to a BBQ and ate unspeakably bad food. I just can't drink anymore. Not because I get drunk and make an idiot of myself, but, I swear, after one beer, my restraint goes out the window, and I want to (and usually do) eat everything in sight. Waited 'till the sun went down and watched the fireworks, which were spectacular, in spite of the rain. B: Cereal L: turkey & swiss on ww D: Lots of bad food. Yuck.

Bike
  • 3h 20m
  • 42.00 miles
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Up past GWB, back to 72nd Street, across to CP, two laps of the park, back to WSH & home.

Day off. No work. Kids w/ the babysitter. Wife's at work. No chores, no errend, beautiful day. Howzabout a bike ride! :) That was really really fun. I don't get to do that often enough. B: YFG on ride: 20oz accellerade, 12 oz gatorade (purchased at hotdog stand), 16 oz water+Nuun L:

Bike
  • 30m
  • 9.75 miles
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Hill intervals on the spinbike

Strength
  • 1h 10m

upper/lower body circuit

That breeze you just felt was my gigantic sigh of relief. They just posted the swim waves for the NYC Tri, and I’m going to be in wave 8 at the latest (there are 4 waves for M40-44). The latest I’ll start is 6:11am. This is a good thing because, for those of you unfamiliar with the gigantic cluster-fizzle that is the NYC Tri swim start, there are a total of THIRTY-SEVEN swim waves. They close transition at 5:30, I think, so the people in the last waves have to hang around for literally 3-4 hours before their wave starts. I’ll only have about 45 minutes to wait. Even if I have a terrible bike and swim, I’ll be starting the run before the last few waves even hit the water, and I’ll be finished long before they start their runs. This is good because it means I won’t we trying to find my family, eat, and pick up my checked bags amid a sea of 4000 other racers and their families at the finish line festival. B: YFG S: granola bar L: 1 slice plain pizza, diet Dr. Pepper. Post workout-chocolate skim milk D: lambchop S: chips w/salasa

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