• 43m 21s
  • 2500.00 yards
  • 01m 44s /100 yards

200 w/u, 2,100 continuous, 200 c/d. Felt really good!

w/u - 200


m/s - 2,100


c/d - 200


On Saturday my right knee was feeling a little funny under the knee cap on the bottom-right side when I would extend my leg, so I decided I'd play it safe and do my long run on Sunday and take Saturday off. I spent several hours outside cleaning/organizing the garage and installing some 48" fluorescent lights that used to be in our kitchen and dining room areas. It makes a world of difference! Our garage also has this weird closet room thing that the previous owners built and no light gets in there so I installed a pull-chain light for Brynn to be able to see her gardening supplies and stuff. Then Saturday night I tripped over a laundry basket and my right knee started to hurt in that same area. I was so frustrated. I felt fine on Sunday though and did my run. To my surprise my right knee didn't hurt but my left one did. It hurt yesterday too and is a little tender today. I'm going to plan on trying to hit the pool later for a long swim (haven't swum for a week!) and try to take it easy today otherwise. Tomorrow is the long ride with the group, temps are supposed to be in the 50s. Eek! Guess I'll have to dust off the ol' shoe covers :) ------------------------ Huh. Starting to get the pain in my right knee again. I wonder if it's because I'm sitting cross-legged? Going to keep myself from crossing my legs I guess.

  • 31m 06s
  • 2.78 miles
  • 11m 11s /Mi

Did the 160bpm HR alarm again. I think I might turn that off for my shorter runs, since my "average" HR for the whole run was only 155. Maybe not though. I'll have to do more thinking/researching. It was another hot day today and I spent most of it in the car. After I ran and took a poop, I weighed 206.6. And apparently my scale thought I was 17% body fat (normally it thinks I'm 22%). Obviously the scale was in a very good mood today with all these numbers of false hope.

  • 1h 00m 05s
  • 5.02 miles
  • 11m 58s /Mi

Tough run in the heat. Set a reminder on my watch for 160 bpm and during the first half I could get away with slowing the pace to bring it back down but the second half required that I walk for about 15 seconds up to 45 seconds to bring it down. At about the 50 minute mark I figured since I only had ten minutes left I could just run it in. That lasted about 5 minutes, I took another walk break, then ran 3 more, walked, ran. I'm glad I decided to swallow the pride and honor the heart rate because I feel pretty good right now a few hours later and I know I would probably have a headache and be a pile of crap if I had just run hard. I weighed myself before and after and I lost at least 2lbs, on top of drinking about 16 ounces of water during the run and another 8 plus a donut afterward, before I weighed myself the second time. Crazy! I expected the water I drank during the workout to negate any weight loss. This is good info to have and I'll definitely be keeping a close eye on hydration for my longer workouts from this point moving forward.

aaaaaaaaaand the visit is canceled again today. It's a good thing we woke the little boys up from their naps so that they could get ready to go to the visit that isn't going to happen.
  • 1h 22m 02s
  • 17.34 miles
  • 12.68 Mi/hr

Rode to the YMCA and back with my Brynnie. Easy bike day today in preparation for a long run tomorrow. Hopefully I can get outside while it's still somewhat cool-ish so I don't die like I did last weekend. I'm feeling more confident about my running the past few days, not sure why. I haven't had any major breakthroughs or anything. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come. March 28, '08 was my first run of my IMKS training that year, so I'm already ahead of where I was back then. It's interesting to go back and read through the old logs.

Oh I forgot to mention, my Garmin was acting really strange and showing these crazy heart rates (like 190 two minutes into my ride, which I knew was way wrong). Coasting down the big hill on HWY 2 I hit 227 apparently. That's why the max HR value is ridiculous. I'd be surprised if the avg HR wasn't way off too.

Bio mom called and canceled the visit as the transport worker was on his way here to pick the little boys up. So he just popped in and told us and wouldn't you know it, two screaming crying boys. Nice. Super nice day today so we're going to go get re-finger printed for our f/c license (I thought they kept those in the system indefinitely???) and then I'm going to head out for a bike ride. Just going to do an hour easy. Maybe I'll ride up to the lake and back or do a loop on the trails. I'll figure something out. One thing I do know is that my legs felt pretty good yesterday and they feel good today too thanks to my recovery run!

  • 35m 36s
  • 3.30 miles
  • 10m 47s /Mi

Interesting... my run earlier this week was at a slower pace, higher average HR, and flatter route (shorter too). Contrast with today's run when I didn't feel like doing it because my legs were pretty whooped after last night's bike ride, and you get: ???

My quads are starting to become hard as rocks. I LOVE that! -------------------------------------- Looking at my HR data for yesterday I realize I need to set aside some time probably Monday to do a LT test to determine some new HR zones, as the time spent in each zone only adds up to a little more than an hour, and obviously I was riding for a little bit longer than an hour. The last time I did a test was in 2008, so the HR zones are a little dated, to say the least ;-) -------------------------------------- Updated my dashboard with my s/b/r goals for 2012. After approximately 25% of the year has passed I'm at 19% for biking, 29% for running, and 35% for swimming. All three of those figures are surprising to me. I didn't think I was so far along on my swim goal. I figured I'd be farther along on the biking for sure, and the running was a little bit higher than I expected. All in all I think I'm on a path to hit my goals for sure, and may have to re-evaluate them in a few months.

  • 2h 10m 39s
  • 34.06 miles
  • 15.64 Mi/hr

Group ride--it was so nice not having to fight the wind because we had a pretty smooth paceline going. I even managed to hang on while we went up the Roca hill--something I had trouble doing last year.

I am SO excited about the group ride tonight! w00t! +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Cool, got three new orders for properties in Omaha and got them scheduled back-to-back-to-back on Monday. That doesn't happen very often! Hooray for saving time and money :)

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