• 1h 10m
  • 1400.00 meters
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My tricep is back online! Yeah. Swimming is coming back on stream...Okay, enough computer metaphors.

Good swim. Can't remember what I did, because Jason had me go out on deck and play with my arms...it's a long story.

Took things quite slow and focused on form.

I'm glad things are working again.

  • 1h 00m

Brendan at the Crack of stupid. Felt like throwing up and didn't want to re-injure my arm/shoulder. The routine wasn't that hard, but I was not at all co-ordinated and just felt like a big, hairy, sweaty spaz. Which is pretty close to how I usually feel - except that I had no energy to boot and that's unusual for me. Must have been the rockstar routine over the past two nights.

  • Stretching
  • 20m

Stretching after Brendan.

Oh crap my brain hurts. Didn't get home until after 1 am. Managed to not drink an ounce of anything, just didn't get enough sleep after spending 4 hours in front of angry parents and students yelling and essentially saying "hey @hole, don't close our school", then a bunch of drunk country music mucky mucks smoking their lungs out in a non-smoking hotel room penthouse.

It's okay if my brain hurts though, 'cuz I'm sure Brendan is going to make my body hurt. I'm going to tell him "no arm stuff today!" I've already lost two weeks because of them.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 4

Just to make you see how great the community is here. This is the grown-up me having a bad hair day and ummmm... holding the Canadian Football League Champion Saskatchewan RoughRiders Grey Cup. It's a burden I take on willingly.

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Arm feels good after yesterday's swim feels good. Shoulder a little tight from compensating.


Craven Country Jamboree Party #1 last night. Thankfully no country music played. Went right after my sprints and spending some time with the still sick kids.

Boring evening overall as I didn't feel much like drinking or gorging myself. This tri stuff really cramps my lifestyle.

The big thrill was the story about the private jet having to return to Nashville because of a an engine trouble light. The second jet they got was a gulfstream and there was lots of talk about how comfortable that was.

Bunch of drunks! Yes I'm working on sponsorship.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 1h 00m
  • 5.00 kms
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2:26 pace-4.06
3:21 4:19 (messed up 700m
2:38 4.39
2:38 4.39

4 x 600 sprints, sort of. With 400m walks in between. Very little energy. could have gone faster, but didn't have lots in me. I'm glad John made me do it. Some jogging before and after.

  • 30m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • 03m /100 meters

I did it, I did it.
Took it slowly and tried not to rush myself. New pains in shoulder, but tricep ok. Now it's just the shoulder that's a little stiff. I think I was over compensating. Jason said I was swimming a little funny. Less jokes next time.

  • Stretching
  • 30m

Before and after stretching.

Okay, I'm up. I'm not sure why. Two sick kids and First Wife not 100 per cent. Life is grand. I was going to run this morning, but it is -19, -28 with wind chill. It's okay when I run with someone. Running alone at the crack of stupid in that is, well, stupid. I have to do sprints tonight anyway.

High possibility of swimming at lunch time. Worst case scenario, I'll just do kicking.

I think I'm going back to bed.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.5
Freezing rain last night. No way was I running indoors. And I'm not organized enough (yet) to go running at the track in the morning. I'm just going to hang out today. Maybe two rest days in a row...what have I become?

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

Slept in again today. A lot stiff from yesterday's run. I was thinking about swimming, but I think I'll give the wing two more days of rest and massage.

Another busy week ahead! 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.5
  • 2h 03m 58s
  • 18.79 kms
  • 06m 36s /KM

-23 this morning. Running with Starcorp. Aimed at 2:00. It was so cold my bottle and gels froze. My jacket and balaklava also got crispy. Had to wear a second layer of tights and three layers up top and a hat over my balaclava and two sets of gloves.
I was never toasty, but I wasn't cold...although I was very worried about getting into serious trouble if I had to stop. We ran quite far from our starting point. Made out to Wascana View or thereabouts. Essentially the QCM marathon route.

Felt very strong. Could have kept going if I was dry. Got a surge with 20 minutes to go.

Walkbreaks every 4 k, or so. Didn't walk as much as we expected. Was too cold to stop.
1873 cals

I'm so glad Starcorp convinced me to go out this morning.

  • Stretching
  • 20m

Stretching in soaking wet, cold clothes after run.

Yesterday, First born had a track meet. His first ever. He was the only 13 year old doing high jump and 60 m sprint, so he competed against the 14-16 year olds. Well. He got first place in high jump 135cm and second place in the run. Imagine that!

Today Starcorp and I are planning our long run. It should be about 2 hours. It is -23 out. I don't feel like running indoors. Let's see how this pans out.

I'm going to a Breast Cancer charity dinner tonight. I can't wait its at the new Mexican restaurant. Other than Taco Bell and it's CanCon cousin, Taco Time, there has been no decent Mexican food here forever. The event should be a good one, it is for a neighbour's girlfriend, among others.

Everyone go lend some support to Marina. She's running a Marathon today. She's back!


  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 46m 37s
  • 54.00 kms
  • 30.39 KM/hr

Excellent Spinnervals Session at Level 10. Did the last Cardio workout (compilation) Got a really good sweat happening.

Couldn't get my heart rate any higher. Next time I'm going to try holding my breath.

  • Stretching
  • 20m

Stretching after spin

Back to Crack of Stupid. And back to the dirty girl. Some things never change. Other things, like bike shorts, should be changed more regularly.

Did some significant self massage on my wing yesterday (using 5 x 10 glossies that Bopper sent me for "illustration purposes only") and it is feeling considerably better. now it matches the constant ache I have in most other parts of my body. What's that Leonard Cohen line? "I ache in places that I used to play". That's me.

A moment of silence please for Evel Knievel.

Many of my formative years on my CCM mustang bicycle with a banana seat and a small front wheel were spent dreaming of jumping over greyhound buses.

  • Health data: Sick: 2 Hours slept: 6

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