Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 1600.00 meters
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Good swim in Masters class. I am starting to feel faster and sleeker...problem is I can't get my breathing right and I can't count while I swim, so I have no idea if I am really getting better of just feel more confident.
Jason will tell me tomorrow in my one on one.

Strength
  • 1h 00m

Core strength and arms and other odd things with Matt. Amber was away.

I think the class is called Bend and pull, or bend and relax, or something.

Not a bad class, easy after Brendan's

Sport
  • Stretching
  • 15m

tendon on inside of right knee still "sharp pain" sore. Stretched a bit on the rollers. And iced it.

Now I face another week. Last week I elbowed it, and the week before I toed it, so using my face is somewhat appropriate at this point.

Back to core work this morning. I'm still sore from Brendan and running with crazy John. I have an unknown this morning, Amber is away. This is followed by swimming at lunch.

I have a new pain in a previously unfelt tendon beside my knee. I iced it all of yesterday. We'll see what pleasure it brings me today.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
Run
  • 34m 07s
  • 6.00 kms
  • 05m 41s /KM

Ran with John...He's a lunatic...negative split with sprint at the end.
First wife ran with G...Things are looking up!

HRM (Garmin) started a t 220, before i was even running!! no ipod. hmmm.

Great Sunday morning RR run...Faster than I expected. Pleased.

Sport
  • Stretching
  • 15m

Glorious morning.

After a lengthy discussion, not all of which I found agreeable,  I have decided to limit my online time...My regrets to the many who visit.

This too shall pass. 

Bike
  • 1h 20m
  • 25.00 kms
  • -----

White Butte off road with John and Pat.
First time on Cyclocross in years! They were on MTB, I felt so strong and fast on cyclocross - even though it had a fender and rack. Skinny wheels were a little difficult in the deep sand. Great ride, had a lot of fun, much more fun than being on the highway, which is what I was planning. Some good, high intensity hill climbing...I'll do this again!

One of those days I just can't get organized.

I got a new cell phone yesterday and it took me three hours to get all my numbers and stuff into it...who would have thunk 4 numbers would take so long...maybe I should have used a sharper pencil. It is a really fancy one, so it scares me a little. It has a bigger brain than me.

I also had some Ethiopian food again yesterday. mmmmmm. Babyfood never tasted so good (it is actually amazing, it is the consistency and texture that takes some getting used to Ga ga!)

Today I might do something I haven't done in a very long tiime. No, I did that yesterday, I still have the window open...whew!

I might take my ol' trusted cyclocross bike out and pretend it is a mountain bike. If you don't hear from me again, I'll be lost in a butte somewhere...or perhaps had my computing privileges revoked.

 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 1600.00 meters
  • -----

If I thought my arms were sore this morning....More interesting work with Jason and the Masters' class. Pat kept grabbing my ankle and John kept splashing my sensitive face...It's like grade school all over again. Still struggling with my breathing now that Jason has forced me to change it. I am getting stronger and if I can get my breathing right, I know I can just sail through that water...It'll come!

Strength
  • 1h 00m

Killer workout with Brendan. Lots of wacko arm stuff...skipping, tricep pulls, boxing...medicine ball throws. I can't feel my arms. Perfect for the swim at lunch.
I felt strong though!

Sport
  • Stretching
  • 15m

Focused on trying to stretch out the pain from my achilles tendons on the rollers. There were some serious lumps in there!

I am somewhat upset to be awake. I was nurturing this delicious dream about a French teacher of mine who was giving me a one-on-one lesson in conjugation of irrational verbs....sadly, needs must and I had to rise out of bed.

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Hours slept: 7
Run
  • 29m 45s
  • 6.00 kms
  • 04m 58s /KM

Quick little run...it was supposed to be leisurely. Felt pretty good. It was miserable out, but good for a run. On last leg of run - return home- I came close to bonking...I got that ralphy feeling...walked it off and then ran again. No worries.
HRM up to 240 again and wouldn't come down. I turned it off and started it up again...6 minutes lost...but voila! it worked!

Both Achilles tendons are very , very sore...but only started hurting after the run. I'm stretching now...no ice in the house.

Sport
  • Stretching
  • 15m

Stretching painful Achilles.

It is officially an icky day. Hat and gloves and tight and lions and tigers and bears, oh my. I'm supposed to run...I'm still thinking about it.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
Bike
  • 58m 08s
  • 26.00 kms
  • 26.83 KM/hr

Fairly leisurely ride out to weigh station and back. Felt good to be on dirty girl. Legs feel much better. Got out late because I was waiting to dawn to break...it was dark! Cold too, I had tights, winter booties, winter mits, polar jersey and velux top...brrrr.
Good, ride to get the cobwebs out.

Ridiculous HRM (Timex) shot up to 240 again! I'm not counting it. Most of my ride was in Z2-3 and I did Z4 for maybe a minute.

Swim
  • 50m
  • 1300.00 meters
  • -----

I can't count and swim while I'm in the middle of changing my entire technique!
600 wu (technique, kick)
400 decending
300 decending.
This is all new language to me.
My technique is coming around, but my breathing is in the crapper right now.

By the way, I broke 2,000 kilometres on my cyclocomputer today.Hooray!

Somewhere coming back from the the weigh station. I had a big swig of water and patted myself on the back...Next year I'll have a better sense of what my real total mileage (all three bikes) will be...Of course there is all the spinning too, which I don't cound.

 

So I bought these bib tights at IMC for a really good price and I'm dying to try them out.

It's 6 degrees (of separation?) out there. I might just take the dirty girl for a spin. She needs to air out a bit, it has been so very long. Let's see if I can get out of the house!!

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Hours slept: 6
Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • -----
  • -----

First one on one with Jason. Lots of side swimming drills, lots of on deck stuff and it was all filmed. One thing for sure, I gotta shave my back!

Great lesson. I was wearing flippers and when I took them off I could barely move! hmmmmpf!

I think this is going to go well, if he doesn't make me do too many things at once!

A couple of quiet, pensive moments today on 9/11

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I must have worked hard on Sunday. I'm still sore. Very sore. Legs and lower back are tight. I should have had a massage.

My first swim lesson is with Jason today. He's already started breaking down my style. He had me breathe every 4th breath instead of 2. I got so messed up that I couldn't count my strokes. Lets' see what excitement he has planned for me - I think today is video day. I'm ready for my closeup Mr. Demille.

I've also posted my goals. Keep in mind that these are in progress until I nail them down.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Soreness: 1 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8

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