Swim #1
  • 50m
  • 1450.00 meters
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Masters' Class.

A little of everything with the added fun of descending sets...no strength whatsoever. Felt like I was dragging my feet and my ass.

Swim #2
  • 16m
  • 700.00 meters
  • 02m 17s /100 meters

Decided to frolic with the Ironman right after the Masters' class.

10 x 50 pull buoy (hard and fast)
200 easy.

I love pull buoys..after my terrible Masters' swim, I found lots of energy and could have probably kept going. Mind you the pull buoy helped.

  • 1h 15m

The workout beat me this morning. During the middle set, I could only do two reps, not three. My blood pressure was spiking. It then settled down and I finished. Apparently it was a hard session, so it wasn't just me - even though I'm still fighting some cold.

Part of the routine was running on the dreadmill at 9, 10 and 11 miles per hour. Heard in the locker room from the men in the other class: "He made us run at 6.5 mph. Man, that was hard!"

Okay, cold /flu not attacking too badly yet. Lets see what I can do with this day.


And just to prove that I did actually run, I found out where I was in this picture, I forgot that I was playing a Ninja! Lookee here!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Hypothermic Half Pictures are up!

 My lungs hurt. I think I've got that cold that everyone else has.


This week is so messed up. I should be sleeping right now. In fact I'm not even sure I'm not sleeping.


As it turned it, I was sleeping. I just got up and changed my workout plan.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 5
  • 30m
  • 14.00 kms
  • 28.00 KM/hr

Quick and easy (sort of) high cadence spin.
I did this to flush out the legs from yesterday. It seems to have worked.
All Z2.
Still got a good schwett.
Didn't find any typo-os, Bopper

  • Snow Shoveling
  • 2h 00m

Didn't get my swim on (yet) but two hours of snow shoveling should count for something! And compare favorably to the other shoveling I did yesterday.

Oh, I hurt. But not in a good way.

I'm down a pound, the blizzard is here and it's my bananaversary.

Yup. Just another hump day in the life of windnsnow.

Smile like your life depends on it!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 1h 03m
  • 28.56 kms
  • 27.20 KM/hr

Okay, I'm back. things ca bouge again.
All systems go, damn the cliche and full steam I said....

Real rides Penticton. The Flats, out and back. all but 25 minutes of the DVD. Have to go to work at some poing.
Felt a little, a lot week, to begin, but got my cadence and my mojo going. Heavy Schwetty!
Good HR.

All between Z2 and Z3.

  • 1h 20m
  • 7.00 kms
  • -----

The ironman made me work hard again.
5 x 1000
5:30, 4.52, 4:39, 5:21, 5:20

2k warm up, cooldown and machs.
Lungs were hurting from the fire today...Felt like I had smoked a carton of cheap cigarettes.
Got the heart rate up.
Good work.

  • Stretching
  • 20m

2:20 pm.

Man, I just can't catch a break...when am I ever going to go swimming...you think I was whining yesterday! Well that's nuttin!

I inhaled some of that smoke residue and my lungs are not very happy right now. Crap!

Small fire sends Thom Collegiate students home early
Veronica Rhodes

A small fire that was quickly extinguished resulted in an afternoon off for Thom Collegiate students on Tuesday.

Regina Public Schools spokesman Terry Lazarou confirmed that around 12:15 p.m., a small fire was discovered in one of the hallways by a student. It appears to have been an electrical fire but the cause has yet to be confirmed.

The fire alarm went off and school staff used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Lazarou said Regina Fire Department crews were called but quickly determined the fire was out and left the scene.

"The school staff responded very quickly and had the fire under control, if not extinguished, very quickly," said Lazarou.

Students were escorted to the gymnasium where the air was clearer until the decision was made around 12:45 p.m. to allow them to go home early due to the presence of smoke in the building. Lazarou said a contingency plan was in place to move students to a secondary location if necessary but was not needed.

The approximately 750 students were released gradually in the early afternoon with parents being notified through the school's telephone voicemail service.

Doors were opened, fans were set up and a third-party company was brought in to air out and clean up the building. While smoke had dispersed, Lazarou said a "terrible smell" still hung in the air.

There was little obvious damage at the source of the fire, said Lazarou. Students are expected to return for classes Wednesday morning.


© Leader-Post 2008




5:30 am

Okay, back at 'er.

I'm quite tired and sore this morning. Top of my foot hurts, lower back is stiff and neck is sore. It's the day after the dayafter syndrome I'm afraid.

No time to doddle though, day one of the rest of my training begins now.

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 6

Even more Morden half pictures are up Here ...Sorry nothing yet for Hypothermic.



I decided to sleep in this morning. I think I earned it.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • 2h 21m 24s
  • 21.10 kms
  • 06m 42s /KM

-34c Wind Chill was -47...too cold to be out of bed.

Race report is up.
Not the strongest race, but my strongest Hypo so far. Bettered my time. I ran it in 2:47 last year in better weather.

It is too cold to be outside, let alone run a half marathon.

It is -35c. Three hours for the temp to warm up 10 degrees. I hope this happens.


Race Report Here 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 35m
  • 15.00 kms
  • 25.71 KM/hr

I'm liking this tapering, I'm not liking this cold.

Set up the RMC Spin session. Did 30 minutes kinda easy on the spin bike, got off and did 12 minutes on the treadmill, then another 5 minutes on the spin bike...Hey! My First Brick! Felt great!

  • 12m
  • -----
  • -----

BRICK on Treadmill. About 6 miles an hour. never looked at the distance.

4% incline. Kept increasing the speed and stretching out my gait. Felt good and strong.

  • Stretching
  • 30m

Great, long stretch on the roller. I really needed that. Got some serious kinkage out of my quads and hammies.

-28c, feels like -45c. This kinda reminds me of how I felt before I asked girl #1 if she would like to go to the prom. I think it finally warmed up by girl #3, but I had become a snivelling, groveling idiot by then.

I feel much similar today, after being on my feet for over five hours last night and looking at the Hyptothermic Half into oblivion tomorrow. Last night, I volunteered for first born's track club meet. I thought I would collect tickets or hand out medals or, at worse announce events (I have a good face for radio, remember) Well. They gave me a gun and made me starter #2 - the guy who announces false starts...sort of like the guy who watches for premature exac.....well you get the picture.

The place was also swarming with RCMP cadets falling over themselves to see my shiny gun.

But I am tired and my legs hurt. Why do I always do something stupid like this before a race.

Now I have to go set up spin class.

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 5

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