• 3h 00m
  • 81.00 kms
  • 27.00 KM/hr

Great ride around lumsden and up and down hills several times and along highway 11 to Exit A and back with a bunch of Ironmen...
Did some good riding with Nick. Took the hills slow - he motored up them!
He's learning a lot...Much more comfortable since I last rode with him. It'll come.

Did some really fast riding, averaging about 36 to catch up with the lead pack (Mackenzie) which I did. Nick wasn't far behind.

A good day. Could have done another loop, but it was late.
A little sore now.

  • 19m
  • 3.50 kms
  • 05m 26s /KM

Did a brick right after the run.
Nothing special. I know I ran too fast, but it felt pretty good. Ended with an uphill part behind the gas station.

  • Stretching
  • 45m

Over two sessions. After ride and when I got home.

Urg. I am so sore...My clavicle Hurts. That's all I have to say.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 52m 38s
  • 2300.00 meters
  • 02m 17s /100 meters

Great Swim! I just got in there and did it.
1000 continuous
100 breast stroke
50 kick on back (got wicked hamstring cramp!)
150 easy
6 x 50 on 5 sec
4 x 100 on 20 sec
200 pull and paddles
100 pull
20 minutes hot tub!

  • 1h 15m

Session felt long with Brendan...Had lots of power though...Did all the hard versions of the exercises, including the one leg hop onto the tall box.

Some Race Pix are up!




For the record, I don't like nightmares.

But the ones that drag on all night long, are in high def and colour and have a really good storyline are even worse.

What I want to know, though, is why was he wearing a turban before he turned into a sheetmetal blanket that I could only get rid of by locking into the dumptster. And why couldn't I prove to them that the pearl and ivory was fake as was the alabaster. It should have felt warmer to the touch than the Venetian marble.

Oh, to spend the day inside my head...

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
Bike #1
  • 12m
  • 3.50 kms
  • -----

Okay, if I'm going to commute, I'm going to commute.
I took my Garmin with me and now I have an exact mileage and time. I will adjust yesterday's appropriately.
A little nippy this morning, and I have to do some maintenance on the is squeaky.
Or maybe that's me.

Bike #2
  • 24m
  • 6.50 kms
  • 16.25 KM/hr

I think I've just figured out how to practice my swim to bike transitions!
Uneventful, but sweaty (after I showered) ride from work to pool and from pool to work.

  • 18m 30s
  • 800.00 meters
  • 02m 19s /100 meters

Had some last minute things pile up and then I had to get back to work for 1 p.m for a 1:30 meeting. Not a lot of swim time, but I did it. And I'm glad.

Bike #3
  • 56m
  • 28.00 kms
  • 30.00 KM/hr

Smoking fast ride into the wind and back into the wind...Don't ask me how that happened.
I started off not having any legs...residual from the race...I just got really fast all of a sudden!

I'm turning into a wuss in my old age.

I got up at five and I just couldn't convince myself to ride my bike in -1c with a -6 windchill. I'm not trying to prove if it were -40c that would be different!

I crawled back into bed.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.5
Bike #1
  • 10m
  • 3.00 kms
  • 18.00 KM/hr

Well, If I'm going to commute, I may as well commute big!

Got home. Fixed dinner for sick first born and synchro swimming second born and out galavanting first wife. Put it in the oven, gave instructions to turn off the oven to first born and biked to the pool and back.

Not as much hassle as I thought.

Bike #2
  • 28m
  • 7.00 kms
  • 15.00 KM/hr

Hardly seems worth it.
I had a sudden desire to ride a bike to work.

It took me about 30 minutes to change in to riding clothes and out of riding clothes into monkey suit.

Took me about 14 minutes to get here through treacherous truck and idiot traffic.

Mind you getting naked to change in my office had a certain appeal. I'm thinking I should put my pants on now, since I have a meeting coming up. I said meeting!

PM update. Rode home. It was uneventful...The route home is a little easier-traffic wise and downhill slightly.

  • 30m
  • 1200.00 meters
  • 02m 30s /100 meters

WU 400
2x6x50 no rest
100 bs
100 fast(ish) 1:56

To those who have told me that I train too much, I offer this bit of information from a medical blog. It seems that Swimming and Cycling are restful practices, so 2/3 of the time (not counting strength training) I'm just resting...

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It is -4 and I'm toying with the idea of going back to sleep.

I'm toying with several other ideas, but I can't talk about them here.

What are going to do today Brain? Same think we do every day, Pinky...

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 1h 00m
  • 27.80 kms
  • 27.80 KM/hr

Went out for a nice ride on the highway with Nick.

It loosened me up quite a bit.

  • 40m 09s
  • 1700.00 meters
  • 02m 22s /100 meters

I was doubting myself before I got there...not lots of energy and feet/legs felt very heavy.
Got it done and felt pretty fast.
WU 400
2(6x50)no rest average 1:08
4 x 100 on 20 avg 2:04
100 breast
50 flutter kick
50 back stroke
50 breast
50 long strokes.

Time to make the donuts.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 1h 01m 31s
  • 10.60 kms
  • 05m 48s /KM

Decided to go for an easy run while first born was at track practice.
It ain't easy to run easy anymore.
Spent most of the time running on grass. Ran around part of the race course at the University/Douglas Park and did my victory lap.

Feel quite good. Achilles continue to be a little tight.

  • Stretching
  • 20m

Official race results are up. Here.


A Day Without Me

I'm starting a landslide in my ego
Look from the outside to the world I left behind
I'm dreaming - you're awake
If I were sleeping, what's at stake?
A day without me

Whatever feelings I keep feeling
What are the feelings you left behind?

Today's a day without me

I started a landslide in my ego
Look from the outside to the world I left behind
In the world I left behind
Wipe your eyes and then let go
To the world I left behind
Shed a tear and then let go






Theres something about this date that I just can't put my finger on...But I feel like drinking tequilla and dos equis for some reason....

I'm resting for a little while today after yesterday's race.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 9
  • 42m 34s
  • 20.00 kms
  • 28.19 KM/hr

15th out of 81

  • 25m 14s
  • 5.00 kms
  • 05m 03s /KM

36th out of 81

  • 16m 17s
  • 750.00 meters
  • 02m 10s /100 meters

51st out of 81

Race Report is Up! RACE ... Official Times.

15th out of 18 in my very competitive age group. 

Last year I finished in 1:40:51. I was 86/101 (20th/20AG) 17:56 swim, 49:52 bike, 33:04 run.



May the fourth be with you!

Here we go...weeeeee!

-5....feels like -10.

It feels like the first time, like the very first time.

And for those of you who might have noticed, yes First Wife's initial is above my planned vs. Actual graph.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6

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