• 30m
  • 900.00 meters
  • -----

Easy swim
400 wu
100 flutter/bs
100 drill
50 breast
2 x 25 fast 20, 21 s
50 breast
50 long strokes
100 easy fc

  • 15m
  • 2.00 kms
  • -----

First wife was at the bar with the car. So I ran to Bushwakkers and had a pint and then we drove home together.

I figured I earned the beer.
Easy pace...got stopped at all the traffic lights.
Turned some heads at the bar.

This is just too fun.

  • 1h 15m

Good all around stretch, power and range of motion work with Brendan. Just the right amount.

  • Stretching
  • 15m

New photos in my album Hypothermic and RPS


For some entertainment. I would like to compare and contrast two running scenes:

This is me, a little chilly running the Hypothermic Half Marathon in -45 around Wascana Lake.

I'm not so much waving at the photographer as I am saying "help me...help me Spock..."

Now this is me running around the same lake (see there is water there!) at about the same location in about 8 c.

Same photographer - T.E.

The next running race I'm doing naked.



So here I am at the crack of stupid with a bunch of donuts trying to to figure out why a good friend has gone into stealth mode....

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6.5
Okay, I'm awake already. Just as well I didn't go cycling. It is windy and gross out.
# 1
I'm sleeping in if you are looking for me.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • 40m
  • 1400.00 meters
  • 02m 52s /100 meters

Did most of the swim set I stole from Sparco, There's something tight in my upperback...must have slept wrong. Didn't do the full set because I had a meeting.
I felt pretty tired, but I generated some good speed.

WU 400
6 X 50 desc.
(1m, 56:42, 54:19, 53:75, 54:10, 50:47)
4 x 100 on 20 sec
(1:58, 2:05, 2:09, 2:01)
200 easy bs, flutterkick, pull, bs
25 bs
25 full speed (21:30)
50 long strokes.

  • 55m 19s
  • 10.01 kms
  • 05m 32s /KM

New shoes NB 768. Replacement of the 767 model. Very cozy, but I started to get a blister - it was the sock. Took it off adjusted it and went. Went fast.

Same course as monday Douglas Park:
7.23k in 38:48 pace 5:22. Really freakin' fast. Felt good. Very windy. Me, not as much.
Then did 4 hills average pace of 6:05.

973 cals.

I can't believe how fast that was.

PM update.

Bought new goggles in preparation for race day...smokey colour, they were out of plaid.


Slept in because I could.

I'll be swimming later and probably running tonight, if the rain isn't too bad.

Something strange is happening with my weight.

I also started a new iron supplement. To reassure me that the product was good, my pharmacist (not THE pharmacist who lurks here) assured me that it is what all the doctors give to their wives.

Now I know she was trying to say that if it is good enough for a doctor....

But I didn't like the fundamental assumptions that all doctors are male (unless I totally missed the boat and she was referring to high proportion of married lesbian doctors we have here).

As a female professional, I would have hoped that she would use examples and language that elevate women, not resubjugate them to being uneducated, idle and dependant on Da Man.

On the other hand, maybe she took a look at my long hair and thought I was a woman? Hmmm. I gotta stop wearing those Empire Waist shirts with the Lulu Lemon yoga pants.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 9
  • 40m
  • 18.00 kms
  • 27.00 KM/hr

Quick spin down to the University and a few laps with Trisportnick around the Icebreaker course.
Very windy. Lots of sand in the corners still.
That Nick...he's a fast bugger - doesn't even get out of breath.
Then back to work and Board Meeting.

I'm supposed to be tapering right.

Got up early. It was a great morning, but I was tired and a little sore. I was up late trying to fix the family computer that was infected and corrupted and perverted. I have to stop visiting CNN.com

I might just take today as a rest day just because I can.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 30m
  • 1250.00 meters
  • 02m 24s /100 meters

Didn't have the energy I thought I would have. Very sluggish with tired arms.
200 fs
100 kick/breast
200 fs
100 flutter kick/breast
200 fs
100 flutter kick/breast
200 fs
2 x 25 full speed (20 sec!)
50 breast
50 fs slow

  • 40m
  • 7.18 kms
  • 05m 34s /KM

Dropped off first born at track and ran east around university along the parkway back past past Science centre, Douglas Park and back to track.

Stretched, then did two hills second one faster than I have ever run it.
This was about 2 k and 20 min, but I don't count it above. I forgot to turn on my Garmin

  • Stretching
  • 25m

Didn't really need to sleep in, but I'm switching my routine tonight - First Born moves to outdoor track, so I'll be running on a Monday night.

Change is as good as a....? How did that cliché go?

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.5
  • 2h 28m
  • 58.00 kms
  • 23.51 KM/hr

-10 and really windy. Why do I do this.
Rode at Lumsden with Mark R.
Went a lot slower than I wanted to and only did one loop (again!) I could have easily done a second. Mark is trying out a new bike and wasn't comfortable.
Wind was unbelievable. Top speed of 70.5 k/hr.
Felt good and strong. But cold.

It was a good ride, though. I felt good spending time with Mark. He has some confidence issues that I think he blew past today. The new Cervelo he is trying probably helped.

  • 20m
  • 3.00 kms
  • -----

Wanted to go longer. Mark's IT Band is still not behaving. Walked a fair bit back.

I'm going out early for a lengthy ride. I'm humouring a friend by going out this early, but it is still -10c out, so I don't know how funny this is going to be.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 00m
  • 27.00 kms
  • 27.00 KM/hr

Because I can.
Very windy. 2C.
Winter clothing. Trying out new gloves. Balaclava, thin booties and underarmour. Full body bibs/tights that I bought at penticton last year.
Fastest speed 42.5k/hr
On the way back up it was unbearably windy. I smiled. Put my head down, downshifted to my 21 cog and pretended I was going up Richter's Pass. 90 rpm all the way. about 25k/hr.
Hills? we don't need no stinkin' hills!

PM update.

Just for the record. I spent a big chunk of the day with first wife...it was quite strange on a Saturday to do this.

Some of you may have been wondering with all this weight and girth I've been losing, what size am I really.

Well, I previously determined that I am the height of nonsense.

Size? Well. I've determined that I fit very comfortably in Size 4 Jeans. Please don't ask for details how I came to that conclusion. I told you I have spent a big chunk of the day with first wife....

Today may turn out to be a rest day...Not entirely a bad thing, methinks...but don't count your chickens before they are laid.



Supposed to go riding this morning.

Ha! Snow on the ground, -1c and windy.

I'm not going on to the hills in this. Call me wimp.

I'm very frustrated. Maybe this afternoon or tomorrow.

Did I say I was frustrated???

I'm also a little stiff hips, lower back and calfs from last nights run.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

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