• 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
  • 1h 00m
  • 23.00 kms
  • 23.00 KM/hr

Did the bike course with Nick. And some with Dennis. Still very sandy. Weather is looking good, but still lots of wind.

Tried to sleep in but I was up 4 times to pee, must have been the beer and at 6:30 I was ready to go cycling...crap I hate routine.


Having an easy day today, a little spin around the bike course. Pick up the race package, help clean up and set up a bit of the course. Then that's sweeping for 6 hours, like last year!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 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 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 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

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

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