• 56m 21s
  • 2200.00 meters
  • -----

Both shoulders complained this morning. But in a more coy "I know what you did to me last night" kinda way.

Good workout.

Swam in the lane next to Todd G. He is such a good swimmer!

Swim: WU: 100 swim easy. 50 kick easy. 100 swim easy.
MS: Start slow and decrease times for each 300. 3 x 300 (30”) at aerobic effort (slower than T-pace). Kick 50 easy. 2 x 300 (30”) at aerobic effort (less than T-pace).
CD: 100 drill of your choice, 300 swim. Total: 2200

  • 2h 05m 38s
  • 20.00 kms
  • 06m 17s /KM

Just following orders, ma'am.
Felt pretty confident. It was warmish. Felt a little tired at times but kept going. Hit some slow points, but sped right up.
Focus on posture. Footsrike and smiling and the passerbys - especially those in cars who insisted on not yielding till the last possible moment and then swerving wildly into the curb!
One big bottle of water
One gel at 1:20.

Well that was interesting. 20 minutes after getting home, my BP tanked! I almost blacked out, got the chills, dizzy, slurred speech and confusion.
Spent about 5 minutes shivering on the bathroom floor. I then proceeded to eat and drink everything I could find.
Well, I guess I need to drink and eat more on long runs.
I hadn't had dinner before I went out.

Time to make them donuts!

My calfs are screaming from the effort yesterday. Funny. I've never noticed how one of them has this adorable French accent! I guess that what they mean when they say listen to your body!

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

Power check...All systems go in heavy wind. Calf a little sore.

Bike: WU: 20'
MS: 5x1' spin @ 100 rpms - 1' easy in between - Breakthrough: Tempo intervals. On road or trainer. Do 4x8 minutes Zone 3 effort (2 minute recoveries). Relax! Smooth pedaling. 82-90 rpm. Aero position all the way.
CD: 1'

Was going to ride, but I needed the sleep this morning...I'm strangely tired. I think I'm on the edge of overdoing it...better be careful. I'll ride after work.

Both shoulders are sore (from swimming lots) my right one is more sore in a different place. 


  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • 1h 15m
  • 2900.00 meters
  • -----

That feels better. I feel like an athlete again. Up until this point I felt like a sleeper.

Shoulder issues continue. I tried a whole bunch of different stroke lengths and width and types. It started to be sore after about 200 and then settled in around 1000 and then just faded to a constant numb after that.

It is bone/joint - not muscular...I know that.

I think it is volume. I never had this issue when i was swimming less than 2000.

Still I feel good, relatively fast - not smokin' but can hold my own.

It's all good.

Swim: WU: 300
MS: 4x200 pull with 30" rest.
Then 8x100 with 15" rest.
200 kick.
6x100 on 10" rest.
CD: 200

  • 33m 20s
  • 5.89 kms
  • 05m 40s /KM

Run: 30' run with 10x30" up a STEEP hill- walk back down easy. These are at a very hard effort.
past a couple of guys on fance MTB bikes going up Douglas park hill. Full speed up...walk down
Start from Sciece Centre.
Sprint uphill 160m.

Felt a little faint near the last one. Did one extra hill at slow pace then ran a 6 minute pace back to Science Centre. Felt strong.
Nice and hot out, with some shade. Just perfect conditions.
Ran into Thea and had a good chat.

I decided I needed to catch up on some sleep. So that is what I did. Swimming and Running today...Here we go, back at it.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
I was dreaming that I got a chance to sleep in and then the alarm woke me up.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 1h 02m
  • 9.75 kms
  • -----

Improvised run...
Running wasn't really in the plan today, but I went out with Starcorp, knowing that it may be cut short.

Felt very strong. Lots of surge power. Enjoyed myself, no pressure, just relaxed and looked at the bums in front of me (and happy that I didn't have a tiny saddle under mine!).
Walked the last 4 k. Good cool down. I forgot how much I enjoyed walking.
Had a great talk with John.

  • Walking
  • 20m

20 minute walk back after the run.
Good cool down.

Just when you think you have this parent thing licked, a flu bug hitches a ride on a kid and kicks you right in the stomach.

I'm still healthy, second born was feeling very poorly last night. I hate it when kids - any kids are sick.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 5
  • 2h 45m
  • 70.00 kms
  • 25.45 KM/hr

Good solid recovery ride with Starcorp.
Had more power than I thought I would on the hills up at Lumsden!

I think my ride is ready.

  • Yard Work
  • 1h 15m

That grass never stops growing.
Painted the parts of the garage that had graffiti on it too.

For the record. I had some soy today....




Back on the saddle again. Why am I doing this?

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 6h 40m
  • 180.00 kms
  • 27.00 KM/hr

Well, that's another epic ride.
Out to Lumsden, 4 hills, back to exit b, back through Craven to Bulyea and back to Lumsden and a delicious 12 ounce coke, then back to Regina one hill. A million red lights all the way home. Miscalculated the distance by 9k so I had to ride around the airport, then along my neighbourhood until I hit the right distance. This was a good cool down though.

Nutrition. Two Powerbars. (yeah that's it! who knew!) Two bottles of Glyco. Two bottles of water. One delicious coka cola invented in Atlanta, you know.

Made an interesting discover. Other than 180k is really bloody far and long!

I tend to lose energy, drive and power after I have a powerbar. I just get blah for about 10 minutes. I think it is the blood redirecting to my stomach...I deliberately didn't have any gels to experiment with this. This didn't happen after the delicious coke. That went right to my bloodstream like, well, coke!
I'm not too worried about it over a long race, I just have to alternate with gels.

Didn't have my first Glyco for 50 minutes and didn't have my first Powerbar until 1:50. I think I need to eat more and drink...I'm 7 pounds down from this morning. Hard to drink lots, I'm completely self sustained from home, until I get to the place that sells the delicious coke...that and I don't like spending money.

10 or 11 e-load pills.
Bottom of left foot got a little sore, but it's better, neck sore (as usual) Butt really sore (wore tri shorts)
Was Aero 99% of the ride.

Temp 10 (morning) 25c afternoon. 15k/hr headwind/sidewind for most of ride except 30k stretch home.

Good Epic Ride.

  • 24m 21s
  • 4.00 kms
  • 06m 05s /KM

Transition 4:24 (had to call the kids and make sure they were okay)

Just jumped out of the house. Tried to do 30 minutes and I could have, but I just didn't feel like it. Got back to the house, circled the block once more, then circled the other block...I ran the first part at about a 5:30 pace! Then I just gave up and walked for 10 minutes,


Felt pretty good

Going for a little bicycle ride today...


The story below may explain why I don't have more offspring running around caused by my many philanderings during my misspent youth...

On the other hand, it is kinda puzzling that two of the most populous countries in the world are also the largest consumers/eaters of soy products...Maybe those men just have really, really good motility... Maybe their swimmers should consider tri?

Maybe all that tofu also explains my "other side"...hmmmm.

Don't ask why this story came out (as it were) from Saskatchewan - it's all spunk, methinks.


SASKATCHEWAN (CBC) - Men who consume soy daily and want to start a family may want to reconsider their dietary choices in light of new research.

A study published in the July 24 issue of Human Reproduction finds that men who eat half a serving of soy per day - such as 115 g of tofu or 240 ml of soy milk - had lower concentrations of sperm than men who didn't eat soy.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who consumed the most soy (half a serving per day) had 41 million sperm per millilitre less than men who did not eat soy at all.

They found that there was an "inverse association between soy food intake and sperm concentration that remained significant after accounting for age, abstinence time, body mass index, caffeine and alcohol intake and smoking," reads the study.

Men who were obese or overweight, who accounted for 72 per cent of the study's participants, were more likely to have lowered sperm concentrations, the study also found.

The 99 participants were recruited from the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center, where they were evaluated for sub-fertility between 2000 and 2006.

The researchers believe that the estrogenic properties of soy may negatively affect the production of sperm, an effect that may be heightened in obese or overweight men who have higher estrogen levels than men of normal weight.

  • Health data: Sick: 2 Hours slept: 6

windnsnow's Training Log

 July 2008 
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31  
  • August's totals
  • July's totals
  • 2014 totals
  • 2013 totals