Wow, I needed that sleep.

Yesterday I was up at 4:30, was setting up the bike/run transition at 5:30, sweeping the turnaround and putting down pilons between 8-9 and then just doing stuff until 11:30.

Then I drove second born to camp (3 hours). Turned around in 20 minutes and then drove back.

In total that's about 8 hours driving!

The Regina Beach Provincial Triathlon was a huge success though, from what I heard (I only saw the bike/transition portion of it). 

Trisportnick did a fantastic job as Race Director! Just don't mention Dad's cookies or Bananas to him.

Taper week starts, or started...Lets see how I navigate through this.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Out of the house at the crack of insanity this morning to help with the Regina Peach Provincial Triathlon. Then I have to get back home in a hurry and whisk - 3.5 hour drive my daughter to summer camp....It is going to be a fun day.

Training? I don't need no stinkin' training. Besides, it's taper week!

  • 45m
  • 20.00 kms
  • 26.67 KM/hr

Working with Nick and Jason riding the Regina Beach Triathlon bike course.
Very Very windy.

Getting bossed around my Nick and Jason today as we prepare the Regina Beach Tri course.

See you all in the funny papers.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8
  • 5h 15m
  • 137.00 kms
  • 26.10 KM/hr

I can put up with the flat.
I can put up with the broken valve on the first extra tube.
I can deal with the trepidation of riding over 100k without any spares.
I can deal with 32 C heat.
I can't deal with a head wind in three directions!!!
That wind just kicked my @ss.
I could have/should have gone much further, but the wind just wore me out.
The 30 minute fiasco with the tires didn't help either (off the clock)
I did 4 lumsden hills and one loop going half way to Bulyea.

I gotta work on my long ride.
Had an Ice Cold coke about 3 quarters into the ride...and I remembered how grateful I am for Atlanta!

Got it done!

Sorry, busy morning...and issues.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7
  • 2h 00m
  • 19.50 kms
  • 06m 09s /KM

Solo run...Went the long way by the University first, so I could not easily bail out. Had probably one of the best runs of my life. LSD and deliberate. No speed, just comfort. Had a lot on my mind. There are no ladders in this abyss, no solutions to this conundrum.
Drank water only at water fountains - and not every one, probably had the equivalent of 3/4 of a bottle. It was cool out (11 c) One gel at 1:30, although I'm sure I could have gone on without it.

I ran out of route before I ran out of time, so I had to double and redouble back. I just hate doing that, but I did it.
Good run.
1707 cals
Heart rate spiked a little at start, but then just stabilized. Left knee was feeling a little funny.

  • Stretching
  • 15m


I don't want to talk about it again. Okay.

Here we go again. In more ways than you could imagine.

  • 53m 50s
  • 9.28 kms
  • 05m 48s /KM

Well I joined the Grizzly Adams Dump Club right in the middle of the park by the golf course. Willow saplings are particularly helpful, I've found.
NOW I'm hardcore!

Had trouble getting started really dragging my feat. Doing about a 6:30 pace. Then I had to, well...go.
After that, my pace picked up to about 5:20 at times I felt a lot stronger and faster. I could have gone more, but this is all I wanted to do.
Two brief walks at turnarounds and one crouch.

Bike #1
  • 15m
  • 4.00 kms
  • -----

Commute to work.

Bike #2
  • 15m
  • 4.00 kms
  • -----

Bike commute to swim

  • 42m 18s
  • 2000.00 meters
  • 02m 07s /100 meters

I guess I'm stuck on this pace!
475 warm up continuous
25 breast
500 fast(ish) continuous
1000 continuous pull buoy @ 2:04

Bike #3
  • 15m
  • 4.00 kms
  • -----

bike commute back to work

Bike #4
  • 15m
  • 4.00 kms
  • -----
I'm not glad to be greeting the crack thusly.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
  • 2h 10m
  • 60.00 kms
  • 27.69 KM/hr

Crap it was windy! Cross wind both ways out towards Pense.
I was still able to hit about an average of 29 k/hr.
ON the way home up Lewvan I could not gat any faster than 22k/hr.

Got it done and doing the family time things.

  • Golf
  • 1h 00m

First Wife woke up and said she wanted to go to the driving range. So after significant preparations, we got to the the driving range and hit some balls.
It was actually kinda fun.

Dominion Day today...ooops, I'm showing my age - Canada Day. It's the national holiday built around a bunch of old white men getting together on an island of the east coast and politicing and giving land that was not their's away and promising railways for everyone and a beaver pelt in every pot. And 141 years later this Confederation of provinces is still a country, despite the same old white men...well not the original ones, they died...a bunch of old white men coming up with a bunch of reasons to to change things or break up the country. Happy Canada Day! By the way. I still remember this song , even though I first heard it when I was one, not one hundred.

In other more important news on this day, First Wife became a Canadian Citizen on this day, a number of years back, so I guess it does has some merit.

And for your further amusement, here is a picture of me doing what I do best at last week's See Jane Tri race: drinking coffee and talking on the phone.

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  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

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