Run
  • 32m 51s
  • 5.41 kms
  • 06m 04s /KM

Little run around the lakeshore. Everything works. Felt pretty strong. It was still cool out. The heat is coming.
Finished the last 1/2k at a 5 minute pace.

So I cleaned and lubed dirty girl, but the shifting just wasn't crisp. It has been slipping for a while, but today was even worse. I tried to fix it with the barrel adjuster, but it just kept getting worse. The chain would skip, or wouldn't skip right away.

Took her to Bike Barn. Turns out the derailler hanger was bent. I have suspected that for some time, but it has never been this bad.
Matt at Bike Barn pulled out a special tool that screws into the derailler hanger and then measures how far it is out of line. It can then be used as a gentle pry bar. I didn't even know such a tool existed! Cool.
He wouldn't take any money, but suggested a donation to a local children's charity. I donated.

Dirty Girl is good again!

I was worried about shifting on the hills, I was having problems in the lowest gears.

Swim
  • 34m 13s
  • 1645.92 meters
  • 02m 05s /100 meters

Lake Okanagen Lake. Swam along the shore. Arms were tired. Got some good speed on the return.
Saw a really big fish..actually freaked me out a bit...Wasn't expecting it.

Bike
  • 1h 37m 49s
  • 42.10 kms
  • 25.82 KM/hr

Ride to OK Falls and back. Took my time on the way back, Hilly, but not mountainous. Very windy on the way back. Took my time, I got a little worn out. It has been a long day.

I'm leaving...on a jet plane. Who knows when I'll be back again.

Okay.
One more day of work. A little more packing. And I'm ready to go.
Flying out tomorrow.
Hope Dirty Girl is not missing me too much.
 
Swim
  • 1h 34m
  • 4023.36 meters
  • 02m 20s /100 meters

Last swim in the pool done like dinner.
Left shoulder got a little tight near the end.
500 x 4 fc
100 bs
400 fc
100 bs
400 fc
1000 pull
100 bs
300 flippers drill.

Sport
  • Yard Work
  • 1h 15m

Someone has to cut the grass!

Bike
  • 1h 10m
  • 24.00 kms
  • -----

Ride through the park system with FW. Her first ride since her race. Nice and leisurely, punctuated with a couple of sprints and her yelling "hurry up!"
Saw Trisportnick doing his secret ninja bike training.
I keep forgetting just how fast the Pinarello is!

Swim
  • 50m
  • 2286.00 meters
  • 02m 11s /100 meters

Got my swim on...decided to do some speed too.Could have done more, had to go back to work.

Run
  • 1h 31m 40s
  • 15.00 kms
  • 06m 07s /KM

Last long run before the race. Felt good. Strong. Ready for more.

Okay, things look like they are back to normal with me, healthwise.
A bit of a scare this morning when my right eye couldn't focus...then I realized I had the contact lenses in backwards.

Kinda cool out. I hope it warms so I can find my swim.
I miss Dirty Girl. I bought her some sexy tubes, with extra long valves, just the kind she likes! Sigh.

Dirty Girl is gone ahead of me, blazing a trail west. She's sandwiched between a P3 and a P4. I hope she doesn't pick up any carbon habits.
 
I'm having some kind of weird allergic reaction to something. It started yesterday with my eye (can't get contacts in this morning). I started to feel sluggish at around 8 pm and just wanted to sleep by 9. Had a crappy sleep - had to get up and pee about 4 times and my right eye was just puffy and yuck this morning. Nothing pink or festering, just puffy. And I feel kinda bloaty. I guess I'm not swimming at lunch time. Just as well, it is another craptaculous day out there!

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