• 51m
  • 3050.00 yards
  • -----

400 (25 drill, 25 swim....)
100 back
200 kick
300 pull
5 X 100 @1:30
50 cd

  • 1h 00m
  • 15.70 miles
  • 15.70 Mi/hr


The goverment shutdown is making me so mad! They need to act like adults and work out a solution. I bet if they were not get a paycheck, or if their plans were being screwed up, they would work a little harder to work things out. Mike is a Federal employee. Until the government is open, he is required to report to work and is NOT permitted to take any leave time. He has his plane ticket and has planned to go to the double with me next week. As of now, he is not permitted to take leave. He must report to work and take an IOU on pay. What crap!!! I am so glad Tammy and Fred are going to be there to support me. I am getting nervous/excited.

Dinner and hanging out with Meghann and Dave this evening.

  • 1h 40m
  • 10.55 miles
  • 09m 28s /Mi

Mission Bay morning run.
Foot pain. I just need to deal with it for a little longer.

That is a big looking green square on the calendar for the 11th and 12th of this month!

UCSD job interview at lunch today. - REALLY liked the job. Salary may be low - hope it will be at least what I currently make. Won't hear back for 2 to 3 weeks. UGH! I hope they at least offer me the job.

  • 1h 00m
  • 16.04 miles
  • 16.04 Mi/hr


  • 38m
  • 2000.00 yards
  • -----

late lunch swim

200 kick
300 pull
500 swim

I am really feeling crazy with this taper. I think it is the combination of taper and all the pre-race excitement and jitters with the stress of the job interviews. I don't want to make a wrong decision. I know I need to look at the options - salary, benefits, advancement, security, work-life balance, location, etc. and the correct decision will appear. I hope I have a decision to make. Face to face interviews with two places this week.

I feel ready to race!!!

  • 1h 03m 29s
  • 4244.00 yards
  • 01m 30s /100 yards

Tiki 2.4 mile ocean swim. 2nd place in age group (30-39). Felt good. Enjoyed this swim.

  • 26m 30s
  • 2.84 miles
  • 09m 19s /Mi

Brick run.

  • 3h 29m
  • 56.51 miles
  • 16.22 Mi/hr

East on Frier's and back, and then Fiesta Island.

Jenn is no longer coming to crew for me for the double iron. I am disappointed, but so thankful to have other great crew members. I am REALLY looking forward to seeing Tammy and Fred. It is going to be a great adventure!.

Feeling flat and sluggish. Hope the taper is working.

  • 2h 00m
  • 12.65 miles
  • 09m 29s /Mi

Mission Bay morning run.

I had uploaded my CV to several sites and directly applied for several jobs during the past few weeks. Toward the end of last week and this week I stated getting multiple emails and calls. Exciting! :-) Hoping to have a few offers soon. I was thinking it would be nice to start after the first of the new year, but most of the jobs are ready now. Going to roll with it and try to not stress.

TAPER!!! Skipped the afternoon swim today. :-( Too busy with work and a lunch time in person interview.

  • 2h 17m
  • 36.71 miles
  • 16.08 Mi/hr

Fiesta Island.

  • 30m
  • 3.27 miles
  • 09m 10s /Mi

Brick run. Feeling sluggish.

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