• 2h 05m 48s
  • 40.40 miles
  • 19.27 Mi/hr

Z2. The rain stopped and skies cleared, and it was sunny. I set out and it clouded up, then rained on me, and now it's sunny again.

I'm going to take my scale and fling it out my second story window. 

Looks like the rains may hold off, and I just might get an outside Ride in at Lunchtime.  I really need to start getting some more time in the saddle.  

I'm hoping to get an OPWS in my new wetsuit soon.  In mid-winter I bought a TYR Category 5 wetstuit.  Maybe Friday or Saturday...

I'm growing a beard -- again.  Thor has one... so why not me? :)

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2
  • 56m 59s
  • 3100.00 meters
  • 01m 50s /100 meters

500 WU
400 w/ PB
200, 300, 400, 500 @ :45"
(1:36, 1:40, 1:42, 1:44 avg)
100 kickboard
400 w/ PB
300 CD

Felt like shit before the swim. Felt like a million bucks after. Amazing how a great swim can make everything right in the world. :)

  • 1h 01m 30s
  • 7.78 miles
  • 07m 54s /Mi

Z1 Lap 1
Z2 Lap 2,3
Muscles felt good/ no soreness, but I felt pretty tired.

So I just signed up for the Philly Marathon -- again.  Last year was to pace my friend Bill to a PR.  This year, it's for the Family.  I really wanted to do the JFK 50-miler, but then I thought long and hard about it.  My wife wants to go to Philly and her friend is running also, and the city is just so damn cool.  The set-up of the race was also phenomenal.  Even considering the crowd size, I can walk right up to the front (they seed people properly!) and the historic highlights along the course are just awesome.  Such a better race and experience for me over New York City, which is just a giant clusterfuck to be honest.  So yeah, I'll be posting more cheesey photo's of me on the Rocky steps around Thanksgiving.  Only this time, I'll have my son on my shoulders. :)  


Having the electric for the pool put in.  That is the priority today.  Hopefully there will be some time left for training....

In retrospect, yesterday's Ride was actually a huge success.  Mike and I rode in a few teeming downpours.  We now both know that if we were to encounter these same conditions at Lake Placid (or any race for that matter) we would be fine. 

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2
  • 3h 32m 47s
  • 65.50 miles
  • 18.47 Mi/hr

Z2 Aerobic. This ride wan't a 'fail' but it was a 'dud'. Was supposed to ride for 4 hours and just didn't feel like riding on wet roads with cars anymore. First 1.5 hour was fine, and then it downpoured, twice. Good thing is both Mike and I logged some 'rain cycling' which always comes in handy eventually on Race Day. My body (muscles) feel fine - no soreness, but I am very tired.

5AM: Heading out to meet Mike (mscotthall).  Hoping we can squeak in a Long Ride before the rains come.  Looks like the whole week is going to be a washout.  I guess I better put my other bike back on the trainer.  I hope it stays dry up in New Paltz for you guys, Derrick and JK, racing AmZof today.  Oh, and the movie Thor was freaking awesome!!  Wasn't as good as Spider-Man, but just as good as Ironman.  Excellent movie.  My 7-yr-old boy loved it, too. :)

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2
  • 46m 41s
  • 2500.00 meters
  • 01m 52s /100 meters

1 X 1400
1 X 1100

Only had 55 mins to swim before pool closed. Tried to swim straight the entire time but ran out of gas. Took 2' min break, and started again.

Damn chinese food last night bounced my weight back up over 170.  Grrrr.  Off to the pool in 1/2 hour.  Maybe an EZ 5-mile run tonight if time permits.  Want to take my son to see the movie Thor.  As a kid, I loved Thor!  Long Bike tomorrow morning with Mike.  Finally caught up on sleep this morning, so the goal next week is to start getting some morning Runs in, this way I can focus on Biking and Swimming in the afternoons. 

Yeah, so we're here.  We've officially arrived at the beginning of the heart of Triathlon Season.  Time to refocus on the diet.  Time to start going to bed early and getting up early.  No time to think, just time to do.  By Odin's beard, let's make it happen!  


  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 10
  • 1h 57m 19s
  • 39.19 miles
  • 20.04 Mi/hr

Z2 Aerobic. Got a flat tire 10 minutes into the ride! Forgot to stop watch for 4 minutes, so I subtracted 4 mins from OA time. CO2 would not blow the tire up all the way. Second back tire flat with this Gatorskin in 2 weeks, so I went back home. Gatorskin is in the garbage. Noticed the back wheel was wobbly side-to-sidde despite the back skewer being very tight. That cannot be good or safe. So I put my Jet 60 on the back. Got a new tube. The entire valve fell off the new tube!! WTF?!? Took the tire off my trainer and took out that tube. Pro2 tire did not want to come off. Put a new gatorskin on my Jet 60. Put a valve extender on tube using electric tape, instead of plumbers tape -- worked nicely. All the shenanigans cost me 45 minutes of ride time.

High of 67 degrees, sunny, with winds at only 8 mph.  Today is looking like my first ride without wind.  Pretty stoked. :)  I feel bad my swim has dropped to the bottom of the priority list this week, but I really have to start focusing on the Bike.   

I was {} that close to signing up for AmZof Long Course charity spot yesterday.  84 miles of biking on hilly terrain and a 20-mile trail run is VERY appealing to me.  Last year, or the year before that, I would have clicked that button.  But I took some more time and thought.  I concluded that AmZof is not my Race this year.  I'm sure I'll do it though, eventually.   

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3
  • 1h 20m 33s
  • 10.41 miles
  • 07m 44s /Mi

Z2 Aerobic - I had a conference call at work that derailed my swim. Tiring day at work. At 5:00 I was deciding between taking a nap and running, as I was very tired. Dragged my butt outside and wouldn't yah know it, I ran the Shoreham hills and it was the easiest 10-miler I've ever run. Gotta love Ironman training.

Feels like time is speeding up.  The days are just super-busy and flying by.  It seems like in just 3 or 4 hours, BAM!, the day is over and it's morning again. 

Swim at lunchtime.  Run this evening.

Dream Chaser's Training Log

 May 2011 
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  • RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon (Triathlon)
    6/9/2018 Montauk, New York
  • Ironman 70.3 Syracuse (Triathlon)
    6/17/2018 Syracuse, New York
  • Ironman Mont Tremblant (Triathlon)
    8/26/2018 Mont-Tremblant., Quebec
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  • April's totals
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  • 2017 totals