Volunteered at the kids tri on Belle Isle today!  It was so much fun to cheer them on!  I was stationed on the bike course and the kids were working so hard!  Lots of them had their swim caps on UNDER their helmets!  HOTTTTT!  Poor things!  I loved seeing my teammate's daughter who is a tiny 7 year old spinning away on her bike with streamers and training wheels!  Too cute! :)  

Just like a big kids tri, there was a mechanical, a crash and stories after the finish.  A great time. 

After that, I was patiently waiting for registration to open up.  I had to pick up my packet and get out of there for graduation.  In my haste I forgot to correct my team status.  Ooops! :)

Graduation was long (as expected) but nice.  The principal is a great speaker and gave a funny, relevant speech.  After photos we had a very nice (but kind of late) dinner with my brother and sister in law.   Then we popped over to Jo and Bills to have a glass of wine to celebrate the girls graduation as they headed to the high school for the all night party.  Then home to pack for the race and picnic afterwards.  A very very full day...the kind of full that makes you smile all day! 
  • 25m
  • 500.00 meters
  • 05m /100 meters

swim buoy to buoy at belle isle with Coach and some teammates stopping at 3 spots out and back, practiced wetsuit removal

  • 1h 01m 24s
  • 16.20 miles
  • 15.83 Mi/hr

3 laps around Belle Isle with the team

Looking at the bike and run numbers for the year...I'm within striking distance of putting to bed last years totals this month.  I'll get the bike for sure, and the run by next month.  Saweet!

Busy day on tap (for like, the next 3 weeks straight!) I need to get birthday/grad gifts, a cup (Brian is playing paintball in the morning) items for the house, groceries and downtown to Belle Isle by 5!

The granite looks great at Farhill, but working on a bigger house means lots more clean up for me.  Good thing I have Kaity in tow to help me a bit. Hopefully we can get it to market next week! Someone is going to have a lovely home on a gorgeous lot in that place.  All those windows I've been cleaning look out to a great big lush yard!  

*Fun on Belle Isle today.  Good swim with coaching by Tony, nice and easy ride of 2 laps, but I passed on the run.  My knee was still bothering me, so I am played it safe and went for one last loop if the island, which had ganja in the air, hookers chatting up cops and LOTS of partiers getting ready to have their Friday night fun.  I was happy to have Tony and Justin as escorts on that last lap, and be on my way back to boring old Troy at 7:45 I tell ya!*

  • Health data: Sleep: 3
  • 21m 09s
  • 2.14 miles
  • 09m 53s /Mi

20 zone 1/2 hr
check cadence

Washed windows till 3:30, ran, made dinner then off to Honors Convocation at the high school.  Wow...lots of smart kids heading out into the big world.  My butt hurts from sitting on the bleachers for 3 hours! :)

The race report is finally up! :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 6.5
  • 1h 15m
  • 21.75 miles
  • 17.40 Mi/hr

15 min ild's
5 ar
4x4:00 threshold w/ 1:00 ar
4x:45 ac with 4:15 ar
10 cd

  • 50m
  • 1450.00 meters
  • 03m 27s /100 meters

200 wu easy
600 straight set tempo plus :05
4X50 25 scull, 25 dps
5x100 descending on AR time
150 drills with Domino

Working on the race report after doing windows at the Farhill property later today.  Hope to have it finished before heading to the lab, but there is a lot to say, so maybe not till tomorrow! :)

*my quads, glutes and the right knee didn't much care for the first threshold repeat, but as always the first one sucks the most.  It got much better (still hard) after that.  AC was kinda fun.  Grrrr!  Big power for a short time!  Lots of folks were power testing including Tony.  That boy can suffer.  Makes me feel kinda wimpy.  It was good to be a cheerleader for everyone though.  It totally makes a difference in the last few minutes!  

Swim was good (or so I thought) until my descending 100's.  After the last one Andrea gave me a look.  The "I'm disappointed in you young lady" look.  I got the feed back that she thinks I should and could be pulling a LOT more water(again).  The windmill action was brought up (again).  Domino was in the pool and he talked with me and let me watch his stroke.  Then he swam with me and watched me.  He gave me a couple things to think about and swam with me again.  I get it, but it's gonna take a LOT of work to make it habit.  Damn.  Tony jumped in the pool and did his "windmill" stroke, which was hilarious and very extreme to show me how I'm NOT propulsing myself in the water.  Sooooo, coming off of a pr swim in my first HIM, guess what?  I'm STILL doing it wrong! LOL!  If I can figure this out by IMFL, just think how much energy I'll be saving myself!  Yes, I think it's worth it to try and master this.* 

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 7
  • 24m 56s
  • 2.59 miles
  • 09m 38s /Mi

20 minutes zone 1/2

Legs are still sore in the quads, right glute and right knee.  Felt good to move a bit today though.  Thank goodness Coach isn't making me powertest this week. 

I'm off to get ART, and  a few 70.3 stickers for me and my teammates.  :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 5.75
I had a bike and swim on my schedule today, but um, no thanks!  I had tons of prep work to do for my final OATH meeting that I'd convinced myself I'd tackle yesterday...ha.  Right.  That, laundry, house stuff and well...no time for working out.  The quads and my right butt and knee were kinda sore too, so I just did my usual stretching at bed time.  That was enough!  Overall...I'm feeling mighty fine considering.  I have bouts of love and deep dislike for my coach, but I must say, I am feeling the love for that guy after following his race plan yesterday!  Yes Tony, I LOVE YOU!

The meeting went great.  A mom hosted at her fancy pants clubhouse, we had lots of 8th grade parents attend and all the board positions that were open got filled except one!  Whew!!!  I am so happy for Lauren that she won't get stuck doing an additional job like I did the last two years.  President is enough for heaven's sake!  I am sure the new board will do a fine job, and I am relieved that it is in good shape for years to come! :)  

I offered to buy Alan and several of the "graduating" parents a drink, so that was how I finished my night off.  :)  

So many first's and last's this week!  My first HIM, last OATH meeting, Brian's last concert of the year, Kaity graduates, and my first time racing at Motor City this weekend.  Wowza.  So much emotion at the Marshall house!  
  • 38m 44s
  • 2000.00 meters
  • 01m 56s /100 meters

R4R swim course

  • 2h 46m 21s
  • 53.43 miles
  • 19.27 Mi/hr

R4R bike course-not including first 2.57 miles and flat time

  • 1h 54m 06s
  • 11.88 miles
  • 09m 36s /Mi

R4R run course

Stormy night, ominous morning and the smell of sharpie...it must be race day! 

Everything got blown away during the night.  Pam and Tony got no sleep camping in a tent at the park...my teammates that stayed up the street in hotels lost power.  Trees were down on the run course so it got changed to a 4 loop affair.  The Fraser tents at transition got blown 2 parking lots away.  No secure transition area, the swim buoy's  had to be retreived and repositioned. The sherriff's department was stretched thin because of all the calls from the storm. There was talk of the race being cancelled, but 3D got it pulled together so we could race.  Great job on their part!

Mini report: 
SWIM: wore my armwarmers under the wetsuit and calf sleeves for the first time...worked fine.  PR swim for me, finally breaking the 2:00 per 100 in a race! Woo Hoo!

BIKE: garmin operator error at the start, flat in the middle, had to pee something fierce at the end.  Super bummed about the flat, but I fixed it (really slowly) myself and got back to business.

RUN: Felt really good on this run!  Loved that I got to run by my teammates and Ranger eight times during the race.  Loved that I saw my teammates racing a bunch on the course.  Loved that my teammate Lil Trish ran with me the last half mile or so.  Bummed that I had to stop to potty twice during the run, that it was a short course, and that my right knee and glute were grumpy during the race a bit. 

So, overall I'm pretty darn happy about the race.  I felt great at the finish following my coaches race strategy, experienced less than ideal conditions and did fine, have the knowledge that I can overcome obstacles in a race and had FUN!  Overall, this was a great first HIM experience, made extra special because of sharing it with so many teammates. 

If Ranger had told me a year ago, that he'd be cheering for me and I'd be racing  the HIM distance I would not have believed it possible.  No way....not even in my dreams.  Somehow my friend and training partner has a way of convincing me otherwise.  Thanks for believing in me Ranger...now stop it already! ;)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 4.75

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