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  • 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 must be race day! 

Everything got blown away during the night.  Pam and Tony got no sleep camping in a tent at the 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 stop it already! ;)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 4.75
  • 15m
  • 500.00 meters
  • 03m /100 meters

just a quick dip with coach to practice siting and wetsuit removal

  • 30m
  • 7.00 miles
  • 14.00 Mi/hr

rode the start and finish of the course with coach and some teammates at R4F

I will swim a bit, bike a bit and run a bit all on the course later today.  Swim with Steve S?  and bike and run with the lab rats.  Then a team dinner and to bed.  I feel oddly calm, but like I'm naive about what the day will bring and how challenging this will actually be.  Trying to focus on executing the plan and not letting my head get in the way of what I am doing.  No illusions of grandeur for this girl.  Execute, execute execute...Pace pace pace...Fuel fuel fuel...Finish, finish, finish.  :)  Finish sounds really good! :)

Now if I can get everything packed and ready, all will be well!  Eeeeekk!

*got to Monroe too late to swim with Steve S, but got to chat with him, meet his daughter, saw Marie and Eric, chatted with them too, and got all caught up with Laura (who is dealing with thyroid cancer) and her husband Chris who is racing.  Laura and I met at my first tri back in 2006, and we've been friends ever since! Hung out with the team a bit, then my wonderful coach went for a swim with me, even though he had no goggles, wetsuit and had already swum in the morning.  Lost my brand new 17$ goggles I'd worn once during wetsuit removal.  Sweet.  We hopped on the bikes to ride the start and finish next.  Nothing new here...crap roads and lots of turns.  Then it was time to clean up and we headed to Cracker Barrel for our team dinner, which took FOREVER to get served.  I ate all 3 of my huge pancakes and was kinda sorry later as my belly just kept expanding! :)  Headed to Hotel Potter, dropped my pillow in a puddle on my way into the house and had to use his dryer for my case and pj's that were in the pillow.  Jeeze.  I'm so graceful.  I got to chat with Dave and Nell, then it was time for bed.  Five star accomodations.  I highly recommend Hotel Potter! ;) 

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 7.5
  • 13m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 18.46 Mi/hr

spring mill to back of park, to big hill and back to lot

  • 06m
  • 0.65 miles
  • 09m 14s /Mi

from spring mill

  • 09m 30s
  • 520.00 meters
  • 01m 50s /100 meters

1 lap spring mill with coop

very quick swim bike run at  ILRA.  Saw Steve and Karen for a hug and some chat before swimming, and swam one lap with Coop.  Had a decent time with the wetsuit, meh getting on the bike with shoes tied, and decent t2 to shoes and racebelt.  Just wanted to mentally go through everything in the race clothes blah blah blah and do race pacing.  Went ok.  Feel better for having done all three back to back.

Crazy day again.  Investment house, to ilra, to shelby twp to pick granite for the house, to Kaity's concert early to set up and then the concert.  Cleaned the bike in my jammies afterwards at home.  Whew!  So much to do and never enough time.  Guess I need to take Steve S's advice...get faster so training doesn't take as long!  Smart a$$.  Gotta love it though! ;)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 6.75
  • 31m 52s
  • 3.21 miles
  • 09m 56s /Mi

10 wu
2x1:30 race pace 2:30 zone1
10 cd

was supposed to do 2xrace pace and did 4.  Oops.  My bad.  Felt good to move it a  little today.  :)

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

30 step up wu
4x1:30 vo2max w/ 3:30 ar
10 cd

  • 45m
  • 1600.00 meters
  • 02m 49s /100 meters

400 wu
4x4x50 very fast with :30 rest
50 kick easy w/ fins and board between 4x50's
200 cd

  • 15m

core routine

Why?  Why is my husband snoring so much lately?  UGH!  He said he doesn't recall me shoving him around to get him to stop, so shoving I will do! 

My Kaity is done with school.  It hasn't hit her yet.  Me either!  She has one more exam and a concert on Friday...that's it.  Happy and sad at the same time.  :)

Blew a flat on my Bianchi in the lab tonight.  Jeeze, I hope this isn't a trend.  Statisically I should be good for Sunday (crosses fingers).  Still need to pick up a replacement tube for the one I used on Sunday.  And a co2 cartridge too. 

Swim was tough, but not.  AC is never any fun in the pool, but it was a short set, so there's the good part.  I'm off to bed as I am running both kids to school, and have to jam in my run before my massage appointment.  Plus lots of paperwork to do too.  Yippee! Paperwork! :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 6
  • 40m 07s
  • 4.12 miles
  • 09m 44s /Mi

20 tempo (race pace)
10 cd

  • 05m

bicycles - 2 sets

Wow...yet another garmin issue.  The unit worked fine today on my run, but now the ant stick isn't being detected by my computer, so it can't see the watch.  That's three issues in as many days.  Enough already!

Taper is awesome.  I actually got 7 loads of laundry done today!  :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 6.75
  • 40m
  • 1600.00 meters
  • 02m 30s /100 meters

1 Mile swim in Lake Huron from Pat's beach in Port Huron

  • 2h 52m
  • 51.80 miles
  • 18.07 Mi/hr

Port Huron to Yale and back with Pat, Simon, Bill and Brian

  • 10m

roll ups and bicycles

Awesome Awesome Awesome!  I'm so glad I decided to make the trek to Port Huron to ride with Pat.  It was a spectacular swim and ride today!  The bummer was that I accidentally turned on my garmin while hauling tons of stuff home from the lake and the battery was DEAD!  Yet another day of race day  prep info I didn't get!  BOOOO!  I dumbed down Pat's data ( he chased down his buddies a few times and I was just steady eddy) and rode by rpe.  No biggie. 


Teammate Tall Scott made the trip to swim with us (now I know he has a motorcycle AND a plane)

The swim was smooth and after getting used to the temp, quite lovely! I sighted well and found my groove with the longer stroke!   

Pat's friend (who is 7 years older than I, was short on sleep, and cocktailed the night before asked me , and I quote 
"Trish, do your testicles hurt from the seat when you ride???"  SASSY!  I must admit I threatened to kick his ass, you know, in a teasing sort of way.   I guess he doesn't like to get chicked on the bike lol!

I didn't feel tired after this ride at all.  I felt very good after getting off the bike and getting cleaned up from the flat (I'm a very dirty girl when it comes to changing flats)   


dead garmin

flat at mile 46...the zipps are a bugger to fix.  I did it mostly by myself...mostly.  Pat got the last bit of the tire over the rim.

twas a bit windy at times, but wind is a great training partner!

Over all, a fabulous day for riding on really nice roads (mostly) and a few hills to mix up the flat ride. Pat is already planning a century ride...I so hope I can make it!  

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 6

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