• 2h 06m 06s
  • 29.00 miles
  • 13.80 Mi/hr

on the trainer. I was listening to Kayne's cover of the daft punk song "harder/ better/ faster/ stronger" during commercials and really pushing it. I kept thinking of the finish line and "TRICIA YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!"

  • 30m
  • 3.36 miles
  • 08m 56s /Mi

treadmill UGH

  • 41m 50s
  • 1900.00 meters
  • 02m 12s /100 meters

wu: 400, 6 x 50
ms: 10 x 100
200 kick

  • 40m 09s
  • 4.26 miles
  • 09m 25s /Mi

wore shorts (and long sleeves) but have a feeling it's going to be tights weather very soon ! I do love the feeling of cold weather running, though... so fresh and invigorating !

yesterday I went to check out a new gym - the MAC in Harbor East. I'm paying $80/ month at my current gym and I figured that with this econonmy, gyms would be offering all kinds of deals incentives to attract new customers.  I was wrong.

All I want is a gym with a 25 yard or meter pool, and some basic cardio and weight equipment. It's rare that I use a gym for anything BUT the pool, but if it's too dark I will run on the treadmill.  The MAC really is a beautiful gym, but I don't need a smoothie bar and restaurant, four yoga rooms, bellydancing classes, etc.

The woman showing me around clearly didn't know her audience, either. I mentioned several times that I run + ride outside, and she keeps pointing out the neat stationary bikes and telling me about the treadmill classes. UGH, treadmill classes?

The pool is nice but it's not fantastic.  It's certainly no better than where I currently swim.

Add to ^^^ that the bet she could do was MATCH what I'm paying at my current gym, PLUS I have to pay for parking and deal with traffic in Harbor East.

le sigh, looks like I'll be staying at Merrit.

  • 41m 11s
  • 2000.00 meters
  • 02m 04s /100 meters

1 x 2000

really dragging toward the end

  • 2h 01m 15s
  • 27.00 miles
  • 13.36 Mi/hr

trainer... oh god, even with good trashy tv it was a long 2 hours.

am working on getting the details for the Lifetime Fitness Century ride this weekend - stay tuned!


civista potomac heritage bicycle tour by the numbers:

miles rode: 102.5
time it took to ride said miles: 6h 44m 15s
average pace: 15.21 Mi/hr
time left baltimore: 5:30 am
paydays eaten: 2
calories of Infinit: 1250
granola bars: 1
stops by the water: 1
friends that came to ride with me: 2
Amish boys seen: 1
times I thought where the fcuk is the finish line: 8
wrong turns: 1
times motorcycle tour blazed by: 2
talks about "girlie stuff": 3
temperature at start: 50*F
times I thought I need to invest toe warmers: 12
mile at which I panicked, thought I can't do this anymore: 83
slices of pizza eaten at post race party: 1
hamburgers eaten at post race party: 1
hot dogs eaten at post race party: 1
number of mini cups of trail mix eaten at the 73 mi rest stop: 2
on a scale of 1-10, the post race massage: 10
fell asleep: 9:00 pm


totals 10.05 through 10.11
IM training week 12
swim> 4114.80 M in 1h 30m 47s [1 workout]
bike> 135.00 Mi in 9h 05m 05s [3 workouts]
run> 27.22 Mi in 4h 09m 23s [4 workouts]

total training time> 14h 45m 15s

  • 40m 26s
  • 4.31 miles
  • 09m 23s /Mi

legs are kind of tired and sore... not too bad but enough to remind me that I rode 102 miles yesterday ;)

  • 1h 07m 06s
  • 3300.00 meters
  • 02m 02s /100 meters

wu: 400
1 x 800
2 x 50 drill
2 x 400
2 x 50 drill
4 x 200
2 x 50 drill
cd: 200

  • 6h 44m 15s
  • 102.50 miles
  • 15.21 Mi/hr

Civista Potomac Heritage Bicycle Tour with Amy (turtle girl) and Christy (doleicious).

from the website:

Riders will leave La Plata starting at 7:00 am and pass through historic Port Tobacco and climb a short hill to a spectacular view from Chapel Point. The longer routes continue along lightly travelled back roads with rest stops throughout. The century route then heads through Amish country to Leonardtown. Cyclists will return to La Plata to the Crossing at Casey Jones, where they will enjoy an after-ride party with food and entertainment.

(free) post race massages, too :)

  • 1h 31m 18s
  • 10.07 miles
  • 09m 04s /Mi

spectated the Baltimore Marathon while running - so much fun :) then bought new shoes (see below :)) from Banana Republic and walked home from the mall.


today is supposed to be a rest day but I didn't swim last night and now I feel guilty Yell I was so flipping tired after work that I napped from 5:30-8:00... and then slept from 10:30 to 7:15 this morning. I suppose I really did need the sleep but now I feel behind in my training and I hate that !

this weekend:
tonight: rehearsal dinner for James' friend's wedding
tomorrow: 4500M swim, wedding
sunday: century ride (Civista Potomac Heritage Bicycle Tour)

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