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Archive for August 2010

The Outer Limits

August 22, 2010

Training complete: 17 weeks – Until race: 13 weeks Thursday’s workout: Swim 1.854 miles, Bike 23.71 miles Friday’s workout: Swim 1.854 miles, Run 8.45 miles Saturday’s workout: Bike 62 miles, Walk (I had no juice to run) 1.43 miles Sunday’s workout: Run 6.296 miles; Bike 12.5 miles Week totals: Swim 5.562 miles; Bike 109.1 miles; […]

Symbiosis

August 18, 2010

Training completed: 16 weeks, 3 days – Until race: 13 weeks, 4 days Today’s training: Bike 10.89 miles; Run 3.1 miles Originally, I was going to title this post “Harmony.” But I think I like “Symbiosis” better, a word defined as “a mutually beneficial relationship between individuals or groups in which both parties benefit.” Today, […]

The Path to Here

August 17, 2010

Training complete: 16 weeks, 2 days – Until race: 13 weeks, 5 days Today’s workout: Swim 1.854 miles, Run 7.00 miles Lately I’ve found myself remarking on how uncanny it is that all of these people that I introduced to other people are hanging out with those people and not me. I always preface this […]

I Love You, Period. Do You Love Me (Question Mark)

August 16, 2010

Training complete: 16 weeks, 1 day – Until race: 13 weeks, 6 days Friday’s workout: Swim 1.242 miles; Run 6.85 miles Saturdays workout: Bike 55.03 miles; Run 2.4 miles Sunday’s workout: Bike 10.85 miles; Skipped run voluntarily due to recovery needs, insane outdoor temperature Week 16 totals: Swim 4.97 miles, Bike 94.42 kiles, Run 18.02 […]

Spinning Right Round

August 12, 2010

Training complete: 15 weeks, 4 days – Until race: 14 weeks, 3 days. Today’s workout: Swim 1.854 miles, Bike 17.65 miles I worked out. It was hot. 110 when I got in the pool. I want the heat to end. There’s still two more months of it. It makes people crazy. I found mental calm […]

The Price of Admission

August 11, 2010

Training complete: 15 weeks, 3 days – Until race: 14 weeks, 4 days Monday’s training – Off Tuesday’s training: Swim 1.864 miles, Run 5.8 miles Today’s training: Run 2.97 miles; Bike 10.89 miles Our minds are prone to slippage. Medical doctors have come up with all kinds of names for the more severe cases of […]

Halfway …

August 8, 2010

Training complete: 15 weeks – Until race: 15 weeks Yesterday’s workout: Bike 66.71 miles; Run 3.5 miles Today’s workout: Bike: 10.05 miles; Run 9.02 miles Week totals: Swim 5.592 miles, Bike 108.43 miles, Run 30.29 miles I’m halfway done with training – 15 weeks down, 15 weeks to go. From here on out, the workouts […]

A Day (or Week) in the Life

August 6, 2010

Training completed: 14 weeks, 5 days – Until race: 15 weeks, 2 days Today’s workout: Swim 1.864 miles, Run 7.17 miles Today’s workout was absolutely exhausting. In the last 15 minutes of my run, it took every last bit of willpower to hold it together. My legs tightened, my body slumped and when it came […]

Predictions are Futile

August 6, 2010

Training complete: 14 weeks, 4 days – Until race: 15 weeks, 3 days Today’s workout: Swim 1.864 miles, Bike 20.57 miles It’s a late night to be certain. 11:30 p.m. and I’m just sitting down, finally, to pen this blog. First one from the back patio, on the laptop. It’s dark. Bugs are swimming all […]

Mind the Gap

August 4, 2010

Training complete: 14 weeks, 3 days – Until race: 15 weeks, 4 days Today’s workout: Bike 11.1 miles, Run 3.25 miles Yesterday’s workout: Swim 1.864 miles, Run. 7.05 miles I know it’s been an extraordinarily long time since I’ve blogged. I apologize. First, I took a vacation – a total vacation. I didn’t mean to […]