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8/14 Training Update
Monday, August 14, 2017      1 comments

My legs feel like lead today. Yesterday was our 2nd to last brick at the evil Mount Vernon, and then we switch to the actual tri route, which I believe is quite a bit easier (well, the bike anyhow), and is shorter too. Yesterday's ride was a ver... Read more
Training Update
Monday, August 07, 2017      3 comments

This weekend was my second brick session of 6 for my olympic distance tri. Last weekend we did 20.8 miles on the bike and a 4.3 mile run. This weekend we did a 28.3 mile bike and a 5.2 mile run. And I use the term "run" very loosely to describe ... Read more
Tri Results - work to do.
Monday, July 24, 2017      4 comments

So my goal for the tri was to finish in 1:41:00 or better. I did not accomplish this. I finished in 1:44:35. There were two main factors to this - one was that in the swim, I got caught behind a crowd of people that I just could not find a way t... Read more
July Update - First tri of the season soon!
Monday, July 17, 2017      2 comments

So I am 6 days out from my first Triathlon of the season. It's a sprint race, so it's relatively short. But the bike course is tough, and the run makes me a bit anxious because it's a trail run (I never run trails), and it's going to be VERY HOT... Read more
Why is mile 1 so slow?
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      0 comments

For whatever reason my early morning runs are ridiculously slow. Although I guess the one thing I am impressed with is my consistency. Mile 1 without fail every 4am run has been 11:44. Every time. Mile 2 tends to be slightly better. This morning... Read more
Training.
Monday, June 26, 2017      0 comments

We finally did a brick ride on the route for our end of July triathlon. So we did about 16 miles in 68 min, and then a 5K in about 32 min. So this pace was not too bad. It's just such a hilly course!! But I felt good that we did it and in genera... Read more
June Update
Thursday, June 22, 2017      0 comments

Blogging hasn't been my strong suit recently, has it? I guess at least I'm sort of getting in here once a month. On a good note, I am at least tracking on a consistent basis!! I might skip one weekend day here and there, but in genera... Read more
Mid-May Update
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      1 comments

Oops. Somehow I missed updating in April. And technically this is a little past the middle of May. But... I'm here! So that's what counts. We missed the Run for the Fallen race in March. I came down with the flu the day before, and was out... Read more
Mid-March Update
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      2 comments

So the scale has held steady at the top end of my goal weight range for the last couple of weeks - 130 pounds. This is OK with me because I started measuring again, and I've seen those heading south even though my weight has maintained. What I w... Read more
Mid-February Update
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      0 comments

So far, so good!! So after 3 weeks of steady gain (total of 4 pounds), I had a 4 pound weight loss (perhaps it really was a combo of muscle, swelling, and hormones), because I most definitely was not eating enough to gain anything (I had a consi... Read more
Just a little update
Monday, January 30, 2017      0 comments

So tracking my goals has really pushed me to also monitor calories and exercise, which in general is helping me, I think. My scale says otherwise right now. I've been steadily gaining about 1 pound a week for the last 3 weeks now that I'm ... Read more
2017 Goals Update
Thursday, January 12, 2017      0 comments

Minor tweaks to the goals I've set: 1.) Run at least 4 road races (at least 3 at the 5K distance and at least 1 at the 10K distance) 2.) Run at least 3 Triathlons (Crows Lake Sprint, Lanier Islands Sprint, Tugaloo Olympic) 3.) Train prop... Read more
2016 Goal Review and setting 2017 Goals
Monday, January 02, 2017      1 comments

Looking back on 2016, here were my goals and the results: 1) Maintain my ability to run 5K's - I am working my way back up to this. I am waiting on the results of an MRI that I had done in mid December, and the doc office was closed for an ... Read more
A slow re-start to running
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      1 comments

So I was given the go-ahead to run a half mile. I know. 5 minutes of running. Wheee? It actually took us 6 minutes and 8 seconds. It was a very slow half mile. But on a good note I was not in any worse pain the next morning than I have been all ... Read more
FINALLY!!!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      2 comments

The PT gave me permission to try a short (1/2 mile) run!!! I am still having foot pain, but it's getting much better, and I have a plan of attack to continue working on healing. Maybe running will aggravate it, but maybe not. I am super excited ... Read more

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