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I Want To Be an Ironman- Week 17

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Tami dared me, and apparently I always listen to Tami

This week marks the first official “Tall Bill” Olympic Triathlon!

Monday – run/swim. 60 minute run with 3×6 min Z4/6.14 miles/9:47 average/73 degrees. It was cooler out for this run, but STICKY and foggy. My lungs weren’t thrilled and my interval times showed it. After the intervals I took Chance out for a slow mile and finished it up solo. 60 minute swim/2500 meters Part of this swim was a shot at the James Island Sprint Distance (600 yards or 550 meters) which I did in my fastest time so far! 12:49

Tuesday ride. 60 minute ride with 5×5 min Z4/18.2 MPH/18.3 miles/81 degrees. The plan called for 6 sets of interval but with all the stops and turns on my usual route I didn’t quite get enough.

Wednesday swim/run. 60 minute swim/2500 yards It is staying darker longer in the morning now so I’d say a good 20 minutes of my swim was dark, but as long as I can see the bottom of the pool I’m happy. 55 minute stroller run with 5 min Z4/5.5 miles/10:03 average/ 73 degrees . I decided to run in the morning since it was a bit cooler (and not foggy) and of course you know how much the twins love “go running snacks”.

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Thursday ride/run quick change. 45 minute ride/14.06 miles/18.4 MPH/73 degrees. 15 minute run/1.61 miles/9:20 average/73 degrees

Friday long run. 60 minute run/6.29 miles/9:33 average/70 degrees Finally! A run with an average in the 9:30’s! This Z2 stuff sometimes makes me feel like I’m losing my speed. I can’t wait for a nice cool run to really see where I am.

Saturday rest day

Sunday The “Tall Bill” Olympic Triathlon! So our plan calls for an Olympic Distance race (actually next week but next week is the next James Island race, so some things got switched around) and there isn’t a good local one so one of the group created our own. I planned to treat it as a workout and not a race, and succeeded with the swim and bike at least, but by the time I got to the run it was so hot I didn’t want to spend any more time running than necessary so I was in Z4 for the whole thing. Also, you know its hot when Z4 is between 8:45-9:15/mile. Anyway, so we did 1500 yards in a local neighborhood pool and then rode our bikes to our usual ride spot for the ride and run. The pool didn’t have lanes or lines on the bottom so we did some makeshift – and I ran into them often.

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Total Time : 10 hours even

Training Thoughts: Man, once my watch countdown started hitting the double digits (currently 90 days away!) my brain started going into a bit of a panic mode. I just realized this is actually happening soon I guess – 6 months out it seemed so far away it wasn’t anything to worry about. Now I’m having more panic-y thoughts than calm ones, but I’m told this is normal.

I Want To Be an Ironman – Week 16

As of the end of this week, we hit 100 days till race day! Eek.

Monday run/swim. 60 minute run (stroller and solo)/6.12 miles/79 degrees. The first thirty done solo included 3×5 min intervals, and with the heat I was happy to average between 7:30-7:40 on the intervals. Afterwards I took the twins for “go running snacks”. It was then that I really thought about the irony of my stroller – purchased 3 years ago, I chose the Ironman version thinking Id never been crazy enough to complete one. Words eaten. 60 minute swim/2500 meters. This swim turned out to be quite interesting. I drove to my usual pool to find it was closed, and I figured I had missed the swim for the day, until one of the awesome members of the tri club offered to watch the twins for me so I could swim at the Y that evening. The pool was miserably warm andI could only swim 300m at a time before I felt like I was overheating, but I wasn’t complaining because at least I was swimming.

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Tuesday – ride. 60 minute ride with 5×5 min Z4/18.5 MPH/18.8 miles/81 degrees The more intervals that are added the more challenging they become to complete on my usual route. Because of stops and turns I barely got all 5 in.

Wednesday – swim/quick change. 60 minute swim/2500 yards. 45 minute trainer ride/9.2 miles/seriously slow MPH. 15 minute treadmill run/1.7 miles/8:50 average Getting my heart rate into zone 2 is ridiculously difficult for me on a trainer, so honestly I don’t bother since I don’t do many rides on it (thankfully). I think I’m finally starting to reap some benefit of the plan with running, as my last couple treadmill runs have averaged closer to what I tended to run before starting it. The twins followed me upstairs, so I set them up with some strength training:)13667838_10103051965224098_4758768738317973596_o

Thursday long run. 91 minute run/9 miles/10:08 average/81 degrees. The goal is still to keep my heart rate in low 2 (or even 1) so I aimed to keep it below 150, which I did until the end when I picked it up so I could get to an even 9 miles.

Friday swim. 60 minute swim/2500 yards

Saturday long ride. 3 hour ride/54.5 miles/18.7 MPH/72 degrees The group took a different route this time – mine. I was tired of the usual route and suggested another. It was a nice ride, unfortunately there was A LOT more traffic on part of it than the last time I had ridden it, and so that was (understandably) not loved by all. Still, I enjoyed the change of scenery. Oh, and I tried yet another seat, and this one was the worst of all. *sigh*

Sunday rest day. I did do 30 minutes of easy yoga as I woke up feeling tight, and by some miracle, the twins were still asleep. I slept till 7, did my yoga and got in the bath before they even woke up. They slept till 8. They’ve NEVER slept till 8.

Total Training Time:  10 hours 45 minutes including yoga

Training Thoughts: I am NOT looking forward to 10 weeks of 4+ hour rides coming up. One week at a time….also, no more route suggestions for me. Also, I’m really tired of trying saddles. Can one just work for me here soon please?

 

I Want To Be An Ironman – Week 15 (halfway!)

As of today, we are officially HALFWAY through the Ironman training plan, and I can’t decide wether to be excited, or panic.

Monday swim/run. A holiday meant a day off from work (yay!), and that the workout would be a brick since I wouldn’t be driving to North Charleston. 58 minute swim/2525 yards. The goal was to swim for an hour straight and see how far we (Tammie and I) could go. The pool felt like a hot tub, and it took a LONG time to get warmed up. When I finally did, my shoulder started to hurt. I finished 2500 yards and called it a couple minutes early – unfortunately my time was 3 seconds per lap slower than the last time. 57 minute run with 1x 7.5 min Z4/5.79 miles/9:53 average/77 degrees. The run was ok. The interval didn’t feel too difficult at the time but my pace was slower than usual. As the day went on I felt worn out.

Tuesday ride 60 minute 42 minute ride/18.6 MPH/12.8 miles/77 degrees. I woke up feeling like I needed the day off and should have taken it. I did the warm up and felt tired. I attempted one of the intervals and quit after 2 minutes, warmed up and tried again and quit after 2 minutes. I figured I’d do the ride easy but it just felt hard (that’s what she said) so I quit and turned around and went home. Luckily  I had also taken this day off because Bryan had it off so we spent the day together – mostly laying on the couch watching TV. #lame

Wednesday swim/run 60 minute swim/2500 yards. 60 minute run with 2 x 6 min Z4/6.45 miles/79 degrees. The rest was much needed because both workouts felt MUCH easier. My intervals were back in the 7:30’s and the rest didn’t feel like I was running through sludge. I even took Chance out for a mile.

Thursday long run. 90 minute stroller run/8.5 miles/10:34 average/72 degrees. Thursday is normally my quick change day but with Bryan out of town it meant I’d be running my long run on a treadmill at 530am, so I opted to take the twins with me instead. They ROCKED and sat for the whole thing! 13606446_10103039724734138_6142938577158548321_n

Friday ride/run quick change. 45 minute trainer ride/9.64 miles/12.8 MPH. I honestly have the hardest time getting my heart rate in zone 2 on the trainer and so for this one I decided I didn’t care. I put the TV on and just pedaled. 15 minute treadmill run/1.7 miles/8:49 average/HR 148

Saturday long ride. 4 hour ride (phew)/74.66 miles/18.5 MPH/72 degrees at start Officially my longest ride EVER, I STILL haven’t quite figured out the seat issue, though seat number….5 has been the best so far. Ugh. On the plus side, I think I am getting my nutrition down as I was able to get through it without feeling lightheaded or nauseous and only minimally hungry. I took 2 bottles of full mixed strength gatorade, 2 bottles of water, 3 packets of applesauce and one packet of fig bars, for a total of about 600 calories over the 4 hours. My legs were tired by the end, but I’m unsure if that was the heat, lack of salt, or just the fact that I was riding for 4 hours.

Sunday – rest day

Total Time: 11 hours 2 minutes/ 122 miles traveled

Training Thoughts: I am tired. I am awesome. I am an idiot.

I Want To Be An Ironman -Week 14

This week shall be known as “The Week of SNAFU’s”

Monday – swim/run 60 minute run (some stroller some solo) with 2x 4.5 min Z4/6.1 miles/72 degrees. I did the intervals solo plus a little extra, then took the twins for a short “running snack” to finish up the workout. 45 minute swim/2000 meters After we hung out a home a bit I started to get them ready to go to daycare so I could finish my workout and head into work. I went to open the car to put my stuff in and realized it was locked. I went back in looking for my keys. No luck. I went back outside and peered in the door to realize that they had been locked in the car. Bryan, who had also happened to forget his phone at home that day, had to leave work (after someone hunted him down at the school, because surprise his office calls were forwarded to his cell phone!) and come let me in the car, so my swim got cut short for the day.

Tuesday – ride. 60 minute ride with 3×5 min Z4/18.4 miles/18.4MPH/70 degrees. This one went off without  a hitch luckily, and I averaged about 20.3 for the interval parts of the ride.

Wednesday swim/run. 60 minute swim/ 2500 yards. Not a SNAFU for me personally this week, but many others got their swims cut due to chemical issues at the YMCA pool. Considering they wake up before 5 am for this swim, I could definitely sympathize. 60 minute run with 1x 7.5 min Z4/ 6.39 miles/9:39 average/82 degrees.  Its sad when its been so warm out that 82 “feels like” 88 feels relatively cool. We missed the group pic but I took a couple at recovery drinks (and food, of course) to make up for it.

Thursday ride/run quick change. 46 minute ride/14.27 miles/18.4MPH/75 degrees. 14 minute run/1.48 miles/9:27 average/75 degrees. 

Friday long run. 75 minute run/7.33 miles/10:14 average/73 degrees. I really tried to keep this run at high Zone 1/low Zone 2. I managed to do pretty well until the last mile and a half or so and then I got annoyed and started speeding up a little. I’m going to need to practice more self control for race day here.

Saturday long ride. 3.5 hour ride/61.3 miles/17.4MPH/73 degrees at start. So the group decided to start this ride at 6am in hopes that we could beat some of the heat at the end. Great in theory, not so great in practice, at least not this time. Someone fell before we even left. 5 minutes in and someone had a flat.  20 minutes later someones bike was making a whistling noise. 20 minutes (ish) after that, someone had TWO flats (pothole). All together we ended up with 5 flat tires (among 3 people), 3 falls (myself included), a dropped chain, a funny whistling noise, a bee sting, a overheated rider and a partridge in a pear tree.

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My seat issue still isn’t solved, and I was hungry an hour into the ride so going liquid only isn’t going to work so well.

Sunday. rest day. Took the twins to Hilton Head to meet up with an old college roommate.

Total Training Time:  10 hours 45 minutes

Training Thoughts: Oy Vey. (I said this Saturday and someone said they hadn’t heard it said in a very long time haha)

Something Yucky This Way Comes

Dogs do gross things.

As it turns out, so do toddlers.

I fully expected to scold the dogs for doing disgusting things. In fact, just a few days ago when Miles had a random vomiting spell, Bryan told me that Chance ate all of it while the two of them showered (ew, EW EW). What I didn’t expect was that I’d be scolding the toddlers for similarly odd things (no toddler ate vomit, I assure you).

Comment with  your guesses, and I’ll post the answers in a later post. Some are applicable to both.

Ready?

 

1. ” _____, don’t lick the oven.”

2. “Bryan, ____ got into the dirty diapers again.”

3. “Um, thanks for the dead bug.”

4. “_____, don’t eat Sadness.”

5.  “Bryan, ______ peed on the floor again.”

6. “UGH _______, why did you eat that?”

7.  “EW! _______ GET OUT OF THE GARBAGE!”

8. “I’m pretty sure ____ gave me something that was out of ____’s mouth.”

9. “I really wish_____ would stop licking the floor”

10. “_____, that’s not food”

 

I Want To Be An Ironman – Week 13

We are almost halfway through so its time to start focusing on nutrition. Oy….

 

Monday: run/swim. 60 minute stroller run/5.97 miles/10:03 average/68 degrees. After racing the day before I decided to skip the intervals so the twins and I (well me, really – they take it easy anyway) took the run easy. I must have landed funny or run weird or something though because my knee started to feel a niggle after I was done. 60 minute swim/2400 meters. I can’t remember why I stopped at 2400 but I think I was just tired and decided I was done. Interesting how even 100 more meters seems like too much effort.

Tuesday: ride. 60 min ride with 2×5 min intervals/18.43 mi/18.5 MPH/70 degrees. I look forward to the intervals now, but am nervous about the bike ones depending on the traffic. I had planned to go back and forth on a usually low traffic road that ended up with higher than usual traffic that day (go figure), so I just kept going and tried to pay extra attention. I had trouble getting into zone 4 but I think some traffic jitters played into that.

Wednesday swim/run 60 minute swim/2300 yards. I skipped getting up at 4:45 and swam in the pool in my neighborhood (which allowed me to “sleep in” until 5:15). I forgot that the pool would be dark at 5:30 though so that made the warm up interesting. I could see ok there is just something a little weird about swimming in the dark. 45 minute run with 2×3 min intervals/10:11 average/4.42 miles/91 degrees I went to speed work every Wednesday through the summer last year and I have no idea how I managed any speed. It is SO FREAKING HOT. The intervals made it difficult for my heart rate to recover so I did some walking while I melted. My knee, unfortunately, was also not happy. *sigh*. It is always something

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Thursday quick change. ride. 45 minute ride/14.1 miles/18.8 MPH/77 degrees I woke up and my knee was still hurting. Ugh. I considered skipping the entire workout but decided to KT tape it and try out the bike. As long as I kept a consistent cadence I didn’t notice any issues, and even when I did it was minimal, but I played it safe and skipped the run part since that was what aggravated it the day before. As the day went on it felt much better, but not quite enough to make me feel comfortable attempting a run again.

Friday long run swim. 70 minute swim/3000 yards. I did a lot of debating the night before on making Friday my rest day and attempting the run Sunday vs. swapping out the run for a swim. In the end I decided that I enjoy my Sunday rest day and swapping allowed me an extra day of rest from running, just in case. By Friday morning my knee was back to a “niggle” but I’d really rather it be gone. I still have no idea what I did to it – guessing maybe I twisted or hyperextended it or something. So now I’ve done my “extra swim” swap two weeks in a row so I’ll follow the plan as written for the next two. On the plus side, the swim felt strong and it was my longest distance to date!

Saturday long ride. 3 hour ride with 1 5 min interval/55.4 miles/18.5 MPH/77 degrees (increasing to 88). So I have this for the future in case I forget – this ride I tried a little over 2 scoops for each of my two bottles (~110 calories each) and a fig bar for nutrition. Unfortunately about an hour and a half into the ride my stomach was upset – cramping a little on and off. It actually ended up doing this for the whole day so I’m uncertain if it was a nutrition issue vs. a mild bug as my mom had an upset stomach for a couple days last week. I do know that I need to drink more – the recommendation is about a bottle an hour and I was doing about 2/3 that. Other than that though, and the heat (again with the heat), the ride went well.

Oh, and I swapped out a seat AGAIN after wondering if the too wide seat was partially causing the knee issue (I suspect I  may have been pedaling with my legs bowed out in order to avoid pressure along the sides of my….erm….crotch). I definitely need a more traditional style seat,and while the one I tried has been the best so far, it didn’t work either. Here is hoping trial number 5 is the charm…..once I can get back down to the bike shop that is.

Sunday REST DAY! Knee feels ok so tomorrows run is the test.

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Total Time: 9 hours 45 minutes (long and quick change run skipped/swapped for swim)

Training Thoughts: An Ironman is one giant math equation. How many calories do I  need per hour? How many solid vs. liquid? How high should my seat be and how far back/forwards? Also,  I feel like I’m constantly walking a fine line on injuries – adding up the hours like that makes it so much easier to hurt yourself. I cannot slack on the stretching. AHHHHH!!!!

 

Charleston Sprint Tri Recap (Race 2)

The second race of the sprint series traditionally falls on Father’s Day. Figuring Bryan would want to sleep in that morning, I hadn’t originally planned on racing. I thought I might get up with the twins and cheer, but when the weather showed a break in the heat and low temps predicted in the 60’s, I asked Bryan if he would be ok with me racing if I moved my long ride to a day that allowed him to sleep in on Saturday instead, and promised to come home shortly after I finished.

He told me to race and take my time. He is the best.

I was able to arrange my training schedule again to allow me a rest day before the race. I’m not sure this will be able to happen again this year, so I was in a “race” mentality.

The Swim

Distance: 600 yards

Fastest Time: 14:07

Swim waves are broken up into 10 year age groups and typically ours is pretty large. I didn’t count but I think there were less than a dozen of us this time, but that didn’t keep me from nearly running into at least 3 people. I sighted a lot more this race than last since I was afraid of going too wide, and I think this slowed my pace down. I still technically PR’ed the swim, but my pace per 100 yards was slower than last week.

Time: 14:02

Transition 1:

Fastest Time: 1:26

I was less anxious about transitions this time which I think helped. I did cut off a little time, but I’d still like to figure out how to do that thing where you start with your shoes clipped in the pedals already. I am afraid of falling.

Time: 1:15

The Bike

Distance: 12 miles

Fastest Time: 35:15

I crossed the transition line and had trouble clipping in. Some days I clip right in, others I flail around like a floppy uncoordinated fish and today was, unfortunately, one of those days. I also don’t start my watch until I’m ON the bike and pedaling so my actual bike time tends to be off. On the plus side, Thursday’s tips on turning proved to be very helpful and even though there was a nice headwind I still managed to average a faster speed than any other race. Unfortunately, since I spent so much time getting on and clipping in (25 seconds!), I didn’t officially PR the bike like I thought I had.

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Time: 35:07 (riding time)/35:32 (official)

Transition 2

Fastest Time: 48 seconds

I typically run one lap of the run with my tri top on and throw it at the Pit Crew for the second because I get too hot. This time, I thought I’d try taking it off during transition, and this proved to be an epic fail. My arm got stuck, and I spent an extra probably 20 or so seconds trying to get out of it. Next time I’ll stick with what worked before. I said to myself ” well this isn’t working” and some guy next to me said something like “it never does”. HAHA

Time: 1:13 (worst transition 2 ever)

The Run

Distance: 3.1 miles

Fastest Time: 24:00

The run felt hot (even without a shirt). I forgot to change my watch windows so I could watch my pace so I had to run it partly blind, only getting an update every mile. I’m not sure it would have mattered but I guess there is no way to know. I kept my phone with me and blasted some music again the last mile, probably annoying some others but hey it helps. I was able to keep an eye on overall time though and after mile 2 realized if I hurried (ha) I could slide in with a 1:15:xx finish time. I didn’t care if it was 1:15:59! Also, I got a freaking awesome race picture.

2016 Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race 2
Images from the second race on Fathers Day for the 2016 Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at James Island County Park by Charleston County Parks and Recreation

Time: 23:54

Total

Fastest Time: 1:16:12

This Race: 1:15:55

Honestly, with all the transition snafu’s I’m surprised I pulled off a PR but I did, so yay! As least I know where I can easily knock off at least another 40 wasted seconds. Ha.

Overall: 12/72 females

Age Group: 2nd place

Swim: 42/72 

Bike: 7/72

Run: 13/72

I Want To Be An Ironman- Week 12

Monday: run/swim. 60 minute run with 1×5 min Z4/6.16 miles/73 degrees. I knew the twins would want to join me for my run in the morning, and I had a 5 minute interval scheduled. The thought of pushing them for 5 minutes of an interval didn’t seem fun so I took off early and did the first 20 min solo and pushed them for the rest. It looks like I averaged 7:40 ish for the interval portion, though it did take a solid 2-2.5 min to get my heart rate up where it needed to be. 62 minute swim/2500 meters. Since my swim buddy was unable to meet me this morning I decided I’d try a long continuous swim. I swam 2500 meters straight (my longest so far) at 2:28/100m. Slow, but it felt comfortable enough that I could have kept going, and that pace will get me to the end way before the cutoff so that’s all I care about.

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It’s on on the watch so it counts

Tuesday run  yoga/ride. I woke up in the morning and my left PSOAS was mysteriously sore – enough to cause discomfort just while walking. This was completely out of the blue, so I pulled out my yoga mat and followed a sequence specifically for the hip flexors (PSOAS) and felt well enough afterwards to do a workout. Figuring that running might irritate it more, I  opted to hop on the bike figuring I’d go 30 min and see how I felt. I had no issues during the ride itself, but it was still irritated after. I opted to skip the interval portion this time. 40 minutes yoga/60 minute ride/18.18  miles/18.1 MPH/HR 145/81 degrees

Wednesday – swim/run. 60 minute swim/2100 meters. It was a cruddy swim, I took a lot of breaks, and decided 2100 was enough for the day. 45 min run with 1x 5 min Z4/4.83 miles/9:19 pace/78 degrees. I opted for the treadmill on this one since I was getting out of work early so I could hang out with the family that evening. My third floor only cooled to 78 degrees since the treadmill was running so it was warmer than I would have liked but better than the 95 degrees it was outside.

Thursday – long ride. 130 min ride/34 miles (ish).  I cheated a bit and split this into two (and also changed the day). My morning ride was solo and the evening was with a group for a bike clinic lead by our sponsor bike store. The owner gave us some great advice on turning and this turned out to be very helpful for Sunday.

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Friday – swim. 60 minute swim/2500 yards. This swim felt hard too. I tried doing some intervals at a set pace, and managed to do ok, I just felt tired. The hours on the bike the day before, namely the ones while it was 96 degrees probably didn’t help.

Saturday – rest day

Sunday – James Island Sprint Triathlon. Recap to come. Spoiler: I got to add another mug to my collection, and a new time to put on my PR board.:)

I Want To Be An Ironman – Week 11

So I’m a little embarrassed that my blog has turned into nothing but a weekly training recap, but to be honest, it isn’t easy to find the time to keep up with that let alone something else. One day a different type of post will make it in here again, but until that day, here’s another  (late) weekly training recap.

Week 11 begins the “Build” Phase, which is pretty much like it sounds. Some short intervals are added in 3-4 of the run and bike workouts each week, an additional hour of swimming is added, and the training time ranges from 10 hours 15 minutes to about 12 and a half hours. I, however, am not adding an additional swim day. I feel like I’ve actually found a doable family/training/life/sleep balance with the 2 swim, 3 bike and 3 run (plus one 15 min quick one) schedule. What I am going to do instead is swap a bike or a run for an extra swim every other week. So one week I will follow the schedule as written, and the next I’ll do 3 swim, 2 bike, 3 run or 3 swim 3 bike 2 run. So my training time will range from 9 hours 15 min to about 11 and a half hours.

Monday: run/swim. 60 min stroller run with 5x 1 min intervals/6.05 miles/9:55 average/73 degrees. It is nice to be able to change up the runs with some short intervals, unfortunately it comes just in time for summer. They are also not easy with a stroller, but you do what you gotta do. 60 min swim/2500 yards. Weather was calling for storms in the late morning so I ran with the twins, dropped them off at daycare and jumped in the neighborhood pool before they showed up. It did rain, but it never stormed. Naturally.

Tuesday: ride. 60 min ride/18.08 miles/18mph/HR 145/72 degrees My seat still hurts my crotch.

Wednesday: swim/run. 60 min swim/2500 meters. laps and drills at o dark thirty. The usual. 60 min evening run with 5 x 1 min intervals/6.19 miles/9:42 average/88 degrees HOT. HOT HOT HOT HOT.

It was hot.

Thursday: run/ride. Normally, my quick change day, Miles saw me dressed in my workout gear and said he wanted to “go running snacks”. Initially, I told him it wasn’t a running day and he went on with his day. After I thought about it though, I decided I could change up a bit if they really wanted to go. So, I asked him again if he wanted to “go running snacks”. He literally said “YAY! Woo hoo!”

Can’t say no to that.

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30 min run/3.11 mi/9:39 average/64 degrees. 35 min ride/10.16 miles/17.4 MPH/HR 139

Afterwards I took my bike to Affordabike to have a demo seat put on. Here is hoping for some crotch comfort.

Friday: long run. 75 min run/8.16 mi/9:27 average/HR 150/68 degrees. Technically the long runs are supposed to be in Zone 1- Zone 2, and I was pretty good about following that until I realized I was going to be over in time, so the last couple of miles were basically in Zone 3. Fail.

Saturday: long ride. 2 hours 30 min/45.86 miles/18.8MPH/HR 137 The seat was a success and a fail. While it took pressure off up front, it added it on the sides, creating a problem in a different area. I think the seat is too wide. Ugh. Why must this be so dang complicated?

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Sunday:  rest day

Training Time: 9 hours 48 minutes

Training Thoughts: I’ve spent way too much time thinking about my crotch.

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