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Wetsuit…


I never realized how important a wetsuit is to a triathlete until I jumped into the lake last night for an OWS.. With 18 degree air temperature and 21 degree water, it was a  little nippy getting in, but once dunked, I didn’t want to get out!

Have to start looking for a wetsuit! Such an expensive little habit…

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New Plans and Old Pains…


The last couple weeks have consisted of do not’s and donuts…  Not as many donuts…

The hip/ quad/ groin pain is still present, however more bearable. I have checked out of doing all high impact activities like running and I am enjoying the break!

I swam a total of 8,000 meters last week… I was at the cusp of completing 10,000, but drank too much Saturday night and was in no shape to jump into the pool Sunday morning. Believe me, I tried!

I decided it would be much more fun to navigate the dandelion jungle in attempt to win the epic battle of man vs. weed.  I was victorious following a hard-fought, 6 hour combat mission… It was just me, the weed extractor and 6 hours of pushing using only my right foot. I couldn’t use the left, that’s my injured leg!

I did foam roll… Then I got sick of it.

It is easier popping Advil…

This morning I swam 2000 meters consecutively.

I may have changed my plans a little… I am not going to jump directly into an Ironman. I have decided to aim for a half Ironman first and sprint/ Olympic distance races this summer.  I am hoping to complete a half by the fall than hopefully a full by next fall.

I am in the process of purchasing a better bike and plan to continue my current training.

Ironman Muskoka 70.3 September 09th is a new goal… I see it is still open…

Injuries and set backs…


This week I have run 2 miles… I am currently on a running hiatus due to a very painful groin and quad area. I have run through the pain over the last couple weeks, including 14 miles on Sunday, but decided if I don’t back off, I will end up on a permanent disabled list.

 Much like where I am now…

 This is pay back following years of bragging and gloating about never experiencing a running related injury throughout my entire running career.  

 I don’t think it is very serious; I did what most do when they get injured, I turned to the internet. According to Runner’s World forums what I am experiencing (as I have the same symptoms as those on the forum) is a quadriceps muscle strain… Remedy; Massage!

 A fact about me; I don’t and never have stretched! With the strain of adding 2 additional sports to my regular training repertoire, my muscles have become tired and tight and I believe this has caused my current set back. Straight from Dr. John M.D.

 But I have continued to swim and cycle; racking up 3 hours on the bike and 5200 meters of swimming so far this week.

 It can’t hurt, they are low/ no impact sports…

 I found a frozen water bottle in my freezer at work immediately grabbing it for use as a medical apparatus rolling it hard into my quad. It feels like it is working!

 Here is hoping it resolves itself!

 Cheers

Week 8, Florida bound!


That concludes week 8 and unfortunately, I don’t have my stats handy… I tend to calculate and keep track of them as part of work related activities…

As a matter of fact, I DO!

I swam 5500 meters

ran 42 miles

Cycled for 8 hours again this week…

A tiring week, required a couple swim,bike, run days to fulfil all activities. After 4 hours on the bike and a 6 mile run this morning, I have been experiencing slight groin discomfort. I don’t say pain or injury because I have yet to be on a disabled list due to injury… Knock on wood…

Tomorrow I leave on a jet plane for Florida…

Taking at least 2 possibly 3 days off this week…

Going to follow strict carb rules and drink lots of beer and eat lots of junk… I will be a machine next week haha

Cheers