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Weekend update even though it is not the weekend…


Weekend update! Even though it is in fact not the weekend but Thursday… Thursday update of last weeks activities almost a week late… Do dah do dah

Last week totals;

Swim 5500 meters

Run 44 miles

Bike 8 hours

I didn’t realize I had sat on a bike for 8 hours last week. That is why updates are so important. It puts the pressure on for this current week, I only planned on 7.5 hours of cycling. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

 I had a wonderful 16 mile run on Sunday… My plan of taking it slow and easy ending up at a 7.30 average pace. It felt effortless! I credit this to the extra cycling and time holding my breath in the pool…

The crunch is on this week! I am cramming everything into a shortened week, I am heading to South Beach on Sunday. Next week will be a cut back week. I have trained 6 day’s a week the last 8 weeks, I am due for a break… And some heat!

I may attempt to out swim some sharks…

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week #7


I have five minutes, so figured I would elaborate…

I am in Canada… The temperature was 26 today… March 21st… That is crazy! (celsius)

I ended up committing the exact mistake I did last Wednesday afternoon, I ran 12 miles and planned for a light 1 hour cycle… That turned into a 1 hr 25 minute spin class. My legs are shot, I didn’t think I was going to make it…

Yesterday morning I ventured to the pool to swim 3000 meters… That is a ridiculous distance to swim. All these years I thought running stationary, on a treadmill took the cake as the most boring activity in the world, I was wrong! I had a dunce moment thinking the swim leg of an Ironman was 3400 meters, I just realized it is 3800 meters.

Back to the thought of treadmill running being the most boring activity in the world, I ran 15 miles last Sunday on one, it wasn’t all that bad. If you break the run into 5 mile chunks like an ordinary running chunk, a chunk of hills and a chunk of speed, the run goes by quickly.

This training gets a little ridiculous after a while… Spending on average 3 hours + at the gym, eating everything I can get my hands on and sitting on a bike for hours on end isn’t most people’s idea of fun…

How is your week going? Training? Boston is getting close!

Cheers

Week number 6


Just a quick update… Week # 6

Swim 5200 meters

Run 42 miles

Bike 7 hrs

I find the longest and hardest part of training is the swimming… 2800 meters swam last Tuesday, I compare to 15-17 miles of running, and it doesn’t go by very quickly.

I will update more late on…

Cheers

Tiring couple days…


I was totally not into yesterday’s workout… At all!

 The thought of an 11 mile run and hour spin made me want to punch the wall. Doing this following a day at the office made me want to punch said wall harder. After some convincing and reassurance that it wouldn’t be that bad, I was on my way…

 The 11 mile run had gone better than expected, it felt good and could have gone further… Could have, but didn’t…

 I arrived at the gym, changed into my cycling clothes, inquired about spin class (was hoping there wasn’t one, but there was) so I cycled 40 minutes before hand, planned on spending 20 minutes with the class, than skipping out. Well that plan was squashed; I ended up cycling for 1.40 enduring the entire class plus the 40 minutes before… I, as well as my legs, was SPENT!

 Following the four hours at the gym I arrived home and demolished the cupboards eating everything in sight!

 I love Naan bread…

 This morning I ran 8 miles and swam 1600 meters. I experienced some cramping in the pool and remembered I didn’t eat anything prior to running or swimming (bad idea).  I made a coffee, needed the caffeine at 5am, but forgot to eat… My hamstring and the arch of my foot cramped up near the end of my swim and caused excruciating pain! Ouch! I had to walk it out, fluttering around in the water for 5 minutes or so like an idiot.

 I think it was a combination; lack of fuel and exhaustion…

 Cheers