Aug.
19
2015

Road Ride Zone 2

I rode for about 1:25. It is much cooler today and I waited until the afternoon to head out. I enjoyed the comfortable riding temperature.

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Aug.
18
2015

Multi #4

I was able to complete the whole workout in lane 2 today. We did a set of 6X100 @ 2:05. They said that they were doing the first three at 2:05 and if that was too easy they would do the last three faster. I don't know if they went faster on the last three or not. Whatever they did, I didn't get much rest on the second three. I just took a little breather and then pushed off again.

I ran for 1:00 and did a 19 run / 1 walk.

It's good to be back into the routine again. I've got lots of work to do for me to be able to aim for a sub 14:00 IM.

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Aug.
16
2015

Road Ride Zone 2

I got out for about 1:10 on the Bear Creek Trail. My right knee felt fine today, so I think I've got the cleat adjusted well now.

I'm thankful to be getting back into my exercise routine and I'm thankful that I can just enjoy the workout.

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Aug.
15
2015

Road Ride Zone 2

I visited the midwest from August 4 - August 11. I would have been happy to get in a workout starting with the 4th. I did do a one hour-ish bike ride on the 12th.

Today I rode about 2:20, up and over Lookout Mountain, back down 40, over Dinosaur Ridge and back down Jewell. It's nice to be able to just get out for a ride and enjoy the ride for what it is.

I think I'm going to start riding with a local cycling group.

I want to increase my bike workouts to four per week. I plan to do Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun.

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Aug.
03
2015

I am an IronMan!

Somewhere around 10:22 pm last night I successfully completed my quest to become an IronMan. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment crossing the finish line. Here's a really brief race report.

I was much faster out of the water than I expected to be.

Aug.
01
2015

Tomorrow is the big day!

Tomorrow will mark not only my 48th birthday, but the culmination of two years' worth of effort. I'll be participating in my first full IronMan triathlon! Not too many weeks ago I thought it was highly improbable that I was going to be able to finish the race. As of today, I'm reasonably confident that I can finish it in about 15.5 hours.

Jul.
29
2015

Multi #6 (Brick)

I rode for about 0:30 and ran for about 0:10.

I'm feeling a little bit tired. I hope that I can get some good nights' sleep between now and the race.

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Jul.
28
2015

Multi #4

I swam in lane 1 for about 0:30. The I ran for about 0:30. I timed my second loop around Kendrick at about 10:50 for a nice easy pace.

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Jul.
26
2015

Zone 1 - Zone 2 Run

I ran for about 1:10. I pretty much did 19 run / 1 walk. I felt comfortable and enjoyed the run.

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Jul.
25
2015

Road Ride Zone 2

I rode for about 2:00. At first I was a bit anxious to just get it done, but I ended up settling in and really enjoying the ride.

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