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Apr 10: Day 57

Yesterday’s Workouts:

  1. Bike, 20 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 4 x (6 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 49 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
  2. Swim, 250 yd Z1, 500 yd Z2, 10 x (25 yd Z5/10″ rest) 500 yd Z2, 250 yd Z1

Weight: 174 (bounce!)


Temporary bounce on the scale.  We did a lot of eating out this weekend since we were traveling, so that’s to be expected.  Hopefully it normalizes today or tomorrow back to where I was.

I did yesterday’s workouts fine, but it was mostly an uneventful day so I didn’t end up writing a post.  The bike was my first 2 hour of the season, which seemed odd to do 6 months before the event, but if I’m building up to IM than it’s probably not too early at all.  It is weird to transition though, because generally I finish my Olympic bikes in half that time so I don’t get up to 2 hour bike rides until closer to the race.  I will have to get used to much longer bike rides!

The swim was good.  I went not thinking I would do the Z5 intervals, but ended up feeling good enough to do them anyway.  Shoulders are sore today though.  I had a young lady get into the lane next to me during this swim, promptly zip up and down her lane and make me feel like a snail for about 400m, then jump out and leave.  I just don’t have that kind of motivation…I don’t think I would bother to get in and leave if I was only going to be there less than 10 minutes!  But, that was all it took for me to feel thoroughly and properly owned.

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Ah well.

All in all, easily my toughest weekend of workouts so far so I am ready for this rest day.  I took the little girl out on a long walk on the Konza this morning, which allowed her some off-leash romp time.  It has been tough to get her much of that since we’ve gotten rain for about 2 weeks.  That gave me some light exercise too.  I try to do just easy stuff like walking on rest days, but I don’t want to be sedentary.

I ordered two Louisville IM in Training shirts because they sent me an ad and I’m a sucker.  They weren’t too expensive, so I got a sleeved shirt and a sleeveless one because in the summer I prefer to run without sleeves.  That way my tan matches my Tri-Suit lines (roughly).  Otherwise I get this weird 3-tone tan look (dark on the lower arms, medium up to the shoulder, white on the chest).  Hilariously, the shirt without sleeves cost $6 more than the shirt with sleeves even though they are apparently made of the same fabric.

How does that work?

Anyway, enjoy your Monday as best you can.  Cheers!

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