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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.


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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