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June 2, Day 110

Yesterdays Workouts:

  • 60 min bike, 5 minutes Z1, 15 minutes Z2, 20 minutes Z3, 15 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
  • 30 min run, Z1

Today’s Workout:

  • 1850y swim, 250 yd Z1, 400 yd Z3, 120″ rest, 200 yd Z3, 120″ rest, 1000 yd Z1


Yesterday was one of those days that challenge your resolve to train.

It’s honestly hard enough as it is, with 10+ workouts every week.  Add in wrapping those around work and most days I start by 5 am and don’t finish until after 6.  Yesterday however, was not most days.  I had a 1 day conference to attend in Kansas City, which is 2 hours away.  That started at 8AM and ended at 4PM.  So yesterday I was going to be out of town from 6AM to 6PM.

On a double workout day.  Yuck.

To accomplish my needed work, I got up at 4 and did the run, got back, and got ready to meet everyone else headed to the conference so I could catch the carpool at 6AM.  2 hours on the road later, spent the day at the conference.  This is one of those where there is very little moving about, you just sit in a single room and listen to people talk all day.

If you’ve never done it, it’s actually more tiring than it sounds.

At 4PM we were all mentally exhausted and got back in the suburban to head back to Manhattan.  By the time we got back to the parking lot and I got home, it was after 6PM.  And I still had a ride to do.


It sounded like a great idea in the morning to do the easy workout then, but man, it sounded like the worst idea ever by the time I got dressed and on the bike trainer about quarter to 7PM.  The long, long day was really wearing on me by that point, and this hard ride was compounded by giving blood the day before.  I got it done, but man, that was hard!

Today I only have the swim, which I will do tonight.  It’s a TT component swim, so it won’t be easy, but I am hoping the 24 hours of rest will make up for it.

It’s going to be a hot weekend, so great time to get some of that heat work in.  Hope you all have a great one.  Cheers!

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