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The Tens Digit is Scary

June 8, Day 116

Yesterdays Workouts:

  • 40 min bike, 5 minutes in Z1, 30 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
  • 1750y swim, 500 yd Z1, 5 x (100 yd Z3/15″ rest) 250 yd Z1, 5 x (50 yd Z4/20″ rest) 250 yd Z1

Today’s Workout:

  • 60 min bike, 5 minutes Z1, 5 minutes Z2, 4 x (5 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 13 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1


I ‘ve been doing this training so long it’s like a way of life.  The event is over 4 months away, and it feels like it’s still sort of in my imagination.  Like it’s not really happening.

And then I had to change the 10s digit on my sign and it’s suddenly like it’s coming way too fast.

I keep this sign on my wall as a reminder to myself to eat right, stay on task, and kind of envision the end goal.  It’s important to enjoy the journey, but it helps keep me focused to remember what the journey is for.  Plus it’s a fun conversation piece and keeps my whiteboard from being really, really dull.

But mostly it’s just kinda there.  I change the last digit every day and think “one day closer” but don’t really think about it all that much.  But somehow today when I had to erase the “3” along with the “0” it caused a flash of minor panic.  Like “whoa, this is just around the corner!”  It’s funny psychologically how even though it’s the same amount of time passing since I last updated the sign (1 day) it FEELS like a bigger milestone.


I has them

I was really worried headed into this week because I was still pretty wiped out from last week on Monday, but my body has responded just fine.  Workouts have been really good for the most part with the exception of a couple faux pas on my part setting them up.  For example, on Tuesday I was running 1 min hard and 2 min easy for 6 intervals, which I set up on my training app to tell me when to go hard and when to dial back.  However, when I set it up I must have been not paying attention because I set the rest intervals for 2 SECONDS rather than 2 minutes.  I was more than a little shocked at my app when it demanded I go hard again almost immediately after telling me to slow down.


Anyway, besides stuff like that it’s been an outstanding week.  I hope all of you are doing great.  Cheers!

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