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Five Pounds and 98 days

July 9, Day 147

Today’s Workout: 90min run, 5 minutes in Z1, 80 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Yesterday’s workout: 2.5 hour bike, 10 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 4 x (2.5 minutes Z4/5 minutes Z1) 95 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1


I don’t know how I’m going to stay hydrated if Louisville is like this.

Want to do an interesting experiment?  Get on the scale just before you do a long workout. Consider how much you consume in water during the workout and add it.  Then weigh yourself afterward.  That will tell you how much fluid weight you lose during the run.  I did that today, and even taking 2 salt tablets, I lost 5 pounds on this 90 minute run.

No wonder I struggle so much in the heat. I clearly have to be very focused on keeping hydrated throughout the day, but honestly, I don’t know if I can possibly consume enough fluid to make up that kind of difference without getting sick.  It’s actually really scary.

It will be interesting to see how it goes with the longer workouts. I’m hopeful I can find a balance between losing an acceptable amount of water and staying hydrated enough to finish. At least I doubt having to go while on the course will be an issue. Thank heaven for small favors?

Also, I crossed the threshold to less than 100 days to go.  As of today I have 98 days till the big event!  Yes, I know I usually include a white board picture with the countdown, but the white board is in my office and since it is Sunday, I don’t have access to it.  So this will have to do:


This next week continues the ramp up.  Starting to get anxious and ready to just do this thing already, but I know I have a long way to go yet.  Have a great evening folks.  Cheers!


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