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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuff Tuesday workout

Trying to get my game face back on today.

Thanks to all for all the awesome comments and well wishes. I really do have you people in my head out there. Weather it be training or racing. It's a crazy sensation, like I owe you a good showing. That being said, thank you and congrats to all that raced or even to those that didn't but had kick arse training sessions over the weekend.

Speaking of training, it was an off day yesterday for me. I would have like to get something done as a recovery from Sunday, but my son Eric the 10 year old can't seem to shake the tail of this cold. He has this lingering cough that needs to take of residence elsewhere !
The Dr. checked him out and said everything looks good. No bronchial issues, no ear or throat issues, chest is clear and no real fever. Give him this and give it a few more day's.
That is always the hardest part, you can't do jack shite !

So he is back with his mom from his week long extended stay with us, (under crappy circumstances). And I'm back to, well trying to get back to normal training.

It's my quest to try and focus no less than 2 hours a week on core, no matter how I break it up. Obviously I won't change any swim, bike, run times and or day's. It just has to be worked in. Hell or high water I'm doing it for 60 days and then I will revisit it.
So today ended up being a longer core set up to 40 minutes and a shorter 550 meter lunch swim.
I was pretty spent due to my core set had 3 separate integrated shoulder raise moves, along with the rest. It effected me more than I thought. I also ran out of time to finish the last 450 meters of what I wanted to get done in the swim. 
My wife is still on board with her walking. And although it took a little back seat with our little guy last week, and her sacrificing her time so I could continue my pre race stuff. She is right back at it. I will walk with her tonight, and I'm guessing it will be 3-4 miles. I will encourage some jog sections to her, in hopes of building up her confidence to run.
She has committed to a local 5k on February 27th, yeah !!! her ! She said even if she power walked the whole thing she wants to do it.
I told her I would do it with her, and to my surprise she said, no you run as fast as you can and then you can watch me cross a finish line :-) LOL ! I had to laughh, but good on her.
So think about this. This is the one in Los Alamitos I spoke about.
I'm going to try and get a bike in tomorrow a.m. or a 4 mile run, and do the bike on Thursday.

A couple final things and thoughts.

My race day weight was not at 195 lb as I challenged myself to. I ran at 199 lbs. and couldn't care less. Other than my feet, I can't remember sleeping better pre race and feeling that good on race morning. No phantom pains, stomach good etc..
So like I said, big deal on the weight, it was a side bar goal.

And since we are on that. I ate so many buffalo wings that the wife made on Sunday, I could have shat an egg.
Along with garlic bread, pasta 1, pasta 2, meatballs, spicy Italian sausage etc..
I closed it all with a large chocolate chip cookie topped with cookie dough ice cream.
O.k. so that was fun (for a day) I reeled it back in and I'm already re focused.

Train hard, train smart, be healthy.  


  1. You deserved it! :)

    Glad to hear it's nothing serious, hope he's feelin' better soon!

    It's funny you say that.... I think of you guys all the time out there too :) It helps to know I'm not alone! :)

  2. I read the words 'could have shat an egg' in my reader and had to pop over to say hello.

    Congrats to you on the race and to your wife for being signed up for a race on the 27th. That is awesome. My wife trains/races as well and I think it is great for our marriage as well as a great example for her son (my step-son.)

    Keep up the great work you are doing. It's fun reading about it.

  3. So great your wife is moving on and on and you two are going to experience that together!

  4. "Shat an egg" nearly spat my coffee out. I would think that your wife thinks that your awesome for going for walks with her and encouraging her all the time.

    And keep up all your awesome work.