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How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition
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How are you? How was your week?

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for getting us started Dr TC. How are you doing?

Last week turned out pretty well. It was my biggest one in a while and I got a LOT of sleep on Friday and Saturday night to compensate.
This week I'm aiming for 3 x swim, 4 x bike & run and 2 strength sessions. The strength sessions haven't been getting much love recently - because of the all functional strength (i.e. dragging hose) I've been doing, I've found that I've preferred to do some youtube yoga.

I also have an exam on Saturday and on Sunday, hubby leaves on a trip for about two weeks. We haven't been apart for that long in a while (think over a decade) and I'm not looking forward to it.
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for getting us started Dr. Tigerchik, I hope your healthy coping has continued.

Nice work Scheherazade -- good to see you sleeping and running well.

I guess last week's "mostly normal" wasn't quite enough for a good race -- I swam my worst swim since my first 70.3, I rode weak and slow, my run was okay, and my transitions were a total disaster (seriously: I have carpet burn from my T1 strip and slide and took a clumsy slip in T2 banging myself into a table and breaking my Garmin mount and scaring the daylights out of the wonderful volunteers. From cannon to chute, I just never felt good. :face palm: On the bright side, I saw some friends have fantastic days, had a great road trip, and feel no worse for the wear than I did before the race. And a bad day racing is always better than a good day at the office :D

It'll be a recovery week for me and pretty light -- I have suggested workouts in my plan but I'm going to see how I feel and be hyper-focused on getting back to feeling good.
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [SoCalTricurious] [ In reply to ]
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bad races happen, but I'm sorry you had a bad day. But - yes - beats being at work!

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks, our progress is nonlinear! I knew racing three 70.3s in less than three months was going to be a stretch -- lesson learned. Onward!
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for getting this going TC, nice work Scheherezade, and SoCal, sorry about the race.

I did fine last week. I did a 5k and didn't get up to the speed I wanted, but it was still a PR (not that I have many R's at this point).

I have two weeks before I start a Mike Ricci plan for the Lake Placid 70.3. I'm going to focus on biking this week, try to get 5 rides in, along with 3 runs, 1 swim, and 1-2 strength sessions.

Good luck everyone.
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [GiantNewb] [ In reply to ]
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a PR is a PR! Congrats!

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [GiantNewb] [ In reply to ]
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Woo Giant Newb! Also, Mike Ricci is very wise -- good pick.
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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had a pretty good week - found out I am anemic, so am currently in the market for a non-constipating iron supplement. (Any recommendations?)

more later, just hoping for help on the iron right now :P

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Dr. Tigerchik wrote:
had a pretty good week - found out I am anemic, so am currently in the market for a non-constipating iron supplement. (Any recommendations?)

more later, just hoping for help on the iron right now :P

Natural sources- dark leafy greens, liver, and molasses. The pills are destined to back you right the eff up. Sorry about that :(

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Hi Ladies,

I'm slinking back in here after a rough week of being on the mend. I'm finally in a good headspace and body-space and I'm done looking back. I saw my ortho last week and the good news is no serious break, and I have the green light to walk in the boot without crutches if there is no pain (and there hasn't been since Saturday), aqua jog, swim, and lift. The bad news is stress fracture is still on the table, and there's some (okay a lot) of soft tissue and nerve damage. I still can't wiggle my toes. I tried last night and just screamed in rage while watching TV, scaring the daylights out of my husband.

Okay, no looking back, I promised.

This week's goals- Rebound.

M- Lifting and a boot walk (Done. I threw some heavy shit around today and it helped quell my anger and frustration a LOT)
Tu- 45min of aquajogging, core
W- A bunch of functional strength work
Th- 2000yd swim and core
F- Lifting and a boot walk
Sa- Boot dancing at my friend's wedding
Su- rest

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [GiantNewb] [ In reply to ]
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When you are new(ish) at it, the PRs are easier to come by - enjoy and celebrate it!!!
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr_Cupcake] [ In reply to ]
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Movement without crutches sounds like a big win.

Good luck with staying patient and letting your body do the healing.
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr_Cupcake] [ In reply to ]
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you might be able to recumbent bike, too?
I forgot about molasses - thanks!!!

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr_Cupcake] [ In reply to ]
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Dr_Cupcake, cheering for a full and fast recovery!
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Dr. Tigerchik wrote:
you might be able to recumbent bike, too?
I forgot about molasses - thanks!!!

That was also suggested, but I haaaaaaaate the recumbent bike. At least the ones at my rec center. Also this boot thing is not very conducive to laying flat on a surface, so I think putting that situation through a saggital plane of motion wont' be doing me any favors.

I forgot about lentils! They are also nice and high in iron. Others include quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and dark chocolate (no really. you're welcome!)

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr_Cupcake] [ In reply to ]
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gotcha! lol

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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my goal was to do stuff that makes me faster (check) and use healthy coping skills (mostly)


This is going to look like I ran a bunch of doubles but not really - our pool is back to closing at 9 am, so when I ran twice it was run/swim/run so I could sneak a swim in. (I like to run first)

M: 5.5 mi run (3 x 1 mi @ 8:13, my 10k pace) + 1075 yd swim
T: 4.5 mi run + 1425 yd swim
W: 5.2 mi run + 625 yd swim + 5.3 mi run
T: 5 mi run
F: 5 mi run + 425 yd swim + 3.3 mi run
S: 7.2 mi run (3 x 2 mi @ 8:34 pace) + 1025 yd swim
S: 44 mi bike

overly pleased w/ self for having biked more miles in the week than I ran.

goals for this week - same as last week!

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Hi TC and womens,

I seem to be posting less and less and have basically stopped triathlon to go rock climbing with the family instead. So, I've made the decision to make rock climbing my main sport focus for a while and see how it goes. I won't be posting about training anymore as this is a triathlon and endurance sport forum. But I'll still be lurking and posting support where I can :-)

Scheherazade - well done on the successful training week and have a great week this week!

Socal - sorry to hear about the bad race - Better to get it out of the way now instead of at Nice!! hope the recovery is going well.

Giantnewb - huge congrats on the PR!

Dr_Cupcake - hope you recover soon. Enjoy dancing at your friends wedding.

Dr TC - nice training week (I like those brick workouts - I'd be cramping if i attempted anything like that!!) and well done on coping in a healthy manner. For your anemia, in Germany with have something called Floradix from the company Salus-haus. This is my go to product for my iron levels.

https://www.salus-haus.com/...in-formula-01385707/

I found the above for you. I think I remember rachel Joyce mentioning she takes this for her iron levels or maybe it was another triathlete living in America, which made me think it's available in the USA too. Hope this helps.

Have a lovely week ladies
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Anna s] [ In reply to ]
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thanks for the link! you can totally post about rock climbing adventures...
when does your dd start at her new school?

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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Anna s] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, as Dr TC said, please post about your rock-climbing. It'll be a good reminder of the outside world for those of us who get triathlon tunnel vision ;-)
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Awwww thank you so much Dr TC and Scherherazade <3

TC my daughter will be starting the new school in September when the new school year begins. She's so excited. You would love this school too! They have an amazing and motivated maths department that supports/encourages the students to enter maths competitions, organises maths summer camps, winter camps and weekends.

So, to my climbing....we had perfect climbing weather throughout the Easter holidays, so we went climbing outside at some local crags. I'm so used to climbing in a 16m high gym, that the 30m routes seemed impossible and really heart pounding scary. It was such a new experience climbing outside and having to search for the foot holds, hand holds or anything to grab really!! My favourite climb was a large crack climb in the rock, about the width of my body standing sidewards. It was the kind of route where you stand at the bottom and think no way can I do that. But after someone put a rope up for me and told me to give it a try, I didn't want to say no.
I literally used my whole body, hands, feet, knees, thighs, even my shoulders to inch myself up this route. By the end I was bruised, scratched, exhausted, but so elated and proud to have reached the top - the view was amazing and I even looked down!!

The weather has turned now, so we're back in the climbing gym. Last week I climbed x5 and swam x1. This week I'm planning to climb x4 (1done) and hopefully get in a couple of runs and a swim.
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Anna s] [ In reply to ]
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That's awesome Anna. I miss the excitement/exhilaration of new hobbies. Please keep sharing your stories.

Funny aside - my 7 year old son and I are doing an 'intro to orienteering" course right now. Last night I was trying to convince him to run and he told me "come on mom, I'm a sprinter not a marathoner!". It was funny and I'm pretty sure he thinks a marathon is anything longer than 50m or so...
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [edbikebabe] [ In reply to ]
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Orienteering always looks so much fun :-) Reminds me of a book I read, "Running Free" by Richard Askwith, here he talks about running merely for the fun of running and being outside in every weather. Although I suppose the goal of orienteering for me would be to not get lost, which is always very likely if a map is involved!!

My youngest dd (12) is exactly the same. On our 2.5km loop she sprints off for the very most 500m and has to slowly walk/run the remaining 2k!!

I was once trying to explain what an ultramarathon was to a 6 yr old boy. It was so funny when his natural reaction was:
1. Why would you do that?
2. Are you sure you're not allowed to use a motorbike!!
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Re: How are you and how was your week? May 6 Edition [Anna s] [ In reply to ]
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glad you had a good time! If you end up doing a lot of crack climbing, you can get gloves so your hands don't get beat up. They are fingerless gloves and really are not "gloves" because the material is on the back of your hand - the same rubber they make climbing shoe soles out of. Genius invention in the past 5 years or so. My brother likes crack climbing better than any other sort and that's what a lot of the climbing in Utah is.

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