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How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition
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Happy new year!

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Last edited by: tigerchik: Dec 30, 13 7:54
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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goals for this week - be MINDFUL with food. Exercise as hips/back and pool closures permit

I had a pretty good week. Food wasn't perfect, but it was okay. Only one day that was particularly anxiety-provoking and binge-y. My back is better (have been having some SI joint trouble) - felt great Sunday, but perhaps I ran a bit too fast as then it tightened up when I walked my cool down. Goal for this week is the same as last: exercise as my body will allow (but try to swim and bike more)

M - 6.2 mi run + 2 mi walk
T - 7 mi run + 1 hr yoga
W - 7 mi run + 1.6 mi walk
T - 7 mi run + 1 mi walk
F - 7.2 mi run + 3 mi walk
S - 90 min stairmaster + 1600 yd swim
S - 11 mi run + 1.2 mi walk


I lifted 3 times too - just some shoulder exercises. I can almost do a full pull-up. Right now I have to offset 20 pounds of my body weight, but I predict within a few weeks I'll be able to do them unassisted.


Totals 1600 yd swim, 45 mi run, 9 ish miles walking, and a couple hours of 'other.'

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Good week last week.
Mon-off, recovering from long ride on Sunday
Tues- Run 3.1 miles
Wed- off, of course, celebrated with pancake breakfast and then dinner at my aunt's house.
Thurs-treadmill run-40 minutes, ride-16 miles
Fri- off
Sat- Run- 7 miles
Sun- Ride- 50 miles
I'm currently training for a 1/2 marathon at the beginning of February with a bunch of friends, and another group (some of the same people) are doing a century ride the following weekend, which I'm thinking of doing, though maybe not the full century.
This week-
Mon- going to San Diego Zoo (so a lot of hilly walking), maybe a swim after
Tues- ?? maybe go for a swim or run
Wed- New Year's ride with friends, breakfast type ride.
Thurs-training with women's tri group, probably a run, but I'm not sure.
Fri- off
Sat- run
Sun-ride

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Not bad. Met run mileage goal.
Had a couple of 'bad footing' runs so I was slower and worked harder than expected - one of them was a group trail run so that was pretty fun though. I had a good time.
Got in an unexpected outdoor bike ride. Woohoo. Swam 1x, pretty short.
This Saturday I take my clinical exam for my boards.
So next week I should be starting to slowly incorporate the bike again... since I took a needed break since CX ended. Sunday afternoon's ride reminded me of how much time off I've take and how much I like riding.


Good week, TC!
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [determination] [ In reply to ]
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Good luck on the exams - just think how awesome it will feel when you are done!!! :-)

Last week was super easy, lots of loafing in pyjamas time, hanging with the fam, eating & drinking too much ;-) but I still managed 2 rides, 3 runs, 3 gym/core/drill sessions and 3 skates. So I can't really complain. I got an unexpected chunk of cash for xmas so I've started looking at skates (using club skates right now). Dah-yum they are expensive!!! Also was looking at the 2013 Masters results and I think I could at least not be DFL. I am very seriously tempted to go to the 2014 event (Feb in Quebec - it's on an OUTDOOR 400m track - how awesome is that?!?!?).

This week I have 3 days off work so I'm aiming for 3 skates, 3 gym/core/drill sessions, 3 runs, and at least 1 ride. I also did just finish a really quiet 2hr hike with the dog - virtually no one out on the trails this morning. Our club starts skating again on Sat, so I'm hoping I can spend a bit of time with one of the senior coaches, maybe lay out the plan for the rest of the season re: races. There is also a long track race closer to home late Jan, but it's still a club bus ride or a flight away (Prince George).

Happy new years to all the womens. I can't tell you how much all of your support this year has meant to me. I have also really enjoyed reading some of the awesome race reports.

Here's to amazing 2014's for us all.

Andy aka AndyPants

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Ran x 6 - almost 45km, which is the most I've done by far since the hammy tear. It's doing ok.
Bike x 1 - been too busy to sit on the trainer and weather has been too dicey to ride outside.
Core/strength x 3 - not bad.
Been doing my rehab stuff before every run, but haven't foam rolled. Should get on that.

No goals again this week - I'll just take it as it comes.

Happy new year to the womens!

Cheers!

-mistress k

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [mistressk] [ In reply to ]
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I missed somewhere along the line that you had a hamstring tear. Sorry to hear, and I hope it heals quickly.

determination, best wishes for the exam!

Andy - are skates cheaper than bikes at least?! Hope so!

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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I swam 3 times!! Not long but got in the pool (and it was 85F). Shoveled snow one day for 90 minutes. Too cold to go run outside (and the roads were ice for a few days.)

Made my 2014 goals and am ready to get with it.

clm
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Well, new entry level road bikes (complete) in Canada start for ~$1100.

Entry level boots & fixed blades at least $700; add another $300+ for a second set of clap (long track) blades. Plus a jig for sharpening, that's another $300 there, plus stones for another $100. Then ~$300-$500 for skin suits (of course, short track & long track suits are totally different). Sigh. Time to check the club classifieds.

AP :-)

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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CRUMMY week was crummy, thanks to being sick.


2 ~30 min runs - felt easy.
1 20ish min bike indoors - bike squeaked and I stopped early - my husband helped me lube/pump/adjust so bike is back in action.
1 27 min bike outdoors - quit early because of HOLY CRAP DARK on the trail and scary folks wearing all black with no lights. I wigged out. Felt strong but didn't feel safe.


That said, glad to have been back on the bike and psyched to get back in the pool tonight.


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Jumping ahead a little, but -WOO!- Just did a swim of 1600 yds at 2:24 min/100 yds - a big PR for me. Furthest swim by 300 yds and dropped 10 seconds off my best pace. SO PSYCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Also... best wishes to your mom in healing quickly - what an awful Christmas present! She's lucky to have you taking care of her :)


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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Happy New Year right back at yah! And best wishes for a great year for all the womens!

"Ain't no shortcuts to the Opry."
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [AndyPants] [ In reply to ]
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AndyPants wrote:
Well, new entry level road bikes (complete) in Canada start for ~$1100.

Entry level boots & fixed blades at least $700; add another $300+ for a second set of clap (long track) blades. Plus a jig for sharpening, that's another $300 there, plus stones for another $100. Then ~$300-$500 for skin suits (of course, short track & long track suits are totally different). Sigh. Time to check the club classifieds.

AP :-)

Then again, you could always buy something that multi-tasks:



(I just happened to see this on tumblr today and thought of you)

Cheers!

-mistress k

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Last week was a week of recovery. And I needed it. This week is more of a run week - I have a half marathon in a couple weeks. But will try to swim / bike too
I'm pretty happy w/ my swim. I'm ever so slowly getting faster, and more importantly, not getting slower at end of workouts.

I'm wishing al a very happy new year. Safe and injury free!!!
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [mistressk] [ In reply to ]
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That's hilarious! And dangerous all at the same time haha!

AP

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [Agilecipher] [ In reply to ]
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Also... best wishes to your mom in healing quickly - what an awful Christmas present! She's lucky to have you taking care of her :)

Thanks. She is getting annoyed with needing help with small things, like jacket zipping, shoe tying, etc. A couple nights I've helped with dinner as she can't slice potatoes or cut brussel sprouts or broccoli w/o help... but the sort of funny thing is she doesn't LIKE having help with dinner-making, and we've had pancakes 3 of the last 6 nights because she can make those without help. LOL.

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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Happy new year to all!

Am late to the party this week. I had a good week overall last week. No classes so I was fresh for my workouts - what a nice feeling! Got the running volume up over the last two weeks and will keep building running volume through January as I have signed up for a half Mary at the end of March (Philly Love Run).

Last week:
3 good swims with masters group - learning how to kick correctly and sync the kick with the pull
5 runs including 8 mile long run with steady pace and able to pick it up to 5k pace for last mile so that felt really good!
1 bike on trainer
2 strength

This week - started off well but now we have lots of snow & its ridiculously cold - however, I may get some XC skiing in! Stepped on scale and, while I don't like the number, I didn't do too much damage with all those Xmas cookies.

This weeks goals:
Eat well
5 runs (3 done - 2 to go - but may be XC skiing instead)
3 swims - (2 done - 1 to go)
2 bike - (1 done - 1 to go - but may sub in XC skiing)
1 strength - done!

On my mission to eat healthier, I made this carrot/lentil soup last night and highly recommend it! DELICIOUS and very filling - added arugula & apple salad with some balsamic vinegar and YUMMY!

http://food52.com/...-and-cilantro-pistou

Also made these for my hubby & I to grab for breakfast on the go - it's like eating a bowl of oatmeal as a muffin!

http://food52.com/...and-flaxseed-muffins

Hope everyone is having a great week!
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [AndyPants] [ In reply to ]
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WOW - I had no idea that equipment for speed skating was so expensive - I think my husband would kill me if I decided to try speed skating!!! Between bike racing, track (cycling) racing and now triathlon, I have accumulated a garage full of toys over the years and spent lord only knows how much $$$$.

While I don't spend alot in any given year (budget), it does add up!
My latest purchase is a power meter - last year it was a TT bike and a wet suit. But at least I don't ask for jewelry and he never has to worry about gifts!

Have fun shopping for all the new toys. You are going to rock out with new skates!
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [mistressk] [ In reply to ]
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mistressk wrote:
AndyPants wrote:
Well, new entry level road bikes (complete) in Canada start for ~$1100.

Entry level boots & fixed blades at least $700; add another $300+ for a second set of clap (long track) blades. Plus a jig for sharpening, that's another $300 there, plus stones for another $100. Then ~$300-$500 for skin suits (of course, short track & long track suits are totally different). Sigh. Time to check the club classifieds.

AP :-)

I LOVE THIS!!!!!

No school today - we are blizzarded in - this would be perfect for getting around right now - put a studded tire on the back and you would be in business!!!!

Hmmm - I have an old fixie in my garage that I may need to modify . . . Was going to donate it to the local track for their junior racing program - but this modification looks like way more fun!!!!

Then again, you could always buy something that multi-tasks:



(I just happened to see this on tumblr today and thought of you)

Cheers!

-mistress k
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Hope Mom is doing better!

Pancakes for dinner sounds yummy. Sometimes I make potato pancakes with chives for dinner when I have leftover mashed potatoes. They are really good when made with sweet potatoes!

Enjoy your break! And I hope the back/SI joint is feeling better and you are back to your running ways!
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Re: How was your week? Dec. 30 Edition [themadcyclist] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah I didn't either :-(. My hockey skates cost me ~$350 about 10 yrs ago so I am hoping that the SS skates are just as durable. I am going to try and scrimp where I can, and maybe sell my race wheels since I don't use them anymore really. Thing is I still ride and run a lot too so there's a lot of gear there. Can't win eh? :-)

AP

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