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How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition
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How are you and how was your week?

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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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goals for this week: run like a person trying to get faster, swim a bunch, LIFT THE HEAVY METAL THINGS
just the first - got busy with opportunities to speak to the local school board (definitely one of the best parts of my winter break), taking my cousin back to college for her spring term, and chilling with my other cousins. All of which are more important than workout time.

M: 9 mi run w/ strides
T: 4.8 mi run + 1275 yd swim
W: 9 mi run
T: 4 mi run
F: 6.6 mi run + 1275 yd swim
S: 3.5 mi run
S: 12 mi run + 475 yd swim

totals 3025 yd swim + 48.9 mi run

goals for this week: at least 1 day off from running (doing it today, and surprised to be enjoying it!), swim a couple times, some hip exercises every day (today's done), bike at least once

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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Happy Monday, Ladies!

Glad you had a good week with family Dr. TC. That's always important. Something I tell my husband when he hems and haws about making family plans is "We're at the point where we don't get this time back".

And that's my segue into how last week went, because my father visited at the end of the week. Thankfully I nailed my recovery week workouts, snowstorm be damned. Dealing with my father for 48 hours was also exhausting for several reasons, but all escaped without too much harm.

This week's goals: Time to settle in to Beast Mode.

M- rest day (nailed it)
Tu- 2600yd swim, 70min Zwift, strength
W- 7mi run
Th- 50min Zwift and 4mi run
F- 3100yd swim, 50min run w/ intervals, strength
Sa- 55mi ride
Su- prehab, 14mi run, 2000yd swim

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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for getting us started, Dr. Tigerchik. I lost last week's update in a whirlwind of work travel but managed to get in 6200Y, 23 miles, and some hours on an ancient creaky hotel bike. It was fairly structured for January but I'm getting out of SoCal for some snow this weekend so that structure won't last :D
I'm signed up to race Oceanside, St. George, and Nice but am looking for another 70.3 race in June/July/August. Any suggestions from your favorites? I like cold and hilly.
I hope everyone has a good week.
Happy training.
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Getting back into athe swing of things. Started using Zwift last week after figuring out where I could set up my trainer in the house (previously used in garage or back patio). So did 2 swims(plus bonus swim clinic), 2 Zwift sessions and 2 “runs” on the track. Swim-started training with a new group, closer to home, earlier time though only 1 hour instead of 1.5 hrs. I help out with a Give it a Tri program, so spent 2 hrs Sunday in the rain in the pool taking pictures and video of the swim clinic.

This week- Zwift 3x (maybe bike outside 1 day, if not raining) run 2x ??(Tuesday track workout cancelled due to flooding of the track lights), swim 2x.

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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [SoCalTricurious] [ In reply to ]
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Whistler? Although the weather is somewhat like Russian Roulette so you might get a super hot day.
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Yay for rest days. I skipped mine because it was only -6C and super sunny so I wanted to get outdoors and XC ski!

Goals were swim x 4, bike x 3, run x 3, xc ski x 1, activation/strength x 2. I got it all done! I'm also still alcohol free but I really fancy a burger and a beer tonight. Sparkling water and lentils here I come. Also, proud of myself for getting the first two assignments for this semester in ahead of schedule.


Goals this week are similar (one swim and bike done already) but the XC ski is temperature dependent; we're heading back into a polar snap.
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Scheherazade] [ In reply to ]
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Stay strong! You got this!

I’m so impressed at your excitement to be outside when it’s bitchass cold.

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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Dr_Cupcake] [ In reply to ]
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Dr_Cupcake wrote:
Stay strong! You got this!

I’m so impressed at your excitement to be outside when it’s bitchass cold.

-6°C is practically shorts weather this time of year. Although I'm in the land of perpetual summer ATM, so I'm sure my attitude will change when I get home.
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Dr. Tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Hello Dr TC and womens,

My goals for last week were run x7 (did x6 for 63.3km), bike x3 (did 3 x1hr ), swim x1 (nope!!) and climb x4 (did x3). I managed most of the week and was pleased with the volume, still didn't get to the pool though. The weather here was really challenging last week with heavy snow, minus temps, then heavy rain, ice, slush, storms - you name it we've had everything except warmth and sunshine :-(. My main goal was to keep up with the 100/100 running challenge, which I did and I even managed a double on Sunday.

Anyway, from today the snow has gone, a little bit of sunshine seems to be shining through the clouds and amazingly we have plus temperatures +2C (nearly got my shorts out). On Saturday I have my next 10k in the Winter running series and I'm hoping the snow and ice won't return for at least another week.

My goals for this week are run x7 (3 done), swim x2, climb x2 - I'm planning a low volume / recovery week to try and be fresh for my 10k on Saturday.

have a lovely week a ladies.
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Dr_Cupcake] [ In reply to ]
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It definitely took some recalibrating to get to that stage; when I lived in England -6 would have been hiding under a blanket all day weather.
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Scheherazade] [ In reply to ]
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Scheherazade, I don't think I've recalibrated to SoCal just yet -- I think this weekend's XCSki trip is going to be the highlight of my winter :D

Whistler is a good option and I do have a soft spot for Canada even despite last year's mess. Thank you!
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Scheherazade] [ In reply to ]
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Scheherazade wrote:
It definitely took some recalibrating to get to that stage; when I lived in England -6 would have been hiding under a blanket all day weather.

This is so true! I love hearing the shock in people's voices when I tell them it's -10 and I'm going out for a run or when we've had lots of snow and life still goes on!
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Scheherazade] [ In reply to ]
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Scheherazade wrote:
only -6C
Spoken like a true Canadian. ; ) I kid, I kid. I'm a lifelong Michigander but the older I get the less tolerance I have for cold. It's supposed to get very cold here these next few days, just in time for the weekend, and I'm not looking forward to it. Although one good thing about the bitter cold is that the dogs poop right away so you don't have to spend much time outside coaxing them to go!

I got sick last week and had to take a few days off, but am feeling much better a week later and have been doing easy workouts. I'm just trying to keep a good routine when all I want to do is snuggle under the blankets.

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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Midtown Miles] [ In reply to ]
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Hah! Last February I went to Montreal. I have a very good childhood friend who lives there and she basically said that anybody else, she would have told them not to go to Montreal in February because of the weather but I was okay because I was from Alberta. Hilariously, we both grew up in a country where the coldest month in winter averages about 10C.
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Midtown Miles] [ In reply to ]
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Feel better MM!

One of my perpetual symptoms with the premature menopause is absolute intolerance for cold. It’s gotten better with the HRT but good lord, I used to run outside until there was a minus sign and now I cringe at the though of anything below freezing. It probably doesn’t help that I’m running after I swim these days. But! I did get a toque from Sherpa and it’s a serious fleece-lined, thick wool-knit one. Perfect for wet hair :)

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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Midtown Miles] [ In reply to ]
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Feel better MM and stay warm!
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Re: How was your week? Jan. 14 Edition [Midtown Miles] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, hope you're feeling much better soon and stay warm :-)
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