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In Honor of LRR and his trip to Italy<br><br>
On this day in 1564 in Pisa Italy Galileo Galilei was born Physics Astonomer Inventor and all round renaissance man (Except in the eyes of the Church)<br><br>
On a side note my bike is named after him<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk/cms/site/images/gallile.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Me tonight I will be on my Galileo doing a 75 mins trainer session<br><br>
Reach for the stars tri peeps<br><br>
Neil
 

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Sweet bike Neil!!!<br><br>
Had a 2500yd straight swim scheduled for this morning. However, the lifeguard arrived 25 minutes late. By that time, I had given up and hopped in the shower, so no swim for me.<br><br>
45 min recovery run this afternoon.<br><br>
Great workouts to all!!!
 

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2200y in the pool this morning, lactate sets. Went in thinking I was going to knock this workout out of the park...now my arms feeling like they are dragging on the ground.<br><br>
Happy that I made my 50s all at or below 1:01 though! 45 minu strength training after work.<br><br>
It's FRIDAY!!!!!!! Enjoy it<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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easy 2000m long course swim this morning. Very, very, very tired from a week of solid work. I am now very much looking forward to my rest week coming up!
 

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nice wheels Neil.<br><br>
500m dip for me this am. 5*100m in; 2.37, 2.34, 2.35, 2.31, 2.25. 90 sec rests in between. My first structured swim interval session. And I have <b>NO IDEA</b> how to build a programme. Increase number of, and length of intervals presumably? Cannot be very complicated, can it?
 

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Just a run for me this morning. Ran from home and did one of my favorite routes. Got home and promptly got sick to my stomach. 5.76m, 50:30, 8:48pace.<br><br>
Question for y'all--yesterday on our ride, we ended up sucking in a lot of road salt. Roads were covered, and every time a car passed, it would kick up a fine dust. I didn't feel well after the ride, then am sick today. Think it's from the road salt?<br><br>
Hubby is being a jerk about a new bike for son. Hubby did 'just fine' on a crapy old steel frame. Why does son need Al/CF? Uh, cuz the kid is getting good and deserves a decent bike? Kid will get a decent bike, even if I have to drain my savings to get for him.
 

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That's one purdy bike <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Rest day for me, but last night did a speed swim session with one of my swim peeps totalling about 2500 yds. Kicked our butts, both of us had cramping legs at the end!<br><br>
4boys - We don't have the road salt issue here, but I do have asthma issues from other 'dusty' stuff - and it definitely can leave me feeling sick!
 

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Busy day for me with still some quality threads to reply on...<br><br>
3 mile wog early this morning otherwise known as a keep the streak alive run. Followed immediately by...<br><br>
44 lap swim:<br>
o WU - 10 laps<br>
o 11 x 100 yards<br>
Pretty excited by this second speed session of proper intervals. Although my top end speed didn't increase, I did hit it and hold it for many more intervals, and my second lap on each was by far quicker and more consistent. More importantly, I am now feeling the water more than slapping through it. I expect this is the start of something good.<br>
Splits (1st 50yd, 2nd 50yd):<br>
1 - 49, 51<br>
2 - 50, 52 (experimented... didn't work)<br>
3 - 48, 51 (back to trying to feel the water)<br>
4 - 48, 50<br>
5 - 47, 49 (started to feel the water)<br>
6 - 47, 50<br>
7 - 46, 49<br>
8 - 46, 49<br>
9 - 47, 49<br>
10 - 46, 50<br>
11 - 47, 50
 

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Thor - thats excellent speed in the pool Just think of how far you have come in the water - astonishing - do you have a time goal for the swim at LP ?<br><br>
Neil
 

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Sweet ride!<br><br>
30 minutes of splashing around sometime today, hopefully during my lunch hour. May redo my test since I'm feeling more rested.
 

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100% rest today..<br>
hydrate...<br>
eat healthy.<br><br>
Swim my ass off tomorrow and Sunday!
 

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Thanks, Neil!<br><br>
Not really a time goal. To me, I have so much more to gain in so many other areas that even being 10 minutes slower than I wanted will not break my race. I learned this at Couer d'Alene this year. I was so disappointed when I came out of the water to see a 1:25 (it was a very slow swim with serious chop and waves, where nearly every single person was way off their time). I thought my goal of seeing an 11 on the clock (as in sub-12) was out the window. The wild card was the bike. I had no idea what I could do and, on race day, made up more than the 10 minutes I had hoped to have on the swim (I wanted a 1:15).<br><br>
So for IMLP, I will not set a time goal but will do my best to get that number close as possible to 1 hour. In reality, the best I can probably do is 1:10 or 1:15 if I can draft.
 

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Some good swim workouts!<br>
Alicia - Good job! I think some crazy club members will start OW swim in the Trout Lake in early May.<br>
Thor - sounds like you are making some solid improvements! How do you do intervals - keep the rest consistent (i.e. 15 or 20 or whatever sec) or start on every X:XX?<br>
x- don't you hate that? The gym I used to belong opens 5am - often the door didn't open til 20min after. Now I am in 24/7 gym.<br><br>
4 easy mile with some stride. Still cold, at 22F (w/c 11F). Legs don't feel as springy as I expected by now. Oh well. The race day forecast is in mid/upper 30s to go up to 40s. Rain. Long sleeve (or short sleeve with arm warmers?) with water-resistent vest and shorts (or long tights) with hat is what I am thinking. What do ya think?
 

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I take my own styled rest. Really, I do. What I mean by that is that I do my interval and end it by clicking my split at the wall, take a few deep breaths and push off again, this time at a slower, relaxed pace to lengthen my stroke and re-feel the water going more slowly, and continue on for one lap. Then I hit the wall, take a few deep breaths, and push off to begin the next interval. I detest looking at the clock, so I do all my intervals this way, click my splits but look at the numbers when I'm done. Not perfect. But at least I keep moving. No patience for stopping.<br><br>
And by the way, know that your legs do not ever have to *feel* springy and strong... because in spite of how they *feel*, they will *be* as springy and as strong as your training allowed. I mean that. I know some people feel super fast by the end of their taper, and you should, but it does not mean that just because you don't that you will perform any worse.
 
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