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<p>Good morning.  After my workout yesterday, my SI joint was really bothering me so I decided to take a day off exercise today.  I'm sure it will be better tomorrow and I'm planning to run a couple of miles.</p>
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<p>Susan</p>
 

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<p>Susan, sometimes your body needs a rest day.</p>
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<p>For me, ugh what a not so great week.  I had to cut my Tuesday run short because of meetings,  I was supposed to do a BRICK yesterday.  I ended up running at lunch because I was too tired in the AM.  Then I got a phone call from my wife telling me she hurt her ankle, come to find out there she has a hairline fracture in her right leg (driving foot).  So I was called upon for lots of Mr. Mom stuff yesterday and wasn't able to get my bike in last night.  None of this is too disruptive to my training, but just enough to stress me out a touch (again, nothing too bad, just enough for me to worry a bit).  I hope that the next four days can go off with out any hitches.</p>
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<p><strong>This morning</strong>:  I did make it to the pool but not until around 6:00AM.  I only managed around 2,100m of my planned 3,400m.  Time wasn't on my side and I needed to get into work since I had to leave early yesterday. I did feel pretty good swimming and wish that I could have gotten it all in.</p>
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<p><span style="color:#00f;">2,100m - 500 wu, 4 x 100 drills, 4 x (50 + 100 + 150) @20sec</span></p>
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<p><strong>Tonight</strong>:  I will be getting on my bike for an hour and a half when I get home.  I haven't ridden since Saturday because of mechanical and family issues.  I miss pedalling that darn thing.</p>
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<p>Now for me sounding terribly selfish....my wife's injury could not have come at a worse time (8 weeks out from IMAZ, lots of big mileage weeks coming up).  I hope that it isn't too bad and she can get around.  The one positive is that she will be able to work from home which means I should be able to still get to the gym in the early AM and not have to worry about getting out of the office so early to get the girls. </p>
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<p>Have a great day everyone!</p>
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<p>@miles sorry to hear about the wife</p>
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<p>I did track last night.  Wondered why I was running track 10 days after IM, but some friends were going and I was getting bored.  My legs felt pretty heavy but I still did ok.  My intent was to go slower but I found myself increasing my speed chasing someone</p>
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<p>Stretch after, drank Endurox R4 and feel ok today. 30-40minutes of some core work later.</p>
 

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<p>miles - I am sure you can handle the curveball that was thrown at you well, with your creativity and dedication to the family and training.  It is a constant challenge to be a full-time working parent with training for a long distance event, even your spouse is not injured/out of comission.  Good luck.</p>
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<p>30min or so easy run planned.  Then in the evening, heading to Salt Lake City Utah for the Xterra Natl Championship this Sat.  I have never flew to get to a race, other than Boston, and it is a pain to pack for tri race!  I am not taking my MTB, yet, helmet, water bottles, pedals, and crap, crap and more crap take too much space.  In addition to worry about my race/travel needs, I will have to make sure DH is on top of kids school stuff, taking kids to his parents, etc so he can jump on the plane and come to Utah late Friday night (yeah my pre-race sleep is cut short) and race Sat morning himself (21k trail run).  Just exhausting and getting headache to think through all the stuff. </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Yo Sake</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70272/hot-thursday-sept-23-workouts#post_1947984"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>miles - I am sure you can handle the curveball that was thrown at you well, with your creativity and dedication to the family and training.  It is a constant challenge to be a full-time working parent with training for a long distance event, even your spouse is not injured/out of comission.  Good luck.</p>
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<p>30min or so easy run planned.  Then in the evening, heading to Salt Lake City Utah for the Xterra Natl Championship this Sat.  I have never flew to get to a race, other than Boston, and it is a pain to pack for tri race!  I am not taking my MTB, yet, helmet, water bottles, pedals, and crap, crap and more crap take too much space.  In addition to worry about my race/travel needs, I will have to make sure DH is on top of kids school stuff, taking kids to his parents, etc so he can jump on the plane and come to Utah late Friday night (yeah my pre-race sleep is cut short) and race Sat morning himself (21k trail run).  Just exhausting and getting headache to think through all the stuff. </p>
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<p>Cool Yosh!  I wasn't sure you were doing that.  Maybe I'll see you when they release the TV coverage.  Have fun!<br>
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<p>Good morning, TEAM LIT!</p>
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<p>Mr. Mom (aka Miles): Sorry to hear about your wife. As for you potentially missing big mileage workouts, simply do your best to get them in, and for those you can't, let them go. You are a machine. Or at least that's how you have -- and how you have to -- trained yourself. And that is what Ironman is all about. It is not swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112, and running a marathon. It is about being a machine where you can do anything for a very long time. And you are there. So get in what you can and forget (don't stress) the rest. You will be fine. It is the body of work you are doing.</p>
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<p>6.5-7 mile run early this morning with the Diesel. Wanted to get in a ride afterwards but got roped into fixing the Diesel's bike. That extra 15 minutes meant no ride. Wanted to ride but don't need it for anything, so no loss.</p>
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<p>An even greater day, peeps!</p>
 

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<p>Sorry about your wife's fracture, Miles, that's a bummer for sure.</p>
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<p>Good luck Yoshi!!!!  Have you spent much time in Utah?  You'll love it there!  Try to enjoy the chaos leading up to the race, I find the more of these things I do the more I start to see the really complicated races as an extra challenge instead of a huge freaking nightmare like I did a few years ago.</p>
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<p>7 mile early morning run for me with one pass of Salmon Creek Hill.  Saw (and passed) one other guy on the hill, but he didn't seem very social, so instead of commisserating with him about the steepness of the road and the darkness of the hour, I just grunted out a "morning" and chugged on up the hill and home.</p>
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<p>Bike commute home tonight, probably at a moderate pace.  Left hamstring has been balky lately and I have a 10k next weekend.  Time to ease up on the throttle a bit.</p>
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<p>Hang in there, Peeps.  The weekend is approaching!</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the kind words and advice everyone.  I should be able to get back on track tonight and this weekend.  The big issue is going to be my wife's inability to drive for the next two weeks or so. I am going to have to pick up the slack a bit.  All I can do, while trying to do right for my family, is try my best to stick as close to my training plan as possible.</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="http://projectarizona.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Jamie</a></span></p>
 

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<p>Nice workouts, all.</p>
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<p>Miles: sorry to hear about your wife.  Good luck with training for IMAZ.</p>
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<p>Yoshi: good luck this weekend!  I can't wait to read your RR.</p>
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<p>Me: 7mi run planned for after work.  Now that RTB is done it's time to ramp up the mileage for the first of two HMs coming up.  The first one is Oct. 3 and I am not as trained for it as I would like.  But, I have a plan that will get me to the finish and that's all I am expecting of next weekend.  The 2nd one is Nov. 14th and that one I want to race so I've got a lot of work ahead of me that's for sure.  I welcome it.</p>
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<p>[Edit] 7.1mi 'round the Charles after work.</p>
 

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<p>good afternoon folks,</p>
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<p>Miles, sorry to hear about the DW's injury.  With some practice, driving left footed isn't too bad unless you have a standard.</p>
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<p>A heavy legged 4+ run this morning from the Y.  Weather was very nice this morning and I wish I had more spring in the step but it just wasn't happening.  Very tired as I have gone to the Sox game two nights in a row and it has impacted my sleep.</p>
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<p>Argh...Miles, so sorry to hear about that. Definitely not good timing, but I'm sure it will work out one way or another.</p>
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<p>Yoshi - have a fantastic time in Utah!!!</p>
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<p>A fun, hilly, 5.25 run this morning. Took Bailey the Wonder Dog for a 2m warm up, then did a rolly 3.25, gradually increasing speed from 9:21 to 8:47mm.</p>
 

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<p>Easy, fun street hockey day. Made it out in one piece - thankfully. Visions of a twisted ankle or something - just what I'd need before the weekend. Took a ball to the knee - but other than that, safe.</p>
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<p>Yoshi - In the immortal words of Douglas Adams "Don't Panic!!" ... DH CAN and WILL take care of things in your absence. Somehow, we DHs generally manage to stumble through these things and the kids are alive at the end of the day <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""> Just concentrate on racing your race, and having fun ... You'll do great!</p>
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<p>And - a "Don't Panic" to you Jamie ... the training will get done, and you'll be ready ... And you're earning big DH points by helping out. Hope your wife feels better soon...</p>
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<p>Sorry to hear miles!!!</p>
<p>Yosh- you're gonna do awesome!</p>
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<p>3 easy miles and strength training for me today. </p>
 

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<p>Miles- Sorry to hear about your wife.  Don't worry about missing a workout.  One or two workouts isn't going to blow your race.  Like Thor said, let them go and don't stress.</p>
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<p>For me:  I was too tired to run last night, so I got up early and ran 3.25 this morning.  It was not the best run, but it happened.  The humidity is just ridiculous lately, and my left ham was tight.</p>
<p>Then, I went for a bike fit this morning.  He didn't change much, but he told me to come back after my race, and he'll really get me in a good position.  He didn't want to mess with my position too much before my HIM.  That was all good.</p>
<p>After the bike fit, I swam 2250 yards.</p>
<p>This evening will be a 20 mile-ish ride if the weather holds out.  If not, I'll ride on the trainer for 45 mins. or so.</p>
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<p>Wow, a triple workout day!  This is my recovery week, though, so the workouts aren't all that bad.  I'm dragging because of lack of sleep.  Tonight, I'll get to bed early, I hope.  <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)"></p>
 

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<p>crappy ride. 60min, 15 miles on the cross bike, but on roads.</p>
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<p>road tri bike to school w/ the kids (and now I know they are embarrased to stand with me while in full bike jersey so.... won't be doing that again) but I stopped like 3x because something on the bike wasn't right. Just felt wrong... brakes? no. Wheels? Maybe.. wrong... noises... Hmmm...</p>
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<p>Kids dropped and got 2 miles into my ride and found the handlebars not in line with the wheel! Dammit. Couldn't fix, called SAG <img alt=":(" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//sad.gif" title=":("></p>
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<p>Took to LBS, figure they will fix it lickety split... 45min and they give up. ARG!! So no ride there...</p>
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<p>Get home, get cross bike, head out. 50min into 90min set I am to start the main set and I'm already tired. REALLY? tired on this easy of a workout? Start off hard for 4min... make it 1min and I bag it. Throat sore and no energy. Forget it. Head home.</p>
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<p>Call shop... leave VM's... racing Sunday... I hope... so I can get this fixed. It's not looking good.</p>
 

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<p>Yoshi - In the immortal words of Douglas Adams "Don't Panic!!" ... DH CAN and WILL take care of things in your absence. Somehow, we DHs generally manage to stumble through these things and the kids are alive at the end of the day <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""> Just concentrate on racing your race, and having fun ... You'll do great!</p>
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Totally agree here.  The kids will be fed, watered, thoroughly entertained and put to bed.  That's what us DH's do best.</p>
 

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<p>4.8 miles on the dark roads... I tired to go "easy" per Coach Monica's rules except during my pick-ups.  I felt a little slow, and I guess that's what should be.  Who would have thought 2 months after IM, I'd feel so out of shape. </p>
 

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<p>60min dance technique class - felt SO good to leap and I mean LEAP.  My turns may be wobbly, but damn this girl can still jump. <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)"></p>
 
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