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<p>Thor - glad to hear your knee is showing good signs of heading to the right direction.</p>
<p>zojmn - yikes.  Hope your arm is ok.  I don't get those owners who don't take a full control over their dogs.  On my regular dirt road route, there used to be many loose dogs.  I used to carry the spray.  Now, they must have realized it wasn't smart thing to let thier dog loose, I rarely see them.</p>
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<p>5 mile morning run.  Even at low 70F, I was totally soaked with sweat thanks to high humidity.  Running 4 days in a row and I feel something in my QL.  Time to pay attention to stretch and self massage, which I didn't have to do during a tri training.  The target marathon has been identified:  Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on 11/6.  12wks to go after this week.  Towpath half on 10/10 is another key race.  Targeting to nail PR for the both distances!! </p>
 

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<p>Good morning, TEAM LIT!</p>
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<p>Dougie & Others (re: "friendly" dogs): There is this guy at work who one day decided to bring his dog in with him... from 9 to 5. The dog is, for the most part, very, very, very well behaved. It is definitely what you would call a "friendly" dog. Issues, however, arise when this guy brings the dog into meetings. The dog, as you might expect, cannot sit still. So this guy spends the entire meeting whispering loudly, "Sit", "Stop it," "Down." One or two folks go out of their way to pet the dog while everyone else moves away as the dog roams randomly around the room rubbing against people. The guy seems to get that not everbody is a dog person or wants a shaggy dog rubbing up against them. But the dog still does it. What baffles me is not the behavoir of the dog but that this person thinks its okay to do this. I have no problem if he brings the dog in, but he should at least pay more attention to people's reactions, and if he did so he'd realize that the dog is a serious distraction. If nobody had an issue, then I would be happy with the dog there. But it seems most people do not care for it. He thinks it is cute. Especially as the dog -- and this is a big dog -- jumps on someone's lap with two paws. Dogs can be dirty. He fails to see that his dog fits under this category.</p>
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<p>Kept the streak alive this morning. The knee is responding very well but still down. It gets stronger and more stable by the day.</p>
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<p>Great day, Tri-peeps!</p>
 

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<p>I rode a bit more than 34.6 miles this morning.  Temps were cooler, but it was still humid.</p>
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<p>Thor...glad to hear your knee seems to be getting better!</p>
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<p>Yoshi...sounds like you are up and running, so to speak!</p>
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<p>Jackie...I hope your call to the dog officer went okay. </p>
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<p>A person owning that sort of dog (any dog, but especially the larger breeds) really should know better and be extra vigilant in training their dog...otherwise, this is how breed stereotypes develop.  I've had more problems with small dogs than large dogs.  The last small dog to charge me while I was running got a squirt from my water bottle in its face...to bad it wasn't sticky electolyte drink instead.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dougie Fresh</strong> <a href="../69411/tuesday-aug-10-workouts#post_1932537"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="../../../img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>WRT to people and their lack of controlling their dog, I think the next time someone tells my 5 y.o. their dog is "friendly" as it's charging her I am going to punch the owner in the throat.</p>
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Might be more appropriate if you ran at the owner, quickly and maybe making some growling noises while your child or wife tells said owner that you are "friendly."  It irks me when my dogs get charged by other dogs (this happens more often than my getting charged)...my dogs don't interpret that sort of behavior as play.  I mean, a stranger approaching you like that?  I wouldn't like it either.</p>
 

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<p>Up somewhat early today (5:20AM) to get in my BRICK before work.  Headed down to the basement and put in 45 minutes on the trainer while watching the 2005 Ironman World Championships (Faris Al-Sultan and Natascha Badmann won).  I was dragging on the bike big time; I was just tired.  I did a quick change and headed out into the wet air (is that even possible).  It was already 80F out and the humidity through the roof.  I slogged around completing about 3.65 miles (8:15/mile pace).  I was drenched when I got home and had to wringe my shirt out before going inside.</p>
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<p>Tonight.....painting all of the trim in my oldest daughters bedroom with my wife, and then heading out for ice cream or Italian ice after we are done.  The kids are at my 'rents for the week so it is painting every night.  Oh yeah!!!</p>
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<p>Stay dry and don't be smelly out there everyone!</p>
 

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<p>My dog is a sissy...she won't even go for walks because she gets terrified when someone's garage door opens.  It breaks my heart. :(</p>
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<p>On an unrelated note - I ran 1.5mi this AM on the TM.  Quick w/u followed by a fast mile (8:30!) and a quick c/d...dance later tonight.</p>
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<p>I need to find a race.</p>
 

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<p>dragged myself to the pool for 2250 of pretty hard swimming this morning. It took a lot to get myself there, but the workout went really well so I guess it was worth it.</p>
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<p><strong>Warm up (850)</strong></p>
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<p>- 5 x 100 hard (1:06, 1:05, 1:05, 1:04, 1:06) on 2:30 sendoffs</p>
<p>- 150  easy</p>
<p>- 5 x 50 hard (30, 28, 28, 28, 30) on 1:30 sendoffs</p>
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<p>Really pleased with how the 100s went. Looks like things are falling into place and I should peak at the right time</p>
 

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<p>Morning all!  On vacation the next week and a half from work which means training mid-day... wahoo! Heading off to the pool for some 200yd repeats as my main set.  Looks like some great workouts already in the bag this morning.  Have a great afternoon, everyone!</p>
 

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<p>Hello everyone!  I miss you all!  Started my new job Monday which I am very excited about, promotion to me in the same industry but new company.  For the first few months I have to go to the office most days while training, etc, which means a 2 hour daily commute and getting my workout in at 5:30 a.m.  Been trying to get used to the new schedule.  Great news is there is a free gym in the building with showers, so if I want to do a double, or can't get up early one day, there is still the lunch time option.</p>
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<p>Super busy with meetings and  trainings so probably won't get to post too much for a while.  I think of you all and mojo to all racers!</p>
 

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<p>Pump workout at the Y this morning.  As far as the dog in the office, I have seen it happen but never during the week, only on weekends.  And I agre that he owner needs to watch reactions.  I can only image what my DD's reaction would be to a big dog she didn't know in a meeting. </p>
 

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<p>Training is way off track this week.  Yesterday I was planning to attend a spin class, but didn't get out of bed.  Then my bike commute home was thwarted by a bike lock that somehow managed to re-set its combination on me, so I had to leave my bike at work and drive home.  Managed a 6 mile run, however...</p>
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<p>...now my left calf is being balky.  It wasn't happy during the run and is still not happy today, so I'll probably bag today's run.  Plus I didn't sleep well last night and ended up missing my morning bike workout (which would have been a commute back to work, if only).</p>
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<p>So now I own a pair of bolt cutters and will be rescuing my bike later today.  Maybe I'll ride after work, I dunno.  Also have masters swim tonight, but I'm kinda burning out on the masters workouts - they're getting stale and they start so damn late (8:15 pm) that it's downright painful to roll out of bed the next morning after laying awake until midnight or beyond while my body winds back down.</p>
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<p>Enough complaining.  I've got work to do.  Oh wait, that's complaining, too.  Sorry.</p>
 

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<p>Tonight's workout for me will be stairs intervals with weights.. I will be moving all the lath we took out of the wall Saturday down the 3 flights of step and into the dumpster.  Should be a tough workout, I'm going to try to do it at pace to get some cardio, but I am defiantly still recovering from IM</p>
 

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<p>Bike commute day - 17 miles in (mid-19s).</p>
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<p>Nice route at lunch - 103 up through Kittery - but slow (17 or so). Didn't feel it...</p>
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<p>10.8 home for 46 on the day.</p>
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<p>Reg.</p>
 

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<p>20.1mi bike stylin' with my new TriBob aerobars.  I don't know if I actually went faster but I felt like I did so that's at least fun.  Awesome!</p>
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<p>@Thor: that's what I mean.  It should be enough that someone is uncomfortable even if the dog is friendly and it seems unfounded.  Empathy goes a long way.  When your 5 y.o. the dog is as big if not bigger than you.  Imagine that feeling?</p>
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<p>BTW, I am just joking about the punching someone in the throat thing.  I'd just think it.  I am too busy picking her up and consoling her anyway which is what I should be doing :).  I am about as non-violent as it comes.</p>
 

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Unplanned rest day. I think I need to start riding in on Wednesdays again to have any hope for a midweek ride. Hopelessly behind here but I'll at least continue posting into the daily just to stay somewhat accountable.
 

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<p>20 mile ride this afternoon, came out to 54:30.  Didn't feel like I was pushing too hard. I guess those single leg drills I've been doing while tooling around on my mountain bike lately are doing more than I thought.  Not that 22 is all that fast, but my perceived effort said I was going slower.   </p>
 

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<p>Working on getting some longer bike rides in.  Got 54 miles in.   My reg loop that I take had a dog loose on it, so I had to shorten my loops, meaning it was little more flat now.  OH well, think it is better to get in the dist now.  Avg 17.7 mph.   </p>
 

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<p>nothing but travel</p>
 
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