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On this day in 1982, comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose at age 33.<br><br>
I was headed for the pool this morning but Gator Girl was tossing her cookies so I stayed home to get the kids out. I'll hit the elliptical at lunch.<br><br><i>Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!</i><br><br><i>We're on a mission from God.</i><br><br>
Don't toss seven years of college down the drain tri-peeps!
 

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Gator Girl was tossing her cookies quote]<br><br>
what is this a euphamism for, please? <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
1000m straight in the pool at lunchtime for me.<br><br><i>How much for the little girl?</i>
 

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That's what I can't figure out. Since I love stretching and stretch religiously after every workout, I wouldn't think it was flexibility, but you never know. My right calf is slightly less flexible than my left one, as was pointed out to me in my last massage, so I guess that could be the issue. Also, my left foot points straight ahead and my right foot angles slightly to the outside (but that's always been the case), so it could be form, or a combination. As for the training volume, I might have overtrained in the weeks leading up to the start of my IM program. The first 4 weeks are actually easier than what I've been doing on my own. I may have increased the volume too much from trying to get back into it after my surgery. I may have to give that massage a try. I haven't run since Sunday, and as of right now, I can't even tell that anything is wrong...no pain whatsoever. I guess that's how PF goes though, right?<br><br>
Well, on to the workout. 2150yd swim this morning:<br>
400 warmup,<br>
300 drills,<br>
5x150 fartleks of 50 easy, 25 hard, 50 easy, 25 hard on :15 rest (2:16 avg),<br>
6x50 kicking (no board) on :15 rest - back, left side, right side...repeat.<br>
400 cooldown.<br><br>
Great workouts to all!!
 

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Another chilly morning here in North Texas so, I headed to the gym. On the TM for 3.5 and then onto various weight machines.<br><br><i>It's 112 miles to Chicago.<br>
We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.<br><br>
Hit it.</i><br><br>
Yes, I realize that Ackroyd said most of that, but still, it's my favorite Belushi related quote.
 

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Pool workout this morning, I fit in 3000 yards before heading to work. Legs were a bit tired from the trainer last night, so they just sort of floated along for the ride.....
 

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Rest day for me...had a great time at my swim techniques class last night but didn't get home until after 9:00 then couldn't fall asleep. Double work out yesterday. Long day at work planned, so nothing tonight.<br>
Happy hump day all!
 

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Tossing Cookies == Technicolor Yawn == Driving the Bus == Falling before the porcelain thrown == Throwing up.
 

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Still sick. Got meds yesterday. I have a black belt promotion to go to tonight. Not me, one of our Kenpo students.
 

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Good morning. Yesterday was a bust sort of with the defiling of the local pool, but I did manage to get in a really good spin class taught by my beautiful wife.<br>
This morning, I got to the gym and did chest and tris, and then tonight I am going to run 5 miles and then it's off to swim class where hopefully the water is clean.
 

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30 minutes/1600 yards in the pool @ dark:30. Two flip turns. Still getting arse kicked by 60+ dude in next lane. But - kicked arse of various ROTC types in next lane over. All a matter of perspective.<br><br>
Should be a lunchtime double, but going to DD's school to see her narrate puppet show of Tiki Tiki Tembo.<br><br>
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DH has PF, and he also has very tight calves. He was told (by his podiatrist) they are related. So, yes, it could very well be your tight, not-so-flexible calf. PF takes a while to heal. DH's took a year or more to completely heal, and he still has issues with it. His was really bad, though, and he wasn't doing everything he should. Some things that definitely helped were the splits he wore at night, stretching in the morning before walking (he still does this), wearing good shoes at work (we have to spend $150 or more on his shoes, but it is worth it) with inserts, never walking barefoot, and icing it every night. His started when we had twins. He was getting up many times at night, so his feet weren't healing completely at night. The doctor said PF is very common in new parents because of this reason.
 

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<span style="color:#000000;"><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">Ahh, maybe that's your problem...too much stretching. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> My personal opinion is that stretching is over-rated at best, and downright evil at worst.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">For me today, 20 minutes of rowing and upper body exercise, followed by 60 minutes of spinning. Maintained 110+ rpms, and actually started to increase the resistance for a change.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Victor</span><br></span>
 

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My plan is to do some weights at the gym and then the alternating brick on the TM and stationary bike. I need some variety today, and I haven't done any bricks yet this season. I didn't do enough last year. Tomorrow we're supposed to get more rain, so my ride is questionable.
 

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I think I did my first tempo run today.<br><br>
Hmm..<br><br>
3.7 miles.<br>
I LOVE LOVE my gadget!<br><br>
Now I can understand all those workouts that have paces attached to them.<br><br>
Yay!
 

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<img alt="" src="http://filmforay.com/files/fIdeas/Belushi_in_Animal_House.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><b><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;">"They took the bar . The whole fu**ing bar."</span></i></b><br><br>
Genius<br><br>
Healing vibes out to all those who need them (Including the Cookie Tossers)<br><br>
Me today<br><br>
Trainer session this evening<br><br>
90 mins of fun but not in the sun<br><br>
Watching the football on TV<br><br>
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It's a reference to an open water swim a couple of years back. She was swimming at a place we frequent called Silver Lake. We enter the water at a town beach that swarms with little kids in the afternoons but is usually all but deserted when we swim at sunrise. The lake has a fair amount of weeds (milfoil) growing just beyond the roped off swim area at the beach. In the early spring it's not so bad but, as the water warms, the stuff gets taller and can tickle your nose and wrap around your wrists as you swim through it. It can be a bit creepy to swim through as you're heading out into the lake.<br><br>
So she's finishing up a workout one day, approaching the beach, making her way through the weeds when... She sees it!! There, hiding in the weeds, ready to claim its prey... is some little kid's plastic alligator. Scared the bejeebers out of her!! (Yup, there were bejeebers all over the place!) nearly swam out of her wetsuit before fully realizing what she'd seen.<br><br>
The name just kinda followed.
 

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This is something I've noticed a lot through all the posts on here. 1 question: how can I make it through a tri without going barefoot at some point? Or will the sprint through the transitions not be enough to worry about it? Maybe I'm just being paranoid here. The inserts I got also seem to have helped, and the guy at the store recommended that I put them in my running shoes too. My only problem with this is that they have higher arches than I'm used to. I've had severe blister problems when the arches of my shoes are too high, so I may have to find an alternative for my running shoes. If you've seen the blister pic that Tithers posted the other day, you'll get the idea...only mine are usually worse than that.
 

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Very wet morning here in New England.<br><br>
Vic: I thinking stretching is a very individual thing. There are people who swear by it, while there are others who never have to do a lick of it. I tend to side with you, but the truth is, I won't jump to the conclusion that it isn't worth it or does not good. I don't believe that. I think it can do a world of good if you know what and how to stretch for your own body. Most of us, I gather, have little clue. Even many doctors have little clue. But if we could just know what and how to stretch for our bodies, I'm willing to bet that you'd change your mind very quickly. And I say this as one being on your side. I rarely stretch. Only when I have an obvious tightness. Should I stretch more? Who knows. But if I knew exactly what to stretch, why, and how and for how long, I bet it would indeed help. Couple that with the knowledge of what to strengthen so that there are fewer muscle imbalances, and we'd probably all do good by it.<br><br>
Me...<br><br>
5 mile up-tempo rather hilly run early this very wet morning. Pooring rain. Legs felt pretty good although I twitched my back. Hoping that doesn't lead to leg stiffness later on with the whole pinching the Sciatic nerve thing. Good pace. Followed by...<br><br>
42 lap swim:<br>
o WU - bunch o' laps<br>
o 10 x 100 yards.<br>
Not bad. I'm getting more consistency of my first lap and definitely feeling the water, but I'm coming apart on the second lap -- where I feel like I'm merely slapping the water -- after interval 5.<br>
Splits (in secs):<br>
1 - 47, 49<br>
2 - 46, 50<br>
3 - 46, 50<br>
4 - 46, 49<br>
5 - 47, 50<br>
6 - 46, 49<br>
7 - 46, 50<br>
8 - 47, 50<br>
9 - 47, 51<br>
10 - 47, 51<br><br>
This morning was also yet another reminder how much time I lose at the wall for not doing flip turns. There were two other guys, one in each lane surrounding me, who seemed to try to race me. I'd pull away by a slight bit on the stretch but find myself a half to full body behind after the turn. So maybe my splits aren't as slow as I have them when transfered to open water.<br><br>
Boy, I remember when JB went down. Sad day. Opened my eyes to the world of drugs.
 
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