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Saturday, June 14, 2008
May Workouts
May was the transition to the track month. And that might have gone better, if I was not ordered to go to France right smack in the middle of all of this! Anyway, track work was a bunch tougher this month, as I was fighting a sore calf muscle. By the end of the month, I think I got that problem worked out. Compared to April, I have more run, but less bike and less swim. Some of that was the trip to France and some of that was soccer. Relative to last May I have more volume in all categories - so that is good! And it was a perfect month - I got a workout in every day.

First Week of May
Run - 10.8 Miles
Bike - 47.1 Miles
Swim - 3500 Meters

Second Week of May
Run - 37.0 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 6000 Meters

Third Week of May
Run - 30.3 Miles
Bike - 18.7 Miles
Swim - 6000 Meters

Fourth Week of May
Run - 39.4 Miles
Bike - 51.5 Miles
Swim - 3914 Meters

Last Week of May
Run - 20.6 Miles
Bike - 69.4 Miles
Swim - 6000 Meters

Total for May:
Run - 138.1 Miles
Bike - 186.7 Miles
Swim - 25414 Meters

Total for 2008:
Run - 609.45 Miles
Bike - 1013.2 Miles
Swim - 128694 Meters

Back to: January * February * March * April

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Workout Notes 2008 Week 23
The week started with an easy ride on the lifecycle. My weight was 165 after this, which I found very surprising. Tuesday I ran my first mile. I was totally unprepared and felt gassed before I started. This turned out to be the slowest mile I have ever run. By a large margin. Not encouraging. Wednesday Mary and I swam 3000M, but I have no idea what we did. Thursday I did 8x90, and when I was done I weighed in at 159. Friday morning I could not pee. I thought my god I must have a bladder infection. Or VD! Mary was out escaping from Alcatraz, so I had to swim solo. I had a very uninspired swim, after which I weighed in at 158. EGAD! It was not VD - I was completely dehydrated. Duh. Nothing like a hard run, followed by tons of caffeine, followed by standing around on a hot soccer field, followed by a couple of beers. I can be such a lunkhead sometimes. Saturday I hit the track and did much better with my mile workouts 2x(1000-300) than I did I with the mile on Tuesday. My HR on the second set was pegged in the 190s with 196 max HR - its very possible that this is my current MAXHR! Sunday, Vic and I rode down to White Rock Lake, did two loops and came back. I was dragging on the last 7 miles, and looking back I think that Saturday workout might have contributed!

Overall a pretty weird week. Worst mile ever. Max HR. Massive Dehydration. Sheesh!

Monday June 2 - 17.0 Miles Bike (lifecycle)

Tuesday June 3 - Lukes #4 The Mile (5:21.71 - 77.45, 2:35.10(77.10) 3:58.12(82.97), 5:21.71 (83.59)) - 5.75 miles run.

Wednesday June 4 - 200WU, 150kick, 200 pull, 4x75 on 90 last 25 hard, 100 pull, 200 swim, 4x50 on 1 hard/easy, 200 pull, 8x25 on 40, 200 swim; 4x50 on 1, hard/easy, 200 pull, 8x25 on 40, 200 pull, 250 swim - 3000 w/mary

Thursday June 5 - 8x:90 (:90) Timberglen - 9.0 miles run.

Friday June 6 -500wu; 50kick; 250 pull, 2x150 on 3; 4x100 on 2; 300 pull; 4x75 on 90; 4x100 on 2; 6x (25kick, 50 swim), 50 swim - 3000 solo

Saturday June 7 - 2x1000-300 (1000 mile pace, 100 jog, 300) - 7.75 miles running
1000 - 35.9, 73.4(37.5), 1:52.2(38.8), 2:31.8(39.6), 3:10.2(38.4)
300 - 37.6, 55.5(17.9)
1000 - 37.4, 76.3(38.9), 1:56.9(40.6), 2:36.4(39.5), 3:14.7(38.3)
300 - 38.4, 56.4(18.0)
HR Max - 196

Sunday June 8 - Two Loops WRL w/Vic (speed 16.6, CAD 80) - 67.4 miles Bike.

Total for the week:
Run - 22.5 Miles
Bike - 84.4 Miles
Swim - 6000 Meters

Weight - 158-165

Total for June:
Run - 30 Miles
Bike - 84.4 Miles
Swim - 6000 Meters

Back to Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22

Coach Vaughan Program

Update July 6 - Actually I did have both Wed and Fri swims logged in my outlook calendar - For some reason they are not syncronizing with the outlook server. Strange.


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Sunday, June 08, 2008
Workout Notes 2008 Week 22
The week started out with the tune up ride to Van Alstyne. Sadly the wind was from the south so the ride home was brutal. That left me pretty much splattered for the Track Meet on Tuesday. I died in the 800 running 68, 73. But that was still good for 3rd place masters. Friday afternoon, I did a hard swim without Mary. When I got out of the pool my back got really stiff, to the point where I could not move neck. That was really pleasant for the five hour drive to Houston. My neck/back remained locked up until Tuesday. Marissa had games at 7 and 8 am, an hours drive from the hotel in Houston. Amazingly, I got up at 4am and managed an hours run both days! Soccer is gonna kill me.

Monday May 26 - StoopidR Than Hell Tune Up - 69.4 miles bike.

Tuesday May 27 - Lukes #3 800 (2:21.68 - 67.99, 73.69) - 5.3 miles run.

Wednesday May 28 - 200, 50 kick, 200pull, 5x100 on 1:50, 500 pull, 5x50 on 1, 250pull, 6x25 Hard- 1 breath, easy, 150 pull, 200, 200kick, 250 pull - 3000M Swim w/Mary

Thursday May 29 - 16x:30 (:60) Timberglen - 7.8 miles run.

Friday May 30 - 500WU, 2x(300 pull, 2x150 on 3, 4x100 on 2) 500pull - 3000M Swim Lifetime Dallas.

Saturday May 31 - 60 min Run Houston - 7.5 miles run.

Sunday June 1 - 60 min Run Houston - 7.5 miles run.

Total for the week:
Run - 28.1 Miles
Bike - 69.4 Miles
Swim - 6000 Meters

Weight - 160

Total for May:
Run - 138.1 Miles
Bike - 186.7 Miles
Swim - 25414 Meters

Back to Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21

Coach Vaughan Program

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Yet Another Batch of Beer
It looked like I had some free time today so I fired up the brew kettle! Not much to report in terms of new process.

For today we did:

7.0 lbs Pale Malt Extract
2 lbs. Ground Weyermann's Carafoam Crystal Malt
6.0 - 7.0 Gallons of Water
1.5 ounces of Challenger Hops (10.1%) Boiling
0.5 ounce of Hallertau Plugs Hops (5.0%) Finishing
Wyeast 1007 German Ale Yeast

Specific Gravity: 1.049

Update June 22 - SG 1.017 - In the bottle. Last week racked and dry hopped with .5 oz Hallertau

Update Oct 08 - This batch was a bit too carbonated.  Next time need to let the SG get below 1.013
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