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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Workout Notes 2009 Week 13
This turned out to be a pretty good week in spite of a crazy work week and also that this was a transition week - first week of intervals! Of course work was nuts given that I was out last week - so catch up overload is inevitable. Beyond that stress was building anyway, not for the least reason that this was the last week of our fiscal year. Yeah. Tension is pretty high.

Anyway, Monday, I headed to carpenter park for my first timed in intervals since December. I started off with dead legs. But I was feeling much stronger by the end of the session. I did not swim at all last week and it showed in the pool. This workout featured a lot of kicking, and I really hate kicking w/o fins! Wednesday, I did my usual 8 mile loop and it felt really strong! Thursday the shit was really hitting the fan in the office. I worked ten hours none stop, 7:00am until 5pm. No lunch, no workout, nothing. Sheesh. After work I hit the gym on the way home and knocked out my intervals. Not a great workout, but like Monday the workout got better as it progressed. Oh did I mention that the wind was blowing like a banshee? Friday's swim was actually pretty fun. Just a bunch of 100s hard and then a bunch of 50s hard. Not too bad. Saturday morning was really cold (low 30s) with 30 MPH winds - I mean it was blowing! Straight out of the west. My run took me straight into that wind for 4 of the first six miles. This was the slowest effort that I have ever recorded on that loop. And it was not because I was not trying! Sunday was supposed to start cold and maybe windy just like Saturday. I had a hard time getting motivated to get on the bike. Vic and I agreed to touch base in the morning. She called me and told me that she was up with Charlie all night - she needed a short ride and was going to go out on the mountain bike. The temp was high 30s and NO WIND!!! I decided that I would try to hook up with the RBM ride. When I left the house I was concerned that I might not be warm enough, but it turned out I was dressed perfectly. It was SPECTACULAR weather! A great ride, and a great way to end the week.

Mon March 23 - 10x60(90) HR Max 181 Carpenter Park (162) 8.1 miles run.

Tue March24 - 500 WU - 5x50 (25swim, 25 kick) on 70; 250 pull, 5x50 on 55; 250 pull; 5x50 (25swim, 25 kick) on 70; 250 pull; 250 Kick w/fins; 250 pull; 5x100 on 1:50; 200 Kick w/fins - 3200 Swim (163)

Wed March 25 - 59 min run. 8 miles from lifetime plano (163).

Thur March 26 - Intervals 12x:30(:60) HRMax 179 - 7.25 miles run (164).

Fri Mar 27 - 500WU, 3x(3x 100 on 1:50 with 30 sec extra rest btw sets), 200 kick w/fins, 3x(6x 50 on 55 - xtra 90 secs btw sets) ,200 kick w/fins,500 Pull - 3200 Swim (165).

Saturday Mar 28 - Murphy, Plano, NStar, Breck loop. 1:39. 12 miles run.

Sunday Mar 22 - RBM Ride ave 18.4, 2:45 ride time. 51 miles bike.

Weight: 162-165

Total for the week:
Run - 35.35 Miles
Bike - 51 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total for Mar:
Run - 144.1 Miles
Bike - 194.5 Miles
Swim - 19200 Meters

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