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Sunday, May 31, 2009
Workout Notes 2009 Week 22
Memorial Week! Woo Hoo! Monday Morning, not having to go to work, I got up early and hit the pool for a nice workout of 200s and 75s.

Tuesday was the second Luke's All Comers meet. I had 1500 scheduled and I had no idea what to expect. I was bushwhacked from work as well. I got to the Jesuit track well before the meet and took a 30 min nap in the car. I figured best case 5:11 mile pace, which would be 4:51 1500. I jumped in the 4:40-5:00 heat, which turned out was mostly high school girls. There was one high school boy and one other 30 plus guy. The older guy and the high school guy jumped out into the lead and we came though 400M in 72. That was way faster than I wanted the pace, but i was comfortable and relaxed. We hit the 800M in 2:30. And then the girls picked up the pace. All of us dropped the other older guy. Now we were spreading out. I was doing OK but also trying not to get carried away. 1200M in 3:48. Now the kids put down the hammer. I was working hard at this point and loosing some ground. I came through in 4:47 which is four seconds better than any mile race last year. And almost as good as the 1500 that I did two years ago, where I must have torn a bit more of my meniscus.

Tuesday was also Reagan's Birthday. So I hustled from the track and we celebrated her birthday. Then after she was in bed I jumped in my truck and drove to Austin. I left right at 10pm and was hoping to beat some thunderstorms that were headed to Hillsboro and that were loaded with hail. I hit Hillsboro at the same time as the storm but luckily did not find any hail. I pulled into a Marriott in Round Rock at 1am. Long day.

Wednesday I got up at 0630 and jumped on five hours of conference calls from my room in Roundrock. Then I checked out of the hotel and went to the office and met with the two folks that work for me in Austin. We did reviews and stuff and I had a couple of other meetings and finally punched outta there around 1730 or 1800. From there I went to the Austin Lifetime Fitness and I knocked out an 8 mile run. The run is supposed to be about 7.5 miles, but I got lost coming back. Ahem. Anyway. Then it was a long drive back to the Big D getting in real late again.

Not surprising, I was dragging for Thursday's intervals. But I got them in and work them hard particularly the last half. Friday I had a good session in the pool.

Saturday was back to the Track to work with Dr. Vaughan at SMU. I had 2x(600-200), the same workout I did three weeks ago. After the 4:47 1500 I was bound and determined to do better than the 74 and 72 quarters that I did the last time. The target was 68!! It was a hot day out there at the track but I managed to get my 68s. I also managed to do the second set faster than the first. So there should be no excuses for Tuesday coming in under 2:20. After Track on Saturday I watched Marissa's team scrimmage and then I took Logan to a soccer game. Logan's team won that game, which put them in a 10a Semifinal on Sunday. And that ruined my plan to ride up to Van Alstyne on Sunday Morning. Truth be told I think I could have ridden up there and made it to Logan's game, but Victoria wanted to ride and she had to be back home at 8:30 or so and I agreed to work with her high maintenance requirements.

So Vic and I did the same ride as last week but when I got back to Murphy I headed west and then North up to Craig Ranch where Logan was playing. I logged 60 miles to the game. And then another 15 on the way for 75 total. Not bad.

Monday May 25: 500WU 2x(3x200 (swim, kick, pull) on 3:30, 6x75 on 1:30), 3x200 (swim, kick, pull) on 3:30- 3200M Swim Lifetime garland (162)

Tuesday May 26: All Comers Track #2 1500 Meters 5.75 miles run.
1500- 72.30; 2:30.05 (77.75); 3:48.33 (78.28); 4:47.22 (58.89).

Wednesday May 27: Austin 64 minutes, 8 mile run (159)

Thursday May 28: 12x:30(:60) HR Max 166 7.3 miles run (160)

Friday May 29:500WU 3x(300, 300 pull, 4x50 on 55) 2x50 on 55; 200Kick/fins - 3200 Meter Swim (163)

Saturday May 30: - SMU 2x(600-200) Max HR 187 - 8.75 miles run.
600 - 32.9, 67.9 (35.0), 1:43.2 (35.3) (one min rest)
200 - 32.6 (20 min rest)
600 - 33.5, 68.2 (34.7), 1:42.7 (34.5) (one min rest)
200 - 32.4

Sunday May 31 - McKinney-Lavon Loop w/Vic and then out and back to Craig Ranch - 4:17 ride time - Ave 17.5, 75.3 miles bike.

Weight: 159-163

Total for the week:
Run - 29.75 Miles
Bike - 75.3 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total for May:
Run - 135.60 Miles
Bike - 262.0 Miles
Swim - 29806 Meters

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