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Sunday, January 31, 2010
January Workouts
November and December were really tough months with too many rest days, sick days, and generally being splattered. I was determined to reset the program in January. I was able to get all my planned workouts in and I had no days off! Fabulous!

Also this looks like my most productive January in the last four years.
Swimming is much more consistent compared to November and December.
Bike is way off due mostly to it being really, really cold this Jan!

First Week of January
Run - 15.5 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Second Week of January
Run - 31 Miles
Bike - 22.6 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Third Week of January
Run - 33 Miles
Bike - 42.6 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Fourth Week of January
Run - 31 Miles
Bike - 32.2 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Last Week of January
Run - 31 Miles
Bike - 22.2 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total for January
Run - 141.5 Miles
Bike - 119.6 Miles
Swim - 28800 Meters

Total for 2010:
Run - 141.5 Miles
Bike - 119.6 Miles
Swim - 28800 Meters













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Workout Notes 2010 Week 5
On the road this week. I spent Monday through Thursday down in Houston visiting the mother ship, AKA BMC world HQ. Still I was able to get in my circuits over at Grace Academy on Monday and Thursday. Tuesday I hit the VERY packed LTF in Sugarland. My fight home on Thursday night was delayed 4 hours as well. Sheesh.

I ran a VERY cold 12 mile loop on Saturday and got some spin at LTF Garland on Sunday.

Monday Jan 25: Circuits Week 4 (65 min, recovery 26) 5.5 miles run

Tuesday Jan 26: LTF Sugarland 3x(200 on 3:15, 200 as 50 kick 50 swim 50 kick 50 swim, 200 pull, 4x 50 on :55, 200 pull), 200K/fins 3200M (169)

Wednesday Jan 27: 65 min run (recovery 51) 8.0 miles run

Thursday Jan 28: Circuits Week 4 (57 min, recovery 32) 5.5 miles run

Friday Jan 29: LTF Plano 500WU, 3x(300, 2x150 on 3; 2x100 on 1:50) second set pull; 100; 200 kick/fins - 3200M Swim (169)

Saturday Jan 30: 99 min, (recovery 41), 12 mile run.

Sunday Jan 31: LTF Garland 60 min Lifecycle 22.2 miles (167).

Weight: 167-169

Total for the week:
Run - 31 Miles
Bike - 22.2 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total for Jan:
Run - 141.5 Miles
Bike - 119.6 Miles
Swim - 28800 Meters

2010 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4

2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Workout Notes 2010 Week 4
Totally freaking crazy week at work. Stress out the wazoo as the bosses struggle with integrating the Tideway acquisition into the existing BMC group. Or actually its more like struggling with integrating my existing product development group into the Tideway acquisition. Anyway, I managed to get some good workouts in spite of all of that.

Monday Jan 18: Carpenter Pack Circuits Week 3 (67 min recovery 44) 5.5 miles run (169)

Tuesday Jan 19: LTF Plano - 500WU, 5x(5x50 on 550, 250 pull), 200kick - 3200M Swim (170)

Wednesday Jan 20: 64 min (recovery 51) 8.0 miles run (169)

Thursday Jan 21: Carpenter Pack Circuits Week 3 (67 min, recovery 50) 5.5 miles run(169)

Friday Jan 22: LTF Plano - 500WU; 2x150 on 2:45; 4x75 on 90; 6x50 on 55; 300pull; 300 as 25 kick, 50 swim, repeat; 300 pull; 6x50 on 55; 300 swim; 300 kick -3200 Swim (169)

Saturday Jan 23: 32.2 Mile Bike (Ave 15.3, CAD 74, 2:40 ride time, recovery 19) with TZ to Preston & El Bee Jay.

Sunday Jan 24: 97 min, 12 mile run.

Weight: 169-170

Total for the week:
Run - 31 Miles
Bike - 32.2 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total for Jan:
Run - 110.5 Miles
Bike - 97.4 Miles
Swim - 22400 Meters

2010 Week 1 * 2 * 3

2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Saturday, January 30, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 3
Circuits week two. Hurting and it shows on the 8 mile and 12 mile runs!

Monday Jan 11: Circuits Week 2 5.5 miles run (50 min, recovery 510 (170)

Tuesday Jan 12: LTF Plano 500WU, 4x(4x50 pull on 55; 200 as 2x(25 kick, 25 stroke, 50 swim); 8x25 on 30 as 2x(3x25 swim, 1x25 kick)), 300Kick/fins - 3200M Swim(171)

Wednesday Jan 13: 64 min run from Solar McKinney (Recovery 51) 8.0 miles run

Thursday Jan 14: Circuits Week 2 5.5 miles run (54 min, recovery 38) (171)

Friday Jan 15: LTF Plano - 500 WU, 3x(300pull on 5, 2x150 on 3, 4x50 on 55) 2x50, 200Kick/fins on 55 - 3200 Swim(171)

Saturday Jan 16: 97 min, recovery 45, 12 mile run.

Sunday Jan 17: RBM Ride, 42.6 miles bike (ave 17.6 2:25 ride time); Then 2 mile run with Logan.

Weight: 170-171

Total for the week:
Run - 33 Miles
Bike - 42.6 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total for Jan:
Run - 79.5 Miles
Bike - 65.2 Miles
Swim - 16000 Meters

2010 Week 1 * 2

2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Sunday, January 10, 2010
2009 Workout Year in Review
08 and 09 were both pretty good years. From a race perspective I accomplished quite a few Masters Championships. I am not sure how many more years I can keep that streak going!

2008:
Tri 4 Life - First AG
Historic McKinney Triathlon - First AG
TriRock Triathlon - First Overall Masters
Stonebridge Ranch Triathlon - First Overall Masters
Blackland Triathlon - Second AG
Sachse Turkey Trot - First Overall Masters
Penguin Run - First Overall Masters
White Rock Marathon Relay - First Place Odds and Ends
Plano Pacer 3K - First Overall Masters

2009
Historic McKinney Triathlon - 33rd Overall (Flat on the bike)
Classic Rock Triathlon - First AG
Two White Dogs Duathlon - First Overall Masters
Prairieman Triathlon - First Overall Masters
Stonebridge Ranch Triathlon - First Overall Masters
DRC 5K - First AG
Sachse Turkey Trot - First Overall Masters
Penguin Run - First Overall Masters

This list does not include several wins at the track as well.

All of that said, this fall was really tough. I had some Achilles Tendinitis and some PF. I had a grueling travel schedule. And crazy stressful work.

As we head into 2010 I have whipped most of those problems into shape. I am looking forward to a fresh start this year.







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December Workouts
December got off to a good start with a Masters Win at the Arlington Winter Run. It was downhill from there.

Week Two I had three rest days due to a variety of poor excuses.

Week Three I had two more rest days due to my cold (one of the poor excuses from the prior week.

Then the last week of December I took a sixth rest day.

Week Three I should have done a 5K race, but due to that cold, I decided not to do that.

I think I really needed that rest though. Work stress and travel stress had really built up. I am now looking forward to reseting for the new years!


First Week of December
Run - 21.5 Miles
Bike - 21 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Second Week of December
Run - 21 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Third Week of December
Run - 22.5 Miles
Bike - 37.3 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Fourth Week of December
Run - 21.5 Miles
Bike - 19.6 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Last Week of December
Run - 8.7 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 0 Meters

Total for December
Run - 95.2 Miles
Bike - 77.9 Miles
Swim - 16000 Meters

Total for 2009:
Run - 1465.9 Miles
Bike - 2611.5 Miles
Swim - 277556 Meters













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2009: January * February * March * April * May * June * July * August * September * Octotber * November

2008: January * February * March * April * May * June * July * August * September * October * November * December

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Workout Notes 2010 Week 2
This is REALLY the first week of the year. First week back to work. First week of a new routine. First week of circuits.

This week it was cold as hell in the big D. We are talking single digits with wind chill. But I sucked it up and logged 31 running miles.


Monday Jan 4: Circuits Week 1 (35 min, recovery 43) 5.5 miles run (171)

Tuesday Jan 5: 500WU, 1000pull, 1000, 5x100 pull on 1:50; 200 Kick/fins - 3200M Swim (173)

Wednesday Jan 6: 64 min run (recovery 42) 8.0 miles run (171)

Thursday Jan 7: Circuits Week 1 (46 min, recovery 44) 5.5 miles run(170)

Friday Jan 8: 500WU, 2x( 3x150 on 2:30, 150 kick, 3x150 pull on 2:30, 150 kick) 6x50 on 55 - 3200 Swim (170)

Saturday Jan 9: 94 min, (recovery 42) 12 mile run.

Sunday Jan 10: LTF Garland - 60 min lifecycle, 22.6 Miles Bike. (168)

Weight: 168-173

Total for the week:
Run - 31 Miles
Bike - 22.6 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total for Jan:
Run - 46.5 Miles
Bike - 22.6 Miles
Swim - 9600 Meters

2010 Week 1

2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Workout Notes 2010 Week 1
Given that most of this week is in December, it seems strange that this is actually Week 1 for 2010!

Started the week in Maryland. It was really, really cold and I was traveling with Logan. Monday I ran from the hotel in Gaithersburg. 18 min was all I could manage. Wednesday and Thursday I was at my Mom's house, where I ran in the fresh snow. We flew home on New Years Eve.

Monday Dec 28: 18 min (recovery 42) 2.1 miles run.

Tuesday Dec 29: Rest

Wednesday Dec 30: 30 min run (recovery 34) 3.3 miles run.

Thursday Dec 31: 31 min run (recovery 40) 3.3 miles run.

Friday Jan 1: 38 min run (recovery 43) 4.5 miles run.

Saturday Jan 2: 93 minutes (recovery 51), 12 mile run!

Sunday Jan 3: Lfetime Garland - 500WU 3x(300, 300 pull, 4x50 on 55) 2x50 on 55; 200Kick/fins - 3200 Meter Swim (170)

Weight: 170

Total for the week:
Run - 25.2 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Total for Dec:
Run - 95.2 Miles
Bike - 77.9 Miles
Swim - 16000 Meters

Total for Jan:
Run - 15.5 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Back to 2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Sunday, January 03, 2010
Workout Notes 2009 Week 52
Christmas Week! The start of two weeks off from work and also a visit to the family and friends in DC.

Tuesday I was heading down to White Rock Lake on the bike. There was a big south wind - heading to the lake would put the wind behind me. But when I got to RBM, there was a group heading out the other direction. I figured that it might be more fun to ride with the group and I could hide in the back if the wind was too much on the way home. The group rode all the way out Independence (straight north) to Virginia Parkway. Except I flatted out just before we got to Virginia, which left me with 25 miles solo into the wind. Sheesh!

Christmas Day Logan and Flew to BWI. I did some easy rides on the lifecycle at the hotel!

Monday Dec 21: 60 min run from Home 8 miles

Tuesday Dec 22: Bike to indep and virginia (Ave 17.1, CAD 78, rideime 3:08) 53.9 miles bike.

Wednesday Dec 23: 65 min run from home (recovery 36) 8 miles run.

Thursday Dec 24:Lifetime Garland - 500WU 2x(3x200 (swim, kick, pull) on 3:30, 6x75 on 1:30), 3x200 (swim, kick, pull) on 3:30- 3200M (167)

Friday Dec 25: 43 min run breckinridge (recovery 30) 5.5 miles run.

Saturday Dec 26: 30 min Life Cycle Aloft - Arundel Mills (recovery 34) - 9.6 miles bike.

Sunday Dec 27: 37 min life cycle Aloft - Arundel Mills - 10 miles bike.

Weight: 167

Total for the week:
Run - 21.5 Miles
Bike - 19.6 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Total for Dec:
Run - 86.5 Miles
Bike - 77.9 Miles
Swim - 16000 Meters

Back to 2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Workout Notes 2009 Week 51
I should have done the Jogr Egg Nogr 5k this week. However, I had come down with my second cold of the season which ran from Thursday to Thursday. I was in fact, feeling pretty good on Saturday, but decided that there really was no good point in doing the race.

Monday Dec 14: 62 min run from Lifetime plano (recovery 43) 8 miles (166)

Tuesday Dec 15: Rest

Wednesday Dec 16: Rest

Thursday Dec 17: Lifetime Garland 500WU, 5x100pull on 1:50; 2x(250 pull, 250), 2x(150pull, 150), 8x50 on 55, 200kick/fins - 3200M Swim (167)

Friday Dec 18: Run with Logan to Breckinridge 40 min - 4.5 miles

Saturday Dec 19: Mckinney Airport Ride (Ave 15.8 2:21) 37.3 miles.

Sunday Dec 20: Murphy-Breckinridge Run 60 min (recovery 50), 8 miles run.

Weight: 166-167

Total for the week:
Run - 22.5 Miles
Bike - 37.3 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Total for Dec:
Run - 65 Miles
Bike - 58.3 Miles
Swim - 12800 Meters

Back to 2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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Workout Notes 2009 Week 50
Not a great workout week. Very cold in North Texas, so much so that I ran on the stupid treadmill on Wednesday, something I am not very fond of, BTW. I skipped Thursday due to work piling up. Fran hauled Reagan down to Houston on Saturday for the State Championships, leaving me for the weekend with Logan and Marissa who both were playing in the Blue Cup Soccer Tournament. I was at the soccer fields from 0700 until 1900 on both Saturday and Sunday. No time for running or anything else.

Monday Dec 7: Carpenter Park 8x70 6.75 miles run. (168)

Tuesday Dec 8: 1000, 1000 Pull, 10x100 on 1:50, 200 Kick w/Fins - 3200 (169)

Wednesday Dec 9: Treadmill run, 1%, 60 min, (recovery 40) 8.2 mi run

Thursday Dec 10:

Friday Dec 11: 50 min run (murphy, park vista, breckinridge)(recovery 39) 6 mile run.

Saturday Dec 12:

Sunday Dec 13:

Weight:168-169

Total for the week:
Run - 21 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Total for Dec:
Run - 42.5 Miles
Bike - 21 Miles
Swim - 9600 Meters

Back to 2009 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49

2008 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18 * 19 * 20 * 21 * 22 * 23 * 24 * 25 * 26 * 27 * 28 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 36 * 37 * 38 * 39 * 40 * 41 * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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