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Sunday, October 31, 2010
October Workouts
No racing this October. Focused on building strength with circuits. Good swims and bikes this month too.


First Week of October
Run - 12.3 Miles
Bike - 50.2 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Second Week of October
Run - 25 Miles.
Bike - 53.6 Miles
Swim - 6977 Meters

Third Week of October
Run - 31.8 Miles
Bike - 60.3 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Fourth Week of October
Run - 32.4 Miles.
Bike - 60.4 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Last Week of October
Run - 30.3 Miles.
Bike - 32.7 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total for October
Run - 131.8 Miles
Bike - 257.2 Miles
Swim - 29377 Meters

Total for 2010:
Run - 1161.8 Miles
Bike - 2196.25 Miles
Swim - 272830 Meters













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September Workouts
Somehow its seems I missed publishing my September logs. I was mostly focused on circuits but I also did Prairieman and Stonebridge Ranch.

First Week of September
Run - 23.5 Miles
Bike - 55.1 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Second Week of September
Run - 24.2 Miles.
Bike - 48.4 Miles
Swim - 7208 Meters

Third Week of September
Run - 31 Miles.
Bike - 57.75 Miles
Swim - 6126 Meters

Fourth Week of September
Run - 26.1 Miles.
Bike - 12 Miles
Swim - 7000 Meters

Last Week of September
Run - 19 Miles
Bike - 0 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

Total for September
Run - 123.8 Miles
Bike - 173.25 Miles
Swim - 26734 Meters

Total for 2010:
Run - 1030.0 Miles
Bike - 1939.05 Miles
Swim - 243453 Meters













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Workout Notes 2010 Week 44
First week of interval work. Strong swims on Tuesday and Friday.

Monday Oct 25: Carpenter Park 64 min 8x90(90) (MaxHR 176) 9 Mile Run (163)

Tuesday Oct 26: LTF Plano 1000, 1000 Pull, 10x100 in 90 on 1:20, 200 Kick - 3200 Swim (165)

Wednesday Oct 27: LTF Plano - 44 min easy distance (Recovery 53) 6 mile run (163)

Thursday Oct 28: Carpenter Park - 12x30s(60) 7.3 miles run (163)

Friday Oct 29: LTF Plano w/Ron, Harold, ChrisM 200; 200 as 2x(50kick, 50 swim); 100; 200 pull; 100; 200 pull; 6x50 as 50 band, 50 swim - 25 hard/easy; 3x(200 20 sec rest; 4x75 on 120); 200 pull; 200 kick - 3200 Swim (164)

Saturday Oct 30: 62 min (Recovery 41) 8 Mile Run

Sunday Oct 31: (Ave 15.8 CAD 74, Ride time 2:01) 32.7 Mile Bike

Weight: 163-165

Total for the week:
Run - 30.3 Miles.
Bike - 32.7 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total For October
Run - 131.8 Miles
Bike - 257.2 Miles
Swim - 29377 Meters

2010 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

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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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 43
Last week of Circuits and Fartlek! Good Solid Runs on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Saturday was probably too hard, and then Sunday was a really hard RBM ride. Wow!


Monday Oct 18: LTF Plano 50 min run w/30 min Fartlek (Max 171, recovery 30) 6.6 mile run

Tuesday Oct 19: LTF Plano w/Ron 1000; 200 as 2x(50kick, 50 swim); 200 pull; 2x100 on 1:45; 2x50 on 50; 200 as 2x(50kick, 50 swim); 200 pull; 5x100 on 1:50; 200 kick; 4x100 on 1:50 - 3200 Swim (165)

Wednesday Oct 20: LTF Plano - 61 min easy distance (Recovery 43) 8 mile run (162)

Thursday Oct 21: Carpenter Park - Circuits Week 10 (Recovery 28) 5.5 miles run (162)

Friday Oct 22: LTF Plano w/Ron- 200, 200 as 2x(50kick, 50 swim); 200 pull; 6x50 as 50 swim, 50 Band; 200 as 2x(50kick, 50 swim); 200 Pull; 3x100 steady 15 sec rest; 3x300 as easy, steady, faster; 200 as 2x(50kick, 50 swim); 8x25 hard on 30; 200 pull; 100 easy/stroke. - 3200 Swim Swim (163)

Saturday Oct 23: 91 min run with TZ and guest star JM (recovery 37) - 12.3 Miles

Sunday Oct 24: RBM Ride (Ave 18.8, CAD 86, 3:12 RideTime, ) 60.4 Miles Bike

Weight: 162-165

Total for the week:
Run - 32.4 Miles.
Bike - 60.4 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total For October
Run - 101.5 Miles
Bike - 224.5 Miles
Swim - 22977 Meters

2010 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

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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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Annoyed Part Two
I am annoyed as hell that the collective governments of this world can't figure out how to change the dagnab clocks. India, which has enough damn problems to solve - certainly more than they can handle, is the only sane one of the lot. They don't screw with the clocks at all. This must also be the reason that they are one of the few time zones that is on a 30 minute boundary. They are splittin' the difference and getting on with things. Well Done India.

But I digress.

I work with dudes in Europe and in India as well as in good ole North America. The Europeans are going to move off of "Summer Time" on Oct 30. Meanwhile the knuckleheads in Washington Dee Cee have decreed that we will role back the clocks in North America on Nov 7.

And so during the week of Nov 1 all hell is going to break loose.

All the meetings that have been scheduled by my coworkers in the UK will be one hour later - that week only - for me, my friends in North America and also my friends in India. Meanwhile all of the meetings that I have scheduled as well as those scheduled by my buddies here in the states and in India will be one hour earlier for my friends in Europe. Got that - some meetings an hour later, some an hour earlier. In short total chaos will ensue on the meeting calendar.

Needless to say the week of Nov 1 will be a week were everyone is missing their key meetings and no work will be done. Good Freaking Grief.

Thank you world standards bodies. You suck.

And while I am bitching about this, let me add that I think that the British have it exactly right calling the time adjustment “Summer Time”. That is a damn sensible name. The time change occurs during the summer. Duh. In the USA we call it Daylight Savings Time. What kind of name is that? There is no actual change to the amount of daylight, so are we really saving anything?

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Monday, October 11, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 42
Week 2 of Fartlek and Week 9 of Circuits! Speed is feeling good. 12.3 Miles on Sat with TZ at 92 min is perfect.

Allergies were murder this week. Monday or Tuesday my throat hurt so bad I though I had Strep. For the first time in a year, I was popping Zyrtec every day. Started feeling much better by Sunday.

Monday Oct 11: LTF Plano 45 min w/30 min Fartlek (Recovery 32) 6 mile run(162)

Tuesday Oct 12: LTF Plano 500WU, 400Pull, 300, 200Pull, 200kick Fins, 200, 300Pull, 400, 500Pull, 200 Kick Fins - 3200 Swim (165)

Wednesday Oct 13: LTF Plano - 62 min easy distance (Recovery 53) 8 mile run (164)

Thursday Oct 14: Carpenter Park - Circuits Week 9 (Recovery 35) 5.5 miles run (164)

Friday Oct 15: LTF Garland - 500, 500pull, 400, 400 pull, 300, 300 pull, 200, 200 pull, 100, 100 pull, 200Kick Fins - 3200 Swim

Saturday Oct 16: 92 Min Run with TZ 12.3 Miles

Sunday Oct 17: RBM Bike (Ave 18.5, CAD 82, 3:15 Ride Time, Recovery 33) 60.3 Miles

Weight: 162-165

Total for the week:
Run - 31.8 Miles
Bike - 60.3 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total For October
Run - 69.1 Miles
Bike - 164.1 Miles
Swim - 16577 Meters

2010 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

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, October 10, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 41
Started working on speed this week with a Fartlek workout on Monday. I'll do that for two more weeks and then start interval work. Tuesday Started in the outdoor pool at 71 degrees. Ron was close to hypothermia so we went inside for the final 900! Wednesday, nice 6 mile run in 45. Friday, I was sore from circuits and it was a hard swim with Ron and Harold. I cramped up pretty bad on the last part of the main set. My calves were still pretty sore on Sat Morn. I felt like I was moving pretty good, but I only managed 67 min for my 8 mile. Loop. Sunday I was still feeling sore but I had a pretty good solo ride down to WRL and back.

Monday Oct 4: LTF Plano 30 min run with 20 min Fartlek (Recovery 37)4.1 Miles run (167)

Tuesday Oct 5: LTF Plano w Ron 500; 400; 4x50 Band; 200 as 50kick, 50 swim; 400 swim; 2x(3x50 on 50; 300; 3x50 on 50; 300 Pull/Band) - 2600Y+900M= 3277M Swim

Wednesday Oct 6: LTF Plano - 45 min easy distance (Recovery 45) 6 mile run (166)

Thursday Oct 7: Carpenter Park - Circuits Week 8 5.5 miles run (165)

Friday Oct 8: LTF Plano With Ron and Harold: 500; 4x100 as 1x50kick/50swim, 2x100 pull, 1xkick/swim; 4x100 on 1:40; 8x25 on 30 as 2xEasy,1xhard,3xeasy,2xhard; 50 on 50; 100 on 90; 150 on 2:20; 2x(50 on 50; 100 on 1:35; 150 on 2:40); 3x(50 on 50; 100 on 1:45; 150 on 2:45); 200 as 50Kick, 50swim; 12x25 as 3xeasy, 1xhard, 2xeasy, 2xhard, 1xeasy, 3xhard; 200 swim; - 4000 Swim Except I cramped up and missed 300 - so call it 3700M (163)

Saturday Oct 9: 67 min (recovery 53) 8 Mile Run.

Sunday Oct 10: WRL (Ave 17.5, CAD 82, Ride Time 3:03) 53.6 miles Bike.

Weight: 163-167

Total for the week:
Run - 25 Miles.
Bike - 53.6 Miles
Swim - 6977 Meters


Total For October
Run - 37.3 Miles
Bike - 103.8 Miles
Swim - 10177 Meters

2010 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

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, October 03, 2010
Workout Notes 2010 Week 40
Finally some cool weather this week. That made for some nice runs. However, it was down right cold on the bike Sunday Morning!


Monday Sept 27: Carpenter Park Circuits Week 7 (Recovery ) 5.5 Miles run (166)

Tuesday Sept 28: LTF Plano - 500WU, 500pull, 2x(250, 250 pull) on 354:45, 2x(2x125, on 2:15, 2x125pull on 2:15), 200 Kick w/fins - 3200 Swim (166)

Wednesday Sept 29: LTF Plano - 60 min (Recovery 48) 8 mile run (163)

Thursday Sept 30: Carpenter Park - Circuits Week 7 (Recovery 40) 5.5 miles run (163)

Friday Oct 01: 500 WU, 2x(6x50 on 55, 4x100 (25 kick, 75 free; Swim-Kick-Swim; etc) on 2, 300pull), 300 swim, 200 pull, 200 kick w/fins, - 3200 Swim Swim(165)

Saturday Oct 2: 99 min run with TZ (recovery 29) 12.3 Miles run.

Sunday Oct 3: McKinney Loop with TZ (Ave 16.7, CAD 81, 3:00 Ride time) 50.2 Miles Bike.

Weight: 163-166

Total for the week:
Run - 31.3 Miles.
Bike - 50.2 Miles
Swim - 6400 Meters

Total For September
Run - 123.8 Miles
Bike - 173.25 Miles
Swim - 26734 Meters

Total For October
Run - 12.3 Miles
Bike - 50.2 Miles
Swim - 3200 Meters

2010 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

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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