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Sunday, May 15, 2011
Workout Notes 2011 Week 19

Where the hell is Dr. Becker??

Something like 12 years ago, as I was approaching the ripe old age of 40, I thought to myself, I need to develop a relationship with a physician. But, given that I don't often get sick. And that I was programmed at a young age to consider the power of mind over body. I knew that of developing a "relationship" with a physician would be difficult. So when I found Dr. Becker - I knew he would be the perfect guy. I knew this because I enjoyed the TeeVee show Becker and it would be impossible for me to forget this doctors name!

Monday it was raining like crazy when it was time for me to do my intervals. Instead of running I decided to hit the pool and do my intervals on Tuesday. That set me up for three hard run days in a row. I dehydrated myself badly during my Wednesday run, and in fact could not even complete the planned run. Did I take a break on Thursday? Nope. I stupidly did my intervals on Thursday and when I got back to they gym I was peeing a nice red bloody stream.

This set up a predicable set of events.

Fran demanded that I go see my doctor. I called up Dr. Becker. The pre-recorded announcement informed me that I had reached the office of Doctors Wolonski, Smith and Mayonnaise. Where the hell is Dr. Becker? I selected "zero" to talk to the receptionist, who informed me that Dr. Becker had moved to Ohio two years ago but she would be glad to have me see Dr. Mayo. So much for developing a relationship. I guess I was am a bit behind schedule on my annual physical exams as well. I told the receptionist that I would think about that. I was not interested in developing a relationship with Dr. Mayo. I could never remember his name!

Instead I googled "Blood in Urine" which I learned is called Hematuria. I quickly learned that this is common in runners after hard workouts. Well there ya go! Problem solved! I called Fran back. She was not amused, pointing out to me that in 20 years of hard running, I never experienced bloody urine. Good Grief.

Dr. Mayo had no great insights but took some blood and some urine. Meanwhile, I hydrated like crazy and felt pretty good on my swim friday, the saturday run and bike on Sunday!


Monday May 02: LTF Plano - 400 WU 36x100 (first set: 1 on 2:00, then 1:55, 1:50, 1:45; second set 2 each of set 1; third set, 3 each; fourth set 3 each) - 4000 Meters (166)

Tuesday May 03: Carpenter Park - 10x60(75) MaxHR 183 8.1 Miles Run (163)

Wednesday May 04: LTF Plano: 61 min, (Recovery 44) 7.8 mile run (162)

Thursday May 05: Carpenter Park: 16x30(60 Rest) MaxHR 164 7.8 Miles run (164)

Friday May 06: LTF Plano - Swim with Ron 400 Fast, every 4th; 50; 600 fast every 4th; 50; 400 fast every 4th; 50; 300 fast every 3rd; 50; 200 fast every other; 50; 100 hard; 2300 (164)

Saturday May 07: 1000 TT SMU. (recovery 26) 5.5 Miles run

1000 - 39.3, 78.9 (39.6), 1:58.8 (39.9), 2:39.2 (40.4), 3:18.9 (39.7) MaxHR 175

Sunday May 08: Bike with TZ down to WRL 3:23 (Recovery 39) - 55 miles Bike

Weight: 162-166

Total for the week:
Run - 29.2 Miles
Bike - 55 Miles
Swim - 6300 Meters

Total for May:
Run: 36.4 Miles
Bike: 68 Miles
Swim: 7489 Meters


2011 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 18

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 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48 * 49 * 50 * 51 * 52

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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