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Monday, March 28, 2011
Brooks Rules!


This weekend I worked with the Brooks Guru's at the Rock and Roll Half Marathon Expo in Dallas. What a blast. We were giving away Bandana's, Tshirts, Ear Buds and shoes! I gave away 3 pairs of Brooks Shoes in the four hours I was there. Brooks Rocks! The Best!

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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Workout Notes 2011 Week 13
Exhausted. No gas this week. I guess recovery from the week of skiing and the four weeks of hills before that. First week back in the office probably had something to do with it. Also because Mountain Daylight Time is the same as Central Standard Time, this was the first week of Daylight Savings. Anyway, I was tired.

Monday, I could hardly get going for intervals. Wednesday I had a very easy run, which I had hoped would get things back on track. Thursday Intervals were better than Monday, but were far from expectation. Friday, I over indulged at OTB (Mexican Chow) and I paid on Saturday Morning. I could not go a half a mile without stopping. :-(

Swims were good on Tuesday and Friday - hard 25s nice. Sunday's ride was COLD! Sheesh!

I am glad that this week is in the bag. Hopefully I am recovered and ready to hit some hard work next week.

Monday Mar 21: Carpenter Park 8x90 (90) (Recovery) 9 miles run (161)

Tuesday Mar 22: LTF Plano: 550, 5x50 (kick, swim, etc with fins) on 60, 250 pull, 2x150 (Pull, swim, kick w fins), 3x(8x25 on 30; 100 pull; 6x50 pull on 50, 55, 60), 200 swim - 3350 Meters Swim (164)

Wednesday Mar 23: Breckinrdige: 33 min, (recovery 30) 4 mile Run

Thursday Mar 24: Carpenter Park: 12x30 7.3 Miles Run(163)

Friday Mar 25: LTF Plano:5x100 - Swim, kick, IM, Pull, Swim; 8x50 side kick; 12x25 as 4x(hypoxic, hard, easy); 8x50 drillls with fins as 4x(25 left pull, 25 water polo, 25 right pull, 25 fist); 4x(12x25 hard, easy; 50 double back); 2x50 seal swim (12.5 scull, flip, 12.5 hard, flip, 12.5 polo, touch bottom, 12.5 fly); 100 stroke 3200 Swim (164)

Saturday Mar 26: 77 min, (Recovery 33) 8.5 mile Run

Sunday Mar 27: Lucas Loop (Ave 16.5, CAD 77, Ride Time 3:03, Recovery 29) - 50.5 Miles Bike

Weight: 161-164

Total for the week:
Run - 28.8 Miles
Bike - 50.6 Miles
Swim - 6550 Meters

Total for March:
Run - 120.8 Miles
Bike - 205.0 Miles
Swim - 19850 Meters

2011 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 12

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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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Taos Ski Valley
Stauffenberg
Dropping into Stauffenberg at Taos Ski Valley NM.
Photo Courtesy of JimP


Front Four At Taos
View from below



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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Workout Notes 2011 Week 12
What a great week. Marissa and I spent four days at Taos skiing. And in addition Jim and KimP made an appearance at Taos as well. We had a blast skiing with them.

Every morning I got up and Ran up to the Bavarian - which is like climbing up the side of a cliff. I hiked the ridge six times; Three of those with Jim.

Back in Dallas on Saturday, I did a solo ride down and around White Rock Lake before Logan's soccer game. Then on Sunday I did my 12 mile loop, after Marissa's soccer game.


Monday Mar 14: Taos NM: 46 min (Recovery 31) Run from Powderhorn to the Bavarian - 4 miles. Plus a little bit of skiing.

Tuesday Mar 15: Taos NM: 44 min (Recovery 36) Run from Powderhorn to the Bavarian - 4 miles. Plus a little bit of skiing.

Wednesday Mar 16: Taos NM: 43 min (Recovery 33) Run from Powderhorn to the Bavarian - 4 miles. Plus a little bit of skiing.

Thursday Mar 17: Taos NM: 44 min (Recovery 47) Run from Powderhorn to the Bavarian - 4 miles. Plus a little bit of skiing.

Friday Mar 18: Taos NM: 43 min (Recovery 28) Run from Powderhorn to the Bavarian - 4 miles.

Saturday Mar 19: WRL (Ave 16.1, CAD 78, Ride Time 3:18 Recovery 35) 53.4 Miles Bike.

Sunday Mar 20: 94 min run, (recovery 43), 12.0 Miles run.

Weight:

Total for the week:
Run - 32 Miles
Bike - 53.4 Miles
Swim - 0 Meters

Total for March:
Run - 92 Miles
Bike - 154.4 Miles
Swim - 13300 Meters

2011 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11

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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Sunday, March 13, 2011
Workout Notes 2011 Week 11
Killer hard week - week four of hills. Was totally trashed by going in the last hill. Ron killed me in the pool Friday. Was very tired Sat and I could barely moved on Sunday for what should have been an easy 8 miles.

Time to Relax!

Monday Mar 07: Flagpole Hill Week 4: 4 hills, 6x30, 3x60, 20x8 Last Hill 48.0 (recovery 44, MAXHR 181 ) 8 Miles Run

Tuesday Mar 08: 600 WU; 200kick; 200 pull; 5x200 on 3:30; 200Kick; 200 pull; 3x200 on 3:30; 200kick 3200 Swim (165)

Wednesday Mar 09: From LTF Plano: 62 min, (Recovery 53) 8 mile run (163)

Thursday Mar 10: Flagpole Hill Week 4: 4 hills, 6x30, 3x60, 20x8 Last hill 50.0 (recovery 20, MAXHR 181) 8 Miles Run

Friday Mar 11: LTF Plano w/Ron, Harold, Dino: 400WU, 8x50 on 60; 2x200 Pull; 8x150 as 75 on 70, 50 on 60, 25 Stoke (IM Order); 16x25 on 35 every 4th Fly; 100 - 2900 Swim (163)

Saturday Mar 12: Ride to LBJ with TZ then out to Sachse solo. (Ave 15.7 CAD 74, 3:11 Ride Time) 50.4 Mile Bike

Sunday Mar 13: 72 min, (recovery 35) 8 mile run

Weight: 163-165

Total for the week:
Run - 32 Miles
Bike - 50.4 Miles
Swim - 6100 Meters

Total for March:
Run - 60 Miles
Bike - 101.0 Miles
Swim - 13300 Meters

2011 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10

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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Sunday, March 06, 2011
Workout Notes 2011 Week 10
Week Three of Hill Training at Flagpole Hill. Hard. Popping Advil like candy!

Strong workout at the hill on Monday and then 4000 Meters in the pool. That was hard. Felt very good on Wednesday Easy Distance. And then solid work on the hill on Thursday with a 48 Second last hill - big improvement from Monday. The legs were dead for the swim on Friday. Still I managed a pretty decent swim, with lots of pulling. Saturdays run was with 30MPH wind gusts. My legs were absolutely trashed from the week. Sunday I did the 8:30 RBM ride. I was in good shape until the last ten miles. I got blown off the back just before we got to Parker/Dublin Road. I managed to catch up and hang, barely, until we got back to Richardson. Wow.


Monday Feb 28: Flagpole Hill Week 3: 4 hills, 4x30, 2x60, 16x8 Last Hill 52.7 (recovery 38, MAXHR 179) 8 Miles Run

Tuesday Mar 01: 600WU, 8x50 (4 on 60, 4 on 50), 4x25on30, 4x75on 75, 100kick, 4x100threshold 20s rest, 100pull, 2x200, 4x25on30, 400pull, 4x25on30, 400, 4x25on30, 300pull, 200kick - 4000 Meter Swim (166)

Wednesday Mar 02: 62 min, (Recovery 42) 8 mile run (165)

Thursday Mar 03: Flagpole Hill Week 3: 4 hills, 4x30, 2x60, 16x8 Last hill 48.1 (recovery 34, MAXHR 177) 8 Miles Run

Friday Mar 04: LTF Plano: 500WU; 2x150 as pull,kick,swim on 3 w/fins, 3x100 on 1:50, 6x50 on 55, 3x100-pull,kick,swim, 3x100 pull on 1:50, 6x50 pull on 50, 3x100-kick,swim,pull, 3x100 on 1:50; 300 pull - 3200M Swim (165)

Saturday Mar 05: 97 Min 12 mile Run

Sunday Mar 07: RBM Ride (AVE 17.2 cad 81 2:55 ride time)50.6 Mile Bike

Weight: 165-166

Total for the week:
Run - 36 Miles
Bike - 50.6 Miles
Swim - 7200 Meters

Total for March:
Run - 28 Miles
Bike - 50.6 Miles
Swim - 7200 Meters

2011 Week 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9

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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