Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Elusive 2013 Race Schedule

Here it is, in writing and (semi) Official:

April 21, 2013 – Oshkosh Half Marathon

May 4, 2013 – Cinco Du Mayo  (Yes, this is my first duathlon)

May 19, 2013 – Gear West Duathlon

May 25, 2013 – Apple Duathlon

June 2, 2013 – Buffalo Olympic Distance Triathlon

June 15, 2013 – High Cliff Half Iron Triathlon

June 30, 2013 – Lake Waconia Triathlon

July 13, 2013 – Lifetime Olympic Distance Triathlon

July 28, 2013 – Chisago Half Iron Triathlon

August 10, 2013 – Northwoods Olympic Distance Triathlon

August 17, 2013 – Lake Marion Olympic Distance Triathlon

October 26, 2013 – Beach 2 Battleship Full Iron Triatlon

I can’t wait for this season!

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Days 55-56: Holiday Hard Runs

It was a very hectic couple of days on the 24th and 25th of December this year.  Between family time and work I had very little time to run.  I managed to squeak two 5.5 mile runs into my regimen.  Both were of the treadmill variety since it is under my 10 degree Fahrenheit threshold.  Nothing really notable happened on these runs other than the fact that they happened.  I’ve also been feeling a touch under the weather the past few days with a nagging sore throat and lack of energy.  It’s nothing that a little Florida sunshine can’t help though!

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Days 49-54: Lots of Volume

It’s been another crazy week of pre-holiday festivities.  In terms of running, it’s been just a really long week.  Lots of 10ks and good pacing.  My weekly total was 49 miles; easily the longest I’ve gone since July in terms of total volume.  I’ve been really diligent this week about running at a pretty reasonable pace.  I ran some good hills on Thursday’s route and I had a great long run on Saturday.  Now if I can just make it through the holiday without gaining 30 lbs I think things will be alright.

I’ve also done a good bit of swimming this week.  I decided to have my favorite workout on Friday: the swim/run brick.  I swam 3k and ran 10k, both at medium efforts.  I am starting to ramp up my swim volume so I can be training in an earnest fashion come the new year.  

On the physical pain side of things; I’ve been wearing some spider tech tape on my left knee due to a long-standing IT band issue that I have, it seems to be doing the trick for now.  I’m really impressed with how durable this stuff is too.  I might have to get more of it.  

Anyway, the volumes and totals are listed below.  It’s going to be another crazy week and then off to Florida on Friday.  Balance to my blogging presence will be restored when I return.

Week Seven totals

Miles: 49.0

Time: 6:02:15

Overall totals

Miles: 275.52

Time: 34:48:17

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