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Okiboji 7/2011

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The day

Well woke up with some right ITB pain and snapping over the knee.  Taking the day off from cardio.  I did however make it to the gym and did some weights on the legs as shown by my physical therapist.  Funny thing is the left leg is weaker than the right but it is the right giving me all the trouble.  Hmmmm

Physical Therapy today so we will see what he says.  Will try and run 5 miles in the am before work.  Then no running until this weekend where we will log 22.  No more run over 12 miles then until Chicago.

Keegan has his second cross country meet at Valley at 4 pm today.  His goal is to number one finish and number two beat his time from last week.

Well time to head to therapy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Training

Today was a 5 mile recovery run after a 12 mile fast paced run on Saturday at 0400.  I then went to work for 24 hours and had minimal sleep at Des Moines Fire.  Sunday brought the CyMan Sprint Triathlon which consisted of a 500 yard swim, 15 mile bike, and a 5K run.  This was the best race of my season.  i took over 8 minutes off of my fastest sprint tri ever.  Still not able to find the results anywhere.  Poor website provided by whomever their web master is.

Mike Morrison whom I train with most of the time during the week came over and he was also sore from his long run over the weekend.  He is preparing for a Marathon in November in Arkansas.  Well after rolling out the ITB (lots of issues this year), strapping on the heart rate monitor and the GPS out we went on a so called controlled run.  Well damn heart rate decided to start at 150.  That is where I wanted to keep it for the whole race.  That went out the window for most of the run.  Developed some right ITB pain from the beginning but whatever......nothing new.  We ended up running 4.32 miles and called it a day.

The rest of this week brings:

Tuesday: 8x800's- I will do these on the tredmill.  I do this at a 1.5% grade.  I do them on the tredmill cause I know if I slow down I am getting thrown off the back of it.

Wednesday: 5 mile run

Thursday: 40 minute Tempo run

Friday : OFF

Saturday: 10 mile run

Sunday: 22 mile run.  This is the last LONG run of the season.  I then get to start my slow taper in preparation for Chicago.

*****  We got our Hotel reserved in Madison for the IRONMAN in 2011.  We actually got one right at the site of the start and finish.  Went back into look 5 minutes after making my reservation and the Hotel was booked.  Got lucky.  Now I need to get lucky and get into the race.  I was all done with the online registration and only had to pay.....them BOOM the site closed.  Tried to get back in several times but it is now closed and still closed due to technical difficulty.  *****

Sunday, September 12, 2010

End of the Season Tri

Well today marked the end of my 2010 triathlon season.  Today was the CyMan Tri which consisted of a 500 yard swim, 15 mile bike, and a 5K run.  PR was accomplished and by over 8 minutes.  All the training, blood, sweat, tears, paid off to a bitter sweet ending.  A big thanks to my beautiful wife, Alison, my children, Keegan and Olivia for allowing dad the time to train and for coming to my events and bringing me home everytime.  You endured the heat, rain, and cold on more than one occasion.  We seen many places this season to include, Jamaica, South Dakota, Kansas, and many different cities in Iowa.  We finish the running season with the running of the Chicago Marathon on 10/10/10.

Tomorrow starts a new adventure in my life.  As a friend of mine is finishing the Ironman Wisconsin I sign up for the Ironman for Sept of 2011.