6743 total / 1216 in 2014

5k in under 29 minutes. Half marathon in under 2:20. Oly Tri in under 3:30. Survive my first 5k swim. Become a better cyclist. Have fun.

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  1. RUN
    good run with CES 10.14 mi 01:56 11:28 pace

    Man, I've missed this! I joined in with the CES 11:30 blues as a pacer on the second half of their marathon training run this morning. The group was doing sixteen miles total, but I only ran... read more

  2. swim
    good long swim at Ohio Street Beach 4400 yd 01:53 45:03 pace

    Another longest swim ever! I took it nice and slow, and felt like I could keep going at the end. I feel confident that I'll be able to finish Big Shoulders, even if I will be one of the last... read more

  3. RUN
    good neighborhood run 2.1 mi 00:23 10:57 pace

    A short easy run around the neighborhood. Man, I've missed these! Perfect weather tonight. I was short on time; I would have liked to go father.

  4. RUN
    good track workout (100s with acti... 4.5 mi 00:50 11:03 pace

    Tonight's workout was half laps around the track fast, with half lap jogging recoveries. I did 16 repeats of this, plus a half mile warm up.

    Most of my 100s took about 1:10 to 1:15, and my r... read more

  5. swim
    good Blue Dolphins class 2000 yd 00:50 43:59 pace

    I was tired from the tri yesterday, but I didn't want to miss our last swim class at the lake. So glad I went. Everyone else who went was tired from the tri as well, so it felt low pressure.... read more

  6. RUN
    good Chicago Triathlon run 10 km 01:12 11:33 pace

    This was my redemption run. When I did the Chicago Tri in 2012, I had a terrible time of it. So today my goal was just to keep my run pace around my long run pace, to walk at all the aid stations... read more

    • Tim M.
      Tim M.

      Awesome PR. Proud of you smashing it in a number of different ways. Did you know that I'm re-retired from tris, though? :)

      9 days ago Like

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    • Patty M.
      Patty M. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Thanks for the swim/bike/run updates - congratulations on such a solid race!

      8 days ago

    • Joanne M.
      Joanne M.

      Thanks everyone! I'm super happy.

      8 days ago Like

  7. VELO
    good Chicago Triathlon bike 40 km 01:37 15.4mph pace

    Interesting new bike course. Going on Lower Wacker and on the busways was pretty surreal. The bike started out super speedy with a strong wind coming from the south. Turning around, I really fel... read more

  8. swim
    great Chicago Triathlon swim 1500 m 00:36 38:25 pace

    I'm really happy with my swim today! This was a swim leg PR by about six and a half minutes. The water started out fairly calm, but became pretty choppy in the second half. Fortunately, the... read more

    • Tim M.
      Tim M. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Good job crushing the swim PR - I know that's where you put in the most work.

      9 days ago

  9. VELO
    alright bike to transition 10 mi 00:47 12.8mph pace

    A wind-blasted ride to rack our bikes for the Chicago Tri.

  10. RUN
    tired 12 * 400 3 mi 00:29 09:39 pace

    The group was doing 20 quarter mile repeats tonight. I didn't think I'd do all of them, but I didn't expect to tank so hard and so fast.

    Ray had us skip the warm-up, and go rig... read more

    • Tim M.
      Tim M.

      Seems like you stopped at the right time too.

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Patty M.
      Patty M.

      At first glance I thought you had 20 mile repeats! That is a lot of speedwork for anytime, let alone race week. Plus heat and humidity. Nice job getting 12 of those in! As they say, the hay is in the barn.

      12 days ago Like1 person

  11. swim
    alright Blue Dolphins class at OSB 1320 yd 00:30 40:00 pace

    Time and distance estimated. Pretty much everyone in the class is doing the Chicago Tri this weekend, and I think we were are feeling lazy and sluggish. After swimming out to the quarter mile buo... read more

  12. VELO
    alright North Branch Trail 20.08 mi 01:30 13.5mph pace

    Not a bad ride, but I was feeling tired and my stomach felt a little upset. Can't believe the Chicago Tri is next weekend!

  13. RUN
    good lakefront run 6 mi 01:06 11:04 pace

    Not a bad run on the lakefront trail this morning! I never get tired of the view of that lake. I still feel out of shape, but it went a lot better than my last few weekend runs. I'm looking... read more

  14. swim
    good 3520 yd 01:29 44:15 pace

    Longest swim ever! I was tired when I was done, but I definitely felt like I could keep going. I took a few backstroke and breast stroke breaks, and didn't worry about pace. I did get a min... read more

  15. VELO
    good morning bike commute 9.45 mi 00:44 12.8mph pace

    This was a nice ride. Pretty lake, minimal road rage.

    • Tim M.
      Tim M.

      Good job on the ride. Hope the crowds weren't too bad.

      19 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    alright half mile repeats + warm-up/c... 4 mi 00:40 10:04 pace

    I did a three quarter mile warm up, and a quarter mile cool-down, and six half mile repeats with various recoveries. The half miles all ranged between 4:38 and 4:54. I was happy to keep them all ... read more

    • Tim M.
      Tim M.

      good job with the pace today, and getting the extra repeat in at the end.

      20 days ago Like

  17. swim
    good CTC / Blue Dolphins Class at ... 1760 yd 00:45 45:00 pace

    Time and distance estimated. Like last week, the storms stayed away. Despite the grey sky, the water was warm, with just the slightest waves.

    We started out with triple over switch / side balan... read more

  18. RUN
    good Iron Girl Pleasant Prairie sp... 3.1 mi 00:33 10:40 pace

    I don't know if I'll every truly enjoy the run leg of a tri, but this went much better than I'd expected it to! I missed a run leg PR by one second. Doh!

    T2: 1:44
    Run: 33:05

    The ... read more