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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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  • 4 miles
  • 00:59 time
  • 558 calories
  • 2 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. 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.

      about 23 hours 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.

      about 8 hours ago Like1 person

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

      7 days ago Like

  7. 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.

      8 days ago Like

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. VELO
    good Iron Girl Pleasant Prairie sp... 11.05 mi 00:42 15.7mph pace

    I really really wish I could claim this was the 12 miles that the race said it was, which would make my bike speed 17mph and a PR for the bike leg. But three of us had our Garmins tell us that the... read more

  11. swim
    great Iron Girl Pleasant Prairie sp... 880 yd 00:17 33:55 pace

    I had such a fun time doing the Iron Girl sprint tri with my running pals today! It was exciting to be there for Brook and Lilian's first tri ever.

    I am really pleased with my swim time. ... read more

  12. swim
    good Ohio Street Beach 1760 yd 00:46 46:00 pace

    It felt choppy out there! I thought about swimming farther, but decided not to since I've got a race tomorrow. It felt great to be out in the lake, but at some points I felt like I was swimm... read more

  13. VELO
    good To and from Ohio Street beach 15 mi 01:20 11.2mph pace

    I felt much calmer on the LFT even though there were lots of people out and about. I think early on Saturday mornings, the path etiquette is a little bit better.

  14. RUN
    alright North Branch Trail brick 1 mi 00:11:20 11:20 pace

    I probably should have eaten a Gu or something while I was biking, because I felt a little nauseous. I felt better after taking a short walk break.

  15. VELO
    good North Branch trail with Tim 20.04 mi 01:24 14.3mph pace

    Wow, I took my bike in for a tune up and they replaced the chain -- the difference was amazing! It felt so smooth and wonderful. This was a very nice ride on a beautiful day. Maybe I don't ... read more

  16. RUN
    blah Mile repeats at the track 4.25 mi 00:44 10:17 pace

    Another not so great workout tonight. On the bright side, this was good mental training for me tonight.

    Started with three quarter miles warmup. Then I started the mile repeats. It was a steep ... read more

    • Tim M.
      Tim M.

      go go - it was humid yesterday!

      15 days ago Like

    • Patty M.
      Patty M. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Thanks for sharing. I have similar feelings comparing last summer to this summer. The tough days make the good ones all the sweeter. Nice job getting four miles in!

      13 days ago

    • Joanne M.
      Joanne M.

      Thanks Patty. So true about the tough runs making you appreciate the good runs more.

      13 days ago Like

  17. VELO
    alright LFT bike 11.5 mi 00:58 11.9mph pace

    I wish I could bike on the lakefront path without feeling so terrified. On the way back the crowd thinned out, and I actually appreciated the small headwind because it felt like I was able to get ... read more

  18. swim
    alright CTC / Blue Dolphins at Ohio S... 800 yd 00:30 66:00 pace

    Time and distance is estimated.

    I didn't realize that tonight's class was at the lake and not at the pool, so I had to go sans wetsuit. It was a little chilly when I first got in and wh... read more

  19. RUN
    tired lakefront run 8 mi 01:35 11:50 pace

    Another hot, difficult run on a Sunday morning. Took a few walk breaks in the second half.