Miles:
14890 total / 195 in 2015
Goal:

1) Prepare to CRUSH my half IM time from 2014 2) Improve my swimming technique by getting my butt in the pool more often 3) Stretch Goal: Qualify for Boston!

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  • 30 miles
  • 04:35 time
  • 2977 calories
  • 5 workouts
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Entries

  1. VELO
    alright Sufferfest - Hell Hath No Fur... 13.11 mi 00:40 19.6mph pace

    Hopped on the bike after puppy social hour. Ozzy was wiped out after an hour of playing with a dozen other pups so I figured he would sleep for awhile. I was right about him, but I was also wiped o... read more

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      Good spin and use of puppy down time, Steve! Hope you kick this thing and get back to your old self soon! :)

      about 19 hours ago Like1 person

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      Me too, bud. I am struggling...

      about 19 hours ago Like

    • Natalie E.
      Natalie E.

      I hope your able bounce back. Rest up, 19.6 MPH is not a shabby ride!!! Take it easy for a day or so...

      about 15 hours ago Like1 person

    • Garth A.
      Garth A.

      Hang in there Steve! If it's the same crud I have, it'll be with you until Spring! 20 mph is STRONG!

      about 14 hours ago Like1 person

  2. Hey local DM'ers! Mystic Half registration is now open: http://www.hartfordmarathon.com/Events/Mystic_Half_Marathon___10K.htm Let's run!

  3. swim
    good Mid-day swim 2650 yd 01:08 45:05 pace

    Working from home today so decided to head over to the pool over lunch time since I failed to get up this morning and get there. The workout felt rushed today since I had to get back for a 1:00 mee... read more

  4. VELO
    good Spin class at work 13 mi 00:47 16.8mph pace

    Scaled back the resistance to make a comfortable spin as my back wasn't ready for a heavy workout. Avg HR = 135 (mid Z3). Nice combo of resistance and high cadence work today.

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      Sweet spin, Steve. Must be something in the air, my back has been nagging me too. Stay loose, my friend! :)

      4 days ago Like

  5. swim
    good Gettin' my groove back 2550 yd 01:11 48:42 pace

    Whacked up my back coughing the other day so wasn't sure how this was going to go. I was pleasantly surprised once I got started that things felt really good! I am beginning to get my "fe... read more

  6. swim
    good Morning swim 1600 yd 00:50 54:39 pace

    My lower back was sore this morning and it took me forever to warm up, I mean like 500 yards or more. The guard was 25 minutes late so I didn't get to do my entire planned workout. Here is wha... read more

  7. VELO
    good The Sufferfest - Nine Hammers 12.15 mi 00:37 19.9mph pace

    Well, I only made it through 5 of the 9 hammers today due to time. I hopped on the bike after the burpees to try out this new video. Holy crap. After a w/u, it goes through 9 hammer sessions. They ... read more

  8. FIT
    great Training session w/Sensei Ralph 01:00

    Had my 3rd session w/ the boys' Sensei today. Learning some cool stuff. We finished up the day with 10 burpees/min x 10 min again. My arms are numb.

  9. VELO
    good The Sufferfest - ISLAGIATT 30.04 mi 01:32 19.5mph pace

    Made it through 3 of the 4 climbs in this video before Ozzy needed to go out. This one is a really nice steady state beating with lots of attacks. Good fun!

  10. FIT
    good ARC work 00:40

    This week has been an utter FAIL. I've had a brutal cough for a couple weeks that just won't go away and it has been zapping my energy. I have set my alarm every morning this week to go s... read more

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      ARC??? Hope you're feeling better soon, Buddy! Maybe I should make a trip to Mystic to give you and Alex Tiger Balm rub downs! :)

      9 days ago Like

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    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      Tricky, I am far from a manly man when it comes to seeing my doc. :) I saw him last Friday. My lungs are completely clear. I have a post-URI hyper reactive airway thing going on that is the case e of my incessant hacking.

      8 days ago Like

    • Penny R.
      Penny R.

      Doggone it -- you need to feel better soon...but smart that you are listening to your body.

      8 days ago Like

  11. VELO
    good Bike fit spin 8 mi 00:55 8.7mph pace

    Totally guessing on the distance. Worked up a good sweat a few times in various configurations. Had her hold the resistance steady at my target half IM power for part of the ride to get a good feel... read more

    • Penny R.
      Penny R.

      8 miles is that correct? You usually crank out double that mileage.

      10 days ago Like

    • Garth A.
      Garth A.

      Sounds interesting. .. was that a video?

      10 days ago Like

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      It was a tune up to my road bike fit and an assessment of what fit I would need on a tri bike. So, there were lots of starts, stops, adjustments, and restarts over the period of about 4 hours.

      10 days ago Like

  12. RUN
    good Data-less run + burpees 4 mi 00:33 08:07 pace

    Feeling pretty scrambled today. I forgot my HR monitor for one Garmin, forgot the HR monitor strap for my other Garmin, left my inhaler at my desk and didn't bring it to the gym, so..... Left ... read more

    • Tad S.
      Tad S.

      I know the feeling - today especially.

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      No data?? I don't know if I believe you really ran, then.. ;). Nice little progression.

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      Time well spent. Nice job, Steve!

      13 days ago Like

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      You caught me, Tricky. This workout was all a facade to make me feel better about not doing anything yesterday while my partners in the threshold test from Saturday knocked out long hours. :)

      13 days ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    Post-spin run through Tracy's... 4 mi 00:30 07:33 pace

    Nice little way to flush out the legs after a hard spin. It was the anticipation of all the yummy food waiting for us that kept me going. :)

  14. VELO
    Threshold Test and Sufferfest 19.63 mi 01:06 18.0mph pace

    Threshold test this morning. About 10 watts off my last test but that was right after my half IM last year so it is reasonable to be less at the moment (at least that is what I am telling myself) :... read more

  15. FIT
    good More burpees 00:10:00

    60 more burpees in the books. Still working out a tempo and technique for these.

  16. swim
    good Morning swim 2500 yd 01:39 69:29 pace

    Decided a swim was a better idea than a 0 degree run so hit the pool. I made some really useful recollections today on form. I remembered some stroke things I haven't been doing since getting ... read more

  17. VELO
    good Another spin class in the bank 18 mi 01:00 18.0mph pace

    Today's class was a nice set of intervals at moderate resistance. Kept the HR at most 10% below threshold HR, but not above. We did the following:

    5 x (
    1 min sprint @ 6 of 10 resistance,
    1 m... read more

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Another great spin @ work! The only aerobic activity my job offers is Zumba once a week. No thanks.

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Steve R.
      Steve R.

      We have Zumba too. I would look far too silly doing that so I'll stick to the spin bike. :)

      18 days ago Like

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      Awesome spin, Steve! Sounds like a tough spin! :)

      17 days ago Like

  18. FIT
    Reduced burpee day 00:10:00

    Far too sore to do 10 x 10 burpees today so reduced it to 6 burpees/min x 10 min tonight. I'll see how I feel after a week or so of these and consider ramping up.

  19. RUN
    good Jack Daniels for lunch 5.41 mi 00:42 07:43 pace

    I was jealous of Tracy hogging all the daytime JD lately so figured I would give it a try. Did 1 mi w/u then
    3 x (
    3 min @ 7:13 + 1 min recovery @ 8:00,
    2 min @ 6:53 + 2 min recovery,
    1 min @ 6:31... read more

    • Tracy
      Tracy

      Great job, Steve! You should've taken my times and subtracted 20 seconds! :)

      19 days ago Like1 person

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      Love DM for the copying workout factor! Great speed work.

      19 days ago Like

    • Natalie E.
      Natalie E.

      Lol I love that we all get great work out ideas from each other for this reason I'm on dm. Welcome to the Jd club. It's a bitch but you feel great when your done.

      18 days ago Like1 person