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2015: Complete Vineman 70.3--and finish strong! Do a few half marathons, maybe a century, maybe another 2.4 mile swim. Try to stay as injury-free as possible.

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  • 16 miles
  • 03:05 time
  • 1953 calories
  • 5 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. swim
    great straight swim 2000 yd 00:47 41:28 pace

    40 lap swim. Another straight swim, no sets, speedwork, etc. About a minute faster from Wednesday.

  2. RUN
    great nice and easy 2.52 mi 00:30 11:54 pace

    Nice easy run, had to wait until my husband got home from work, so it was warm but not too hot. I know it was supposed to be "easy", and it was, but man, my pace is getting slower and sl... read more

  3. RUN
    great T-run 1.21 mi 00:15:00 12:23 pace

    Easy slow run right off the bike. In a drizzle. Weird for San Diego.

  4. VELO
    great trainer ride 10 mi 00:45 13.3mph pace

    Distance estimated. Was supposed to do a certain set, but decided to do a steady state with a few spurts of harder and easier.

  5. swim
    great straight swim 2000 yd 00:48 42:24 pace

    40 laps straight swim. Actually, it ended up that the guy I was sharing a lane with is also doing Vineman 70.3 (never met him before) so chatted a bit before my swim--after I did 200 he got out an... read more

  6. Huge week behind me, including a 3000 yard swim on Thursday, a 50 mile very hilly bike ride with 2.5 mile transition run yesterday, and a 12 mile run today----not counting other runs, swims, and a ... read more

  7. RUN
    alright last long run 12.05 mi 02:37 13:03 pace

    Well, it was not a pretty run----tons of walk breaks (I started with my usual ratio, but by mile 6 decided to just run when I could and walk when I needed). Warm, but not hot----but very muggy. Wo... read more

  8. RUN
    great t-run 2.53 mi 00:30 11:51 pace

    An easy 30 minute run off the bike. 2 minute run/30 second walk ratio. Still cloudy and awesome outside, although muggy.

  9. VELO
    great Del Dios to Three Witches 50.19 mi 04:04 12.3mph pace

    Peak week! A MUCH better ride than last week. Same route, and I'm not that much faster than I was last week, but I felt stronger, didn't cry, and overall just 1000% better. Had Steve S.... read more

  10. swim
    great big base swim 3000 yd 01:07 39:06 pace

    Big swim. I *think* this is my last big swim before taper. Base is 2:30. Felt strong throughout, although my 100s definitely got up to 7 seconds slower toward the end. This is swim time. Moving... read more

  11. RUN
    great morning run 5.15 mi 01:00 11:39 pace

    Pretty decent run considering my pains last night. Of course, toward the end my right knee hurt. With my race 2.5 weeks away, could it be psychosomatic at this point? Kept to my 2 minute run/30 ... read more

  12. RUN
    blah 2.43 mi 00:30 12:20 pace

    Meh. Legs felt weird----right hip and quad----not hurting, just felt funny. And the last 1/10 mile, I had a stabbing pain in my lower left back.

    • Steve S.
      Steve S.

      Ugh. Right before taper the body is fragile.

      10 days ago Like

    • Frederick Hi-five

      Hope that clears up quickly for you, SugarM! Nice run and ride today!

      9 days ago

    • Barb

      Oh the ways our bodies complain at the peak of training. Hope things ease up - you are SO STRONG!!

      9 days ago Like

    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      Yikes! Seems to me you need to be restored with some good deep tissue massages, Sug.

      9 days ago Like

  13. VELO
    great trainer ride 14 mi 01:05 12.9mph pace

    Distance estimated. Did the trainer at home.

  14. swim
    great short swim 1000 yd 00:24 41:37 pace

    20 laps straight out. Just a steady cruise. Apparently, according to Ted it's National Swim a Lap Day, so yay, I celebrated.

  15. Remember that ocean swim race I did a few weeks ago where I had 2 lifeguard rescues? Here's the recap.

    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      Wait a minute! How did I miss this? Sorry about the cramps, Sug. And yes, I so understand the humiliation you felt, because you are so competitive and always try to improve and do better every time. And from what you said, Ryan understood too, and decided to stick w/ you to make sure you would finish the race. So cool of him.

      9 days ago Like

  16. swim
    great recovery swim 1000 yd 00:22 39:09 pace

    20 lap swim. Warm water in the pool. Yuck.


  17. RUN
    blah horrible run 7 mi 01:48 15:27 pace

    Was supposed to go for a 7 mile slow run immediately following the ride. I ran the first 2 miles, and walked the last 5. Was so hot I thought I was going to melt. Did everything I could. Salt. ... read more

    • Carolyn B.
      Carolyn B.

      I have been out on runs in the summer and felt exactly like you are feeling! A bad run isn't an indication of whether or not you'll be ready to race. It's simply a bad run. Don't overthink it Sugar. You've done the hard work. Don't let one bad run or ride or swim define you! I know you can do this.

      14 days ago Like1 person

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    • J B.
      J B.

      Today's run probably helped your heat acclimation. That's a real thing! :-) I reckon it's 20 degrees hotter here than there, and I can run in the heat of day once I'm acclimated, assuming I slow down and drink more.

      13 days ago Like

    • Dennis S.
      Dennis S. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      I agree with what everyone else above has said, You can do it Sugar!!!

      13 days ago

  18. VELO
    blah horrible ride 51.06 mi 04:15 12.0mph pace

    Worst ride ever. At least, in recent memory.

    Did the same route I did last week. 3455 feet of elevation. It got really hot. The way back, I just melted. Poured water on myself, took salt, drank... read more

    • Carolyn B.
      Carolyn B.

      Don't make any decisions while you are in the "pain cave"! The heat and elevation are tough. You CAN do this!

      14 days ago Like1 person

    • Steve S.
      Steve S.

      Not unexpected. You are very close to peak. This is the culmination of months of training and fatigue. I have had similar experiences.

      14 days ago Like3 people

    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      Again, take care of yourself, and don't let that unhealthy Summer weather get to you, Sug.

      14 days ago Like1 person

  19. swim
    good speed sets 2200 yd 00:51 41:07 pace

    44 lap swim. Bicep/arm soreness throughout, but I got it done.

    600 warm up
    50 fast
    50 easy
    2x50 fast
    50 easy
    3x50 fast
    50 easy
    4x50 fast
    50 easy
    200 free
    4x50 open-close
    500 free

  20. VELO
    alright trainer ride 10 mi 00:45 13.3mph pace

    Distance estimated. Got on the trainer and my knee area felt weird. Tuesday it was nerve pain, and it was better yesterday. Now it's not nerve pain---it feels muscular. Weak. On the back of... read more