Yesterday I did the SVIT.

I took off today.

Yesterday I swam and had a kink in my neck and couldn’t breathe out of my left side.

This morning I woke up and couldn’t turn my neck to the left. Not great.

Then I was moving luggage and I stepped on my computer charger and slipped and went down. Oy. Also not great!

Now I’m waiting for Derek to pick me up and we are heading down to Pacifica to a BBQ before we head to San Jose for the Silicon Valley International Triathlon tomorrow. Jessie is coming too; it will be fun! The last time I did this race was 4 years ago with Bruce. Back then they called it the San Jose International.

Should be a fun day!!

I was going to do a separate post for all my workouts, but eff that! One lump post, here you go.

May was a pretty light workout month, almost non-existent. It should have been a very heavy month.

Thursday, May 26
Run – 37:38
TE 3.3
157 avg
177 peak
343 kcals
Harlem > Central Park. Hot as hell!

Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day!
Run – 40:38
TE 4.1
170 avg
186 peak
442 kcals
This was down the Promenade, then over and back on the Brooklyn Bridge. Hot as hell. Touristy as hell. Stinky as hell as they are painting the bridge.

I don’t think I worked out for the 4 days here, but I could be wrong. The 31st I had to wait for a fridge delivery and then I had some interviews, the 1st I walked over the BK Bridge and back to pick up a new router, the 2nd was my birthday, the 3rd I traveled back to SF. Nope! No workouts!

Saturday, June 4
Spin class plus more – 1:07:09
TE 3.3
147 avg
176 peak
533 kcals
Caroline Jordan in the house!

Sunday, June 5
Ran and biked 1:46:04
TE 3.6
151 avg
190 peak
896 kcals
:34:22 run, 1:09:21 bike. Some other Lap I marked on my HRM but I have no idea why. I biked to Lincoln, down Great Highway because it’s closed on Sundays, around Lake Merced, then back.

Monday, June 6
Swam 1,000 yards – 500 swim/500 pull

Tuesday, June 7
Spin workout 1:12:01
TE 3.0
143 avg
176 peak
526 kcals
Danny Baker in the house!

Wednesday, June 8
Speed run of 30 minutes.
TE 3.4
158 avg
186 peak
305 kcals

Thursday, June 9 (today!)
Rode my bike but the timing got screwed up bc it only says 52:20 and a TE of 2.4. WRONG. In reality I rode for 1:15:00 and it was hard as hell. (Thank you Danny Baker!). I then actually did some stretching after, whoa!
134 avg
173 peak
342 kcals

Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Today I ran.

I was in NYC, and according to my HRM I ran 1:12:44.

TE 4.9
172 avg
184 peak
811 kcals

47:23, then 2:41 (I think I had to stop and stretch), then 22:40.

As best as I can recall I went through Central Park, and then came out at what I was hoping was the 80’s but it was really 72nd St. And then I had to go to 128th! I ran by the Met, the Guggenheim. And this little bird was flying low to the ground and flew right into the inside of my left ankle!! He was fine, flew right away.

It was hot as hell.

I better get on it.

Yesterday and today I ran from Harlem to Central Park and around Jackie’s reservoir. Close to 6 miles each run. I didn’t run Saturday because I traveled from MD to NYC. I felt like I was in a race since there were so many people running around. NYC is one crowded city.

The weather is so weird – rainy, cold, humid as hell, damp. It’s supposed to get to 80 tomorrow, yuck.

Bruce! – I signed up for the SJIT – which is now called the Silicon Valley International Triathlon. June 12. Woot.

Now I’m in TriBeCa, and about to go to Macy’s on 34th street. I don’t have my HRM on me so can’t include my info, wah wah. Maybe I can update this post later!

Yesterday I ran for :31. I really stretched my hamstring after and it feels better but today for some reason my knee hurts. Shit.

Yesterday I ran for :31. I really stretched my hamstring after and it feels better but today for some reason my knee hurts. Shit.

Today I got back into the swing of things (kinda) and ran 5.67 miles. I just about DIED.

55:38 total
hr 175 avg
hr 189 peak
643 kcals
TE 5 (out of 5!!!)

27:27 out
28:10 back

I wanted to do a negative split but the fact that I walked for a few :10 when my heart rate was jacked up pretty much killed that. And I also hit the long light so I had to wait over :60 on the way back, when I had to wait less than :30 on the way out.

Then me and my mom went to see Water for Elephants; it was ok. The book was naturally so much better.

It’s interesting to note that since I’ve basically taken the past 2.5 weeks off, my hamstring pain was virtually non-existant, my sciatica pain was 100% gone, and I have not been sick. I also lost weight (muscle) but I was way thinner than before.

I am so off the Vineman training program I have no idea how I’ll get back on in less than 2 months.

Today is Monday. We got back from our road trip Saturday. (just had to remind myself where I was…)

I’m currently at SFO having a veggie burger, side salad, glass of Zin, and getting kinda buzzed. Cheap date! My flight doesn’t board for another hour so I am getting anther glass and a hot fudge sundae. I’m wearing my new glasses and they are messing with my vision bc they are so strong I think that is adding to my drunkeness. Oh well.

Today me and the German spun our legs out in GG Park. It was not only freezing but raining, joy! The German remarked that this was like winter weather and when I said, “nah it’s just summer” I think he got really confused/sad. I’m sorry but SF is not known for its great summers, and we were in deep GG Park, so we are talking at the beach, which is socked in a lot. He then said, “So you’re telling me it could be sunny in Marin right now” and I said “Marin! It could be sunny and 10 degrees warmer at Bruce’s house right now!” Microclimates, sheesh!

Last night after the B2B we had dinner at Indian Oven, one of my all time faves. That, Thep Fenom, and Cafe Axum all in a few blocks, good lord how lucky. Anyway there were just drunken DISASTERS all over the Lower Haight from the race, so funny. From the dude in the horse suit to the Smurfs with smeared body paint smoking and yawning outside of the Noc Noc it was just comedy after comedy. I especially appreciated the two sailors walking with an Asian hooker, although they could have been actual sailors and an actual hooker for all I know. I love the Bay to Breakers, it’s the most fun day in SF.

Now I’m still here at SFO, the German is flying Delta to NYC and I’m headed to IAD to see my mom. Headed to Brooklyn and/or Harlem this weekend. Should really think about training again since I’m supposed to do Vineman in 2 months. Christ.

Look at this! Best.Desert.Ever

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