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Month: March 2017

I had a bad run. And now I’m in a bad mood.

I had a bad run. And now I’m in a bad mood.

Also I hate treadmills. It’s been about a week since I ranted about treadmills, so I guess I’m due. I’m now fully convinced that treadmills and me do not get along. They’re evil. The weather tonight was cold and rainy – aka the worst possible weather imaginable. I’d take snow over this any day. So I decided to do my run indoors on the treadmill. Expecting the worst. Got worse than I expected. Damn it was bad. This time the…

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Trainer Road Referrals

Trainer Road Referrals

Just a quick post here – I apparently have three referrals I can provide for a free month of Trainer Road. If you’re interested in giving it a try, drop me a line here or on Twitter¬†@CBSkillz. Obviously I have a very favourable opinion of their product. And no, I’m not paid or otherwise supported by Trainer Road.

Turn up the Volume!

Turn up the Volume!

I’m continuing to push quite a bit of volume for me. This week, I’m slated to hit 1140 TSS, but I’m sure I’ll blow past that by more than a few. Last week I exceeded the TSS goal of 1040 by almost 50 points (49.5, to be exact). And the week before, hit 935 on a 930 target. I was wondering this week how this volume compares to last year, and I was surprised at the result. Last year my…

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Fatigue? What Fatigue?

Fatigue? What Fatigue?

-63.8… or so it says. Actually today I feel a bit closer to that than I have lately. Yesterday was a long run day. I managed to crank out 16.3 km keeping things almost entirely aerobic. My aerobic pace is dropping, currently down to about 5:30/km. This is slow by runner standards, but I’ll remind you again that I’m a normal guy. I don’t claim to have super powers like those folks that crushed Around the Bay this past weekend…

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Weekly Workouts – March 20 to March 26

Weekly Workouts – March 20 to March 26

Weekly Stats: Swim: 7000m, TSS 181.7 Bike: 237 km, TSS 625.0 Run: 36.1 km, TSS 282.8 Total Duration:¬†14:14 Total TSS: 1089.5 CTL: 83.9 ATL: 152.6 Form: -62.4 I am officially carrying a metric butt-ton of fatigue right now. The -62.4 is probably the largest my form score has ever been by a huge margin. I’m one more week away from a recovery week. But I will say, I don’t feel anywhere near -62.4. I feel much closer to -35 or…

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2017 Goals – Part 1

2017 Goals – Part 1

I’ve been putting off this post for some time now. It was coming, but I don’t think I have a strong enough handle on my current fitness to set goals. So this post is aptly named “Part 1” – I am going to muse about what my goals might be… because that’s helpful….. I do a lot of indoor cycling, which makes it difficult to estimate time on the bike course. The trainer I have works well enough but because…

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The World’s Greatest Recovery Sandwich

The World’s Greatest Recovery Sandwich

Recovery drinks are overrated (joke). I’m focusing my science brain on recovery sandwiches. And why not? It’s true what they say – There’s nothing like the love between a man and his sandwich. I’ve “invented” the worlds best. I’m claiming it now, and I’m not even going to bother Googling to see if it is a real thing somewhere else. It’s mine. And here it is: Here’s what’s in it: Whole grain bread with Margarine 1 full can of tuna…

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I was going to write this yesterday, but then I fell asleep

I was going to write this yesterday, but then I fell asleep

Sleep is so wonderful. The last few weeks I’ve been up early for workouts, and I guess I’m still adjusting to this. In the past I’ve never really done morning workouts, with the exception of swimming. I was stupid for not. They’re awesome. And exhausting. On Tuesday of this week I was so wiped I decided that I need to give myself a chance to recuperate a bit. So I’m off work today & tomorrow, making this a four day…

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If I didn’t feel so good, I’d feel so bad.

If I didn’t feel so good, I’d feel so bad.

Or is it the other way around? I had such a hard time keeping my eyes open at work today. Just exhausted. In my non-triathlon life, one of my dogs has decided she likes peeing inside, despite being housebroken for years. She’s 4. This is new. And only happens in the middle of the night. To make a long story short, my wife and I have found out she doesn’t pee in our bedroom. Normally we sleep with the door…

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My Love-Hate With the Local Bike Shop

My Love-Hate With the Local Bike Shop

Last week I noticed that my bottom bracket was having some mild grinding. No audible sound was coming, but it was definitely grinding on the down-stroke. I ride a 2016 Cervelo P3 which is fitted with a press fit BBRight bracket. And I’m completely incapable of performing this specific piece of maintenance. Thursday before hitting the pool I went down to my local bike shop to ask some questions about it. The guys in there are usually pretty nice, but…

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