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Post  nkrichards on Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:57 pm

Michele, I'm not surprised at all by your great running results even though you feel you've backed off run training.  I've always believed that cross training was pretty effective.  And, Maura, who is definitely a bicyclist first and foremost always said that biking made her a better runner.

Hope you're enjoying you summer at least a bit and not getting to overwhelmed by IM training on top of life in general.

Thanks for dropping in.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks Doug & Nancy.   It has been a busy summer and I did hope to update a bit more.  I know that once I get back to Atlanta, I will actually have more time believe it or not.   I'm looking forward to getting home except for the weather as it has been cool here - only in the high 70s/low 80s - the last couple of days.  We have even had a couple of mornings that dipped down to just below 60.  That is of course not going to be the case when I get back to Atlanta.  I have been doing a lot of brick workouts and generally that involves a 45-60 min run in the heat of the day here.  I'm glad that it has typically been in the mid-80s for those.  It is indeed humid, but there is a difference when the temps aren't in the 90s.  Will be interesting when I get back.

Did my first Century ride of the training this past Saturday and it went well.  Not super hilly but very windy on the back half which was a good challenge.  I also ran an hour after riding (101 miles) and it went fine.   Swimming continues to be my nemesis.  It isn't like I cannot swim the distance, but I am not making any waves (pun intended) regarding "speed" in the water.  I just do not seem to progress in that category in the pool.  I'm not concerned with not making the cutoff especially with a wetsuit and river current.  I was hoping to make some strides there - but it just might be what it's going to be.

Easy week this week - but back to the major grind on Monday.   One more week here as I'm headed back on the 26th.
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Post  ounce on Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:04 pm

I guess with all that biking and a hundred mile ride, it would seem our crazy Miche1e is dipping the toes in for a full IM, somewhere.

I do have a suggestion on improving your swimming.  Don't swim in areas where the buoys have wine.  No
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Post  nkrichards on Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:08 pm

Impressed that you could walk let alone run for an hour after biking 100 miles!  I can't imagine training for a full!

I'm surprised your swim times aren't improving.  You swim with a coach don't you?  I would expect him/her to make some suggestions for minor technique changes that would help.  As you said as long as you make the cutoff you'll be fine and I'm sure that won't be an issue.  You'll make up more time on the bike and run than you lose on the swim.  It's a pretty small percentage of the total event.

Take care when you transition back into the heat in Atlanta.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:57 pm

So I arrived back in Atlanta last night - and its been raining ever since - and its not too hot at all.  Weird.  I did swim today in my normal pool and the water was actually cool because of the rain.  The swim felt pretty good, but still not very quick.  I seem to have lost my swim "speed" completely if i actually had any.  I was hoping to get in a little spin, but the wet roads prevented that.  I will ride an easy 1 hr 30 min tomorrow followed by an easy run on the flat, dirt, cinder path by the river.  It will be in the mid-70s, but I seem to have missed the super warm stuff.

Headed to Louisville this weekend to ride and run on the course.  I guess swimming in the Ohio River is not an option - which seems ok to me.
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Post  nkrichards on Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:12 pm

Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:So I arrived back in Atlanta last night - and its been raining ever since - and its not too hot at all.  Weird.  I did swim today in my normal pool and the water was actually cool because of the rain.  The swim felt pretty good, but still not very quick.  I seem to have lost my swim "speed" completely if i actually had any.  I was hoping to get in a little spin, but the wet roads prevented that.  I will ride an easy 1 hr 30 min tomorrow followed by an easy run on the flat, dirt, cinder path by the river.  It will be in the mid-70s, but I seem to have missed the super warm stuff.

Headed to Louisville this weekend to ride and run on the course.  I guess swimming in the Ohio River is not an option - which seems ok to me.
I'm sure that cooler weather than you expected isn't to disappointing but it's to bad it messed up your bike ride.

It will be nice to ride and run on the course.  Is the river running to high or just generally not safe without safety professionals close by?  I'll have to take a look at the course just out of curiosity.

With 6 weeks of training left are you in your peak or starting to taper off a bit.  I would imagine you need a bit longer taper for something that long but you don't want to taper to soon.

Anxious to hear what you have to say about training and the race after you've done it.

Enjoy your weekend course preview.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:26 pm

Still at it.  The heat and humidity have come back with a vengeance and have no signs of going away.  Should be interesting.  A couple of more big training weeks and then taper.  I did get my bib no. which is #420 - had to explain to an milenniel that i never inhaled.

Anyway, recap of last week.  Headed for a nap.

Mon - Day off
Tues - Swim 2600 yds; Ride 25 miles
Wed - Run 7 miles (hill repeats), Easy Spin (15 miles), Trainer
Thurs - Swim 1400 yds, Ride 22 miles (intervals)
Fri - Run easy 6 miles; Swim 3200 yds (lake swim)
Sat - Ride 98 miles, Brick run 3.3 miles
Sun - Run 17 miles
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Post  ounce Yesterday at 6:00 am

Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Still at it.  The heat and humidity have come back with a vengeance and have no signs of going away.  Should be interesting.  A couple of more big training weeks and then taper.  I did get my bib no. which is #420 - had to explain to an milenniel that i never inhaled.

Anyway, recap of last week.  Headed for a nap.

Mon - Day off
Tues - Swim 2600 yds; Ride 25 miles
Wed - Run 7 miles (hill repeats), Easy Spin (15 miles), Trainer
Thurs - Swim 1400 yds, Ride 22 miles (intervals)
Fri - Run easy 6 miles; Swim 3200 yds (lake swim)
Sat - Ride 98 miles, Brick run 3.3 miles
Sun - Run 17 miles
I don't see why you took Monday off.  Slacker!!!!
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Post  nkrichards Yesterday at 8:45 am

@ounce wrote:
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Still at it.  The heat and humidity have come back with a vengeance and have no signs of going away.  Should be interesting.  A couple of more big training weeks and then taper.  I did get my bib no. which is #420 - had to explain to an milenniel that i never inhaled.

Anyway, recap of last week.  Headed for a nap.

Mon - Day off
Tues - Swim 2600 yds; Ride 25 miles
Wed - Run 7 miles (hill repeats), Easy Spin (15 miles), Trainer
Thurs - Swim 1400 yds, Ride 22 miles (intervals)
Fri - Run easy 6 miles; Swim 3200 yds (lake swim)
Sat - Ride 98 miles, Brick run 3.3 miles
Sun - Run 17 miles
I don't see why you took Monday off.  Slacker!!!!
Laughing   You'd make a one tough coach Doug!

Impressive training Michele.  I can't imagine completing it especially in the heat and humidity.  Hopefully it will cool down for the race and you'll be more than prepared after training in those conditions.

I assume you registered for Boston?
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