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Jim Colby 09-04-2011 11:44 AM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
[B][U]Sunday, Sept 4[/U][/B]
Jogged 0.5 miles to high school track
Ran 1 mile (8:30, HR mid-130s), walked 1 lap
Ran 1 mile (8:05, HR around 140), walked 1 lap
Ran 1 mile (7:50, HR in 140s) walked 1 lap
Ran 1 mile (7:05, HR in 150s)
Jogged 0.5 miles home

Almost 6 miles in total. Temp humid and in low 80s. Felt good today. Felt like I could have kept up the 7 min pace for a while. Hoping for a 21-something 5K at some point this year.

Jim Colby 09-06-2011 06:05 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
[B][U]Monday, Sept. 5[/U][/B]
Swam: 1x1000M, 1x500M

[B][U]Tuesday, Sept. 6[/U][/B]
Biked 6 miles, then ran 2 miles

Jim Colby 09-07-2011 07:15 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
[B][U]Wednesday, Sept 7[/U][/B]
Ran 2 miles easy (around 18 mins)

Tapering for half iron man on Sunday

David Orr 09-07-2011 11:16 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
Good luck Jim, hopefully the weather will be more favorable this go round.

Jim Colby 09-09-2011 12:01 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
Thanks Dave! The weather will be great, but the course more more than twice as long. I feel good though!

[B][U]Thursday, Sept. 8[/U][/B]
Swam 1K in lake, then
biked 10 miles

[B][U]Friday, Sept. 9[/U][/B]
Rest Day

Jim Colby 09-14-2011 09:03 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
[B][U]Saturday, Sept. 10[/U][/B]
10 minute open water swim, then
20 minute cycle, then
10 minute run

Easy pace with some accelerations and race pace practice of the transitions between event.

[B][U]Sunday, Sept. 11[/U][/B]
Subaru Ironman 70.3 Muskoka in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

Since this was my first half iron man, I was just hoping to finish this one with some semblance of competency. I definitely wanted to beat 7 hours and was hoping that I would beat 6:30 and would have been thrilled with that. I thought I would place in the bottom third of participants since this is a pretty competitive meet.

Well, I ended up with a time of 6:02:59 :kicking0:and placed 22 out of 61 in my age group (18th in the swim, 19th on the bike and 29th on the run) and 334th out of 733 total men. I was quite surprised by my swim time, happy with my bike time and the run time was ok and what I need to work on the most. The course was hilly and very tough but beautiful and scenic. I felt great through the bike and probably about 8 miles of the run and that’s when the Huntsville bear jumped on my back. It started to get sunny and hot, there was no more shade and a there were some hard hills at the end of the run. When I crossed the finish line, my feet were killing me and I had a hard time carrying on a conversation. :zombie: I went to lie down for a while and my sister-in-law Natasha revived me with a wonderful foot massage. I am definitely indebted to her for that!

Well, I'm very pleased with this race, especially after having a bad Olympic Tri in NJ. I think I learned from that one though. I did a lot more bike/run brick workouts and planned my rest, nutrition (before and during the race), hydration and taper extremely carefully this time around and it made a huge difference.

[B][U]Sept 12-14[/U][/B]
Rest days and get caught up at work days.

Jim Colby 09-17-2011 04:38 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
[B][U]Thursday, Sept. 15 and Friday, Sept. 16[/U][/B]
Rested again (5 days in a row...yikes!) and caught up on more stuff
Saturday, Sept. 17[/U][/B]
Cycled 15 miles (around 45 mins, didn't push too hard and did some slower riding with another rider while chatting)
3x10 DH pull-ups (these have slipped a bit, but not as bad as I thought)

Took a bit of a break,

Ran 1/2 mile to HS track
1 mile (8:20)
walked 1/4 mile
1 mile (7:35)
Ran 1/2 mile home

Took it kind of easy today since I have a big ride tomorrow, the NJ Gran Fondo bike tour. 104 miles with 7900 ft of hills. Check out the ride profile below. Hills anyone? :devil:


Hope my legs hold up after the race last weekend!

Jim Colby 09-19-2011 09:53 AM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
[B][U]Sunday, Sept. 18[/U][/B]
Did the NJ Gran Fondo cycling tour. 104.89 miles per my bike computer and 7900 ft of climbing. My first century ride! Felt pretty strong and we rode with a group so didn't set a fast pace, but my legs are feeling it after two consecutive weekends of abuse.

Jim Colby 09-20-2011 09:39 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
[B][U]Monday, Sept. 19[/U][/B]
Took the day off.

[B][U]Tuesday Sept. 20[/U][/B]
Ran 2.6 hilly miles. My quads still felt a bit numb and unresponsive, but I felt fast, if that makes any sense at all. :shrug:

Jim Colby 10-01-2011 02:39 PM

Re: Down in Jim's Garage
[B][U]Weds, Sept. 21[/U][/B]

[B][U]Thurs, Sept 22[/U][/B]
Ran hilly 4.5 miles (untimed, late at night in dark)
Fri, Sept 23[/B][/U]
Traveled to Wyoming to see my son at school and watch the Wyoming/Nebraska football game.

[B][U]Sat, Sept. 24[/U][/B]
Ran 7 miles at 7200 ft in Wyoming (~1 hour)

[B][U]Sun, Sept.25[/U][/B]
Traveled home to NJ, so day off

[B][U]Mon. Sept. 26[/U][/B]
Ran hilly 4.5 miles (untimed, since late at night in the dark)

[B][U]Tuesday, Sept. 27[/U][/B]
Off due to work

[B][U]Wednesday, Sept. 28[/U][/B]
Ran hilly 2.6 miles, untimed

[B][U]Thurs, Sept. 29[/U][/B]
Off due to work

[B][U]Fri, Sept. 30[/U][/B]
Ran 4.5 mile hill route again, untimed again

[B][U]Sat. Oct. 1[/U][/B]
Swam 2x500M (about 10 mins/500, not too fast)

Very busy at work these days, so just trying to get some running in before the marathon on Oct. 16th in Toronto. Long run day tomorrow. Back to regular crossfit/ski prep after the marathon. Can't wait to hit the weights again!

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