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Recap – Week 36

Another week down. Man, these weekly recaps are coming almost faster than I can write them.


Swim – 0:55:00 – 2500m
Bike – 0:49:57 – 21.9km
Run – 2:09:17 – 27.22km
Total – 3:54:14

My swim and bike suffered this week, but it isn’t all my fault. Brace yourself, here come the excuses. The pool was closed for maintenance on Friday and as much as I wanted to dive in, there was nothing but air to dive into. Sure, I could have gone to another pool, but I am not a huge fan a busy lanes; at a strange pool? No thanks. Besides, swim club starts up again on Monday and a day off isn’t a bad thing.

I woke up Saturday morning to rain, actually, rain like that can’t be called just rain. It was almost like ’40 days and nights’ or ‘build me an ark’ kinda rain. So the bike stayed in the house and I took the day off. Kinda.

I was able to squeeze three runs though, with one being a 10k race on Sunday morning. The race was a great success as I set a new PR of 43:36 (4:22/km); almost a full minute faster than last year. Race report to follow (stayed tuned). I was the first on my team to finish, with all of us coming in under an hour. A great result all around.

Just about 2 years ago, going against the grain, we moved into a older community in Calgary from our suburban community. Our friends thought we were a little crazy, and I am the first to admit we are. It has been awesome so far being close to the Bow River, Bowmont Natural Park, and having trees that are taller than our fence. The downside you ask? Well, the house was built in 1976 and hasn’t really been updated since.

So I started renovations this weekend by demolishing our ensuite bathroom. Man, you want a decent cross training workout? Rip up a sub floor. My hamstrings, triceps, and wrists are killing me. I mentioned that I kinda took Saturday off, well, no triathlon specific workouts, but I was sweating pretty hard on Saturday afternoon. It went better than expected, and we are ready to close up the walls pretty soon.

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Recap – Week 35

My Whole 30 Challenge has reached Day 12 as of today, and I am glad to say it is going pretty well. I am starting to crave certain things, but more than anything I am just getting a little hungry. I think the challenge makes you think that if you snack, you fail; there are certainly people out there that have than opinion and I call them the ‘Elitist Paleo’. I say eat when you are hungry make a decent snack choice, because it sucks being hungry. For me, cashews are not a decent choice.


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My wife has left the room.

Question. Now that triathlon season is over, will you still race? What are you racing?


2 responses

  1. Still sounds like a solid week, when is your next race?

    September 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

    • Thanks, nothing to complain about. I am planning a half marathon in November, but beyond that, I have no idea.

      September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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