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Recap – Week 38

Can you count commuting on your bike as a workout?


Swim – 3:00:00 – 7200m
Bike – 2:20:10 – 65.20km
Run – 1:29:53 – 17.57km

Total – 6:50:04

This week was a good week for training. The fins haven’t made their disappearance from our swim workouts yet, but I am happy to report that we didn’t have any lunges either. I hope that we are almost done with them though, my legs are really feeling the extra strain and I am pretty sure that I am not alone with that thought.

I planned to commute to work on my bike Tuesday and Thursday; ended up raining on Thursday, so I only was successful Tuesday. It was a lot of fun, and I am looking at ways to do it every week. Now only if swim club wasn’t so darn early, I could do it every day. Alas, I will settle for 2 days a week for now.

I headed out on a proper bike ride Sunday afternoon. Fall is the best time in Calgary as the weather is always predictable and relatively warm; even though it can be a little windy. Well, Sunday afternoon had some gust over 40km/hr which made the ride out a little tough; living and training in Calgary you can’t be scared of the wind. My road bike is awesome to climb and descend on. I feel comfortable at high speed (+60km/hr) and feel like I can push heading up the hills. I have found that it is a little slower on the flats. I wonder if it is just a mind set, or actual mechanical.

Our bathroom renovation is going good. It is a little slow for my liking, but when you have a full time job, family, and training schedule it is tough to dedicate a full weekend to working on renovation. We are thinking of starting a blog dedicated to our renovation; our story is pretty funny so far with scandal, firings, and asbestos. Stay tuned as I will no doubt shamelessly plug it if we do.

Anyways, I got most of the rough in work finished, all I need is an electrician to run the lights and plugs and I am ready for inspection. I will be biting my nails, more than normal, when he shows up.

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Every Friday morning, my company has donuts, muffins, and bagels delivered. Now I don’t typically eat any as I don’t like the products from Tim Hortons. If I am gonna cheat, then it better be good, but that is beside the point.

About a year ago, they stopped delivering bagels and muffins, opting to just send donuts at my companies request. Let me tell you, the uprising from some of the people was similar to protests back in the 70’s. People were angry that there were no more bagels. Not too long after, they started delivering bagels again. The problem? No one eats the bagels anymore. They fought for them, and then ignore them.

Can’t figure that one out.

Question: Do you find your road bike slower on average than your TT/Triathlon bike?


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