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Recap – Week 45

This week got away from me.

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Swim – 3:00:00 – 7500m
Bike – 0:45:25 – 25.45km
Run – 0:46:50 – 9.65km
Strength – 1:30:00

Total – 6:02:15

Have you ever sat down on Friday and went “holy crap, where did the week go?” Now I know that is a good thing, the weekend can never come fast enough, but when you are trying to squeeze a lot of stuff into a short week, time flying is a bad thing.

Training went really good this week, except for I missed a couple of workouts on the weekend. I have decided not to worry too much about logging time on the bike and run yet because I feel strength training and having fun in the pool will help me in the long run. December will be the start of my run focus leading up to the Hypothermic Half Marathon in early February.

Swim training is still a ton of fun. We are switching up the workouts to gain efficiency in every aspect, even push-offs and tumble turns. I know that in an open water swim there are no walls, obviously, but when in the pool why not take every advantage. I stick behind after the workout with a couple of other swimmers and practice, chat, and joke around. Sometimes you learn more like this than in the workout itself.

I can now get out of the pool without using my hands. Will I use this new found power for good or evil? I don’t know.

I missed out on my weekend training as a good buddy of mine agreed to take me hunting; my first time. I am going to dedicate a future post to my experience, but I figured a quick recap was warranted here.

It was a blast, both literally and figuratively. It is no secret that I am dedicated to living a Paleo lifestyle, as much as we can in the 21st century. Well, I felt like this experience is the foundation of the lifestyle. More than just filling tags, it was an experience to be out in nature and tap into that primal instinct; with a diesel truck, binoculars, and a high powered rifle.

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We started watching ‘Food Inc’ last night, a documentary exploring the food industry in the United States. It is a touch scary, and by a touch, I mean entirely. Now taking it with a grain of salt as it was on sided, it appears that the industry really doesn’t care about the animals, workers, or the consumer. They only care about one thing; profit.

It has given us the motivation to find natural raised and process animals local to Calgary, or as my recent trip, go get some of it ourselves. Stay tuned as to how it goes.

Question: Have you started training again after the off season? How is it going so far?

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4 responses

  1. sweatingforit

    Oh wow. I don’t even know how you would go about getting out of the pool without using your hands. Cool! I’ve been meaning to watch Food Inc. I don’t eat grains or sugar and I try to get our dairy and meat as local and pasture-raised/organic as possible but I know we could do better.

    November 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

    • We finished watching it last night. Needless to say my family will follow what you have been doing. There are options out there, just need to find them. Good luck.

      November 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

  2. I’d like to believe that the food industry in Canada isn’t as corrupt and f*&^ed as it is down here. (I grew up in Lethbridge, and a lot of my friends lived on farms). At least Canada has been smart enough to not allow rBgh & rBst. Food Inc is one-sided, but I haven’t been able to find anything from Monsanto that shows what a wonderful company they are.

    November 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

    • I like to believe it as well, but I am slowly starting to question it. We typically stay away from prepackaged foods, opting to shop in the produce section for 75% of our groceries. I reckon that helps a tonne.

      November 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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