Et Voila, I tri! - Diary of my journey(s). Observations! #Zentriathlete, #familybalancetri, #zenfamily


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19 November 2016

2016 - 14 NOVEMBER - 20 NOVEMBER - Week in Review

Activities - Strava Logs (Shane's Strava link)

(Look for rollover links if you are Strava stalking me :) )

Activity 1 - RUN
Activity 1 - RUN
Activity 1 - RUN
Activity 1 - RUN 1
Activity 2 - RUN 2
Activity 1 - SWIM


Monday morning weigh in XXX.X
Sunday Morning weigh in XXX.X
Saturday post activity weigh in XXX.X

Targeted Activity and Focus Points


Survive the tri dot plan.  I had to skip one swim b/c I was traveling.  The other swim albeit brutal was pretty good.  I was off my targets but I think I can zero that in.  Hopefully I don't get too off course its a great opportunity.


Recombant spinner at the hotel.  It was brutal.  Absolutely brutal.


Typical.  Good frame, positive posture, good breathing.


using nuun electrolytes and probar protein bars and meal replacement.

Weights and Strength

pushups and situps.  22 a day.

Weekly Reflections and Focus

I was recently accepted to use tridot pre season plan.  I was traveling this first week so it was a bit difficult to get it all in.  Tried to shuffle things around a bit, which helped but I wasn't able to hit all the trainer plan marks.

It is interesting to be driven by such a structured plan.  I feel good again this week.  A combination of nutrition and increase of activity.  My runs were quite decent.  I am glad that i found Oyster point trails.  I think I can find 6 miles in a couple different ways there.  Because the dst constraints of shorter light, I can skip great highway when its too pressed and I can run the Oyster Point Bay.  I got two solid runs.

One run I was just cruising and exploring.  I was able to maintain what would have equated to a 2 hour pace without a problem.  I was running a bit slower as i was in a very unfamiliar space.  I was running with a handheld LED flashlight, a green flasher on my hat and a head lamp.  I was a sweat fest.  It was quite interesting.  The one thing that was striking about that route were the tree and pipe bumps.  It was hard to see things a bit and almost rolled my ankle a few times.  Then I re ran the route mostly the following morning at a much better pace.  Got some amazing photos of sunrise too.

One of the interesting things this week was the great feeling run out and about Land's End.  Then to do the same on the follow up ont he run around Oyster Point bay.  Then the swim on Saturday morning.  I went to an afternoon event and was almost falling asleep and was famished.

Anyway, things are good.  Travel wasn't too rough, but still work is a stresser.  Our company is in process of changing a few things as it pertains to the clients I am servicing.  it will be interesting to see my involvement in a few key accounts.  Over time I hope that i can catch a rhythym that allows for life, family, balance and triathlon.

One trend I ma seeing in many of the groups I am in, is watching folks asking for opinions.  In some circumstances it really does seem that the questions are sincere.  but more often than not, it appears to be reflective of looking for peer acceptance.  That trend can be unhealthy especially in those that are easily influenced.  it is like with anything, having to identify and foster and building personal strengths is often required to assure that we don't destroy ourselves following an inappropriate for us ideal.  I tend to see advice as free advice, take what you need and discard the rest.  It's just an observation.  

It's been great for me to start to feel good again.  I feel that I ma starting in a bit better place than last year overall.  I hope the weight follows and that I am able to get down to 180 lbs are lighter prior to  May 6th and St George.  I have put a few things down as potential events and goals so I will post those here:
  • - 70.3 IM branded st George- may 6
  • - Ragnar trails Zions
  • - gran Fondo cache Valley or other century ride
  • - Wellsville duathlon 
  • - marathon - TBD
  • - lots of other probably not structured activities...
  • - viking man 70.3 - if I can fit it in

2018 is the plan to complete a 140.6 IM branded event (Chattanooga, Arizona, and the changing from Vineman to Santa Rosa are lead choices).

Weekly Pics

Enjoy this pix.

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