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A very nice family easter swim

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It is always nice when you can spend time with your family and train at the same time.  Every Easter Lucky’s lake gives you such an opportunity to invite family and loved ones out to the lake to experience the sunrising over the lake, take in a great easter breakfast and go for a lake swim.  All for free!  The best kept secret in Orlando.

A soak in the hot tube after my lake crossing

A soak in the hot tube after my lake crossing

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My daughter Amaya

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My son Amante

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Easter Sunrise Service Incredible View!

 

My friend and fellow triathlete Renate G.

My friend and fellow triathlete Renate G.

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2015 in Daily Training Log

 

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A very sore body calls for a day of rest

My body is so sore from the dual swim and sports conditioning yesterday that I just decided to rest.  I also picked up my Zoey (tri bike) from the shop.  $300 for new tires and a crash checkup.  Ouch!

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Daily Training Log

 

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A swimtastic day

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First one in the pool this season at the Roper YMCA

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1.5 mile lake swim. Don’t drop ya phone taking a selfie.

 

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So I decided to start my day out with an open water swim.  I had a wonderful swim, a perfect morning for a sunrise swim.  At the last minute I decided to do two crossings because the water felt so good.  The water was as clear as glass.  It was very nice seeing the sunrising to my left as I swam with each stroke.

After my swim workout, I decided to go to my local Roper YMCA and do the sports conditioning class.  The class is only a half an hour, but it is a real ball buster.  Consisting of mostly women, it is the hardest class I have taken in a while.  This high intensity class is bulit around jump squats, burpees, lunges, wind sprints and pushups.  I was dizzy and very light headed I was working so hard trying to keep my senses about me.

After recovering from this high intensity workout, I noticed that the pool was re-opening for the first time since the winter.  Although I had already swum today, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be the first to jump in the pool this year.  I made a pact with myself that if I was the first memeber in the pool, I would do a short swim session.  When I asked Trinidad (the lifeguard) if anyone had been in the pool today he said “no, I would be the first!”  I ran back into the locker room, through on my wet swim trunks from this morning and swam again.  I worked mainly on swim drills, but I ended up swimming about 600 yards of freestyle too.  All in all a good workout day.  This is no way was a day for fooling around.  LOL

 

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Daily Training Log

 

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4 mile quick pace run

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A perfect day for a run.  A little cool, yet sunny weather and not a cloud in the sky.  I felt a little tired from working all night, but once I started running I quickly got in a groove.  I’ve noticed since switching to zero drop shoes my form feels better and my joints ache less.  I am not increasing my distance for awhile as my longest distance this year will probably be a half marathon.  I also took the time to stretch out really well.

20 days left until the South Beach Triathlon

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Daily Training Log

 

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A great swim morning

Always a beautiful morning at the Lake

Always a beautiful morning at the Lake

After last weeks horrible swim, I was feeling a little ancy as to how I would do today.  Well it was a slow night at work, so I was well rested and my swim started off great and continued that way for the entire crossing.  I guess you can say I was warming up on the first 500 meters, where I had to stop to calm my breathing.  But on the way back across the lake, I swam non stop and had a really feel of the water.  I did not have my Garmin, but I felt like my times were greatly improved over last weeks swim.  I got to see my good friend Willie and Judy who are prepping for their upcoming triathlon races.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2015 in Daily Training Log

 

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33 mile bike ride, followed by 2 mile Satan’s run on day 20 no food

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Today was a test of my mental strength.  As you may know, I crashed my primary tri bike.  So I decided to “borrow” my friends road bike.  The only problem was that the pedals were a different type than my shoes.  No problem, I’ll just borrow his shoes too.  Well I looked everywhere for them, but he must have left them in his car.  To make a long story short, it took me almost an hour to get the pedals off his bike (as one of the pedals seem to be welded into the crank) and my bike pedals onto his bike so I could use my shoes.  Due to the long delay in pedal change, I decided to cut my bike ride down so I could get some sleep.

My bike ride was a little challenging as I was probably sleepy from wokring third shift and just a little hungry.  Let me tell you there is quite a difference between a road bike and a tri-bike.  My triceps were on fire as I could not rest my arms on the aero pads like I can on my tribike.

As a last minute spur of the moment action, I decided to follow my bike ride with a brick run.  I initially decided to run a mile, but that quickly got pushed to two miles.  My quads were screaming midway through on the way back, but I just slowed down and did my best to relax.

Not a bad workout day on 20 days no food.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2015 in Daily Training Log

 

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Another open water swim. Day 19 of lemon detox cleanse

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I had an awesome swim at Lucky’s lake this morning.  I think I may have gotten too used to the pull bouy as when I take it out to do my next lap out to the first water bouy, I seem to really struggle to find my balance.  Only did the one full crossing as I don’t want to tax my body too much with while I’m not eating any solid foods.

I’m on day 19 of the lemon cleanse, but think I’ll stop at 20 days because I’m training really hard and don’t want to put my body under too much demand.  Overall, I’ve felt amazing on this lemon detox program and would recommend it to anyone wanting to reset their bodies, gain some mental clairity, lose some body fat, and gain some energy back.

Only 35 more days until the South Beach Triathlon!

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2015 in Daily Training Log

 

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