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My legs are jell-o.  They are wiggly and jiggly.  Why you might ask.....well I am going to tell you. Three consecutive days of hard training.  Not just hard, but pushing and pushing and pushing my speed on the run and yesterday also included the hardest swim training to date along with a time trial on the bike.  JELL-O I tell you. So we start out with the race on Sunday in which both Karen and I place 3rd in our age group.  I ran an 8:03/mile pace in scorching heat and was so dehyrated at the end that I almost lost my cookies, peanut...

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Just when you think the skies are darkest they have an uncanny way of turning blue.  Being an optimist I have always believed that to be true.  There are no problems so big they don't have a solution, no challenges too difficult to tackle.  Staying positive has allowed me to move through the most difficult of times and come out shining.That same mind set is helping me today through my job search as well as my training.  Just when I think that it will take another 2 weeks to find a job something happens.  Just when ...

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I had my last workout today before the race tomorrow.  I am racing in the TWU Pioneer Power Sprint that will take place at TWU in Denton.The swim is a 300 meter swim (approx 330 yards) with a 16.75 mile bike and 3.1 mile run.  The swim has me eager, nervous, anxious, etc b/c it is in a 50m pool which I have never done before.  All my training has been in a 25y pool or in the open water.  I'm not afraid that I can't do the swim b/c I know I can, but it is the unknow of going 50m before turning.  It's exciting and I think...

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Yesterday afternoon I left Dallas to head to Houston to visit my cousin that I have not seen in quite some time.  Left here around 11am and got to the hotel close to 3pm but it would have been sooner if Houston didn't have a Clay Road and a Clay Street.  I wound up going downtown instead of to the outskirts.  Once I was there I kicked back, showered and waited for Robbie to get back from work.Once he was there we decided to grab some steaks and went to Morton's.  I can't recall the last time I had a steak or red-meat other t...

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On Sunday I ran with my running club (and I mean that.....I started the club  over 2 years ago) and it was great to be re-united with old friends and see a new face.  It has been a few months since I have run with them b/c my training has me riding or swimming and trying to fit it all in and somedays running is not on the schedule for Tuesday or Thursday, and not every run on the weekend is conducive to the running club.Our running club is a loose social networks of neighbors that enjoys the benefits of running and not neces...

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Last post was Jul27th and today is August 2nd so it has been some time and in that time I have had a couple of ups and downs in regards to my training.I had a pyramid swim training session planned that I cut off after about 30 minutes because I was just not into the swim.  I think it has to do with the fact that I started later then normal (not being employed right now allowed me to delay the swim start until 8am) and thus I had the opportunity to look for jobs and really to think about life.  Those thoughts interfered with my swimmin...