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Just a man saying I am.
Just a man saying I am.
About Me
I am a husband and father first and foremost. I thought I had been doing sports my whole life. My kids are active in sports and in the past few years I have really focused on their careers as athletes. I caught myself one day pushing one of my kids. Saying "you have to push yourself, go past what you think you can do". The look she gave me, I felt I got back from her, hit hit me like ton of bricks. It was a look of what have you done to push yourself.... Wow, what have I done recently.

Professionally I pushed myself to the top of my field, Spiritually I have a relationship with my Holy Father, Mentally I am pushed with my career. I cannot say emotionally I am there because I am not happy with my physical self. I feel I am overweight, not seeking the next brass ring if you will. I had to push myself to find myself.

I originally wanted to find myself with cycling. I love the thought of pushing. A quote from Armstrong that goes [the winner of the tour is not the best cyclist but the one who can suffer the most]. It is not the reality of winning or losing but being pushed. To go past who you were and to who you are.

Lastly I want to use another quote. This one from the movie Rocky Balboa,

"What's crazy about going toe to toe and saying I am"

Day two

mdvcostinby mdvcostinFeb 9th 2010
Was tight on time today and did not get much of a gap between work outs like I wanted. The swim was fantastic. Swam 4 sets of 500 yards. First was easy in just under 10 minutes. The second I wanted to pick it up some I did that one in just under 9. The third one I wanted to get in a low 8. I did not, I struggled with my stroke I felt like I was thrashing about. The last was a cool down of sorts. I swam that in 10 again really focusing on form. I tried to focus on form with the two middle efforts but it always fell apart somewhere in the 500. I would rather give up the minute than struggle with the stroke.

My plan because of time was to get out of the pool and go straight away to the bike. I did not.... I was dead tired. I changed went home set up the trainer and did an hour on the trainer if front of the TV. I am glad it was an easy effort day on the bike because I had nothing left.

I need to work out some calculations in my head. I was sweating and moving at about 15 mph on the bike but only got to about 115 bpm, not near 148. I have heard that your bike rate and running rate are different. I do not think that is possible due to it your heart rate pumping to keep up with effort. Food for thought.
 
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