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Posted Feb 24 2010 12:00am
It was sure nice to sleep in my own bed last night, albeit brief. By the time I got home from the Airport, updated my blog and snacked, I got to bed around 2:30 am and was back up at 7:30 am.

I had unusually stiff legs when I woke up, which has been typical for the last year. In California, most mornings there was no stiffness at all or it was very mild. Maybe it's due to the climate. Just another reason to consider moving south.

This morning, the first thing I did was unpack and put my bike back together. I remember when I first started my triathlon comeback 3 seasons ago, I had major difficulty just removing the back wheel from the rear drops. It would take me forever and I never really knew how I did it, I just kept jiggling it. Now it's second nature. It's the same with disassembling, packing, then unpacking and reassembling the bike. I can almost do it blindfolded.

Today was my first day back at work and I was BUSY. I got home late and tired. It didn't take long for me to get back into my old routine and have an evening nap on the couch. I was actually disappointed I got into my old routine so quickly. I'm already missing the sunny California pro triathlete training lifestyle.

I wasn't looking forward to tonight's biking speed work session. Eventually I hauled my carcass off the couch and onto the bike. The tough part is jumping the chasm and going from one comfortable training routine in California and changing gears and getting back into a new training routine in Burlington. It was a little depressing going from riding in the sunny warm outdoors and then going back to riding the indoor trainer in the dark of the basement.

It was a tough session. I pushed it as hard as I could and most of the time I was over 150 bpm. I maxed out at 160 bpm with an all out effort at the end. After the hard intervals, those last 15 minutes of warm down easy spinning are heavenly. As I was spinning down, I enjoyed the last 10 minutes of the Canada beating Russia in the Olympic quarter final hockey game. I predict it will be Canada vs USA in the final and Canada wins the gold.

Today I saw Reid's new braces for the first time. In less than a week, his teeth are already moving into place. This evening, Alyssa picked up Elaina from the airport. She's Alyssa's childhood best friend from Winnipeg and will be staying with us for next week. Elaina's high energy and when Reid and her get together they wind each other up into a frenzy.

Also, Nina @ncjack is running the LA marathon in support of prostate cancer. The race is only 24 days away, March 24th and she needs to raise money fast in order to reach her goal. If you're able to make a donation to help her out, you can donate at the following link: http://bit.ly/NinaLAMarathon . It's a great cause and she's good people.

Speed Bike - 1:10:08 / 36.29 km / 31.05 avg / 136 avg hr

Below is a video I thought it might be interesting to those that don't know a lot about Canada. Like Americans. Haha. I got it through Greg's Blog , he's a friend Mikes .

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