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Weekly Training Rundown, April 1-7

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How'd the past week go for your training? Let's talk about it.

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Pretty happy with another week of more than eight hours of training. Was forced indoors for my Saturday long ride (because I am afraid of the cold), but pushed myself on a morning-after-a-wedding run Sunday morning, which felt great. Let's get to it! How was was your week? Anyone racing yet?

  • Monday: 2150-yard swim
  • Tuesday: 80-minute bike trainer
  • Wednesday: 40-minute run, with 6 x :30 surges
  • Thursday: Easy 35-minute spin on the bike indoors
  • Friday: 2200-yard swim
  • Saturday: 2:45 bike ride indoors on the trainer. And my TiVo wasn't working. SO. BORING.
  • Sunday: 75-minute run, with 2 x 15-minute tempos at Zone 4

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Weekly Totals: 4350 yards swimming, 4.67 hours cycling, 15 miles running

Year-to-Date: 42,734 yards (24.3 miles) swimming, 34:30:33 hours cycling, 169.11 miles running

Looking Ahead: A very busy week, with nearly 10 hours of training, including a three-hour bike ride and a near two-hour run.

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And here are some links I found neat and/or interesting:

Javier Gomez rules Auckland WTS - Slowtwitch.com
Spain's Javier Gomez Noya ran away from his competition to take the win at the season opening ITU World Triathlon Series race in Auckland, New Zealand. Spain's Mario Mola and Portugal's Joao Silva finished second and third.

Meb Keflezighi won’t run Boston Marathon - Marathon - Boston.com
Meb Keflezighi, the Olympic medalist who had the best chance of ending a 30-year drought since the last American man won the Boston Marathon, withdrew from the April 15 event on Friday after a nagging calf injury had cost him the necessary training time.

Kenyans Win at Cherry Blossom; Bawcom Sets U.S. Record | Runner's World & Running Times
Men's race is nearly a tie.

Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run: Caroline Rotich outlasts Belaynesh Oljira; Janet Bawcom is top American woman - The Washington Post
Caroline Rotich outlasted Belaynesh Oljira down the stretch, while Janet Bawcom won the American title.

Paris Marathon 2013 Race Report | DC Rainmaker

14-Year-Old is the Youngest to Finish Marathon on Antarctica | Runner's World & Running Times
Winter Vinecki aims to run all seven continents in honor of her deceased father.