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Nov 9, feeling better

I was happy to have Lyn Beckwith, one of the athletes I coach and a great staff at BBF cover my spin class today!  I got a really good sleep, and with all of the ginseng, oil of oregano, echinacea, grapefruit seed extract, AiE10 and such, I am feeling a fair bit better today.  Taught…

November 8th….sick. :-(

Well, I am not surprised actually.  2 – a day workouts, trying to fit in 12 – 14 hour days at the gym, sleeping 4-5 hours a night, I sort of knew this risk was high.  Many of my friends, staff and clients have been sick, and last night I felt run down. I still…

November 7th, Final Race Crew Meeting in Canada

Another great day!  I needed to cover a class for a sick trainer today, so moved my run up and hit the treadmill at 7:30am for some hill repeats.  Good times!  Felt awesome, but honestly the hardest part (sorry folks) was not being able to fart, because I was in a public place instead of…

November 6, Ultraman Training report

I enjoyed a good speed training bike set in the morning at the gym, lots of fun threshold intervals.  Lately I have been watching comedian Loiuse C.K. on the tablet while I ride – some of the language isn’t for everyone, but he is one funny guy!  Hilarious!  Helps to get through some of the…

November 5th

Another Treadmill run today – the roads are a total skating rink and the temperatures dropped into the negative teens and even below -20 degrees C today.  With Kona a week away, it just made sense to run inside.  Not my favorite way to run, in fact, I think I have doubled my treadmill running…

November 4th

Finally got the snow tires put on our vehicles, and headed off to REd Deer for errands both personal and business today. Step one was to see my amazing Chiropractor – Dr Nicole Fox from Care Chiropractic.  She (and her team) really has brought me back to race form in a short period of time…

November 3rd

Today one of our regular gym members came in to work out and took one look at me and said “Well now I have seen everything!  Scott McDermott running on a treadmill!”  It was funny, but not too far from the truth!  I have probably only been on a treadmill less than 5 times in…

November 2nd

Enjoyed teaching a GREAT bunch of athletes in a 1.5 hour hill climb spin class today!  Nice to be back teaching a class again, it has been a while!  We watched Todd Crandal in Running with Demons – a documentary about Todd’s ‘Racing for Recovery’ counselling company, and his use of Ultraman Canada as a…

November 1st

Woot Woot!  Another big fat check mark! 8000 m swim done!  First time I have ever swam 8 kms in a POOL!  A 25m pool no less!  Yowch! At least it was the Red Deer Rec Centre pool – way less chlorine than Sylvan Lake Pool.  Still, my nose is running like a broken faucet…

October 31

Another awesome recovery week day – just a swim to do! Spent the morning at the gym working with my bookkeeper and payroll etc, then off to the pool! warm up for a few hundred metres, and then 20x50m Mod Hard, plus a continuous 500m swim, and a cool down set to cap it off….

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