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Transplant Athlete
Thursday, September 09, 2010
  10 Minute Miles

Tuesday, was back to school for the kids. The wife worked from home to be able to see them off and pick them up. In the afternoon, while my toddler slept, I slapped on my Vibram 5 Fingers and went for a run. I jogged 1.2 miles out along the path in the neighborhood and back. I managed to run the whole distance without walking and I kept up a 10 minute mile pace. My legs are still pretty wasted from the effort, two days later, but I should be recovered for the race. My guess is that my time for the triathlon this weekend will be around 1:45 which would have put me pretty darn close to last place in last year's race...this year there are almost 3 times the number of entrants, so I'll probably have a better shot at coming in mid-pack.

My current dilemma is which bike to take? I have a Softride that is set up for this sort of thing, but the course is pretty short (2 x 7 mile lap) so the Litespeed with climbing wheels might be better at accelerating out of the turns. The long straight section out is around 2 miles and on the way back it's around 2.4 miles. Maybe the Softride with the climbing wheels instead of the Zipp 404 front/disk rear?

 

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I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.

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