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Workout Diary 3/12/12-3/18/12 (The Ohio River)

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I spent a big chunk of my week in a place I'd never been: Louisville, Kentucky. The CSU Rams made it to the Big Dance and I got a ticket as well. New place = new territory to explore which I always love. The Ohio River turned out to be my "new thing" of the week.

Monday 3/12: Walk (3 miles). I've been forgetting to get a walk in every week. Very important to have walking muscles primed for a marathon - I will walk through most of the aid stations for about 30-45 seconds.

Tuesday 3/13: Run (8 miles). This was an interesting day. I worked 3am-7am. Came home and saw the kids off to school. Packed for Louisville. Ran 8 miles. Back to the station for camera, tripod and laptop. DIA by 2pm. Two flights later I was in Louisville at 11:30 EST. #woreout

Wednesday 3/14: Bike (45 minutes indoor). Didn't have a lot of time so I hopped on a recumbent in the hotel exercise room. Caught up on Scrabble with my family with a very easy spin. I did a lot of walking on this trip. My hotel was a few blocks from the KFC Yum! Center (for some reason that arena title doesn't scream "health & fitness" does it?). I walked back and forth a few times a day.

Thursday 3/15: Run (6 miles). Ran along the Ohio River which separates Kentucky from Indiana (I had no idea until I today). Very cool river front path. Ran by the University of Louisville's Rowing Facility. Massive, pristine all-brick building and on the water there were speedboats with U of L logos. I think there's some money in that program. I guess when you're next to the water you row right? By the way, it's humid in Kentucky - that I did know and so did everyone else when I filmed the Rams Pep Rally without having time for a shower beforehand. I did get one in before the game.

Friday 3/16: Off. Pretty much worked 22 hours today between an early east coast flight back to Denver, Manning Madness kicking into high gear and anchoring the sports at night. Unreal day.

Saturday 3/17: Run (18 miles). My biggest "fear" on Friday was not being able to get this run in because of Peyton and my daughter having a day long dance recital. But I got up early and got it in. Tough run with Runners Edge of Colorado that was downhill to start and uphill to end. Yikes.

Sunday 3/18: Bike (38 miles). The wind was wicked today and my brother and I found ourselves practically leaning sideways to stay upright. Not the best day for the ride but flushed out the legs.

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