Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You know you are getting serious about something when.....

You swim @ 5:45 a.m.
Work your ass off from 8 to 5
Coach a badass track workout from 6 to 7:15
and get home to ride your trainer for 1:15.

My day started at 5:45 a.m. and finished @ 9:15 p.m.
I should be able to sleep tonight. But will be up again @ 5:45 to ride to work.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Looking to spice up your mornings?

Just do what I do...reach for a light switch and dislocate 2 ribs. That'll wake you up in the morning.

Marble Falls 5 years later

5 years ago I found myself in Marble Falls, TX doing the Marble Falls Tri in early July. It was my first year of tri's and I had no idea what I doing. I remember riding up with Molly, Seba and Puck and having a fun time.
Well.....5 years later I finally make my way back for a second try. What a difference 5 years can make.
The race was a ton of fun and I knew a billion people out there. Great hearing my name and seeing all these folks I have been watching race for the past few years but never getting to actually race with them. Jen Reinhardt actually asked me before the race if i knew what I was doing. I haven't raced a tri in central Texas is a long long time. Good times.
-Talking Angie's ear off on the ride up. I was totally awake by the time we got there.
-Doing most of the ride with the lead female.
-Passing Alex the Russian 1 mile into the run. He told me he was going to sprint from that point to the finish and that I didn't stand a chance. I passed him about 5 seconds later.
-Having the best run of my life off the bike.
-Seeing Capt Jim's wife and Mer on the run. Great motivation.

Here are my times from 2005
Swim: 27:48
T1: 1:21
Bike: 1:10:22
T2: 1:20
Run: 45:17 (10:18 per mile pace...had blisters and ran barefoot for a couple of miles)
Total: 2:26:10

2010 times
Swim: 19:49
T1: 1:08
Bike: 1:01:06
T2: :46
Run: 31:29......7:09 pace per mile!
Total: 1:54:21

I'll take a 32 minute improvement.

Next week it's the Waco Tri. unfortunately I put my back out this morning reaching for a light switch. It's not all glory all the time you know.

Thanks to J&A's, Performance Wellness, Rogue Running, T3 and my coach Zane. I guess this z1/z2 crap works....but it's still BORING!!!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Slow sucks, I suck and crazy dreams

Again... another mind numbing run today. 1 hour in z1/z2. The one good thing it that I was allowed to get in some intense strides. 12 x 20 seconds with 40 secs rest. Still was bored out of my mind.
This morning I went to swim and received a fantastic surprise. Pain was coaching!!!! She's back to coaching swim a couple of days a week and that is awesome!!!! Great workout this morning in the pool. Something about her improves my swimming instantly. Good times!!!

I had a dream last night that I missed the start of an IM because my bike seat post was missing. Once I got to the start line it was dark and they had neon lights all over the place. Brendan Hansen was in a kayak and I asked him if he would shadow me for the swimming since I would be swimming mostly by myself. I'm pretty sure he told me to shove it. No love....shit. But the best part was that there was a blue whale swimming at the turn around of the swim. That was the end of that IM for me.

Listening to the Dropkick Murphy's on Pandora. Somehow some Johnny Cash got into the mix. Nice change.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I hate heat and the f'ing HRM

HRM is for Heart Rate Monitor.
My run today was suppose to be at z1 to z2. For those of you who know what I am talking about how the F am I suppose to get any faster while holding a low HR while running in 100 degree weather? I ran for 60 minutes like this and my f'ing pace per mile was 10:23 per mile. That's f'ing embarassing!!!!!!

I am getting fed up and frustrated with this shit. Just let me run fast and we'll be good. I am going to get freaking destroyed at the races I have lined up with running workouts like this.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Trainer rides are........


Totals: 2 hours on the trainer.

Signed up for Marble Falls Tri and TriWaco today.