Friday, March 27, 2009


training is going well, but dont feel like rehashing it right now. I have been increasing the quality, and the body is coming along. I will update soon with more on training, and on the sched for the next few weeks. Here is a cool new ITU video....This is how we roll!


Monday, March 09, 2009

the past week

This past week I got in my first "real" week of training.  Well, I have been training very consistently over the past 6 weeks, but haven't logged the bigger weeks I was hoping for.  After the half-marathon last Sunday my legs were shot the first few days of the week, but managed to get a great week of cycling.  

bike 14 hrs
run 41 miles
hrs 24 hrs

Bike was the focus this week (and the next two weeks also).  Running is moving along, but I still have to be careful with the foot.  I did get in a 16.5 mile long run on Sunday w/ the last 3 miles tempo effort.  Pretty jazzed about that! Since the swim group is on taper/holiday, swimming is either solo or w/ one other person.  That said, I had two really solid swim sessions last week.  

This coming week should see more swimming. biking, and running (go figure) and will also include my first visit to the track this season.  I am planning to defend my title (ha!) at the St Patty's Day Triathlon this w/e.  Time to feel the pain....


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

les fotos

it is freezing and i really want to do this?


Monday, March 02, 2009

long time between drinks

I have been totally slacking off on the blogger front. Sorry. Although, my new-found interest/obsession with twitter makes it easier for me to update little tidbits about my training. If you want you can check my twitter in the sidebar for frequent updates.

In reality the month of February was a quiet month on all accounts. I ticked off some decent training, but nothing spectacular. My foot is not 100%, but I am managing it and slowly building up the miles. Biking and swimming are ticking along. March will be much different. It is time to really start stressing the body by adding volume and intensity to the workload. I am in decent shape now, but a long ways from where I want to be in May when the real action starts.

I got real sick about a week and a half ago, but have repsonded well from it. I even raced my first "open" half-marathon this past Saturday. It was a test for me to see where my running is w/ my very, very limited build-up thus far. I ran a smartly paced race and exceeded my own expectations time-wise. I ran 1:15:31 on a hilly course w/23-24mph sustained winds. The wind was whipping something fierce, and the course is not fast to begin with, thus, I am quite pleased. 1:15:31 is 5:45 pace almost on the money. Considering outside of some hill repeats, I havent raced, been to the track, or even done a single tempo since last November this time is good for me. Definitely gives me somehting to build upon going forward. I will post some pics as soon as I get them...