Not hot in a good way, the Paris Hilton way. Hot in a demotivating, energy sapping way when I’m already tired from a hard run and another swim the previous day. I’m taaaapering!
But swim we did, albeit a little slower than usual. In my defense, the portion from the bridge back to the point, [...]
My “brilliant” brother planned a swim hash that I agreed to attend and bring super-kayaker Gary along too. The hash part is a nod to the crazy trail running / beer drinking events that some logic-impaired people put on. I wasn’t real sure about the whole beer drinking & open water swimming thing myself, but the [...]
Funny thing happened on today’s ride. Up we went on Jack Bennett– one of the climbs up to the ridge that houses Chapel Hill. It was dark. Really dark on the tree-shaded portion. I think I even felt a few drops, but no real rain. We made it up, rode the 15-501 shoulder the short [...]
No, not semi-elite, big fish in little pond level athletes like me. I’m talking about Olympic contenders. Those with ridiculous genetic gifts and even more ridiculous work ethic. I came across this article that sketches out the “typical training day” for several different athletes.
LookSmart’s FindArticles – A day in the life: Olympic competitors have [...]
The Monday session was aborted due to thunder, so Stacey and I did a make-up swim tonight. It was overcast and the air was cooler than usual, maybe around 70 degrees. It felt chilly in comparison to recent warmer weather. I might have whined and complained a little as we waded into the water. Oh, heck, [...]
I haven’t made this TT since March, but it was good to be back tonight. The Finish Strong group had made some changes from the feedback they solicited from previous riders, and one of the results was seeding the groups into expected times. This way, newer riders wouldn’t be on the track at the same [...]
So where do I get it, that athletic ability and competitive spirit that I draw on to do all these crazy things I do?
It may help to understand where it comes from by hearing a little bit of the interchange around my parent’s results in this past weekend’s Race For The Cure 5k. My [...]
Earlier this week I’m thinking, hey, I think the right kind of workout for this Sunday is a ride on my TT bike with some tempo portions then a run with some short hill repeats. Hmmmm…. Where do I do this ride? Duh! TT bike with tempo? Ride with Cid and the guys– or in [...]
Sizzle is the sound you can almost hear the sun make today. Sizzle is the feeling of my muscles as I try and run in the hot, hot sun. Sizzle is the speed that Hakeem Muhammed can run a 400m in.
So this morning I made it to the convection oven- oops- I mean track [...]
Gimme An O! Gimme a T! What’s that spell? Hot. I can’t hear you!? Hot! What’s that you say?! HOT!! HOT!! HOT!!
So I decided to push back my track workout from today until tomorrow, which would be a good thing because today’s high is supposed to be 92 degrees, except that tomorrow’s high is [...]