Monday, August 31, 2009

A whole new workout world

Well, the 12 week build is on. Day one was a long swim set and an interval run. Tomorrow is a long swim set and easy run. It is two workouts a day for me for the forseeable future.

All encouragement is welcome.

See you at the finish line.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

12 weeks....

Tomorrow begins the 12 week push to Ironman Arizona. The volumes continue to rise. The work builds. It should be an interesting three months.

Three hour bike ride yesterday with a run today (today's run was in 97 degree heat). Note to self: run early, don't be stoooopid.

See you at the finish line.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jacques' first visit to San Antonio

I had the pleasure today to host Jacques on his visit to San Antonio. He is a NY Times reporter who is writing a book on first timers attempting to climb the Ironman hill in Arizona in November. Debbie and I met him last year in Tempe and he came out today to spend a day with us. We rode a spin class this morning...he said it was quite different from the NY spin experience. He was blown away by the utter coolness of our Lifetime Fitness club, and then we rolled around the countryside in the car while we talked about my triathlon journey. There are some who would say I got to talk about my favorite subject, me. We covered a lot of miles looking at country roads I run and ride as I train. It seemed to surprise him that Texas was not flat....everyone thinks it is I guess. I also drove him by the Alamo - everyone needs to see the Alamo during their life. Then at his request, Debbie and I took him to a favorite Mexican food dive....his friend from Houston had told him that he had to eat a puffy taco.....he got to eat two....

So Jacques, if you are reading this, thanks for coming to visit - it was a great day and you are welcome anytime.

See you at the finish line.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

70 miles....a lot of sweat

Wow it was hot in Texas today. I rode with a group from Lifetime Fitness - every club across the US was supposed to do a metric century outdoor ride today. Our 62.5 mile ride was a little over. We rode 70 miles. It was wretched hot at the finish but it was a great group of people riding a great ride.

I will definitely ride the same route again - hopefully when it is a little cooler.

My next event is The Austin Triathlon on Labor Day. This is a great event. If you haven't ever done this one and you can - DO IT!!! The folks at Jack and Adam's put it on and they rock. It is a very well run, fun triathlon in a great (fast) city.

See you at the finish line.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Long run....and an iphone

Had a nice 8 mile run this morning. Laid in bed longer than I should have and paid for it in the heat. At least it wasn't a billion degrees when I was only about 80 million degrees. Man this has been a hot summer in San Antonio. We have set a record for continuous days over 100 with no end in sight. Hopefully we can get some rain soon. I have dust in my front yard that I used to call grass - the lawn guy still bills me for mowing it.....what is he mowing???? We can only water every other week for about a minute and then that's it. It will be amazing if my grass comes back....hopefully about thirty more days of this heat.

Got an iPhone yesterday - finally broke down - I was a late adopter on the ipod - it changed my life....a late adopter on Tivo - it changed my life....and I am thinking the iPhone may be the next gadget that is too cool for school. This little thing is amazing. That test post from yesterday came from my iPhone after about 2 hours of ownership. It is that user friendly. Pretty doggone cool. Let me know your favorite ap.

See you at the finish line.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Test too

Testing mobile

Sent from my iPhone

New fit....

Got Retul-ed this afternoon. What a cool system, you are connected to many sensors and a computer taking continuous measurements. Very very cool. We moved some stuff around...raised seat and lowered bars a bit. Also a great visual way to see how your technique rolls. You can see how consistent you are pretty quickly.

Also scored a new set of Blue Seventy goggles.....

Long run in the morning...

See you at the finish line.