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Mid-week update

Thursday, May 19, 2011      1 comments

Did my hill repeat workout on the bike this morning. Rode 5 miles out to a nice 1/2 mile long hill with I think about a 7.5% average grade. repeated that 5 times then rode 1 mile further to the back side of the same hill then rode up that and... Read more

Race #2 - Final Results/Times

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      2 comments

I looked at the final time results. I think I only lost about 1-1/2 minutes on the wrong turn, so I think catching the winner would have been hard. My bike was 8th fastest depite the wrong turn. 21.3mph average (not bad considering the wi... Read more

Race #2 Results

Monday, May 16, 2011      0 comments

Holiday Lake Triathlon 500M Swim, 25k (15.5mi) bike, 5k run Results: 1:16:40, 2nd place overall. $100 prize money. Swim - Cold...very, very cold. 62F water temp. Arm were mostly numb, struggled ot get my breath. Came out the w... Read more

Race Weather Update #2

Friday, May 13, 2011      3 comments

The weather turned ugly again. Forcasting a high or 56F and rain with 47-48F for the duration of th race. Brrrr... the water temps at least warmed up a little this last week with the hot weather. They should still be hanigng around in the mi... Read more

Race Weather Update

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      2 comments

The forcast improved a lot. Rain is gone and now a high of 69F, so probably mid 50's by the start of the bike, so no layers will be needed, but I might still toss on a skull cap and will tape over my shoes and helmet vents. It should actua... Read more

Race #2 this weekend

Monday, May 09, 2011      2 comments

Race #2 is comming up quick. 6 days to go. I'm pretty excited. Looking at times frm last year, I think I have a very strong shot at winning and collecting some prize money, which woudl be cool. But it's only the 3rd year and given the locati... Read more

Viewing People Differently

Friday, May 06, 2011      3 comments

I know its' unfair, but probably also human nature. I used to view obese people with a certain amount of... well, what would you call it... pity, disgust, frustration and perhaps a bit of jealousy. I find thsoe feelings only get worse to a cer... Read more

Made the Decision

Thursday, May 05, 2011      1 comments

After some debate, I decided to sign-up for the conventional Olympic Distance race. Its' only 20 minutes away, and I just don't train enough on my MTB to feel comfortable racing it. Too much risk of injury that could ruin my season and basical... Read more

Should I Add 1 More Race?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      2 comments

So our family is going to visit my parents in Michigan over Memorial Day weekend. I couldn't help myself, and did a little searching. First for road races, then for triathlons. I found 2 events worht considering. The first is an Olympic Dist... Read more

Race results & Looking Ahead

Monday, May 02, 2011      2 comments

Had a good race Sunday. Won the overall among age groupers (by only 1 second) and had a time equal to about 4th or 5th in the elite division. Though still not a great race because I made some mistakes and learned a few things. The good news... Read more

Ready To Race

Friday, April 29, 2011      0 comments

The last of my Taper workouts are almost wrapepd up. Feeling pretty good. Wish my swim speed and leg strength on the bike was better, but It's still a lot faster than I've been in hte last 6 years since I started doing tri's again. The bi... Read more

How I got here

Thursday, April 21, 2011      2 comments

I thought I'd take a moment to reflect on how I ended up for the 2nd time in my life at 200+lbs and how I then suceeded in getting back to being extremely lean. I did this in a form of a timeline. 1996 - Graduate High School, competed in C... Read more

Midweek update

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      3 comments

2 out of 3 workouts over on my he** day. I slacked a little at spinning class because I was the only other person there. Also my quad is a little sore again. SO today might not be so hellish. But I'll make up for it doing a brick tonight. I... Read more

I'm Ready

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      1 comments

Did 7 miels of intervals yesterday. Still need more speedwork to improve my running economy more. Faster than a 5:10 pace I start feeling a little unsmooth and out of control. I'm not sure if I need more turnover or a longer stride at that po... Read more

Practice Race

Monday, April 18, 2011      0 comments

I Ended up doing the pracice race on Saturday despite windy weather (12-15 mph with 20-30mph gusts) and mid 50's temps. Considering the conditions, I did pretty well. I'm still short on leg strength so I had trouble maintaining a higher intens... Read more


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