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In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

feeling kinda bla-ggy

Not much to post.

Ambition is on holiday I believe.

A few interesting events have occurred:

1.      Lost a Spinergy wheel…  it flew off my roof rack while I was going about 70…
My expression as the realization of my stupidity sinks in
2.      School is back in

3.      Have broken the century mark cycling numerous times this summer
I think Judi is into it for the tanning opportunities
4.      My youngest kid has been sick

5.      Came in DFL by 30 minutes…  that’s no typo…  30 minutes!!! In a 2.5 mile open water swimming race

6.      Rode 120 miles in and around the town where I grew up…  talk about your long ride down memory lane

Gadsden County Florida
At this point I’m not sure if I’m finished with triathlons for the year or not…

Can’t decide if I want to race again…  or simply aim at the fall running races

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jax sprint #3

I’m pretty sure that I’ve done at least one sprint tri per year since 1997…

Last weekend was my token sprint for 2011… and I might not have done one at all… but…  Judi won an entry and I tagged along.

¼ mile swim – 16 mile bike – 3 mile run

Since it was “just a sprint” we decided to make things a bit more interesting and have our kids drop us off at the race in Fernandina Beach ~40 miles away so that we could bike home…

I decided to geek out a bit equipment wise too…  aero helmet and disc wheel

Swim (9:04) - I must be improving because I swam with the guys in my wave the whole time

Bike (38:16) – I really like the 25.1 mph average on the website but…  I think the course is short…  had a good ride tho…  definitely touched 30mph with a tailwind on the way back in.

Run (22:36) – gotta get a bit faster here…  this is where I suffered physically, mentally, and against my competition.  I think I need to be able to turn 7s to be near the top in my AG.

All in all a fun well directed race…  good venue…

And a stupidcrazyfreakinhot ride home

On the Mayport Ferry Headed home

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm going to do a Marathon... and not bother to taper

For those that know me well….  The mere fact that I’m signing up for a swimming race is I’m sure amusing…

But…  with a 2.4 mi swim coming up at GFT…  Our tri club’s annual open water swimming race should be good practice….  Especially followed up by a 4 hour ride.

The deets:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
8:00 am
Registration and Finish:  5th Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL

1.25 Mile Swim   or     2.5 Mile Swim
1. Each swimmer must wear a swim cap. These will be provided.
2. Swimmers may not touch the ocean bottom.
3. No swim aids (fins, paddles, etc.) will be allowed.

Top Male and Female finisher in both races will receive an overall awards. Top Male Masters and Female Masters in both races will receive an overall award. Awards will be given to the top Male and Female finisher in each age group of each race. 
Age groups: 15 & under, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc. to 60 & over.

1. Direction of the race will be determined morning of the swim, taking into account the current. Busses will take the swimmers to the starting point of the swim.

2. We will be exiting either to the north or south of the fishing pier- we will NOT swim through it!
3. Lifeguards and kayakers will be on the course, however this is an open water swim!  
 This is not the time to test your open water skills for the first time!

Click here to register online:
Or you can download a paper application here: Online HOM Application

I'm totally gonna win

Feel free to come along for the fun!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Hard to believe it’s over….  And well over as this is a bit late…

A good month though.  The best Tour de France I’ve seen in a while… Training volume is up.  Health is good

The numbers:

Swim: 13700 yds

Lots of drills this month.  I’m on lesson 4 of the ”Perpetual Motion Freestyle in 10 Lessons”... I still kinda suck but now with even more ease and balance!

Bike: 644 mi

Quantity and quality here with 2 100+ mile rides and lots of hills to boot.

Run: 121 mi

Even started to integrate a little speedwork in again.

Strength: 6 hrs

I’ve put on some muscle I think…  not too sure I’m crazy about that…

Total: 4218 minutes or 70.3 hours

In non-training news….

Chris @ Maggie Roses Bike Shop

finished restoring my 2001 Lemond Zurich

So I sold my Specialized Allez

We’ve ridden to some interesting places…

Hit some intersting watering holes...

Met some nice folks too..

See ya out on the road!