Monday, July 31, 2006

Feeling Flat

So I'm around 10 miles into the bike and I blow my rear tire. Not really too much of a problem but I couldn't get the friggen sew up off the wheel. I kept telling myself this was only a training race and my time didn't matter but it still bugged me watching everyone pass me by. After 20 or so minutes of prying and hand cramps I finally got that tire off. I put on a ratty old spare and I continued the ride, scared to death that it was going to roll off at every corner. I finished in 5:34. Felt pretty good all day and all in all it was a good day training.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Road Trip

Drove up to Corte Madera to stay with the Wanger last night. I was a bit surprised its a bit cool and drizzlely up here. I'm glad I brought a sweatshirt! Today I'll drive up to Santa Rosa to pick up my race packet, otherwise I'll just chill out today.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Cooling trend

Bugman turned 15 last month and although he is totally deaf now, he still is amazingly spry for an old guy.
AM- Masters swim- IM day today
PM- easy spin for 1:20
Tomorrow I'm off to Vineman. I'm staying with the Wanger. I'm really curious to see if he has any furniture in his house. We seem to have gotten a little break in the heat which is a bit of a relief.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mini Taper

I've been on a mini taper this week. Heading up for the Vineman half ironman this weekend. Its been nice and hot up there so there should be plenty of excitment!
AM masters: 2x100, 200, 2x50, 3 times thru.
Lunch time at the gym
PM- Ran for a little more than an hour. I stuck in 1 mile at 6:50 pace just to stretch it out a bit.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


AM Masters- Amazing but true- Jane showed up for swim workout. It was nice seeing her!
PM- Easy spin for 1:20

Monday, July 24, 2006


Michael Rasmussen, Tour de France King of the Mountains. Yikes!
AM Masters - 300m, 2x150m 3 times thru
Now I think I'l eat a pint of Hagen Das

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Global Warming

The Wanger was in town today so we rode out to Ojai up to the summit above Santa Paula. The temperatures topped 100, with some humidity to add to the pleasure. Total ride was 100 miles. I ran for about 20 minutes afterwards. The heat has been absoulutely crazy. Penticton has been hovering around 100 so if this keeps up I'm in for a long day!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Hot Times

It was cooking in LA today. This was their 17th consecutive day of triple digit temperatures. I ran 90 minutes this morning when it was a brisk 85.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

No more creaking

Painted Cave climb this evening. Josh fixed this annoying creak in my Orbea so it was a great ride.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Here's Morgan going crazy waiting for me to chuck her ball.
AM Masters- 50m, 100m fast, 200m, 100m fast, 50m. 3x's. My swimming is really sucking lately
Lunchtime at the gym
PM: Track- 10x 800, 1min rest, 3:25 pace.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Nice easy 70 minute spin today.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Monday, Monday

AM Masters: Main set- 400m, 2x200, 400m, 2x150, 400m, 2x100, 400m 2x50
Thats enough for today. Now for some rest!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Run and Done!

Long run today. 2:30. I was a little stiff from yesterday, but I shuffled thru. Then it was off to LA to take care of some business.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


I did this ride for the first time 5 years ago with my friend Santi while training for IM Canada and it remains one of my favorite rides. Santa Barbara to Jalama Beach and back. 125 miles. Ran 30 minutes afterwards.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Swim and Rest

AM masters- 2x50, 100m fast, 100m, 2x50m fast, 4 x's
Rested up a bit for tomorrows long ride!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday's workouts:
AM Swim Masters- A triathlon celebrity, Wendy Ingram, join our lane for a swim. Main set- 100m, 2x150m, 1oom, 3 times thru. The 2nd 100 was fast.
Lunchtime- to the gym for a core workout.
PM- Track- 8x1000. Just tried to hold a steady effort, 6:40 pace
I overdid it a bit at the gym and I'm a little sore today. Rode 90 minutes

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Easy Ride

75 minutes on the bike. Gearing up for a big weekend. Stay tuned!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Not What it Used to be

My lane at masters is a far cry from the good ol' days. Today I swam with two random visitors. Gone are the days of the old reliable swimmers like Jane and Dave. I am now solo swimmer.
This morning: 400m, 2x200, 300m, 3x200m, 3x100m.
PM: easy spin for 1 hour

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Long run

I've been in LA for the past few days so I haven't had much time for training. It's stinking hot down there! Back in SB, ran 4 hours. Kept it a pretty easy pace at the beginning, picked it up the last five miles.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Summer is going Strong!

Last night at Rick and Adele's place. What a great 4th BBQ!
AM- Masters Swim- 200m, 2x100, 200m, 3x100, 200m 4x100.
Lunchtime- at the gym for some core
PM- Track- 4x2000m. Ran around 7:10 pace. I was happy to get thru today. I was beat!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th!

For my July 4th holiday I rode the lake twice. I thought that was pretty good until Bruce at Hazard's said Shiggy does a triple! I guess thats why he's a 8 time Hawaii Ironman vet. Total ride today- 125 miles

Monday, July 03, 2006

Rest Day

Resting up today. Tomorrow hopefully a long ride.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Hot Day in the Valley

Yesterday I was in LA all day, rested up a bit for today's long brick.
Finally there was some hot training weather. I drove over to the valley. Rode 100, ran 2:40. The run felt pretty good, except I couldn't bring quite enough fluids and I got a bit dehydrated at the end.