Friday, February 29, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I'm glad I live in Santa Barbara! Today I went to the valley and rode Mt. Fig. Beautiful day!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Surfs Up

The surf was huge over the weekend. I am hoping it will calm down a bit this weekend so I can take out my SUP.
Today I actually felt like I did some damage:
Morning Masters- butterfly day!, lunch time at the gym for some core and leg work, evening 10 mile run. Hopefully I'll be able to move tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Back on Track

I learned at an early age I sucked at the hurdles.
Last night at the track- 10x800m with 1 min rest. I ran with John Nelson, who is training for Boston. We ran at 3:20ish pace and it seemed a lot harder than it should have been.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Teddy was a stud

I really did not know much about Teddy Roosevelt but after reading this book I will never complain about being tired or hungry. It is a great read about an amazing adventure.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Going Down Under

Fred Maggiore headed down under last weekend to compete in Ironman New Zealand on March 1st. Although this will be Fred's first Ironman race, he is optimistic for a podium finish and a berth to Ironman Hawaii in October. Check out on race day for live splits of Fred's day. Good luck Fred, I share your pain!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rainy Day Schedule

There once was I time I would put on the layers and head out for a ride no matter what the weather. It was raining on and off all morning so I totally wimped out and road my trainer.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Storms Brewing

Tempo run this morning with Mike and Rusty's training group. Warmup 4 miles, 5 miles tempo at 7:10/mile, 4 mile cool down. We were suppose to descend our miles but Jill and I kinda pooped out the last mile. It's been looking pretty stormy all day. Not looking good for my ride tomorrow.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Day After Marathon

Tour de Cali

Looks like a nice rainy day today. While the professional cyclists time trial up in Solvang today, I'll elect to ride my trainer a bit watching a movie.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Divine Inspiration

Sometimes when I do my track workout I take some inspiration where ever I can get it. Yesterday at the track with Mike Swan: 2x400 @ 95 sec, 1x800 @ 3:18. Four times thru.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Old School

I found this postcard from Ironman Hawaii circa 1985. Check out the skid lid!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Paradise Found

Early in the season I always find climbing hills gets the most bang for the buck. So off I went up Old San Marcos, Painted Cave, down to the Paradise Store where I sat in the sun a bit to warm up, then up and over La Cumbre peak. I haven't done this ride since training for IM Canada in 06 and it felt like it. Probably 5 or 6 K of climbing!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Best Dressed

My Grandfather was quite the well dressed cyclist in his day. This picture was taken in the early 1900's in Hawaii.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Comeback

While I haven't been totally inactive over the past year and a half since IMC, I took a prolonged break from racing. I only recently unpacked my bike from the bike case! I signed up for the half ironman Honu race in June so that's my big motivation. I've been reading Chuckie V's blog and found some renewed inspiration. Chuckie has been posting the training of Angela Naeth , a triathlete wunderkind who is the second coming of Paula Newby Frasier. For those who have never met Chuckie, former IMC champion, he is an affable, laid back kind of guy. As a coach, he seems to be pretty on top of things. He can quote VO2 max's and anaerobic thresholds with the best of them. So with a little renewed motivation, I gear it up one more time. Tomorrow. Or maybe this weekend.