Sunday, March 30, 2008
Jon Martin is coming back in style! A VIP transition rack at this mornings UCSB Triathlon.
The water was a brisk 52 degrees and my toes were still numb after the run. That along with the frantic pace of the first triathlon of the season made it a memorable day. A heart attack in spandex, I call it.
I have seen many SC football games at the LA Coliseum, but baseball was a first. My buddy Mike T. and I headed down to LA to watch the Dodgers and the Red Sox play an exhibition game last nite. The Dodgers basically sucked and lost 7-4. 115,000 people packed the stadium. I think that was some sort of record.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I decided to run my track workout early this morning with Rusty's group. As I feared, Rusty had a torturous 3 mile time trial planned. Fortunately Kim and Maggie pulled me thru the workout. During the run when they asked me to take a turn at the front, all I could do is spit up a few times. 20 minutes of hell. I curse you Rusty Snow.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Anyone who has cycled at all in Santa Barbara knows this ride simply as "The Lake". The lake is Lake Casitas and the ride is a combination of hills, flats, and coastal headwinds. Its about a 65 mile loop and is a staple among my two wheeled friends. Its Easter morning and all I can say is wow!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The other evening when jogging back from track workout I am reminded what a fantastic place Santa Barbara is to work, train, and play. It doesn't get better than this and I feel fortunate and privileged to live here. Runners, cyclists, and swimmers are welcome, knuckleheads please stay away.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
World marathon record holder, Haile Gebrselassie, is pulling out of the marathon at this summer's Beijing Olympics. Gebrselassie is fearful Beijing's notorious smog will affect his asthma. Upon hearing of this news, 101 year old Buster Martin commented, "Use your inhaler and quit being a friggin wimp!"
Tonights track workout at beautiful UCSB: 1.5 miles, 6x400, 1.5 miles.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Meet Buster Martin. He just ran a half marathon in a little over 5 hours and is training to run the London Marathon next month. Nothing too spectacular except this guy is 101 years old! Check out his story here. Wow.
Today's run: 4 miles warm up, 8 miles tempo along the Goleta Bike path, 2 miles cool down. Ran with Maggie, Kim, Jenny and Phil. I would tell you about how my foot cramped up but that seems a bit silly after reading about Buster.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Here's a picture from yesterday's ride up Mt. Fig. Today I ran up another mountain, well, not exactly a mountain, a hill, Pebble Hill to be exact. My workout with Mike Swan:
5 mile warmup, 2x4 mile tempo, 3 mile cool down. Ran with Lauren, Claire, and Jenny and was totally schooled the last 2 miles.