Change of Plans

Change of Plans

Jan 27

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been debating about whether or not I should run the LA Marathon this year.  I signed up for it back in September, but at the time I didn’t know I would be training for a full Iron distance tri in 2011.  After signing up for Vineman, I still had it in my head that I would do LA, as the race is early enough in the season to recover in time for both the...

Hurdles

Hurdles

Jan 23

When I started down this training journey, I knew that there would be some unexpected hurdles along the way.  It seems I’ve encountered my first one. Last weekend I took Cooper (my 6 year old) up to Mammoth for our Adventure Guide’s Mammoth weekend.  Adventure Guides is a YMCA group where fathers get together with their sons to go on, you guessed it, adventures.  The plan was to...

Its getting real

Its getting real

Jan 10

Its 2011, and that means the team is starting to crank it up with the training.  I cracked my first 10 hour training week since back in my high school cross country days.  Last week looked like this: Monday: Rest Tuesday: 2000m swim, 5.88 mile run (fartlek) Wednesday: 9.82 mile run Thursday: 24 mile ride Friday: 1900m swim Saturday: Brick – 31 mile ride, 2 mile run Sunday: 9.71 mile run,...