Wildflower

Wildflower

Feb 28

I suppose it was inevitable.  I finally caved and signed up for the long course at Wildflower.  I knew it was going to happen, it was just a question of when.  After heading up to Paso Robles two weekends ago to preview the course, the decision was made, and redemption will be mine. Last year I raced at Wildflower, racing both the long course and the Olympic distance.  I had a perfectly good...

Redondo Beach 10k Playlist

Redondo Beach 10k Playlist

Feb 21

Here are the tracks I was bumping during the Redondo Beach 10k.  ’Bangarang’ came on somewhere around mile 3-4 and got me PUMPED. Skrillex – Rock N’ Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain) Digitalism – Circles Justice – Audio, Video, Disco Janelle Monae – Tightrope – Feat. Big Boi Haley – This Is How It Goes (Kaskade’s Grand Club...

Redondo Beach Superbowl 10k

Redondo Beach Superbowl 10k

Feb 17

I raced for the first time this season on Superbowl Sunday, and what a race it was!  I FINALLY cracked the 50:00 mark for a 10k, something I haven’t done in over 15 years!  Despite being able to run a 40:00 back in the day, I consider the 49:11 I ran at this race a PR for me.   I consider my cross country days a different lifetime, and anything I did back then doesn’t count IMO. It...

Chi-Town!!!!

Chi-Town!!!!

Feb 01

Just when I thought my 2012 race plans were set in stone (with the exception of the unknown that is the New York City Marathon lottery), a friend of mine had to go and say the word “Chicago” to me several weeks back.  In an instant, everything changed. Chicago is a place I haven’t been to in a long, long time.  Its been on my list of places to visit, but over the years my...

Vineman Training Update – 2/18/11

Vineman Training Update – 2/18/11

Feb 18

Our training schedule for the rest of the way consists of  2 weeks of intense workouts, 1 week of recovery. We just finished off 2 high intensity workout weeks and the recovery week (or weekend I should say considering nothing is different about the mid-week workouts) comes at a good time.  The last two Saturdays have made the reality of Ironman training set in, with rides of 44 miles and 56...

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...