Friday, June 29, 2007


On my way up north for family vacation. I was able to get my 46 mile bike ride in yesterday. It was a little over 2.5 hours. I of course got caught in some pretty bad rain, which slowed my down. I drank a ton of water and snacked on SoyJoy bars. I was trying to see how I would do with out Hammer Perpetuem. It was very windy and sunny for most of the ride. I tried to put sun screen on my back but I guess I did not do a good job. I have a nice bike jersey water mark on my back....

I took this picture in roughly the same spot as I found the turtle.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Weekend Update

I am in Boston now for a trade show. I was able to get 2-1/2 crossings(2500m) in at Lucky's. I was there for the 7:20 crossing. I was the first one out, the lake as flat calm. I was making waves. It was very peaceful. I have come a long way from not being able to swim to the end of the pool last year. I have enjoyed going to Luckys every weekend. It has certainly helped my comfort level in the water. During the Half Ironman, I never got freaked out. I need to continue to get more crossings in, so that I will feel comfortable swimming the 2.4miles.

I arrived in Boston and did an hour on the treadmill. I am now taking today as a recovery day and will have to wake up early tomorrow to get a good workout in. I will probably go for a walk this morning to burn some energy. I have a hard time not working out for a day...

Friday, June 22, 2007

I am back!!

It has been a long time since I have posted. I am going to keep at this. It seems to me that this is a good way to document my training and log things. Today, I did a 50 mile bike and I felt good. It was hot of course and I am still trying to make sure that I drink enough.

I took this picture of the turtle on mile 38 or so of my bike ride..I thought it was cool. I will do 2 or 3 crossings at Luckys. I will then head to the airport. I have a trade show in Boston this weekend. It is going to be tough to find a pool. I am sure I will have some quality time on the treadmill as we are staying downtown. I am still trying to find the right training plan to work with. I have Gale Bernhardts book, that I will use as my main point of reference. I also have the program.. I will continue to swim
at Luckys on Saturday and do my long bike afterwards. I will do my long runs on Sunday. I need to figure when to schedule the brick workouts. I am sure that I will have to forgo a swim or 2, perhaps I should swim there during the week...I will post a race report for the Florida 70.3 shortly. I want to get that down so that I can learn from it...