Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Back in the Groove

Starting to get back in the groove. I had a good bike "ride" on the trainer while watching the Departed. I was on for atleast 1:45. Flet great afterwards. I then got a go 35 minute swim in at the Y. I even worked on some drills. I hate the kickboard. It seems like I am going so slow. Probably because I am..

Still have not signed up for a race. The plan still is the Gator Half and then Miami Man. I will do the Marine Corps Marathon and hopefully, another marathon.

I am even starting to convince my brother and father to run. They think they could do the Disney Marathon. Neither, have much or any running background. So I would prefer they shoot for the half.. They need to decide soon as it will fill up. I am off to Memphis for 2 days. I should get a treadmill work out in...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Okay, I can not wear flip flops anymore. They are sure easy to slip on, but I can not walk the next day. I must have worn them on Saturday, and I could feel the results that night. I tried stretching and stuff, but still bothering my achilles. I did my long run on Sunday, I only managed about 8 miles. I did get to the YMCA in the afternooon, with the boys. I did not do much swimmming, but I was in the pool and it helped loosen me up.

The first part of this week I have spent in the pool. I will be in Boston the balance of the week, and I know the Courtyard I am staying in will not be good enough for laps. SO I will use the treadmill. I have started reading the book RUN LESS, RUN FASTER. It calls for 3 days running and the rest cross training. I am going to give it a shot. There is also a Boston qualifiying plan in the back of the book. I would need to drop 45 minutes off my PR to qualify. But, I want to get faster so I will give the book a tri.....

Friday, February 15, 2008

Another day

Had a good swim today. I had to use the dive well as there was a small swim meet at the YMCA Aquatic center. The dive well was fine except the water temp was 87. I like it warm but, that was a little too much. I did a good 40minutes.

I was able to squeeze in a 40 minute run after the swim. I ran around the neighborhood. Flet pretty good but not great. Kristy is taking Grace to Grandma's for the weekend, so I am in charge of the boys. No bike for me in the morning. I have to make sure they do not kill each other. I will probalby, ride the trainer on the back porch, maybe I cna convince them to go for a swim...

I will do my long run on Sunday. Sign up for a race...and plan my life.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bad Run

Bad run today. I did my 5.2 mile loop. I just felt like crap. I could not get in a rythem. I have been swimming the last couple of days. I need to start doing a run in the morning and a swim at lunch time. I am working from home all this week and traveling Wed-Fri next week. I am not looking forward to going up north.

Still need to sign up for a couple races. Need to work on my "core"

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Back in the Game

Did a training ride on Saturday. 60 miles at the Van Fleet trail. Felt pretty good. The winds picked up on the way back and the last 20 miles were a little more challenging. It brought back a lot of Ironman memories. I do like the training. It is tough being away from home..

On the way back from the ride we stopped at Tri n Run in Winter Garden. They have the new Zoot shoes. I love them. They feel great. I think that will be my next pair of shoes when my New Balance get another month or so of miles into them.

I went to sign up for the Florida 70.3. SOLD OUT! CRAP. I am now scramling to find a early race. I would lot to do the Gulf Coast half, but it is a little far. There is a new half Iron distnace race in Sarasota that I may do. It is called the Gator Half. It will be small race, but that might be okay. I will then do the Miami Man half Iron distance in Nov.

I am trying to see if I can get the wife to run the Marine Corp Marathon with me in October. I did it 2 yrs ago and it is a nice course and a lot of fun. I also need to sign up for the Goofy Challenge 2009..

Spending more time in the pool lately... will probably run and swim today..