Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hi, it's me

So it's been about a year since my last post. That's no good. We bought a home about an hour away and all my energy has been focused on the house and work. The drive to work has been really hard, but I'm hoping to transfer out to the Inland Empire in a few months. So needless to say, no training for me. I have really missed it. Fortunately walking the dogs 3-6 miles a day, keeps me in some sort of shape.

Still, I miss the feeling of a good run or long bike ride, so it's time to re-prioritize. I am going to sign up for a half marathon in May. There's one on May 3rd in Irvine. So, that's it. I'm signing up and there will be no turning back. This morning I took the dogs out and ran about 1.8 miles. The only issue is, my new neighborhood is all hills, straight up and straight down. It's hard on the knees and shins. So on weekends, I will have to drive to another location for my long runs.

I'm excited and I already feel better.

Oh, here are some photos of the house. We love it!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Back in the game

Finally feeling well and I went for a run this morning. Unfortunately I struggled just to run two miles and had to walk some of it. My cough is still trouble in mornings and It was a film fest during my run. At least I got back out there. Tommorow I going to take my bike to work and go for a beach bike ride after work. I hear there is a great bike path thats in San Clemente and goes all the way to San Diego. Tomorrow I'll just go about 45 minutes. Friday I will get a 3 mile run in (hopefully) and Saturday another bike ride. Sunday will be a long run but I can't say how long as it's been a coule weeks off. I probably won't work on the swim until mid Feb early march. I need to focus on my run and bike times first.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


It looks like I'm sick again. I took two weeks off when I got the flu, I was just getting back into my work outs and it looks like I'm sick again. Sore throat seems to be going around work and now I have it. My week is blown again. Yesterday was my day off and today I had planned to run 4 miles alternating my speeds. I missed my morning run. Looks like I'll be off till Sunday. So Sunday I will go for an hour bike ride. Hopefully next week I can have a full schedule.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nothing new to report

Nothing too exciting has been happening at work. It's time for the year end evaluations and working with both hotels has left me very busy. So since I have little to blog about regarding work, I want to make a little transaction and start blogging about my Triathlon Training. If anyone reads this has any tips, guidance or questions, please feel free to comment.

In November I completed my first sprint Tri. While I was happy to finish, I was disappointed in my time. The swim was much more difficult than I expected and it effect me. I'm also pretty new at biking, so I would like to see my bike speed improve. I'm a good swimmer and find the swim training a relaxing portion of training. However, there is a big difference between swimming in a pool and swimming in a very cold lake. The cold water took my breath away and caused me to feel like my heart was racing. (I guess this is common) So I ended up backstroking it the entire 3/4 of a mile. Not the way I wanted to start my first race.

So I have a new race picked out. April 22, 2008. International Sprint in Palm Springs. 3/4 mile swim, 24 mile bike and 6 mile run. My goal is keep the time under 3 hours. I'm slow...

So I really need a place to track my work outs and post weekly goals.