Friday, November 30, 2007

Great workout week...and it's Friday!

I had a great set of workouts this week. I has some intense swimming workouts, short runs and short bike sessions. I am enjoying some extra rest during the late fall/winter. I feel like winter is already come and I've been stuck indoors since daylight savings.

My left arm is nagging me just a little while I swim. The harder I "pull" during the seems to be a little more noticable. I know that I need to reduce my stroke count! Maybe a goal for 2008? I don't swim this weekend, so I am hoping that with a little rest, it will go away.

I ran about six miles the other day and it was about 20 degrees outside. I averaged 8:00/mile and I felt pretty good. I took a new route and wanted to see how far I can go. Of course, this route is along a big road so I have to stop and the lights. (not too many)

I've had so much to talk about the last few weeks, but I just am running out of time during the day. I am thinking about going back to my old routine of posting everyday. It seems that I can express my thoughts, concerns, issues, talk about my Amazing Stories, and more.

Happy Friday!!

Oh, I am going to meet Chris McCormick, Ironman 2007 Champion tomorrow at Bicycle Village. My co-worker, Brett, and I are driving to Westminster where Bicylce Village is having an Ironman showing. More details will follow.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Week Totals

11/21/2007 - Swim 1,200 meters straight (26:20)
200m splits(4:09.33, 4:28.69, 4:22.10, 4:39.93, 4:29.70, 4:10.88)
11/22/2007 - Off (Thanksgiving)
11/23/2007 - Swim 2,000 meters (great 200m time: 3:53.04)
11/24/2007 - Run 36:51, 4 miles
11/25/2007 - Off
11/26/2007 - Swim 1,500 meters, Run 30 minutes, 3.5 miles, 400 calories
11/27/2007 - Bike - Time: 35:00, Odo: 1492.4 miles, Max: 22.2 mph, Avg: 14.6 mph, Distance: 9.07 miles

Food Poisoning

Just like you heard it. I ate a McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffin for breakfast on Saturday morning. I picked up my friends Joe and Angela from the Airport and they wanted to buy me breakfast. McDonald's happened to be right there so we decided to go through the drive through. The Sausage Egg McMuffin tasted great. It was the only thing I had that morning and I started to feel sick shortly after. I took a nap around noon because I wasn't feeling great. When I woke up, I figured I would go running for 40 minutes.

This was a very hard run!! I was running 9-10 minute miles and was just feeling worse and worse. I stopped halfway point...bent to the ground...and...(yeah, not so pretty)

The run back was just about as bad. I wasn't feeling the greatest, but I think I have been worse?
I came home...that's all she wrote. I now was loosing to the battle of food poisoning. The run may have helped speed things up?? To say the least I was in the bathroom many times making extremely loud noises. Nicole was starting to get worried. She went to the store and got me some Sprite. Things might have got worse?

After finally feeling a little better that evening, my legs were cramping!! I have felt this pain before and its worse then a leg cramp after a race. Nicole helped by messaging my legs before bed. I woke up a few hours later because my legs hurt so much. I finally went back to sleep. I woke up the next morning and was feeling better. I had some Gatorade the night before which may have made a big difference. I had a pretty good day, but I decided to skip my 50 minute bike workout. I have nearly decided to take off on Sundays. Between football, spending time with Nicole, church, and more...I don't see to get my workouts done anyways.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!
Gobble, Gobble. I hope you have a wondering Thanksgiving day! I have no workouts planned and I anticipate eating as much turkey as I can!! This is different from last year where I tried to control myself. I figured I would try to eat around 5,000-7,000 calories today.

Don't worry. I have many hard workouts to come! I will burn off most of the weight I gain...if any...within a week.

Nicole and I are going to my Uncle's for Thanksgiving. I plan on watching some football and having a few beers.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Week Totals

11/14/2007 - Bike - Time: 55:00, Odo: 1464.5 miles, Max: 17.7 mph, Avg: 11.7 mph, Distance: 10.72 miles
11/15/2007 - Swim 1,400m (100's 2:01.72, 2:03.97, 2:06.18, 2:06.72, 1:58.87, 1:44.77) The last one was pretty much all out.

Run - Time: 30:00, 3.55 miles
11/16/2007 - Bike - Time: 45:00, Odo: 1476.0 miles, Max: 18.3 mph, Avg: 15.3 mph, Distance: 11.48 miles
11/17/2007 - Run - Time: 59:53, Distance 7.5 miles, Calories burned: 850, Pace 7:59/mile
11/18/2007 - Off
11/19/2007 - Swim 1,850 meters, Run 20 minutes, 2.5 miles, 284.4 calories
11/20/2007 - Bike - Time: 30:00, Odo: 1483.4 miles, Max: 20.0 mph, Avg: 14.7 mph, Distance: 7.38 miles

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Week Totals

11/7/2007 - Bike - 60 min
11/8/2007 - Swim 2,000m - (2k straight swim)
11/9/2007 - Off
11/10/2007 - Cleaned all day
11/11/2007 - Off
11/12/2007 - Off
11/13/2007 - Swim 1,200m, Run 4.77 miles (546.1 Calories)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lazy Weekend

What a weekend...I took Friday off of workouts because my day was full of lifting. Saturday I cleaned house all day for a party that evening. Sunday I took my Grandmother to church and spent some time with my wife. Monday...still nothing.

Boy I am having a very lazy weekend. Nicole went to work today and I am sitting at home. It is really amazing that I just sit here. Its like I just don't care about working out...

...I need to change that today...I will do something...

Happy Veterans Day!!
My best friend, Joe is going to Iraq in 2008. Nicole and I threw him a going away party on Saturday. What a perfect weekend!! I am sad that he is leaving. Keep him in your prayers.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Week Totals

10/31/2007 - Off
11/1/2007 - Run - Time: 30 minutes, Distance: 3.5 miles
11/2/2007 - Swim - 1,800 meters (2:01.62, 2:02.59, 2:03.98, 2:01.28, 2:01.28, 2:00.40, 1:59.28, 1:58.71, 1:57.09)
11/3/2007 - Bike - Time: 3:25:33, Odo: 1453.8 miles, Max: 34.6 mph, Avg: 16.3 mph, Distance: 55.90 miles
11/4/2007 - RMRR Trophy Series 9 Mile Run - Time: 1:01.43, Distance: 9 miles, Pace: 6:51/mile
11/5/2007 - Rake Leaves
11/6/2007 - Swim - 1,600 meters, Bike 30min 7.15 miles

Monday, November 5, 2007

RMRR Trophy Series

Today was a great day for running. It started to warm up pretty early and reached in the 70's. The Rocky Mountain Road Runners had another Trophy Series race today. It was the 9 mile race held at Westminster's Big Dry Creek Trail. I have been to this trail many times now with the club.

This Trophy Series race is important to me because I want to place well in the group. I want to be at least in the top 10 overall and top 5 for the male division. I am very close and I have the top 5 men spot. I just have to hang on.

I did well overall. My predicted time was 59:45. I missed it by 2 minutes. I was pretty happy that I did well. I started off way too fast!!! My first mile was 5:49. I think I had the best mile time! I really need to working on pacing. I slowed it down after the first mile. The last 3 miles were pretty tough for me. I had no gas left and I was really waiting for the end. The last couple of miles were at 7:30 min miles.

Time: 1:01.43
Distance: 9 miles
Pace: 6:51/mile