Sunday, March 30, 2008
3/25/2008 - Swim 2,300m; Run 45:03, 6.50 miles
3/26/2008 - Bike 1:10:00, 22.36 miles
3/27/2008 - Swim 1,800m; Run 50:00, 6.40 miles
3/28/2008 - Off Day!
3/29/2008 - Swim 3,600m; Bike 4:07:02, 74 miles; Run (brick) 15:01, 1.80 miles
3/30/2008 - Run 1:31:47, 12 miles
Swim: 7,700 meters (4.81 miles)
Run: 26.7 miles
Bike: 128.57 miles
I had a pretty steady week. My bike ride was set for Sunday, but the forecast was not looking good. Saturday was nearly 65+ degrees so I went out on my long ride on Saturday. I swam early in the morning, came home and ate a good breakfast. I waited awhile so my food could digest. I made it out just before noon.
I got two flat tires along the way. Yuck. One more and I would have been sunk. I only care 2 tubes with me. I made it from Chery Creek Reservoir to Chatfield Reservoir. Its about 35 miles each way. I thought I was going to need a nap afterwards, but I was doing pretty good.
My long run on Sunday was fantastic. I ran to Cherry Creek Reservoir and did some trail running. I ran in the marsh/swam areas. I really enjoyed myself. The temperature outside was almost perfect. I would have prefered it to be a little warmer.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I had an article published in the YourHub section in the Rocky Mountain News. I was pretty happy to see my "Yield to Bicycles" post printed. There was a huge mispelling though. It was supposed to say "green light" not green like. Oh well.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
3/18/2008 - Swim 2,500m
3/19/2008 - Bike 59:29, 14.13 miles; Run1: 23:06, 2.96; Run2: 42:24, 6.66 miles; Run3: 24:52, 2.90 miles (Total Run 1:30:25, 12.52 miles)
3/20/2008 - Run 30:18, 3.39 miles; Bike 1:51:32, 29.44 miles
3/21/2008 - Swim 2,800m; Bike 3:28:29, 57.48 miles, Run 14:41, 1.91 miles
3/22/2008 - Swim 2,200m; Bike 2:42:29, 45.24 miles, Run 12:28, 1.25 miles
3/23/2008 - Run 35:39, 4.62 miles
Swim: 7,500 meters (4.69 miles)
Run: 23.69 miles
Bike: 146.29 miles
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I received a new HP iPAQ (pocket pc). What a cool toy to have. Nicole asks me a question and if I don't know it...let's google it. I am really seeing how this could get me into trouble. I must not do this too many times. The iPAQ was purchased from work. I am now becoming better organized at home and work. No more missing meetings, deadlines, emails, etc. No excuses
I have been doing pretty good with counting calories. My initial goal was to reach 3,500 calories. That is extremely tough and almost impossible. Let me take that back. Not impossible if you eat tons of "junk food". I have come close to 3,000 almost every day. Some days over, some days under. I need to consume nearly double than what my wife should be consuming. Nicole is counting calories which helps because I am not alone.
3/11/2008 - Run 40:22, 6.0 miles; Swim 2,300m;
3/12/2008 - Off
3/13/2008 - Swim 3,250m; Run 1:16:32, 9.98 miles
3/14/2008 - Sick - Day off
3/15/2008 - Swim 4,200m; Run 1:28:04, 10.75 miles
3/16/2008 - Bike 3:00:22, 50.87 miles
Swim: 9,750 meters (6.09 miles)
Run: 26.73 miles
Bike: 71.33 miles
Monday, March 10, 2008
1 g Protein: 4 calories
1 g Fat: 9 calories
The amount of exercise is important. The quality of exercise can make a big difference too. There are tons of charts to help gage how many calories you can burn.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
3/4/2008 - Swim 2,000m; Run 25:06, 3.05 miles
3/5/2008 - Bike 50:00, 14.16 miles, Run 30:05, 4 miles
3/6/2008 - Swim 2,900m (2 workouts today); Bike 1:20:01, 19.96 miles
3/7/2008 - Off Day!
3/8/2008 - Swim 1,800m; Bike 2:24:22, 43.99 milse
3/9/2008 - Run 1:10:01, 9.24 miles, 7:35/pace, .29 miles walk/cool down
Swim: 6,700 meters (4.19 miles)
Run: 18.63 miles
Bike: 86.84 miles
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
A great article was written a few days ago. He Sings, He Runs and He's Only101. Buster Marin drinks, smokes and runs. I am not sure about the drinking and smoking, but I want to be running when I am 101.
Buster's so famous in England, that a beer was named after him, "Buster Beer". That's pretty ironic because my fantasy baseball nickname is "Beer Busters".
How long do you want to be running or doing triathlons? Sister Madonna Buder is doing triathlons at the age of 76.
Monday, March 3, 2008
2/26/2008 - Swim 1,500m 5x100 (2:06, 2:03.11, 2:01.93, 2:03.11, 2:01.93); Run 1:00:00, 8 miles, 920 Calories (3 mile repeats 6:17, 6:22, 6:02)
2/27/2008 - Bike 1:09:22, 19.80 miles
2/28/2008 - Swim 2,500m straight swim 58:21.82 (200m split avg: 4:40.95 ), Run 30:13, 3.71 miles
2/29/2008 - Run 40:00, 5.46 miles; Bike 55:01, 14.71 miles
3/1/2008 - Bike 3:48:06, 62.55 miles
3/2/2008 - Swim 2,500m 5x200 free(3:58.83, 3:54.77, 3:51.69, 3:51.18, 3:58.40); Run - Trophy Series Race 3 miles - 19:23, 3.06 miles, 6:20/mile; Run 19:37 Cool Down, 1.99 miles
Swim: 6,500 meters (4.06 miles)
Run: 22.22 miles
Bike: 97.06 miles
I had another great week. The bike miles went up because of my long saturday ride. I had two good 3 miles (time trial like runs). One was 18:43 and the other was 19:23. The first one was on a treadmill and the second was on snow.
The 2,500m straight swim was a great workout because it gave me a great idea where I am at and what I need to work on. I was satisfied with my average 200m split at 4:40.95. This will improve once I have my wetsuit on.
My Saturday long bike ride was probably too long. I was only supposed to go out for an hour, but ended up at 3:48. It was a nice day. I met Nicole at church afterwards. I got two flat tires at the very end. Hint: Never ride on sidewalks!! I averaged 16.4mph for the entire ride. My max speed was 41.8mph.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I rode and rode and rode. I was only supposed to ride for 1:15, but I figure I would get some good riding in while I can.
I woke up early this morning to a big mess. It snowed an inch or two and was still going. I woke up early enough to eat my "race day oatmeal" and took off. I left with plenty of time to spare. I was close to an accident. I bumped the curb and got past the car. I hope my car is alright.
This month's RMRR trophy series race was at Crown Hill Park. This race is a total of 3 miles. I ran the race last year at 18:39. It was nice weather and I pushed it hard. This year's goal was to race against my current handicap time which was 18:59.
Despite all the snow and slush I came really close to my predict time. We all started at the same time and I was in 2nd most of the way. I couldn't make a break and pass Scott ahead of me. Scott finished about 10-15 seconds before me. My total time this year was 19:23. That was pretty darn good for all the snow. I might have done such a well job that I might receive a ribbon??
After the run, 5-6 of us went another loop around the park. I was glad because I got my 35 min of running in. Afterwards my feet were soaked. They were unthawed but wet. The shoelaces were frozen. There were about 12 of us who went to Village Inn afterwards. I got some Chili and coffee. Guess what I did afterwards? I went to the pool and swam 2,500 meters. My average 200m was awesome today. I was under 4:00 for everyone!!! Very cool.
I really needed a nap afterwards, but I went to a Library "Wagging Tales" event and JcPennys. Nicole and I went to church a little later and that's it. Time to work on dinner and call it a night.