• 55m
  • 11.50 miles
  • 12.55 Mi/hr

Rode to 24 hour to swim, then urban assaulted to dinner

Run #1
  • 1h 38m
  • 11.50 miles
  • 08m 31s /Mi

Ran with Julia up Waterton Canyon from the Gravel Pond. I wanted to swim but got there too late. This run included 10 X 1:00 tempo efforts... I'm not sure running 15.5 miles the day before a tri @ 10K is standard, but dime thinks it is a good pre-race workout.

Run #2
  • 29m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 07m 15s /Mi

I had to set up the TT course for my F4 athletes today. I ran to the 2 mile turn-around pretty hard since I started my watch with them and I wanted to to be able to call out 2 mile splits to them. First two miles were at a 6:05 pace and then I jogged the second two miles in after the last runner turned around.

  • 12m 16s
  • 548.64 meters
  • 02m 14s /100 meters

500 X 1
100 x 1

Pre race warm-up swim or something like that.

  • 00m 30s
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Today was a poorly planned day, which turned into an unplanned but probably needed rest day. I'm a bit sleep deprived right now and feeling a little lazy. If you browsed my log today, you are a very lucky cracker, indeed! A few weeks ago I went to the Fluid's Reunion show at the Bluebird Theater. This band broke up in 1993/4 and haven't played together in all of those years. Most people regard The Fluid as Denver's best all-time band (Punk or otherwise). Sub-Pop Records, The Fluid's label, recently had a 20 year anniversary show in Seattle. For those of you who don't know, Sub Pop was the grunge label: Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, The Fluid, etc... The Fluid were asked to reform and play the show. All five original members agreed and this was their first show in 14 years! Wow! 2008 practice session: The Fluid is SOLD OUT: And here is a clip of them from the 90's back in their heyday! And if you are into punk rock history, especially as it pertains to Denver: Here is an interesting and recent interview with John Robinson (vocalist of The Fluid):

  • 2h 45m
  • 45.10 miles
  • 16.40 Mi/hr

Rode from the Holliday Inn in West Vail to the to the top of Vail Pass and then down the backside to Copper Mtn. and then back. Here is the rub, though... I climb for 18 miles... shoot down to Copper, turn around and climb another 5 miles and then on the descent home the wind turns into a hurricane and it is right in my face. I'm going down Vail Pass and working to keep the bike above 20 mph! ARGH!

  • 27m 14s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 09m 05s /Mi

Easy Snug Run - chatted with Bridget... She borrowed me the Vegan Bible! This should change my life!

In Vail again Today... I hope to hop on my bike and ride up the pass, swim for 30 minutes in the Hotel pool and then get back down to D-town for the Snug run. Vail is beautiful, but renting with a dog in tow is nearly impossible/is impossible. Ramone may be heading to Basalt for a few months if I can't find a place to live with him :( This would totally suck too, cuz part of the fun of moving to Vail is so that Ramone can romp around in the woods with me. Seriously, I'd rather have ramone pee on the lawn than a bunch of stinky hippies... (just kidding, I love hippie chicks).

  • 1h 35m 30s
  • 30.00 miles
  • 18.85 Mi/hr

How can a clock-wise route have headwinds the whole way?

  • 1h 44m
  • 10.40 miles
  • 10m /Mi

3700 feet of climbing. Me and Ramone are up in Vail... We ran up Vail MTN to Eagles Nest, then over to Mid Vail then back to Lions Head... I'm going to love living here and so is Ramone, if I can find a dog friendly rental!

Ramone really loves it. The views of the Gore Range and the towering Aspens spoke to my soul... High altitude training baby! Watch Dime get fast!

  • 1h 48m
  • 35.00 miles
  • 19.44 Mi/hr

CCREZ LOOP, then a lap around Wash Park, back to the bank and home.

I was scheduled to do the Cabbage Patch Duathlon on Saturday, but a coaching conflict has forced me to bag it. I did find a sprint tri that takes place at 10,200 feet above sea level - in Leadville on Sunday. I'm in. Anyone feel like joining me?

  • 25m
  • 4.00 miles
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AM urban assault miles (more to come...)

  • 1h 52m
  • 12.20 miles
  • 09m 11s /Mi

Lair of the Bear trail run

a coffee thought If Dick Dime was from Mars he would be a Martian, but if he was from Uranus, what would he be?

Bike #1
  • 30m
  • 6.70 miles
  • 12.00 Mi/hr

easy ride to Wahoo's Fish Tacos

Bike #2
  • 34m 25s
  • 13.70 miles
  • 23.88 Mi/hr

22nd race completed so far this year! 3rd in the last 7 days, so I am sure I could have been faster on rested legs.

Second fastest bike split today. Very hilly TT course. My average was under 22 mph at the turnaround.

Very pleased with this. I was about 30" slower than the fastest bike split so this was huge!

  • 18m 59s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 06m 07s /Mi

I thought that I was running better than this time... I guess my running sticks are a little tired right now.

  • 13m 23s
  • 600.00 meters
  • 02m 14s /100 meters

My official swim time for the race was 14:33 but that includes about a 400 meter run to transition. Still, I thought I was swimming better than this. Disappointing.

Cheyenne Sprint Triathlon 1st place in Age Group 7th place overall Total time: 1:09:25

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