• 1h 30m
  • 30.20 miles
  • 20.13 Mi/hr

CCREZ Loop. I rained on me the whole way back, thank GOD! HOTTER THAN HELL.

  • 50m 30s
  • 5.20 miles
  • 09m 43s /Mi

Ran with the the F4 tri group... Nice and easy with a few strides

Old Dick Dime will not be taking any chances at Ironman Arizona this year. I have reserved my race wheels for the race - renting/not buying! Photobucket

  • 1h 02m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 19.35 Mi/hr

Brick off the run.

Rode the fixie.

  • 32m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 08m /Mi

Brick off the swim. Nice and easy with Ramone

  • 42m
  • 1975.00 meters
  • 02m 08s /100 meters

Got to the pond a little early. The water was very choppy still. I wish I swam later, cuz when I returned from my ride, it was like glass out there!

I have been looking at the numbers more closely from Sunday's Boulder Peak Tri. Although I had my best swim in an Olympic distance tri, I am still most excited about where my fitness is on the bike and run! I am coming to believe that the 24 races that I have completed so far this year have notched me up a bit. For instance: The winner of my age group, Tim Sandell, who can put all three events together kicked my ass 2:12:35 to 2:19:41 but, I did have a faster combined bike/run than him. Sandell: BIKE 1:07:33 RUN 41:36 TOTAL 1:49:09 Dime: BIKE 1:07:34 Run 39:57 TOTAL 1:47:31 I also had a faster T2 than him as well: 51" to 54" At The Boulder races, you have to be a complete triathlete to compete. I guess that is what keeps me interested in this sport. I have so much room to improve and it drives me. My swim: 29:30 (to beach) kept me in 8th place and out of the race before I even got out of the reservoir door.

  • 2h 39m
  • 50.40 miles
  • 19.02 Mi/hr

Rode out past the Gravel Pond and back... I couldn't get a favorable wind all day! I wanted to brick, but I have to go to the Airport and then up to Vail... maybe a trail run later!

  • 48m 37s
  • 6.01 miles
  • 08m 05s /Mi

Easy run up in Vail.

Race Report is up! In Vail today... Hopefully a cruise on my fixie and maybe an easy run. I don't think I'll get a chance to swim at the gravel pond until wed. Holy Macaroni - looks like I didn't get a workout in again today. This could be habit forming... Nah. I need a mid-season break. I'm going to start coming on strong now. Found myself a small little closet in Vail (actually Minturn) to call home. It is so tiny, but new and nice and I WILL make it work. I'm looking forward to getting myself moved up there so that I can hit my IRONMAN training at 8000 feet!

Bike #1
  • 17m
  • 3.60 miles
  • 12.71 Mi/hr

Warm-up ride with dills, Tom and Michelle

Bike #2
  • 1h 07m 34s
  • 26.10 miles
  • 23.18 Mi/hr

My bike is starting to become my fastest discipline! I had a great ride today. Tied for first in my age group with a 23.1 avg (ok, the winner had me by one second), but I call that a tie... The telling part was, I never got out of my saddle on the climb up Old Stage Road! I was cruising and keeping my HR in check and everything was firing!

  • 39m 57s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 06m 26s /Mi

Another first! I broke 40 minutes in an OLY run (barely)... but it was very hot and the course is not a fast run course. I am stoked about this

  • 29m 31s
  • 1500.00 meters
  • 01m 58s /100 meters

A great swim for me... I've never broken 30 minutes in an OLY before! This was a huge catalyst for me to race well on the bike and run. I was 4 minutes faster than last year and pumped!

There was a run to transition so my official time is 30:24 and 8 minutes behind the winner of my Age group, but I wasn't racing him... I was racing me!

AND! I did have a faster bike/run combination than the winner of my age group, Tim Sandell!

Boulder Peak: 2:19:41 (PR'd by 8 minutes over last year) All this racing is paying off. 24 races completed in 2008

  • 1h 42m
  • 11.00 miles
  • 09m 16s /Mi

Ran with my group - hot

Tired of being tired. Seriously, no time to train. I feel more tired than if I was training. I've been waking up at 3 am and not stopping until after 9 pm. The weird thing is my legs are throbbing! I have a feeling that I will be very slow at the Boulder Peak. I don't feel sharp, rested or fast :(

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