• 2h 22m
  • 48.60 miles
  • 20.54 Mi/hr

Denver loop. I felt a little tired on the bike today. Dills' was hammering and I rode his back wheel more than he rode mine. It was hot and the bike trail was crowded. Great ride.

Run #1
  • 41m 30s
  • 6.00 miles
  • 06m 55s /Mi

Second run of the R/B/R brick. By now the sun was cookin'. Dills' plan called for two miles easy, second to harder, and the final two very hard. I figured with the extreme heat that if there were going to be any fast miles, the first two would have to be them. I took off pretty hard right away, and just hung on to the finish. The last mile is uphill and I could feel my heart trying to blow up my chest cavity. Turned the hose on and poured cold water over my head when I was done. Had pancakes, beers and Margs afterwards. Awesome!!

Run #2
  • 47m 50s
  • 6.00 miles
  • 07m 58s /Mi

First run of the R/B/R brick with Dills. This run was at an easy warm-up pace but at 7:30 the sun was already warming up!

Oh nooooo! 6:00 AM and it's time to head to Dills' house for our Run/Bike/Run brick! Something tells me I shouldn't have finished the whole bottle of Funky Llama Shiraz. Especially after finishing off the 6er of Coors Light! Dills is gonna' hurt me.

  • 1h 03m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 19.05 Mi/hr

easy spin after swim... no real hard efforts, just loosening up for tomorrow's HUGE Run,Bike,Run brick with Dillard.

  • 1h 20m
  • 12.00 miles
  • 06m 40s /Mi

This was a good workout. I ran with my Team Denver Marathon athlete, Karie, who is a FAST girl... We did 3 x 3 mile at tempo and then I did a 4th to cool down. 4 minute rest between each interval... Good effort

  • 41m 30s
  • 1975.00 meters
  • 02m 06s /100 meters

Snuck in to the pond later than I was supposed to!

  • 1h 26m 45s
  • 30.00 miles
  • 20.75 Mi/hr

CCREZ Loop and back. Good effort.

  • 48m 30s
  • 6.50 miles
  • 07m 28s /Mi

Quick brick. Wash Park loop and back.
Good effort.

I am getting closer to the big move to Vail! Today I will try to box stuff heading to storage and to Vail. I did find a place for me AND Ramone. I will be living in Minturn in a very small 1 br that will be the NEW DICK DIME WORLD HEADQUARTERS by August 1st. I have learned that my money is worth less in Vail and for the price of a downtown mortgage, I get to live in what amounts to a hotel suite. Oh well, I am still fired up about this move. I am all about scaling back! Ever since the L-Monster (Lilia) and I broke up last year I have been trying to find a sense of place and balance. It has been a challenge and if the 36 races since last August are an indicator, balance is something sorely missing in my life. I watched/let my business tank, and moped around like a frickin' pussy. Anyway, I am here to tell you - that shit is over and this is my new beginning. So, I am going back to what I know: running bars, booking rock bands and hustling women! Just kidding about the women part... everyone knows that Dick Dime has no game! I will be living at about 8000 feet above sea level and often training at higher elevations. Hopefully, I will continue to improve at swimming and get faster on the bike and the run and be prepared to rock Ironman Arizona in November! All shit talking aside, I BELIEVE that I can qualify for KONA in my first Ironman. I am throwing it out there and putting the pressure on! Dick Dime WILL go sub-10 hours at IMAZ and he will earn and accept his KONA spot. So anyway, I feel good today. I am in a positive mood. I am thinking about a nice long bike ride at some point and a haircut with my crazy Korean stylist, Woonah!! She said, "I will make you look beautiful" and that is all I need to hear. I feel liberated in some way, I am scaling back to become a mountain man and to realize a dream. I do not know where my life is headed, but I know something great is coming my way. I am ready.

  • 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!

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