Bike #1
  • 1h 09m
  • 20.06 miles
  • 17.44 Mi/hr

PM Bike after swim. Cold! should have worn gloves. Not as windy as this morning. Was going to run, but opted out as it was late...

1200 feet

Bike #2
  • 1h 33m 30s
  • 25.00 miles
  • 16.04 Mi/hr

Up Vail Pass (not to the top).
It has been very windy every day, but nothing like today. I went up Vail Pass faster than down it. 12.5 miles directly into the most fierce headwind ever. I don't remember wind like this in Denver or I chose not to ride in it.

  • 22m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • 02m 12s /100 meters

1 x 500
5 x 100 just counting strokes and "trying" to glide longer between strokes.

So I spent the $$. I'm in for the 5430 Long Course Triathlon. It is the only race of the 5430 series that I will be doing this year, although it is my favorite. According to USAT, however, my best race last year was the Boulder Peak (beat dills!), but my big goal is to crack the 4:40 mark which I missed by 28" last season. I'm happy about this registration. I am in for two HIM's and a Mary for this year now, The Colorado Relay with Altitude Adjusted, The St. George Marathon and some other races to be announced. I'm late figuring out my season, just as I had a late start getting rolling this year. So it goes. Here I go again, just registered for the Bolder Boulder... A wave baby! I don't think I can PR at this course (35:17), but I'd like to crack 37. I have a bad habit of fading on this course. I may change my tactic.

  • 1h 11m
  • 20.20 miles
  • 17.07 Mi/hr

Wind. This is not a lie: I was coming back with a tailwind, I turned hard right and the wind picked me and the bike off the ground. It felt like when you hydroplane in your car. Scary and true!

1200 feet of uphill

  • 30m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 07m 30s /Mi


  • 22m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • 02m 12s /100 meters


  • 4h 10m
  • 63.10 miles
  • 15.14 Mi/hr

6269 feet of climbing... out to The State Bridge. The climbing was nothing. It was the 30 mile per hour winds that beat me up!

  • 1h 29m
  • 10.00 miles
  • 08m 54s /Mi

1460 feet of gain

ran at 8pm cuz the sun got to me today and I napped after my ride. I was going to swim but I woke up too late. I will get wet tomorrow.

Great news!!! I got in via the lottery to the St. George Marathon on my first try! Rated "one of four marathons to build a vacation around" in the world." -Runner's World 2005 The SGM is fast and beautiful. After not having my best race in Boston I was looking for a fast early fall marathon and Chicago was already sold out. On a whim, I registered for SG and didn't really expect to get in, but I did! YAY. Now I have THE RACE to go for <2:50 in. I think <2:45 is realistic but I'm totally not going to blow it early. I'm going to enjoy this one... Timing is perfect, I'm going to train right too.

  • 2h 08m
  • 34.00 miles
  • 15.94 Mi/hr

Up Vail Pass. Ferocious wind coming home. I am so tired of the wind! 2800 feet of climbing

  • 35m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 08m 45s /Mi


Trail run with Ramone for two miles. He was so slow I turned around at 1 and dropped him home so he only got two miles in today. I ran another two after dropping him off. Windy. Tired and sluggish

  • 2h 57m
  • 50.22 miles
  • 17.02 Mi/hr

Rode Dear Creek, to Indian hills and up Turkey Creek, down through Evergreen and Morrison then into Chatfield over the Dam to the turnaround then back to the start on Deer Creek.

  • 33m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 08m 15s /Mi

Brick short, all I had time for.


  • 1h 08m
  • 25.20 miles
  • 22.24 Mi/hr

Early AM ride with The Bike Service guys... 7:30 rides are tough for me. We averaged 26.5 mph for the first 15 miles. I was so happy when it was time to start climbing. I can't ride like that!
1350 ft of ascent (basically the climb up to Beaver Creak.
Great ride!

Run #1
  • 36m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 09m /Mi

Second run - trail run for Ramone. He needed it.

Run #2
  • 1h 03m
  • 7.00 miles
  • 09m /Mi


Ran up to Beaver Creek Village (from Avon) and a little more.
1283 feet of ascent.

Oh and congratulations to Alaina and Mark! Both made USAT All American! I'm sure I'm missing some others so if you made it, I kneel at your alter of fitness. Dime did OK too... USAT All American Honorable Mention. Not bad for someone who truly cannot swim. I wonder if I am the worst swimmer who got at least honorable mention. I bet.

  • 3h 07m
  • 60.20 miles
  • 19.32 Mi/hr

Early AM ride with Ciro from the bike service. Freaking windiest day in history. 20+ sustained, gusts of 45 mph... about 3000 feet of ascent. A Very tiring ride. I'm taking a nap. Swim later.

I got a new wetsuit to replace my jacked one from IMAZ... I picked up a Blue Seventy Sprint for $185 bucks. Not a bad suit for me. No need to drop big cash on a FAST suit, cuz that would be like putting Dills on a P4... OUCH!

  • 1h 05m 54s
  • 8.10 miles
  • 08m 08s /Mi

Run after swim. WINDY! Felt a little tired, but the sticks were good.

1050 feet of ascent

  • 23m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • 02m 18s /100 meters

I've never had a swim that I have enjoyed. Ever. I have had runs and bike rides that I didn't like; but just as many or more that I have loved. Never a swim that I have enjoyed. I suck so bad!

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