• 3h 43m
  • 65.10 miles
  • 17.52 Mi/hr

The sun came out and it felt hot... It was also very windy but I'll take summer over dreariness any day!

5,253 feet of ascent
Out to State Bridge and back

  • 1h 04m
  • 7.00 miles
  • 09m 08s /Mi

Trail run
1450ft of ascent

  • 10m
  • 500.00 meters
  • 02m /100 meters

short swim - pool was closing so i had to stop

So, I want to recognize someone who is very dear to me: Lilia Paradis (devotchkatata). Lilia is my ex-wife and the person who pushed me into racing. It was because of her that I started doing marathons in 2003 and triathlons in 2005. Neither of us knew what we were doing back then. Neither of us could swim and in Lilia's case, no bicycling experience. Her early races were very slow on both the bike and the swim and her running in tri's was not that impressive either, still she stuck with the sport. Personally I am very happy with my own development but I am in awe of Lilia's accomplishments. Last year she qualified for and raced The 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater and yesterday at Coeur d' Alene (her 1st full Ironman), she qualified for The Ironman World Championships in Kona! The truth is, I am not surprised. Lilia is an uber-achiever academically and professionally; triathlon is no different. I am moved by her success at Coeur d' Alene and I cannot wait to see how well she does in Hawaii! If any of you are inclined, drop her an inspire and let her know how awesome it is/she is that she KQ'd. Photobucket

  • 2h 39m
  • 45.20 miles
  • 17.06 Mi/hr

Rode up to the top of Vail pass. I felt tired today... the ride back had wicked wind so I bagged my run.
Over 5000 feet of climbing.

Race report is up:

  • 1h 13m 28s
  • 30.00 miles
  • 24.66 Mi/hr

Perhaps my best bike ride in a tri ever. I've had faster average mile per hour times in shorter distances, but this is a challenging course with lots of climbing, some winds and a competitive field. I felt a little tired at first and at the half way point I felt like I might have a slower ride than my last Lake to Lake in 2007. Then as the hills got steeper and I started passing people in my AG with full on aero bikes and helmets, I knew that I was riding well. I crushed the last 10 miles of rollers hovering around 30 mph the whole way. I'm very excited that my old entry level tri bike could compete with the big dogs!


  • 38m 28s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 06m 12s /Mi

PR'd my 10K in a triathlon. Last year I squeaked in under 40 at the Boulder Peak, this year I dropped nearly a minute and a half off my previous best. I was worried because my Garmin didn't operate in Multi-Sport so I was forced to go by MPH and feel (it was in bike mode). I had a side stitch immediately and it stayed with me for the first 4 miles. It wasn't as debilitating as they can be, but it did keep me from really going into overdrive. It was hard to tell if I was going hard enough... I guess I'm relying on my Garmin too much these days. Still, after crushing the bike like I did and then PRing the run, I have no complaints!


  • 30m 20s
  • 1500.00 meters
  • 02m 01s /100 meters

Open water swim at Loveland Lake to Lake race. Decent for me. Wanted to go under 30. Official swim is a bit more, cuz they include the 1/4 mile run to trans in swim time.


Time: 2:26:11 Overall: 26/623 Age Group: 7/78 I had an amazing race today. Last year I would have been in 2nd place in my AG with this time - it keeps getting tougher. I did beat last years 2nd in my AG so that felt good. Unfortunately the 40-44 year old age group was probably the deepest age group. Yeah, I'm thrilled. My run/bike split was awesome and the best in my division. In fact, the 2nd place overall guy only beat me by 17 seconds on the bike and 30 seconds on the run. My swim sucked again, but I have been working hard at getting faster. I will. Also: This is my race marks the completion of my 4th year in triathlon. In 2005 this was my very first tri. I can't believe how far I have come and all after the age of 40. Anyway, here is the link to my race report from that race and below are my official results. Race Report from Loveland Lake to Lake 2005: RICHARD PARADIS #190 DENVER, CO Age: 40 Gender: M 03:06:17 Distance 200K Clock Time 03:06:17 Overall Place 267 / 483 Division Place 36 / 46 Swim 00:49:41 Trans1 00:01:43 Bike 01:32:16 Trans2 00:00:13 Run 00:42:22 Swmrnk 482 Bkrnk 211 Mph 19.1 Rnrnk 51 Pace 00:06:49 Division M40-44

  • 1h 05m
  • 21.10 miles
  • 19.48 Mi/hr

Tried to spin the tired out of my legs.

  • 24m
  • 3.00 miles
  • 08m /Mi

Sluggish run. My feet hurt. I re-did the lacing system on my flats, but it is not comfy. I found some Yankz, I'll try those for my race tomorrow.

Sitting... need to train... sitting... thinking... need to train... here I go!

  • 20m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • 02m /100 meters

Decent swim.
50s between 45" and 47"
100s between 1:45 and 1:49
200s 3:43 and 3:40

I was sooo tired this morning. I wanted to do stuff, train, but I just couldn't. Managed a swim. I did take my Cervelo to the shop, the bottom bracket was squeaky do to the dirty and wet roads this year. I found my first chip in the down tube... I guess she's all broken in now.

  • 1h 17m
  • 25.00 miles
  • 19.48 Mi/hr

pm spin

  • 20m 30s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 06m 50s /Mi


Part of my mini workout before work.

My legs feel great. My feet are sore from the blisters especially on top where the elastic speed laces tore off skin.

  • 12m
  • 500.00 meters
  • 02m 24s /100 meters

Some 50s and a 100 and a 200.
I wasn't into it and was pressed for time so I quit early.

Bike #1
  • 1h 04m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 18.75 Mi/hr
Bike #2
  • 1h 10m
  • 22.00 miles
  • 18.86 Mi/hr

pm ride with the Bike Service...

Race Report is up! Oh, and I did earn a Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3. Clearwater spot and so did Kilo Dave! Looks like I need to plan this out. I'm very happy about this development as going to Clearwater has given my season a sense of meaning. Without an Ironman scheduled in 09, I wasn't really training with any real purpose. Now it is on!

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