• 50m
  • 17.00 miles
  • 20.40 Mi/hr

Early morning spin to release my hangover...

I had one of the best shows ever last night at the bar.'

The Legendary Shack Shakers with The Woodbox Gang. Trust me... AWESOME!

So yeah, a bit hung over this morning.

Got a nice package of free gear and stuff from Aquaphor today... The new racing kits are sweet!

Also, my wheels for Kansas came in... EARLY!! Zipp Sub 9 with 808 front. I didn't expect them until next week, but this allows me to race them on Sunday... and if I race Lake to Lake in two weeks I'll just conveniently hang on to them for that too! YES. The wheelset is brand new. I'm stoked.

I'm very tired today. I'm going home and going straight to bed! Race in the morning... should be quite brutal. I know of a few pitches were running will mean walking, so it goes. I hope I do OK but because it is not a distance or a race where I have a time precedent, I will not be racing the clock and hopefully I stay out of an all out battle with other runners. The course is all uphill, so going fast is out of the question. I just really want to participate and have a decent race. Then time trial on tired sticks the next day. After that taper to Kansas and hopefully be ready to have a great HIM.

  • 1h 50m
  • 35.00 miles
  • 19.09 Mi/hr

About 3300 feet of ascent
From Minturn to the the Cul d' sac and back. I like riding my TT. I've ridden my road bike exclusively this year until yesterday and today. I never realized how much of a distance the forward 78 degree seat tube makes. That and my very aggressive position makes me feel as if I'm nearly nose to pavement. My one concern is that I can tell that I am firing a few different muscles on this bike and I hope I won't get tired in Kansas and that I can run well off the bike. Early season long courses are tough unless your name is David Anderson.

  • 27m 45s
  • 4.00 miles
  • 06m 56s /Mi


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

A little water-boarding

Well I did it... I registered for two grueling Teva Games races this weekend. On Saturday I will be running A half marathon with 2900 feet of elevation gain. It starts at Golden Peak in Vail and finishes near the rest stop on top of Vail Pass. The course is actually a bit longer than a half - 13.7 miles. Not that it matters... I have no concept of what kind of time I can run. My plan is to run steady for the first half which is uphill but more moderate. I can probably run the first 6 miles in <45 but then the next seven will be hard! The grade sharpens drastically the rest of the way... so perhaps a 1:15 for the final 7.7. I'm not sure if I can break 2 hours but that is the goal but anything under 2:15 will probably keep me in the top 15 (I think). Then on Sunday I am doing the Fetzer Vail Pass Time Trial. It is basically my "Cul d' Sac" ride that I do frequently. It is the famous Coors Classic time trial from the 1980s. Andy Hampsted's long standing record was broken by two riders last year. In 2007 Floyd Landis got smoked by like 10 riders! Today I did it in 36 minutes. I'm in the 35+ catagory and anything slower than 34 will not even be close to podium. It is really hard to say what I will be capable of especially after the run race the day before, but <35 would be a good time for me. The best guys will be just under 30 minutes. In the back of my mind the number 32 is flashing... maybe.

  • 58m 30s
  • 22.50 miles
  • 23.08 Mi/hr

Rode the TT bikefor the first time this year. Felt OK... went up to East Vail and back, hard effort with the climb and wind.

My bike rides great! It had a shitload of dirt in the bottom bracket... I'm glad I did all of this maintenance.

OVERSLEPT! Missed my AM ride and it is SUNNY... This is frustrating. I guess I needed a little rest. Hopefully I can get a ride and maybe a swim or run in tonight. Now I have pressure. Lame. The old TT bike is in the shop... I completely killed my drive train. I knew this at IMAZ cause I went in for a tune-up and the bike mechanic told me as much. At that time I replaced the chain. Today, the bike is being fitted with a new crankset, and cassette and new/used aero bars plus a badly needed tune-up. This bike is on its 3rd season and with over 10k on it, should be its last season. I haven't ridden it outdoors since IMAZ so if it is finished I'll ride it tonight. I think I will race it in the Vail Uphill Time Trial on Saturday too. I need to get comfy on it again before IM Kansas 70.3 in 11 days. One thing about this bike, it is a proven racer. At Wildflower in 2007, it's second race, We crashed at mile 3 of the race. I was so sad to see it all banged up. After a few minutes of road repair, we were off and had a great race... after that we never looked back. I've raced a number of races averaging over 25mph on it and over 24mph at the 5430 HIM - We even won a few du's and tri together; so though I have serious bike envy at races, I love my Leader TT. Together we have done a LOT of races - including Ironman Arizona - and my bike splits have always been very good. Last year at the Boulder Peak I had the same bike split as the guy who won my AG, Tim Sandell, and I was two minutes faster than number two, Brad Cooper, who is the best triathlete in my AG from the State of CO... My favorite memories of this bike are from the Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series of 2007 (1st place AG and Overall); two of the races had snow on the road. Most people rode MTN Bikes and Cross bikes... I just changed the tires to something with a little tread and raced (so did Dillard by the way). The bike handled pretty well in the snow and ice! So yeah, it may not be as sexy as a many of the dream TT's out there, it has done the job and I'm going to destroy on it this year. Next year I'm considering another IM and this time a KQ... When I go to Hawaii, it won't be on the Leader, My ego has grown and I think I need a bike with more cool factor. Then again, maybe not.

  • 1h 31m
  • 25.50 miles
  • 16.81 Mi/hr

More Water-boarding.

I'm sick of the rain. I thought I had a window... no window. Got soaked in the freezing rain and wind.

  • 27m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 06m 45s /Mi

running from the water-boarders... on the treadmill

  • 30m
  • 1500.00 meters
  • 02m /100 meters


This is very interesting: Anti-Gay Marriage Pro-Prop 8 Leader Called For Antiabortion Martyrs Read the story here:

  • 47m
  • 5.20 miles
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  • 45m
  • 2000.00 meters
  • 02m 15s /100 meters


I have written of domestic terrorism here a few times before. So I will try not to proceed into a long diatribe about my disgust for radical right wing religious terrorism. Terrorism such as yet ANOTHER murder of a physician dedicated to the service of women and their reproductive rights. The anti-abortion movement has been fueled by media psycho's like Bill O'Rielly and Sean Hannity and the nut jobs strike again. Sadly, this type of violence will continue to intensify. "Pro Life" is the most disingenuous if not dishonest moniker ever bestowed upon an extremest group. Call them what they are! They are pro-birth, pro-war, pro-death penalty, anti-women and anti-gay. They supported a President who executed 150 'lives' under his watch as Gov of Texas, they supported 'his' war that killed American lives, Iraqi lives, Iraqi mothers and Iraqi children. Yes the anti-abortion movement support terrorism as a tactic. I submit, it is no surprise that these same idiots support Cheney and torture! The hypocrisy will never end! Rest in peace Dr. George Tiller. Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion -- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven. -- Mark Twain

  • 1h 52m
  • 15.00 miles
  • 07m 28s /Mi

2222 feet of ascent

So I joined a couple of buddies for a 15 miler from East Vail to Lions Head. I told these two yahoo's that my legs were tired and that I wanted to take it easy... Well the carnivores decided to take the opportunity to humble little ol' DD... From the first mile I couldn't keep up. By mile 3 I was 100 meters behind. I was OK with this, but part of me wanted to turn around. At mile 3 Greg's GF who was on a bike came back and asked me if I was alright. Salt on my wounds... 4 through 6 were rolling hills and I caught back up. And then pace got wicked. By the turnaround at 7.5 I was behind again... I was starting to feel better and noticed that I was faster on the uphills. I decided to charge every uphill and by mile 11 I had dropped Greg and Brian. At 12 there is a short but very steep uphill. Greg was charging... I relaxed and let him get within a few feet of me near the top. Then I charged and he couldn't recover fast enough to hang on. The last two miles are uphill and we ran low 7s (compared to high 7's on the way down)... I held Greg off and although it was a training run, it felt more like a race! I was spent.

Great training for Kansas 70.3. Big ride yesterday, tired legs today and a great run effort on those tired legs.

  • 21m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • 02m 06s /100 meters

I wanted to swim more, but I had a run scheduled and I was running late.

  • 6h 10m 28s
  • 113.22 miles
  • 18.36 Mi/hr

Rode big with Steve and Drew.
Breckenridge plus Copper Triangle and plus Breckenridge.

About 10,708 feet of climbing and battled sun, wind, rain and massive climbs. Drew had an awesome day and rode farther than ever before... I think the same for Steve. This ride will be offered to the public again this summer. Don't miss it!

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