Run
  • 34m
  • 4.90 miles
  • 06m 56s /Mi

EZ run

2007 Racing Season Recap This triathlon season was by far the toughest one I’ve faced since I took upon training and racing for triathlons. When I began tri-ing 3 years back I pretty much enjoyed of a steady and encouraging development finishing races and even placing/winning my AG.

As any out of shape person I experienced fast fitness gains just by the fact that I was exercising again, although I think all those years that I played soccer in my teen years helped me develop a better aerobic base that served me well for triathlons. Within a year I finish a number of short course triathlons and a few marathons and in the next couple of years with the help of my coach Kurt Perham, I began structured training and achieving other milestones such as meeting the elite card requirements for the Mexican Triathlon Federation.

Towards the end of last year, I was very enthusiastic and motivated to work even harder through the winter and shoot to make 2007 my breakthrough year. That meant to become competitive at any race I would show up and break the 4:15 hrs barrier for the half-ironman distance.

But by October of 2006 I came down with respiratory illnesses and for 3 and half months I was unable to do any training since I was unable to breathe properly. During that time I spent it visiting MDs and getting testing done to determine what would be the cause of my sudden illness... (read the rest at: http://jorgepbmcoaching.blogspot.com/2007/11/2007-racing-season-recap.html) :)

Run
  • 43m 15s
  • 6.22 miles
  • 06m 57s /Mi

EZ run

ok, back to running (and maybe, just maybe some swimming) today! I had to finish coaching work stuff yesterday and didn't do a run but I did a 20 min stretching session before bed.

I've been thinking lately about the different projects I have in mind (coaching wise) and some ways to enhance/improve the coaching services I provide to my athletes such as advice, extra services, etc and I think I am going to work on my blog more actively to use it as a venue to deliver PBM coaching news, offer seminars/clinics/training camps and post a weekly opinion of view about training. BT is nice and all and I have met a lot of great people around but maybe it is the time of the year or something but the tone on the forum seems weird and the fact that some things are so regulated or you are not really free to express your opinion is a turn off.

Maybe I joke too much and I am way too sarcastic for people who don’t know me, maybe people is way too sensitive, or whatever, but why get frustrated in here. What’s funny though is that it seems to be a growing trend among some coaches I know and many get to frequent these sites less and less which I think is a shame for the beginners. Anyway, I’ve been lucky to develop friendships with many great coaches and now we are discussing a project to develop a venue in which we can create a venue for all of our guys to receive better coaching services in a more exclusive matter.  I’ll keep you all posted :)

After 2 weeks off (11 days completely off and 3 days with EZ runs) I am getting back into 'some' formal training focusing on my run. I will build up to run 6x a week (or 55 miles a week) for my peak training heading into the Marathon in Feb. I will also start adding a few swim and bike sessions here and there for the next two weeks to get some of it back and then start doing 3x of each to keep it in maintainance mode until the marathon. After the marathon I'll take a few days off, and two off running. On March I will switch my focus to swim/bike and kick off my final build for FL 70.3 starting at the Las Cruces training camp down in New Mexico with coach Paulo and some of his athletes (Sergio, Jonnyo, etc) for a 7 day period of LOTS of swim/bike/run!
Run
  • 30m
  • 4.30 miles
  • 06m 59s /Mi

EZ run

Run
  • 48m 30s
  • 7.17 miles
  • 06m 46s /Mi

EZ run

bbbrrrrr it was freezing cold!

just came back from buying fresh baguettes so I can eat some turkey sandwiches plus another 300000000 cal in pasta, mashed potates, dessert, etc! Oh yeah I will run later tonight like 30 mins so I don't feel as guilty :) (I think I am going to have to eat turkey for a few weeks! LOL)
Run
  • 27m
  • 3.90 miles
  • 06m 55s /Mi

EZ run

EZ run while the turkey was in the oven :)

OMG, even though it is not right for me to say it but hell I am a good cook :)
I bought a 12 pound turkey (yes a lot for myself but it was the smallest I could find) that I marinated overnight with white wine, some vodka and tequila (;)) and a rub of fresh spices salt and pepper. You base and rub the entire the bird inside out and in between the skin stuffing the spices between in. In the cavity I stuffed it with onions, garlic, carrots and celery. Before cooking the bird I drained the marinated and cooked it separated to reduce a bit and use it to braise the bird through the cooking. I also spread some butter all over the skin and into the oven for 3 ½ hrs at 250 degrees and covered. After 2 hrs uncover it and let the skin get nice and brown. After is done leave it under the broiler for 10-20 in to make the skin crunchy :)  Anyway, WOW the turkey was yummy and moist. I also cooked fettuccini with a very light cream sauce and chanterelles mushroom, garlic and thyme mashed potatoes, grilled zucchini, gravy done with the turkey juice/marinate and of course dessert! I ended up cooking the vanilla flan. Needless to say Iam going to have to run a marathon to burn all the food I ate!!!

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