Sunday, February 22, 2009

Training fun

Ok - so the 8 miles yesterday was one thing. It was a beautiful day and I slept in a bit - got to run with my dog for a couple miles (which provided some nice walking opportunities - seeing as she had to check out the neighborhood "pee-mail") got to run a bit with Todd Spanish at the end and return a couple of wandering doggies to their owners.

But today - holy windstorm batman! We did 30 miles out to Waxhaw and back. The first 15 or so out were ok - windy but not bad. Coming back....I had to pedal DOWNHILL to maintain 15 MPH. DOWNHILL! Great seeing everyone, Mike F (Coach) Cat, Cheryl, Mark, Scott, Bill, Caroline, Mike (Cheryl's husband - who ran 20 yesterday) - and our honor patient hero Doug. He kicked some butt today. Go Team!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Let's get this party started

OK - so time to kick in some real outdoor training and get the first handful of races on the docket - officially. Have a 60-90 minute ride this weekend in prep for the Century Ride in Tahoe (June) and an hour in the pool Saturday. Throw in some running Sunday AM pre-ride and some lifting Saturday pre-swim and we have a training plan. Well - my frenetic version of one. Despite the ongoing 80 hour work weeks - the realization and culmination of winter training is at the fore. Looking forward to hearing from all of you and sharing this crazy and wonderful experience with all of you.