Sunday, September 30, 2007

Just In Time

As I noticed more snow atop the Rocky Mountains this morning while completing my run session I figured I am departing for Kona at a pretty good time. The temperature this morning was a brisk 48 with strong wind gusts and yesterday I had to don arm & knee warmers for my ride. The leaves are reaching their peak golden color and I am ready for the Kona warmth!

Keep it smooth...

Monday, September 24, 2007

Kona Bound in One Week

With rain, hail and temps in the low 50s the timing was perfect for a planned day off from training today! I enjoyed sleeping in with no alarm to rouse me out of bed and took advantage of the down time to begin getting organized for Kona. I depart next Monday and know it will be a busy week with key workouts, packing, organizing, blah, blah, blah. Mother Nature has been very kind to those of us in Boulder who like to swim, bike & run :)

A BIG congrats to my friends who rocked at Cancun 70.3 over the weekend!

I will be sure to have an update once settled on the big island early next week...hopefully with some pics.

Keep it smooth...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Four Weeks

The Kona countdown is on...a little less than four weeks. I leave for the big island in two weeks, so I am hoping the weather in Boulder can hold out just a weee bit longer. I completed the big block with good results and have been enjoying a bit of a transition week as I approach taper mode. From here it is about quality and taking care of the little things.

This afternoon I will be attending the Safe Routes to School community program with my friend Joanna and a few other athletes to encourage kids to ride their bikes or walk to school. It should be a fun afternoon with games, give-aways and a scavenger hunt for the kiddos.

Keep it smooth...

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Chocolate Milk

In the midst of my build for IM, I have re-established my liking for chocolate milk. As a kid, I loved an evening glass of milk with Hershey's chocolate syrup. I was never a big fan of the strawberry flavored stuff. The last couple of weeks I have been enjoying a cold glass of milk on ice from the brown cows. Delicious...and good for me with the antioxidants from chocolate :)

Two weeks down and two to go in this hearty block of training. My body and mind have been responding well to the demands. This weeks volume included 26k swimming, 400m biking & 82m running. It was fun seeing friends at the squad swim session today. I even had a good laugh as Bob Cranny, my super star PT, was beginning a set with his wife and made sure I was aware they were going to do 10x100m on 1:05, backstroke of course. Bob and Sandy are flat out great people. Our pool was closed last week for annual cleaning so I have been doing a lot of swim sessions solo. The crew at FAC did a wonderful job as the pool is crazy sparkling clean!

Last week I had my FeltB2, training & racing helmets and some Miraculous Medals (I have these available for distribution at my talks) blessed. Fr. Peter, former punk rocker & artist, was kind enough to say a few prayers over the items asking God to watch over me when riding and speaking to students.

Thanks for checking in!

Keep it smooth...