Thursday, May 17, 2007

Going Back To Cali

That's the title from one of Biggie's joints. I'm heading out to LA first for a golf tournament w/ my Dad. Its an annual thing we do w/ his buddies. Its a bunch of fun and I'm looking forward to it. The only thing, I think I only played 1 round this year, so I don't think I'll do to good.



Also I'm doing the Escape the Alcatraz Triathlon after I visit LA. Lisa is flying into LA and then we'll drive up to San Franscisco. That's going to be a trip, swimming in SF bay. In a way it seems scary, but also it seems fun. I'll be looking up at the Golden Gate Bridge during the swim, wow.

Peace,
Rob

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Long Time Since I Posted











Its been a minute since I posted. Here's a few things I've done since my last update

1) I did the Kinetic Half Triathlon. I had a good time up there. The race was in this Virgina state park named Lake Anna, and I camped out the night before. That was actually pretty fun camping. The water was really cold for the swim. It was 53F. Burr. I did set a swim PR for myself, although they shortened the swim to 1500m instead of 1.2 miles. My swim time was 28:41. This turned out to be a 1:44/100 yd pace. That put me right in the middle of the pack for my age-group 17th/31. The bike went good too. I pushed myself and finished 20/31. And then on the run I really moved up and finished 11th in my age-group. I wound up w/ a 5:24 finishing time which was good for 14th.

There were a couple of cool things at the race, one of having the mayor of DC race. I beat him, he finishe w/ a 5:30. He was a good athlete though. And also there was a contingent of US Marines that were amputees. They did the race, some as a relay; I also think some of them completed the event solo. Those guys showed me a lot of heart that day.
2) I've been ramping my training miles/hours. My coach has got me on a bike focus and I got in a little of 200 miles this week. I'd like to hit 250 for a couple of weeks in my IM prep.

3) I converted my old tri bike into a single speed. That's been fun to ride. I've got it setup as a 42/16. You've got to be a bike geek to know what that means. I had a wheel built as a fixed, but haven't installed it yet.

Well that's all for now, plus I'm getting sleepy.

Peace,
Rob