Monday, April 28, 2008
I was very disturbed all weekend about the triathlete in San Diego who was attacked and killed by a great white shark during an open water swim.
Building a house continues to compete heavily with training. The house should be done within the next month or so, and should free up some hours.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Baton Rouge's Blues Festival is going on all week in downtown Baton Rouge - looks like Saturday's going to be a huge day.
And don't forget about the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival which will be the next 2 weekends. If you go to the website, there's a slide show of the incredible artists who will be there this year.
Something's wrong with you if you can't find a good time this weekend in south Louisiana.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I have a friend named Mary Grace who I think would love tri. I've told her so on several occasions, but I think she doesn't believe me. She has a great running base, but she says she's not a good swimmer (HA! - I told you she fits right in - most of us hate the swim!). I think I'm starting to scare her about this - tonight she said she's concerned I'm inviting her into a cult and that she'll have to drink some Kool-Aid or something.
Mary Grace's husband Tim is a triathlete - he's going to do an event this fall with us. We'll keep working on her, though...
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
This week has been difficult as far as training goes. Coach Dan has a nice organized 10.5 hour plan for me this week, trying to get me ready for the Gulf Coast Tri 70.3 next month, but life keeps getting in the way. My wife Lisa and I are building a house, and we're the general contractors. This week we've had contractors working on painting, trim work, and driveways, and I've been working on building a custom shower. I've gotten a lot of the workouts in, but will have to play "catch up" over the next few days and miss my usual Sunday off.
Lisa, the girls, and I are all doing the Holy Cross Elementary Springfest 10K on Saturday. There's also a 5K and a 1 mile run. We're all really looking forward to it. I'll be running with our 2 youngest girls and their friends.
My closest available pool for training is at a YMCA in Houma, LA, which is about 40 minutes away. I'm planning to swim there tomorrow night after work - Dan has me scheduled for 3000 yards. The kids usually come along and swim while I train. Saturday we're doing the 10K. Sunday I will be biking with a group for 2.5 hours - the forecast for Sunday is awesome, sunny with a high of 69. Busy weekend. I'm on call also for our group - call is usually not very busy, but it can add a twist here and there.
Congratulations to Jeff Wrigley and Steve Stenzel, co-winners of the GYGO! Drymax Challenge. Check out Wil's blog to see the details.
Friday, April 4, 2008
This is my favorite tree in all of Berwick. It's my turn-around tree when I run - I run to it, turn around, and run home. I love to see this tree.
I almost ran this little guy/gal over with my bike. I had to get off my bike and get a picture of him/her. It kept a pretty close eye on me the whole time, as you see.
Coach Dan has me doing a 2 hour bike followed by a 45 minute run tomorrow - check out my training log.