Monday, October 29, 2007

Ducks, Alcatraz, and Deep Thoughts...


Saturday was the Duck USC game! TOTAL blast AND we beat USC like a redheaded stepchild! YES! Apparently we Duck fans set some sort of noise record... actually made my head hurt!

GUESS WHAT??? I got a slot to race Alcatraz in June of '08!!!! Don't ask me how but its true. I placed third in a qualifying event... which means I missed a slot by one place! What probably happened is that the guy that got 1st or 2nd probably couldn't go so the slot rolled down! I don't really care how I got it... I'm just pumped that I did! This is a race that anyone that does triathlon REALLY wants to do! I can't believe that I'm actually getting to race it in my 2nd full year in the sport! Freakin COOL! I spoke with Coach Matt about it and he gave me his blessing so its ON! He might actually come down and race it with me too! (Well... not "with" me... mostly in front of me but you know what I mean) In addition two of my great college buddies, Jim and Gary, got slots as well... which means a great time will be had by all! WOOT WOOOOOOOOT!
Had another swim session with Coach Gina and my buddy Scott yesterday. Apparently Gina has seen some improvement since our last session a month ago! I'm really excited about that. You know how it is... we are our own worst critics right? So I kinda thought my swim was suckin! Apparently not! YAY! I thought this picture was pretty cool b/c of the "DEEP" etched in the tile. Just check out the pose Scott is in... there's no depth there whatsoever! The workouts with Gina are worth every penny and I'm particularly interested in getting stronger in the water with the prospect of the swim in San Francisco Bay! YES!

Breathe....











6 comments:

Tri-Dummy said...

Rob:
Being a Sun Devil AND a waterfowler...

I love hunting ducks.

HOWEVER.

I'm so glad they beat USC, I was actually rooting for you guys.

Did i say that out loud???

moonpie said...

Congrats on qualifying for Alcatraz - that's awesome man. Doesn't make a bit of difference if you got a roll-down slot or not - you made it!

A dude around here bought someone's slot - that's weak, IMHO. You earned it, so congrats!

Bigun said...

Go Ducks...used to hang with a guy who works for Beaver - Adam G. - big Ducks fan, and Triathlete...now lives out there (moved from FL)...anway - psyched for you for Alcatraz...really enjoyed it last year...lots of writeup on it in my blog if you are interested....

blink140pnt6 said...

There are actually red headed ducks!

Alcatraz... ah Sweet!

I'm thinking Gina might be the only sane person in that pic. Thats no fun, ditch her! Great smile though, on second thought keep her. ;)

Broooooodd!

Anonymous said...

Did Alcatrax a two years ago. Advice: (1) take a conservative line on the swim. If you overshoot the swim exit, you will be hosed; (2) be ready for lots of hills on the bike and run.

kt said...

Glad the swimming is coming along. I'm just glad that there is no "miniskirt" involved in this photo. At least not one that we can see...