Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Have Nothin...

profound to say. Which is just fine! Geesh... I can get a bit long-winded and philosophical sometimes... right? Am I right? Uh. huh. I know... it can also be a quite nauseating.

So I just finished a Cer-AZY week! Here's a brief synopsis: I drove around the state like a maniac, worked my skinny, chicken-shit bastard ass off, and trained. Yesh. I told you it would be brief.

Base training continues and I'm feeling more and more fit as the days pass and my legs are coming around nicely. I'd kind of forgotten what it was like to go out and run hills for an hour... and smile about it. SO great to be back. I've got quite a ways to go before being "race ready"... but that will come... and I'm not even sure what that means exactly... at least for this season. I'm operating in some unknown territory in my personal life... so we'll just have to see what happens. I'm pretty confident that if anything... I might not be my fastest this year... but I sure do plan on having a ball! I just dropped the $$$ for Boise 70.3 and Lake Stevens 70.3. Giddyup.

If you didn't figure it out from the last post... Coach Liz and I will be working together again... starting tomorrow. As a welcome back... I have 3 tests this week. Not math... swim, bike, run. I have a love/hate relationship with these tests. I like having the data that they produce so that my training can be better tailored... but I don't particularly enjoy throwing up during or immediately after them. Eh. All in the name of self-improvement right?

Anywho.... I'll keep ya posted on how things go. Thanks for taking the time to read. Hope you're all happy, healthy, and whole.

<---- notice the Ecstatic European Tourist face after my first OUTDOOR ride of the season!

Breathe...


6 comments:

Di said...

Sounds like base training is going nicely. Glad to see you are back with Liz, are you eating more pie yet?...You know for your skinny long-winded philosohical self. Love reading the posts, gets me more motivated to get off of my ass! The Olympics got me totally motivated, especially the cross crountry skiing folks like Petter Northug(Norway)...WOW what a maniac!
Good luck with your "tests"!

Di

Colleen said...

Speed definitely isn't as important as having fun! :) Yay for the two 70.3 races! And good luck with those tests. That's why I don't use a coach... hehehe kidding!

Chiropractor Eugene said...

Glad to hear your getting that lazy flabby ass back into shape. And hey, give me a call.

心好男孩 said...

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Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Naturally, your first week back would involve not one, not two, but three tests (when I wrote that, I thought of the Count from Sesame Street :) Hooray for outdoor riding - both of your 70.3 races are ones that I would LOVE to do! I LOVE the Pacific NW....

Oh - I recognize that bike...fond memories from CDA... :)

Anonymous said...

correction...I have been to Euope...that isn't just a European tourist face..it also seems a little..how do i say....overly happy? Excited? Perhaps even gay?