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I love Races!

On the road again. Not sure how many weekends in a row this is for me, but I am loving every moment! What more could I ask for than to spend the weekend with a bunch of triathletes and I don't have to race!! As much as I love racing, to help out at a triathlon is great because there is so stress involved!
I'm heading to Bradenton in the next hour to help out with the Tri 101 race. Looking forward to a little networking as well. I'm all about meeting people!!! A new race and a new distance is always a good thing in the triathlon-world.
This morning was a great Brick workout and something I feel I should have done weeks ago. While I've spent the last couple weeks training for St.Anthony's, I knew that Ironman 70.3 Florida would be an A-race for me. Starting at 6:30am, Seduza and I did 51 miles, with 4 x 6 minute intervals with a HR at 85-90% with 2 minutes recovery. Aside from a 45 minute warm-up, most of the ride I was holding around 19mph. After the ride …

So proud!

I'm so proud of Karel and Anthony. They are doing the best they can in the brutal heat and a very difficult race course at the Tour de Gila!

http://www.tourofthegila.com/2007race/day2mens2.html

Wed- 81st in the the 16 mile Time Trail

Thurs - 94 mile road race, 4:32 finish time, over 5600 feet of climbing, 51st place.

3 more days left in the tour.

64th overall as of today for Karel.

Good luck guys!!!! Stay strong.

Doing All I Can

I know what I need to do for the next 2 weeks. Train my Butt Off!!!! I've been fairly smart about my training (for being self-coached) and I have had in my mind a sub 5 hour finish at Disney since I started training for this season back in Feb. After IMFL, I had a joyful 1 month off from anything structured and I stayed focused for for the Thanksgiving St.pete times 10K Turkey Trot!!! Actually, I was quite nervous for that one cause after doing an IM, I have no excuses for races for the rest of my life..especially a 10K!!! And seeing that Karel beat me (what's with those Czech cyclists!!!???) I was anxious to step up the training for the triathlon season. The winter was rough because I hurt my foot at the Miami Marathon and my running hasn't been up to par like I imagined it would be by now. Oh well. I would rather be injury free with two healthy feet than fast and in pain. I love this sport too much to hurt at the end of a long distance triathlon due to pain. I know I hav…

Doing All I Can

I know what I need to do for the next 2 weeks. Train my Butt Off!!!! I've been fairly smart about my training (for being self-coached) and I have had in my mind a sub 5 hour finish at Disney since I started training for this season back in Feb. After IMFL, I had a joyful 1 month off from anything structured and I stayed focused for for the Thanksgiving St.pete times 10K Turkey Trot!!! Actually, I was quite nervous for that one cause after doing an IM, I have no excuses for races for the rest of my life..especially a 10K!!! And seeing that Karel beat me (what's with those Czech cyclists!!!???) I was anxious to step up the training for the triathlon season. The winter was rough because I hurt my foot at the Miami Marathon and my running hasn't been up to par like I imagined it would be by now. Oh well. I would rather be injury free with two healthy feet than fast and in pain. I love this sport too much to hurt at the end of a long distance triathlon due to pain. I know I hav…

St.Anthony's Recap

First off.....a BIG congrats to my brother who graduated this weekend from the University of Michigan. I was able to see him graduate on Friday from the Ross Business school at UM before flying home early sat morning. Aaron will be working for PPG in Pitt. this coming June.
I must say that the two days I spent in Michigan (Thurs and Fri) helped me ease my nerves for the race this weekend. After flying home saturday morning, I headed straight to St.pete from the Tampa Int'l airport. After checking myself in and picking up my race band, packet and goody bag, I helped out at the USAT booth for a couple hours. I met a lot of people and saw a lot of familiar faces! Both two good things that come with racing in triathlons. I checked my bike into the transition area before leaving the race venue and I felt ever-so-cool walking over to the "Elite" rack (ok-so I'm really living this opportunity up!). I must say that Seduza fit in well with the other bikes but after looking aro…