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Lots of Stuff

well, my brain is almost fried. I'm almost completely better from my bug. I'm very tired and I would love a vacation. Therefore...I am going to cover several things, but keeping things short. 1) Good luck to those racing at St.A's....I thought about writing emails to everyone, but that would take me all day!!! I will be watching for a few hours to cheer on everyone. Hope to get in some kind of run when I am down there. Looking forward to seeing all of Florida down there. I think I am the only person not doing the race..oh, karel said he isn't doing it :) hehe 2) Speaking of karel..he is about to race in the Twilight crit tonight!!! the weather is a little overcast and the radar (which I keep checking) shows a few showers heading towards athens, Ga. Rain would not be good during that race but I know those cyclists will race rain, wind or shine. I sent karel a good luck package of lots of goodies (Hammer nutrition, chocolate, a card, trail mix, water bottle, gum) and I al

The bug!

Well, I guess I can only blame my big mouth. Karel got sick last weekend and he felt like it was coming the days before. I told him just to rest and in my mind I'm thinking to myself "I never get sick. I am so lucky. I take such good care of myself..blah blah blah" Well...I got the bug! and my wishful thinking that I wouldn't get sick. The thing is, Karel isn't even here! He has been in Jacksonville for the last 9 days so I guess he gave me a "virus" via the internet ;) Luckily, I am better now and all it really did was give me a pounding headache and a runny nose. No chills, feaver or sore throat. I just felt like I had a pound of bricks between my ears. So I passed on training on thursday and enjoyed the day of doing nothing. I tried studying for my finals every now and then but it was really hard to retain the info. Just like with trying to study, I would get absolutely nothing out of trying to train my body. I did feel a little lazy on


Here is the latest race report on Karel's great race in TN Linder Team Blog It is a nice race report. However, I'm surprised that Karel gave James (who writes the blog, races for the Linder team..and also just completed IMAZ!!! see, cyclists can be triathletes!) so many details!!!! Coming from Karel, I usually here "It was tough, it was hard, I did ok" HEHE-it must be a guy thing :) This Saturday is one of the most exciting cycling races in the states. The well-known Athens Twilight Criterium. Athens Twilight Crit Karel and the other Linder Capital Cycling Team guys will be racing the PRO-only race. With the majority of riders, racing in teams, Karel and his teammates will be racing in one of the most thrilling races. This has been a dream of Karel's for a very long time and seeing that they only let in "the big boys", this is a privilege for any rider to race this race. Although Karel loves Road Racing, he can't get enough of crit racing. The tight

Crazy Interval Tuesday!!!!

"Top results are reached only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. You'll find the more difficulties you have on the way, the more you will enjoy your success." "Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder." Ask yourself: "Can I give more?". The answer is usually: "Yes". "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it’s successful outcome.” "The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break." Another Interval Tuesday. 5:30 am I'm making some coffee, mixing my amino's w/ water and checking my email. 10 minutes later I'm out the door to the YMCA. My treadmill calls for me. 10 min. warm-up, feeling great at 7.2. Legs started to feel like i was breaking my stride so I bumped up the speed to fom


After a GREAT weekend of training (13 mile run and 20 mile bike on sat. 53 mile ride and 4 mile run on sun) I had a mental breakdown. With 2 exams and a quiz this week and 3 finals next week, my brain is oozing out of my ears. Or, maybe it feel out when I was swimming this morning. Either way, I am stressed beyond belief. Here's my deal..I am not a procrastinator. I have been freaking out about finals for the last 2 weeks, which was the same time I started studying for my finals. I do a little studying everyday because I go to bed early (no later than 10pm) and I wake up early (around 5-5:30). I don't find the time to nap so I rely on a good night's sleep to help me recover from my daily activities. Also, I don't comprehend and retain info if I cram. I have never been a crammer. I was always the one to finish a project the week it is assigned, if it isn't due for several weeks. Maybe that is why i love the long distance training, because I am not one to sign up for

Don't miss it!

3pm EST on versus!!!This is the well-known Paris-Roubaix race. Here is Karel at the Florida version of the Roubaix. Paris Roubaix Wait and see what the big boys get to do! This is one of Karel's favorite races to watch...Enjoy! Here are the other Cycling races which will air on versus Cyclism Sundays Also, don't forget that live coverage of the Boston marathon starts at 9:30am on Mon 4/21. Boston Marathon As my most favorite event (tied with Kona), Boston is the most unbelievable experience I have ever felt. The crowd, the runners, the hills (ouch!) and the finish line. Unbelievable! I hope I get to do it again. *The Women's marathon Olympic trials was this morning and that will air next weekend.