Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas all!!

Saturday was the long run of 13 and I finished at 2 hrs. 27 mins, about 5 mins short of my Vegas 1/2 time. Overall, it was a good run with not running that long since Dec. 2. I was definitely tired and sore afterwards, but the cold bath and some secret sports doc stuff got me ready for the ride on Sunday with none on there than FORMULA-IC, fellow blogger, and his lovely new wife.

I met da Form at his house and we all left from there with a nice easy ride to get to the trail and then it was pretty much on. The trail is great! Closed to all traffic and about 5` wide and asphalt, pretty smooth. Now there was some serious hill climbers here and I know I will be seeing this route many more times in training. Really, at one point, I didn't think I was going to make it to the top of one of the hill's! Shit! HR totally pounding, suckn for O2!! it was great!

As we rode on I took some pictures at one of your turn around, that's Form.. in da white..

Of course I had to do the Self pic while riding! HA!.

Today, was a nice 1200 m swim and some weights, seems like I am finally getting on a schedule.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

I'm still here..

The week back from Miami has found JT, getting back into the groove. It was hard the first couple of days being on Eastern time in Pacific Zone but I managed to get it down and then it was getting used to just waking up at 5am which btw has now been programmed as today, I was wide awake at 5:10am even after going to bed at 11:45pm.

Training this week as been much better than anything in the last 3 weeks. I was able to complete 1 mile time trial run @ 8:26, tempo run, long run 13 mi (today) 2 swims and 1 bike. This coming week with being off Christmas Eve and Day I will be able to get some good training in as well as next week I am off New Years Eve/Day as well. Overall I have revamped my nutrition with totally cleaning up, going very lean. I am on a plan to get to 200 lbs by Jan. 10th. at currently weighed in today at 205 lbs. so should be close but doable!

Now below is some pictures from my last bike ride out at Red Rock Canyon, nice huh! A little cold though as it will be today on my run at a nice 43*.

In other news, Johnny got is Murano back and looking all new and shit but it does make this nice clickin noise now and I know it will never be the same since I did a smash job on it but hey it beats the PT cruiser any day.

And on a last note: Anyone ever liked someone and they didn't you liked them? Seems the situation I am in these days but well talk more about that later...


Saturday, December 15, 2007

words from The ROCK....

Finally, JohnnyTri, has come back to Las VEGAS!!!! .. and glad to be back fo sho`.. Let's just say the work trip to Miami was quite interesting while working on the job site with all the confusion, ciaos, cussing and seeing the behind scenes work that really goes into making any structure go up. And let's just say I am not interested in going back anytime soon! Here are some pics of me at the job site, working hard as you can see. And a few pics from the Penthouse suits.
Overall Miami and Ft. Lauderdale area was nice, weather was great and I was only able to get 2 runs in while down there due to the crazy work hours. I was able to eat pretty healthy and stay away from fast food and junk food, which was a plus. But the run on the beach was great, windy but great and of course I had to get my feet in and feel the water, its East Coast ya know. It was a little cool but felt great!

It will now be interesting to see what I am going to be doing here in Vegas for this company as I understand there was some changes made while I was gone and the guy I was working with is no longer there or something like that, I'll find out Monday.

My Murnao should be ready Tuesday for pick up, those of you who missed out on that one, JT, freakn` smashed into someone a couple of weeks ago, luckily not bad, but enough to mess up car and break some stuff but I should be getting it back this week.

Of course I couldn't go down to Miami and then not come back with a cold! Can you believe that shit! Just got rid of the damn thing about 3 weeks ago and now I got it back, totally sucks! So one more thing I have to shake in order to get on a good training schedule with 10 weeks or so till LA Marathon, I have my work cut out for me.

Ding...Ding.. Ding... and for late breaking news, crazy as JT is and jet setting all over the damn country side.. I figured I would throw in Switzerland! What? Das right bloggerville, JT and the TNT crew from H-twn, (Lauren, Liz, and Ryan) are heading to 70.3 Switzerland June 1, 2008! now that's a Holy fukn` shit! Ya, it will be the start of my taper towards IMCdA. Now S. Baboo is lookn` to hit a 70.3 about his time and eyeing Boise so I just went a little further. And Bigun totally thinks JT lost his mind somewhere in the air with all the traveling I've been doing but this is going to be a great time with great people and I just could not resist. As I say.. it's a "B" race.. cuz I need to BE there!

It's good to be back, lot's of training to do and get back on schedule and still a few things to do around the house.


Sunday, December 09, 2007

freakn` Miami...

All in all the this Miami job has been a pain in the ass! and has totally messed with JT's proposed training. I say that because I have not been able to get as much training as I planned and the hours that these guys work are totally crazy. Really there is some down time during the day but not enough to doing anything with so I will call it "wasted" time. Then there are not into eating proper meals, such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.. its more like coffee and Dinner, usually some fried or totally crap food.. I just don't get how they function all day on food like that. Good thing for me is that I have been very admit about eating and eating healthily which I know has been a pain in there ass but oh well.

As for training, I have been able to get a couple of runs in, today was 7 miles with the first 3.85 straight into the wind which totally sucked! Then it was slow walking on the beach, taking a few pictures and then washing the sand off the feet and getting back to running down the beach sidewalk. Although I did not eat too much pre-run, I was not pretty damn hungry and for some damn reason my quads giving out on me and I could feel soreness already occurring but then again maybe it was the 8-10 Corona's that I drank last night, HA! It was a great run down the Ft. Lauderdale Beach.

This week will be interesting and can't wait till Friday to get da fuk outta here! And now they want me to come back after Christmas and stay till Jan 31. which is totally not going to happen. I had said another 2 weeks but I need some training time, rental car and basic stuff so I still have to discuss that and if they can't make it happen then I won't come back and if that is What My Job is now supposed to be, then I might be lookin` for a new one! As I have to make priorities for getting my training in.. wild huh..


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Welcome to Miami...

that's right.. JT is in Miami, Big Willy Style.. about 2 hours from da Bigun himself..

Just down till next Friday for some work and to get some runs along the Beach!! YA!!

Funny, yesterday they had a "cold" front move in.. temperature was 60* ..haha.. NICE !!

not much to say other than I miss Vegas and a regular training routine.. and HFS! LA Marathon is in 11 weeks.. I gotta get with it.. and hey wait, IMCdA is getting closer.. shit.. It just doesn't seem like I have enough time..but I'll geter` done and still lay da smack down on that course.


Sunday, December 02, 2007

Only in Vegas..

as this will be said many times.. but this weekend with the NM. Outlaws was a total Blast and I say you all need to make plans for next years Santa Smack Down run and Elvis Vegas run!

Saturday morning was a nice cool morning, a little windy but the Santa's were out to set the World Record, Only in Vegas! Overall my run was great, expect my HR was totally off the charts but Baboo quickly let me know it was due to coming off the recent illness. And Bigun` you better hope that Baboo puts on some pounds for CdA, although, I don't really see that happening, cuz dat's da only thing that's gonna Slow that Clyds. down. He is a great runner! but we did hit the IHOP after Santa run.

Sunday morning the Elvis were up and dressed and ready to go. We got the race site and they quickly met up with there fellow Elvi and this was the last time I saw them as I had to get ready to run myself. Once at the starting line I creeped my way up as I remember last year it took like 10 mins to get to the start line and this year.. 3 mins! Nice seeding JT!!
It didn't take long for things to heat up and I had to take a couple of shirts off and things were going along nicely. They run thru Wedding by the Elvi was not to be missed, Only in Vegas, right! The course was much better than last year although once the half's and fulls split the aid stations were manned by one poor sucker trying to throw water in a Dixie cup at lightning speed as the runners came through. So note to RD, more volunteers for the Half's aid stations.

At mile 8 something was in my right shoe so I quickly stopped to dump it out only to find there was nothing in there. So I ran just a little more and then realized it was a blister forming from my sock! Damn it! So I tried sticking my glove in the shoe but this worked for like 20 yards as it made my foot all unbalanced and was just not comfortable. So after about another mile of running it was really bothering and at the 9ish mark I knew I had to fix it, so I looked around for something I could use and I found an empty gel pak. Whipped off the sock and shoe, placed that gel pak on my inside arch, sock back on, shoe on and BAM! fixed! nice..

Now I was attempting to negative split my second half and I was somewhat close but the shoe thing slowed me down and then I started going down, down, down.. after mile 11.. Shit!! WTF.. I said.. I feel I have energy.. but remembering back to before I left for Clearwater, Fl. 11 miles was my longest run and being sick and not running my body was just not used to it and the legs did not want to go anymore. So the last 1.5 miles were kinda tough and more so the last mile. Even with all the people, music and whopla.. My legs were done.. I crossed the finish line at 2:23, Score! 19 mins faster than last year!! a good new PR and again I think I had a new HR PR, 189!! that's freakn` high!

After the run I got my photo finish with the Showgirl, ya!! and then headed home to eat, shower, change and had back to meet up with Baboo, Miguelvis, and Iron Girl. I did not find Baboo and Miguelvis but I saw IronGirl come in and we proceeded to find the other two. Once finding them it was straight to the house for them to shower and clean up and get ready to head back to Outlaw land.

I was great having them stay with me and being able to enjoy and do the Santa run and next year I am so Doing Elvis!! run.

The rest of the afternoon was just getting some thing ready to head to Miami and packing up. Dinner with the parents and this last min. post before heading to bed.


Friday, November 30, 2007

its BloggerVille n Sin City..

that's right peeps, ... Just in town today is none other than Sweet Baboo, Geekgirl and Miguelvis! Although the weather here in Vegas has been weird, it's Raining, all day! Can you believe that! The New Mexico Outlaws have invaded upon Sin City and de Chateau JohnnyTri.

I hooked up with the Outlaws at the Expo center and packet pickup for the Vegas run on Sunday. After some quick shopping and getting a new pair of Brooks Beasts at a great deal we let to get back to the Chateau, unpack and head off to dinner at P.F. Changs. It was a great meal but just a long wait but it is also Friday night.

After dinner I had to swing the parents house and pick up my Santa suit for the Santa Smack Down 5k tomorrow that Baboo has renamed and of course I had to introduce my parents to the Outlaws. It was a quick greeting and then off to stop at the local Wal-Greens for Baboo to get some secret running MOJO.. humm... Bigun`, I'm takn` careful notes here and watchin` with a keen eye as I think Baboo has some tricks up his sleeve for CdA`.. I'll be watchn`.

Now it was back to the Chateau to settle in, try on our Santa Suits, which was quite funny, (pics to come) and get ready for bed. It was a long day for the Outlaws and although this is Sin City, that never sleeps.. JT had to tuck them in for bed time.

So until the next up date..


PS.. I'm heading to Miami for about 2 weeks for work.. Can you believe that!! It should be fun, tiring I might think with some training thrown in there but stay tuned for that as well.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Hey, its Sin City...and new IMAZ race..

What can I say!! It is certainly no excuse for updating blog but lots and I mean lots has been happening in the JT realm. Once back from blogger tour across da country side it I have still been trying to recover from the damn sore throat, coughing and sickness thingy.. I think today it is finally working it's way outta here.

So Monday I had a follow up interview with this company for some computer design stuff and so I go in interview, again, with some other people and they tell me that they want to teach me some estimating stuff and also use some computer design stuff that I know. They basically say when can you start, Tomorrow? I say sure! So Tuesday it was first day of work and it was a mess but got through it and it was on to the next day where I was supposed to get all these things done which I had to clue what to do, so I did what I knew how and turns out it was not how the project manager wanted it so I had to redo part of it and add some stuff but he wanted done like in 30 mins and that was just not going to happen. So I did what I could and the rest will be done on Monday. So I landed a job and got thrown to da Wolves..!!! awesome, huh.

On other exciting stuff, I have been getting da Chateau de JohnnyTri ready for S. Baboo, GeekGirl and there friend all coming in town next weekend. I have been painting like crazy, buying supplies and trying to get it all done, Lots to do and little time before the crew gets here.

As for training. I have not done S-H-I-T! Mostly due to the cold and sore throat crap but good news, next week some training comes along and we get ready for the 13.1 next Saturday!
Seems last year at this time I had the same thing, some sort of cold BS and no training for 2 or 3 weeks before the run and I went out and had a great time, Just like I will do this year but only more so cuz da Crew will be in town!


Saturday, November 17, 2007

I'm back baby!.. well kinda of..

Holy Smokes, what a trip. It might be lengthy but I will get to the point, so let's hit it.

Left Vegas on Weds (a week ago). and flew to H-twn. where I met up with Coach Liz at the airport, there was about an hour layover there and then it was off to Tampa. Got to Tampa with a nice aircraft carrier landing but not to worry all wheels were on the ground. Once outta the airport we picked up the rental pimpn` van and it was off to the townhouse in Clearwater. Being as it was about 8pm it was dark out so could not see too much of Tampa driving out to Clearwater but we found the twn-hse and can you say P-H-A-T! das right, phat!! This place was basically 4 stories with an elevator from the garage to the roof where da hot tub waz! Nice huh. Once scouting out the rooms and dropping our stuff off it was time to get back to the airport to pick up Geoff, it was an out and back trip with a quick stop at the store.

Next morning it was up and adam with blueberry pancakes and eggs by none other than Liz., score! Then it was off to go by at pick up Mitch and David but first we stopped by the first of a couple of expo tents and being as I was driving I dropped liz and geoff off with the intention of finding the registration/packet pickup and NOT hitting any goodies! Right! I was totally PUNK`D on that one as 20 mins later I pick them up and they both proceed to show-n-tell JT all da shit they just bought. Ohhh nelly... now for the next couple of hours JT had sum serious wine and cheese..

After picking up Mitch and David we found the expo and they all got checkn` in. It was a pretty good expo and I ended up with new helmet, pair of socks and long sleeve training shirt. We then dropped everything at the twn-hse. and went to lunch. By this time, Bigun, was on his way and he pick me up from the lunch spot and off we went to his casa.

Once at da hacienda de Bigun/Di it was totally chill time. Bigun was feeling a little sick so we just drank beer, snacked on chips, and Di totally cooked an awesome dinner!! It was so great to hang out with these two and enjoy there company. In the morning I was up before da Bigun had the coffee ready so that gave me time to hit da shower and get ready, then it was joe time and it was some gooood joe! After breakfast Bigun had to get to work and Di took me back to the twn-hse. Once back it was time to go with Liz down to the beach where she had profile interview with NBC TV as a feature athlete. She was basically asked a series of questions and then some pictures were taken and was told they would be shooting footage of her during the race. How cool is that!!

Saturday morning Race Day! I was up with the crew and walked down to body marking. Then they went into transition and I was running all over trying to get pics. I was in a good couple of locations to see the pro's start and as they entered T1 and headed to change tents. After a while when everyone was on the bike I walked back to the twn-hse to watch some coverage via web, get some food and relax for about an hour then I went back down to see the pro's finish and wait for da peeps to come in and head out on the run.

It was a long day and everyone did a great job. Later we went to the award banquet and I was able to sneak in which was great because they were sold out of tickets. It was a great awards presentation and even the parents of the Blazeman places his ashes in the ocean as a tribute, it was pretty awesome! Then it was back to the twn-hse and the peeps were in party mode. We drank for a while and then they hit da hot tub. I was a nice dude and kept refilling the beer while they were rehydrating! During this time there was some pretty funny stories told and some interesting racing tips came out.. as well as a new nick name for Mitch.. aka Sponge Water..!! if you know him, just Seems like every time there is a group of us.. someone gets a nickname.!

Sunday was pack up time and go home. Got back to Houston in the afternoon, had dinner at Cafe Express, watched Ricky Bobby, too funny and we went to bed.

Monday it was time to hit the road for Dallas as I had a lunch time with Allez and none other than LanceNotStrong! Allez picked a great mexican place and it was great to hang out, meet Lance and just take time off from the road. Once that was over it was back on the road towards Santa Fe, NM. By the time I got there I was not feeling good and thought maybe it was because of all the traveling. Bed time it was once talking with Grandpa.

Tuesday, holy shit, I was sick as a motha` had a fever of 101.5 and was totally wiped out. Gpa got me some medicine and I slept all day long which was good cuz JT's head was pounding like a mike tyson just smackd it before the ear biting days. Fever broke at night and by Wednesday I was feeling much better, enough so to go bowling with Gpa (80yrs.) whipped my ass in 3 straight games! Go Grandpa! Thursday I pretty much rested again all day as the ass whoopn by Gpa had wore me out and I was feeling a little run down.

Friday it was time to head out to go meet Sweet Baboo and Geekgirl. I had to leave Gpa behind and thank him so much for taking care of me, getting food, watching my tv's shows over his and just being a great Grandpa.. I love you Gpa!..

We met for dinner at a great India restaurant and the food was awesome. Now Baboo just came off of Silverman and had to catch the scope on this race as it is in my back yard nowadays. It was great to meet them and talk about the Bigun, (yes, we made fun of you!) and how great of a cook Di is (yes, you cook awesome!) I can't wait for Baboo and Geekgirl to come to Vegas!! I gotta get da house ready! yikes! Thanks for the dinner you two and see ya in a couple of weeks.

I then headed to my cuzins house and spent the night there. Today, it was back on the road and rolled into Sin City once again after a 1500 mile road trip, that's 3000 miles of driving in a month!

So take a look at the pics on the side bar and enjoy! Sunday is recovery time and still trying to shake this last little bit of a cough/cold, sucks!

glad to be back`


Monday, November 12, 2007

I'm bak but gotta keep rolln

OK Whats up!! JT made it back to H-twn and now I am off.. on the road again...!!

Great trip, lots to tell.. Meet the Bigun and Di.. They ROCK! luv`em.. thanks for hanging with me..!!! and hope your feeling better Bigun.

Will post pictures and more details later.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I'm Off...

leaving out tomorrow heading to Ford 70.3 Ironman World Championship to go watch Coach Liz and a couple of friends throw down on the course as well as a meet up with the infamous Bigun and Di...Yeeeehhaaaaa!!!!

Then it's road trip time driving back from Houston to Vegas and hopefully a meet up with the one and only Allez..!!

and hopefully not an azz whopn` on da bike by none other than Sweet Baboo and Geek Girl!!

I hope to post somewhere on da road but will have to see...


Sunday, November 04, 2007

training and some Kool Bloggerville stuff!

Today was a long run and a over shot of 1 mile making my planned 10 mile run a 11 mile run. My legs actually felt good till about 9 miles and then I started to feel a little tired but running the 11 was actually a good thing. I set my route for some down hill for the first 2.5 miles and then it was all uphill till about 6 miles and then back down hill for the last 5 which I thought would be a good thing but running some of the down hills proved to be harder than the uphill. But got it done and it's in the bank.

I have been talkn with Sweet Baboo as we were talkn` about the Santa Run coming up here in Vegas and he stated that he was thinking about coming out and then running the Vegas Marathon the next day (you know him, he a maniac!) so it was great to invite him and Geek Girl out to say at Motel de JohnnyTri.. so it looks like da Santa run has become the Blogosphere Santa Smack-down run (per S.Baboo)..Ha! and with that let's see if MoMo will come up, Mo? and who else wanna get in on da Smack-down?

Now with that being planned and S.baboo and Geek Girl headn to Sin City I had to confirm there reservation at Motel de JohnnyTri with the following:

Motel de JohnnyTri Reservation Confirmation

Confirmation Number: YouRAweSome07

Guest Name: Sweet Baboo and Geek Girl

Arrival Date: Friday, November 30, 2007

Departure Date: Sunday, December 2, 2007

Guarantee Type: Because your both are IM'ers!

Number of Adults: 2

Number of Rooms: 1

Room Description:


Note: Customer preferences and room types are forwarded to JohnnyTri with the reservation, but are not guaranteed until check-in. Alcohol consumption may be required during your stay either pre or post race festivities or just for the hell of it.

Rate Information:

Fri, Nov 30 $friendship/laughs and smack talkn to Bigun..USD

Sat, Dec 1 $More smack/talkin`/more laughs.. USD

Total $see above USD

*NOT including taxes of: pictures to be taken` at any time (subject to change)

Guarantee Policy:

Reservations made through the Motel de JohnnyTri must be held for late arrival by an accepted type of guarantee.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancellation is necessary, to avoid being totally made fun of on Blogspot, by not only JohnnyTri but any other blogger and every other way possible you must cancel and receive a cancel number prior to 6:00 PM Pacific on the arrival date. Cancel times and dates may vary by JohnnyTri especially on Special Events, Holidays and/or weekends. Contact the reserved Motel de JohnnyTri explaining your reason to wimp out, why you should not be made fun of, any x-rays showing broken bones will only be accepted as a doctors excuse, any other poor excuse you can come up with and why you cannot represent yourself in a Clydesdale manner.

To view or cancel your reservation online is simply not possible, so just be there!

If you have any further questions please see Cancellation Policy.

It will be a blast and looking forward to having fun at those two events. Also this week JT, is heading out to Clearwater, Flordia to meet up with the Bigun and Di and get a look the "superior" status this guy is claming, ha! And am looking forward to the World 70.3 Championship and the entire event.


ps. if you wish to make a reservation at Motel de JohnnTri please read the Cancellation Policy and contact directly and most important.. don't be skeard!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

upcoming stuff..

So with the relocation comes new venues and new races to look forward to and train for. So here is a short list of what's on the horizon.

First up will be the Great Santa 5k Run. This happens in downtown Las Vegas and everyone that enters gets a full 5 piece Santa suit and you dress up and run, totally fun. My dad and I were going to do this last year when I was here but I was sick so we skipped it, this actually happens the day before the Las Vegas 1/2 and full marathon. But this year, we are totally in and hopefully will set a record!

Then the following day, as I said, will be the Las Vegas 1/2 marathon for me and dad. This year, im not sick.. so far.. knock knock on wood and am looking for a much better time!

Then as I prepare for the Big IM.. it looks like, with some help from MoMo, the Sedona Marathon will be going down in Feb so I look at running that crazy ass hill climbing marathon..

this weekend I have another friend in from H-twn for another friends wedding but it should not be that crazy.. I hope.. lol.. as I have to get a long run in .. it was supposed to be today but didn'!!


Monday, October 29, 2007

Blog Family..the best!

Training this week has been relatively good for running. Swimming has not happened due to procrastination and biking has not occurred because Dino is in H-twn at Liz's house awaiting my return. As you can see from the running elevation profile it is much more than flat but I have been adapting well. Yesterday, I went to the track to clock out 3 one mile show downs. My avg. time for the 3 peats was 8:25. which is totally awesome for me but my lungs sure paid the price but overall I felt good and will retest in about 8 weeks.

So now let's get to some cool stuff. Meeting the blog family! I had been in contact with MoMo this past week as she was heading to Vegas and we were looking to meet up so on Friday morning I met here and Big J (husband) at the Bellagio and we had breakfast. Now let me tell you all something, if you have not meet these two you are in for a big treat when you do. They are the nicest, funniest, down to earth couple you can find. It was great to talk with them and it felt like we had known each other for years and were getting back together. I am blessed to know people like them and to be on the course with Mo at IMCdA come June. I look forward to many more conversations with them, a few beers and hanging out. Thanks Big J and Mo for taking the time to meet with me!! You all are awesome.

This week's training will consist of hitting the weights at least 3 times and getting 4-5 runs in with 3 swims. I lifted weights yesterday for the first time in about 3 months and I can definitely feel the soreness setting in, in a weird sort of way, I miss that feeling.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

a change of venue..

OK, as I posted a few days back about the one thing that changed on my blog and you peeps were quick to pick up on it. Yes, JT is now living large in Sin City! There has been some personal changes in JT's life, decisions made and actions taken and I have relocated. My parents live here so that is a Plus! I have not been in the same city as them since I left home at the age of 18 for college so it's great to be living close.

So with the new relocation comes new training territory! So here is my lastest, today, run of 8 miles around the area! HFS! there is a huge change in elevation here from H-twn and although this was my second run of the week I did feel a little dizzyness as I first started but it went away after the 3rd mile.

I will take some pics of my new training area. I will not be riding till mid-nov. as I left Dino back with Liz after Canyon Lake Tri to take it with me on the final road trip from H-twn to Vegas as I have to go pick up my Suv and will stopping off in New Mexico to hang out with S. Baboo next month after he does Silverman Tri. Anyway, things are setteling in and I will be updating you from the town that never sleeps.. rockon`

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

TX. Tri Race recap

The TX Tri was an Olympic distance and my second of all time. My first back in July was finished out at 3:27:40, flat course and hot. So heading out to Canyon Lake, TX. was hilly and after taking the time early to drive out there on my motorcycle and GPS the course I knew it was going to be a tough bike course and probably a not so easy run course.

Myself, JD, and Daniel were signed up but JD bailed out as the time drew near, yeah, he earned the title Mr. Pink Panties for now, ha! So Daniel and I were at the starting line Saturday morning with this being Daniels first Olympic. Overall, there was 142 people who raced. The swim was a wetsuit swim at 76*, so some had it, like me, others like Daniel went without. Oh yeah, this was ol`skool timing, no Chips, manual calling out numbers with a clip board tracking.

Swim: Ok, the swim was good. There was 3 starting waves and Daniel and I were in the first wave. Not too big, no problem really. Just swim out counterclockwise around buoys and back. I felt good but could tell I got a little tired about the last 500 but finished well and on to T2.
Time = 37:52. (2:31min/100meters)

T1 and T2: no times but pretty uneventful, standard in out stuff.

Bike: As I headed out on the bike course it was a little cool coming out of the water but didn't take long to dry off. The bike course left the park where the swim and run were located but it was about 2.5 mile out of the park till you hit the main highway. During this time I started passing people and before I hit the hwy. I really thought I was going out too fast but noticed I was just hanging around 19mph so I kept rolling. Once on the main highway it was a left out of the park and basically a big circle loop back to the park. Immediately out of the park it was climbing time. The climbs ranged from long easy, to short steep! This went on for the first 9 miles of the course before we got to some down hill sections where you could tell we were at the highest point in that area and were working our way back down for the time being. My speed would range from 10 mph to about 26mph and HR was doing great hitting my z4 at times but then recovering. My legs felt fine for the first 15 miles even though at mile 9.5 was this freakn` short but steep hill and I saw people out of the saddle so I knew it was going to be work. I used all the down hill speed I could get but it didn't last long and I was down shifting and cranking hard. Then it was out of the saddle time and was like shit! This hill is longer than it appears and as my speed slowed to concentrating on cranking Left leg, Right leg, Left Leg, I began to think I really wasn't going to make it to the top! Lungs Burning now! Shit! (but you know when at times you just tell yourself that YOU HAVE to get there because getting off and walking or whatever IS NOT AN OPTION) that is was I thought so one stroke at a time and I made it up! Whew!

Daniel was out of the water at 31mins so he had a little start on me and I figured I would catch him by around 10 miles but it was at 13.5 I came up on him and yelled out, he was doing good and felt fine. During this part of the course, it was totally similar to Montgomery riding so I was holding a nice 21mph as I passed and kept up till the hill at mile 16. Now it wasn't as steep as the short kick my ass hill earlier but it was LOOOOONG and I thought this is going to be nasty but I attacked it as the base as far as I could and then settled in for some upright climbing in the saddle and hey, knocked it out! Now here is where it gets fun. The RD told us that this hill is a long climber and when you reach the top to use Caution descending because if you let yourself go, you could hit some great speeds. So now that I was at the top It was descent time and I started off pedaling but quickly gained speed to shift up to biggest gear and soon out pedaled that so now it was coast and fly time. I looked down and was going about 32 mph and was feathering the brakes just a little but realized I felt OK and no more brakes and just let it go!!! and GO!! AND GO!! There was time to see how fast I was actually going but I passed 4 people on the way down like they were standing still and I was praying that I was not going to have any "unscheduled dismounts!" (at the end of the race I checked my Garmin and I clocked 41.4mph down that SUCKER!! SHIT YEA! pays to be a Clyds. at times and use that weight for something) The rest of the bike was just work on the hills and recover on the downhills as the legs were tired after the 20 mile mark and overall bike course was 26 miles.
Time: 1:38:07 (15.89mph/avg.)

Run: 6 mile course. Once on the run course it was a little hot by now as the race didn't start till 8am. This was a 2 loop course through the park with a nasty steep climb at mile 2.5/5. The first part of the course was along the lake area and by now it was also really windy but even though it was annoying I just kept moving. My HR was in Z4 but expected. When I got to nasty hill I ran partly up it and then said I'm walking, there was a volunteer at the top calling you out but it still didn't want to make me run but I sure felt it in my ass while climbing. So once at the top it was basically back downhill to the finish line area where they make you run right by the finish line and do another loop, jerks! kiddin`. So I head back out for the second loop grabbing water cuz it's hot now and JT don't want to overheat. By mile 4 Daniel comes sneaking up behind me and we chat as he passed. I was surprised it took him that long to catch me as he is a 7min/mi type guy. Anyway, here comes nasty hill again and this time I say to myself to run up at least 1/2 way which I did and then walked the rest as the volunteer guy was gone. And now it's literally all down hill. I hit the finishing shoot and it was nice too see people cheering TNT JohnnyTri on and even a lot of the other racers were standing along the finish line area.
Time: 1:05:52 (10:58min/mile pace)

Overall Time: 3:21:51
Overall Place Clyds: 7/11
Overall Place: 111/146

The 6th place guy finished 7 mins ahead of me and 8th place finished 6 mins behind me.

I thought the race was a great and different. Yeah, there could have been better organization for such a small venue but hey, that's the way it goes sometimes. I did a better time on a tougher course. My swim was at where I predicted, my bike and run were a little slower than hoped for but I felt good and had fun. Oh and Daniel and I scored a couple of door prizes!

Daniel finished: Swim = 31:56, Bike = 1:52:38, Run = 53:03 Total: 3:14
Overall Place AG 30-34: 12/16
Overall Place: 103

And this has to take the prize for the gayest Tri Shirt Ever!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

race recap to come.. But can you guess..

the one thing on my page that has changed? (sorry Bigun and Allez, you can't play cuz you know and could give the answer)

I will post race recap later.... But finished this Olympic in 3 hours 21 mins... just say I am tired and ready to rest! whew...


Thursday, October 18, 2007

For now..

enjoy the Lance Armstrong pics below.

This will be my last update till after Canyon Lake on Saturday.
Lot's going on in the JT world so can't wait to update everything next week, probably not till Tuesday or Wednesday, until then...


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lance Armstrong in da HOUSE!!

Today, Liz and I headed towards the medical center for a hoopla with Lance Armstrong in a Tour he is doing for Prop. 15 here in Texas. We met at the Houston Zoo and rode down to the area he was going to be at expecting to see a whole bunch of people but turns out there were people, but dressed up, looking nice and there was one other cyclist, Liz and myself on bikes, wtf! Anyway, as Lance came of one of the two buses that was there he started walking toward the building, wearing a nice suit and looking great. He walked somewhat quickly and I was just snapping pictures as best I could. Then he went inside the building and I took off down front as I could he was walking down this hallway. I didn't even tell Liz, sorry, but her deal is better in a minute so I don't feel bad at all. I left Dino sitting outside this doorway and went inside as Lance came through and took some pictures. There were lots of people, cameras, press, etc.. He then waited for the elevator with some of the important people and the doors shut. Just then Liz appears and says, hey, you took off!

Well now there is no where to leave our bikes so not waiting to leave them alone we go back to the buses, take some pictures and hang out, knowing that he is coming back. After about 40 mins we see the people heading our direction, so Liz and I position ourselves right at the front of the bus he got out of and get ready with camera and sharpie to possibly get an autograph.
Then the bus driver tells us he has to move the bus and to go stand over there and points. So we move and are again in front of the bus waiting. The bikes are now leaning up against a sign just off in the grass area. Then Lance comes out of the hallway area and people crowd him and he starts signing stuff while walking along. I hear people yelling, Lance can you sign this, Lance, lance.. (how annoying for celebs) As he approaches Liz and I, he slowed and signed a couple of other pictures and Prop 15 posters, then some jackoff comes over the top of this little ol'lady (no that wasn't Liz, HA!!) with this clip board thingy and shoves it in his face. Lance quickly moves back to kind of helps the ol'lady and looks at this cop and the cop tells the guy to get back, NICE!
I am taking pictures and then all of a sudden Lance Stops! He looks at the stuff people are trying to get him to sign and reaches to the side and pulls Liz sharpie! She quickly turns around and he FREAKN` SIGNS THE BACK OF HER LIVESTRONG JERSEY!!!! Holy Freakn` SHIT!!!!!!
I am taking as many pics as I can cuz that boy signs fast. He finished, shook a hand or two and got on the bus.

So here are the pics!

Now that is a Rockon` day!

and now you know why I don't feel bad about leaving her when I went down the front of the building.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

a new PR! with some Help.

Finally, a GREAT Day of nice cooler temperatures and lower humidity, a great morning to run and set a new PR. Here's how it went down:

So yesterday was our group TNT run, however, it was changed just a bit to an Honored Cancer Survivor run where all the Houston groups got together for a 10k and then had breakfast taco's afterwards. Everyone met at the West side groups location so there was a little bit of a drive but that's OK as it was new territory to run in and I had heard it was a nice area.

Once there we got the instructions and took off. In my little pack of runners was Geoff, Liz, and Lauren. Well it didn't take long before Geoff decided to Blast off and he was gone, dropping us like a wet dirty rag. Liz stayed with us on and off for a while but she was working through some of the other runners and checking on them. Lauren and I were running and chatting and after making one of the turn around just after 2 miles out we had been running around 9:30/mi pace, which was great! HR was doing good (cooler weather helps JT out big time!) Then we rolled pasted the 4.5 mile mark and the run course changed to a few short but steep hills and so I would attack them hard and then Lauren would fly down the backside of those hills and pass me every time. I just couldn't seem to run that fast down hill. Finally, around 5 miles Lauren asks for the time and distance we're at says,.. WE are finishing this 10k under 60 mins! I say Shit as I recheck the distance and time. At 5 miles we are 50 minsish. So that's means we have to bust a 10min/mile back which wouldn't be that hard but we had already picked it up over those hills and were running like 9's. Well I didn't have too long to think about it because Lauren freakn' took off from the water stop we were just at like crazy yelling Move it!! Let's GO!!

Catching up to her we did the attack the hills back and fly down the hill thingy and at 5.5 miles we we're going to finish right close to 60 mins so we had slowed just a bit and then I said Hey, if we're going to finish right at 60 for this 10k then let's push it and go for 59 mins! And we both kicked the pace back up. Yes, breathing was hard now, HR was in Zone 4 and it was work. As we hit the 6 miles on Garmin time was close.. I started almost sprinting... Come on Lauren we only have like 30 seconds let's GO!! (not really but wanted to make her run faster, hehe) As that down hill came, she freakn` fly by me!! and I was running faster down that hill than any of the others and as we hit the flat it was 6.2 miles! Time: 58:47! BoohYAAAA! We BOTH PR'd!!!!!!!!!!
We both High 5'd and was like...shit, we just ran a 10k in under 59 mins.. neither one of us have done that before! I was able to knock it out with Lauren and at a TNT run! SWEET! So a Big Thank You to Lauren for pushing the pace and looking to break that record as I had not even thought about it till mile 5 when you mentioned it, it was well worth it!
In other news, got an OWS in at Twin Lakes on Friday with Liz and crankd out 1500 meters in about 36 mins with the wetsuit. not bad but not the best.

Also yesterday was the Hawaii Ironman so Liz had a party at her house and a few others came over so it was great to see some people from the triathlon training group I had not seen in a while. Despite the technical problems just at the start of the bike course and missing Norman S. throwing up on the side of the road.. I say it was a pretty good. Weird how a lot of the pros were out on this race and I hope people don't start saying.. Well Chris Mac won but he wasn't racing against Norman or Ferris...blah blah blah.. Chris played a smart race and stayed just within the lead pack on the bike and the run is where he crancked it out. He's paid his dues there and even though he talks shit.. he Won and it was his time! Good Job! Maybe next year Mr. Puker.
Today, mostly rest after a few 6 too many beers, ha! Might get another swim in as I think Geoff is heading to the lake today. Other than that, go pick up Dino from the bike shop.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

some training and stuff..

There are times when change is needed. Why? Who the hell really knows but it's needed. Changes are happenin` with JT and will update those later on....but for now it's still training time.

After Sunday's ride I rested Monday and finally got a run on Tuesday morning of about 5 miles using a negative split run for each mile! It was great!

Then today, I pedaled out 10 miles in 30 mins to get the legs crankn` Overall, I feel good on the bike and will get another 2 Hill rides in before next week's Canyon Lake race. After the ride today, I dropped Dino off to be cleaned, soaked and tuned up!! So will get it back Saturday!

As for my Swim, that's a whole other story.. simply S-L-A-C-K-I-N-G! Like the Bigun these days!!! but fear not blog warriors, tomorrow is OWS day and will be swimming the full 1500 meter distance! Then I will probably have 1 maybe 2 more swims before race day.

and thanks to a cool front the morning temps as well as day temps are much better, whew, I mean it is October!


Sunday, October 07, 2007

Birthday Liz and week recap.

First off I must say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to LIZ! She is a great gal, friend and training partner. She is training for Clearwater, Fl, yup, she's going! Check her out.

So it has turned out to be a good recovery/training week as Canyon Lake Olympic draws closer.

First off I took off Monday as recovery from Cinco Ranch and just did the usual track night with TNT, no running tho.

Then Tuesday it was an easy run but didn't feel so easy as I streeetched it out some with a 7.25 miles. It was a little hot so this made it a little hard but got it done.

Wednesday was a nice little ride with Liz for about 30 miles and if you jump over and read her blog, don't even fall into that BS that she had to slow down and wait for me on several occasions, come on`..JT.. here! I just didn't want to lead.

Then Thursday was another hard ass run cause it was like 96* and just plain HOT! I ended up running about 6 miles but in those 6 I run some Hills, Fatleks, Intervals and just slow stuff with walking.

Then Friday Liz and I went out to twin lakes for some OWS and Geoff was supposed to met us there but got in late from out of town so we ended up getting 930 meters and I was able to use my wetsuit, although, it was freakn` hot, it was not as bad as it was the first time I tried it. So my 930 m swim was in 23 mins which is not bad but still a little slow.

Then Saturday it was so fukn Humid it was pathetic! but that didn't stop us from getting in 6.5 miles in before the running group. It was nice to be done with it as then I got coffee, went to my assigned water station, crankd` up da tunes and waited for the runners. And now for the epic day, Sunday. Today, was a nice little 56 mile bike ride out in Montgomery, which, I had planned on only doing 45ish but at my turn around point, Liz called me to ask where I was, Yes, I was ahead of her. So I said I would wait up and the ride a little more to the next little town where we were gonna meet up with the fast dudes, Geoff and Ryan. So when we got to the town those Bozo's had left and now I was at 30 miles so instead of doing out and back we just rode the loop. Once back at the car it was a quick change for a short brick to get the legs working and just at a mile we were done. One thing I noticed was that coming off the bike to run has not really bothered me and the legs seem to start working pretty fast and respond well. Other thing about today's ride was that I was pretty much all Zone 1 and Zone 2 which is totally awesome and if you are a quick thinker, Bigun, then based on that you will have known that I was bullshitting about waiting up for Liz as it was totally the other way around. OK, OK, I will say it, she is faster than me, period. But she cannot burn more Calories than me at the same distances and that drives her bonkers!

So the week has turned out to be a good training week with some not so pleasant temperatures to train in but hey, this is Houston! This week should continue on a nice build week as next week will taper it down some for Canyon Lake.

Other than that just TCB (taken care of business)


Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cinco Ranch recap..

Short of it: I was not listed on the results page so not sure if my chip even worked for something happened, sucks! UPDATE: RESULTS ARE UP!! YAHOO..

#24/54 Clyds Group

Swim : #47/54 - 11:17.8 time

T1: 2:13.8

Bike: #17/54 - 52:57.7 time - 21.5 mph

T2: 1:28.4

Run: #35/54 - 28:25.9 time - 9:28/M

Overall Time: 1:36:23.7

Better than Garim Data!! Hell Ya!!

All I have is Garmin Data for Bike (18.36miles in 56 mins, avg. pace 19.6mph. Total Zone 5!) and run (3 miles @ 9.52/mi pace, Zone 4-5).

Will wait on numbers to see if the numbers show up on the results this week. So let's get to recapin`

To begin with my buddy, John from A-twn came down for this race as this was his 2nd triathlon so he was little nervous going into it. As we got to the race site parking was Totally Jacked at the lots of the schools they used were all full and we ended up parking in the street which actually turned out to be better as we were closer to race site.

After getting marked and set up in transition it was chip pick up and bathroom time. All pretty uneventful. As I we were driving in and parking I saw PinkGuruGal! and knew I would have to catch up with her sometime after the race but as I was walking to chip pick up I ran into Jane! and first thing I was ask is where is her new Guru Bike! If you have not seen this thing you need to jump over to her blog to check it out! It's so freakn Badass!! I told her I would stop by her rack and check it out and I did so later and about drooled all over it! If it was so small for me it would be even better.

Swim: 400 meter technical course as it was in a small lake and you had to swim in a funny "S" type shape. Anyway, Clydesdale's are the last group to go with the Relays and Athena's, I think there was about 125 of us. First off, JT and John aligned ourselves on the left of the pack which would turn out to be a mistake as the first turn is about 100 meters out and to the LEFT.
It wasn't all out bashing but there was lots of pushing and bumping and smacking. Someone tried to swim over JT but that was not going to happen and I held my position did some sort of bootybump while swimming and knocked them off of me, Ya, SCORE, suka! About half way in the swim of the "S" I was still on the left and I hit the bottom of the lake with my left arm, WTF! Turns out it was just really shallow there and several people were actually walking, crawling along so JT did the same and stayed with them. After 25 meters it was back to swimming, make the final "S" turn to the right and I was finally clear of people 300 meters in, geez, great. Last 100 was just a sprint really to get out.

T1: nutn' exciting here. I saw JD heading out as I came running in, Damn!

Bike: Once mounted I got settled in and checked my Garmin which I had in my bento box and I was in Zone 5! Yikes. I thought I would just keep going and current pace it I would settle in and it would drop to Z4, never happened. I settled in but no drop unless I backed off and that wasn't happening. I was passing people and trying to strap my Garmin on my wrist and that just wasn't happening either so I managed to shove it down in the top of the aero bottle sitting on the yellow spongy thingy. So I am passing a lot of people by mile 7 and this continues for a while, I was really jacked as I passed a lot during the whole bike! At mile 13, I see JD! Suka` I got his ass, I kick it up just a little bit to really him in and when it was time I yell out "Yakima on your LEFT!" Ha! (from previous posts the bet for the Yakiam bike rack) JD, laughs and I pass. So now I am passing more bikers and I see these 2 up ahead and this fuker is totally drafting, I mean he is like pace line drafting! I finally catch them and yell "Hey #44, this isn't a draft legal race!" and I pass by. There was a point on the road where the shoulder began to narrow and if you are familiar, this road has those perpendicular 3" grates cut into the road in case you start to drive on the shoulder and it makes that loud buzzing noise to alert you, well, as the shoulder began to narrow I was coming up fast on this guy and yelled on your left. He didn't move and so I Yelled again! No I am almost right on him and no moving and he had room so I decided to drive over the grates, so I braced, stood up and over I went passing him and again yelling more like dick, ON YOUR LEFT! As I finished crossing over the grates I heard this noise and something just hit the road, I knew immediately what it was and grabbed the brakes! It was my Garmin!!! Then the dude I just passed yells out "Ahha, see what you get!" I quickly bust a U-turn as everyone is now passing me and JD yells out, Hurry your ass up! I grab the Garmin and put it in my jersey pocket and take off. This other guy asks me what I dropped and say my Garmin and he agrees it was a no brainier to stop and get it but now my rhythm is off and I have to rest and get back in the groove and my mission is to catch JD again and then loud mouth for talking shit! I catch Mr. Mouth and as I come hauling ass around him, I yell "Ha, that's what I get is on your LEFT! You're just too slow!" and really fly by him to make the statement! Now focus on JD. I finally pull back up to him and yell "How bout that for recovery, I want that Yakima, on your left!" He yells out to hammer down and I go around. By now I was already on heading back and I crossed this intersection and this volunteer directing traffic shouts out at me "#815, PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN AND ASS IN THE AIR AND CRACK THEM PEDAL'S, GO GO GO !! So I did!!!! Finished out the bike and hit T2

T2: As I was changing in T2, I could hear my peeps yelling out me to move it. Someone yelled to hurry my ass up and put those shoes on and I heard Lauren, I think, yelling.. Come on Vigil (last name) move it! it was kind of funny really! It was exciting tho to hear some peeps yelling for ya!
Heading out of T2 I see Liz snapping pictures, which by the way all these are from her, Thank Liz!! (ps. She is also new in Bloggerville so stop on by and show some Tri-Luv, she got a good Cancun 70.3 recap)

Run: I started out right at a 9:30/min pace and was sucking wind for sure. I slowed down and got passed a couple of times but not by anyone in my Clyds. I was an out and back course so after the 1.5 mile turn around I was feeling pretty good and using the ice water to cool me down as it was now a little hot. I saw JD, and was about 1/2 mile ahead. Once I hit the 2 mile marker I knew it was time to get back to the 9:30 mark as I had slowed. About 3/4 mile left a Clyds. passed me pretty quickly and I thought shit, I won't be able to stay with him but just stay close. Well 25 meters in front of me he stopped and walked and I passed him again. I stayed ahead of him and then my left hamstring started to cramp, sloooooooooowy. I didn't know to stop or just keep running, as I slowed it seemed to get worse and finally I just stopped holding on to it. These guys (you can see them in the picture just over my Left arm with all the kids on bikes) started yelling at me..DUDE you have less than 100 meters left get your ass running, cramp or not!! come on!! and the were right next to me yelling!! You could not see the finish line as there was a slight bend in the road. When I first stopped I looked back to see where Clyds was and he was 75 meters or so back but the piker started running when he saw me cramp. I started running and he passed me kind of in a sprint and so I kicked it to stay with him (picture of his arm, blk shirt). I then pulled right next to him and we could see the Finish about 50 meters out and I yelled "IT'S ON! So we both took off sprinting with everyone yelling! I got just a bit of ahead of him and then he pulled a bit ahead and I totally kicked it all out and got him right at the line, or so I think as the results will determine! But it was so cool! and then he says, Hey thanks that was great!! as we both could bearly breath!

Overall, it was a great race even if the swim was goofy. It tells me that I need more Swim practice if I expect to make CdA a descent showing. Bike was great as I felt good even in a high HR Zone and my run has come along ways as well. All that weekend training has been paying off and will need to continue to pay off as Canyon Lake is 4 weeks away!

At the end of the race I was able to meet up with PinkGuruGal and Jane and let me tell you, they are just the coolest gals and I am glad I know them and look forward to tracking there IM training for Austria over the next year!


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

UPDATE:....It' so Yakima On!!

UPDATE: 9/28/07.. so it seems the higher powers are scared of JT's all out balls to the walls go for broke puke while your bike/run determination to beat FNG that today it was annoucned that in order to win the Bike rack I have to place top 5 clydsdale division. So with that I checked last years results but it was 500 meter swim, not 400 like this year and a 12 mile bike not 19 miles like this year and with some number crunching it's still going to be tough!!
so stay tuned...!!!

9/26.....First off I want to thank everyone for the insight and encouragement to go for the 70.3 and I totally would if $$ were not an issue right at this time. I feel it would have been a great challenge in the short amount of time I have and it would have just been cool! But at this time I will have to settle for the free registration for the Olympic distance at Canyon Lake called the TX-Tri Championship Series.

This will be a great race as well, first off it will be a wetsuit swim with the water currently at 70* and expected to be about 67* on race day! Then second will be the nice change/challenge of the hills as I GPS'd this course and it has some good climbers for the bike and run and third will be my ability to kick the crap outta my 2 fellow co-workers who have not done ANY Hill training, one of them in about 3 months, the other (FNG-fukn new guy) None at all as this is his first season of tri's. So with basically 2 good weekends for training, as this weekend we all have the sprint tri, then next 2 weeks of good training and then it will be race time gives me the advantage not only on the hills but on the run as my long runs are around 10 miles and theres 3 and FNG, is about 4-5. It will be fun!
So here is the race shirt: What you all think?

I am not too sure at this time and will wait for the real thing and see how it looks.

Now let's talk about what's up for Grabs for JT at this Cinco Ranch Sprint Triathlon this weekend.

I was told that if I can out right beat FNG, I win a Yakima Backswing 4 bike rack! Now this is going to take some serious strategy to win as my swim is about 2 mins slower than FNG and he is about 3 mins faster per mile on the run! But the bike I "think" I can out hold him by 3 mph. So after crunching the numbers it's going to come down to about 1-2 mins I need to pick up or he needs to lose! I was originally not going to go all out for this sprint but once the bike rack came into play I have thought differently. Overall, I need to bike 20-21mph and run 9:45ish to beat his scrawny ass. And I saw that because FNG only weighs about 14o so JT is 65 lbs heavier! I will try my best and hope for his worst. He does have a history of calf craps on the run after biking and that was with shorter 12 miles bikes, this race is 19 miles! No promises but just hammer down and go for it!

Now the down side right now is that I feel a cold coming on and took the afternoon off to try and get some rest and knock it out. I even bought all these natural products to help. All that means is not training for the next few days or until race day for that matter! Until then....