In working with the Bigun this past weekend via lots of instant messages and emails, it seems we have managed to lock down a house for our trip in 2008. Not only will be the Bigun and Di be in tow but Blink and Mrs. Blink will be rounding out the house guests! (just in.. for some reason it totally slipped my mind that Blink and family are from the great state of NEBRASKA! Go Big Red! GO BIG RED! OK, fyi, peeps, I went to high school and some college in Nebraska and I love, did I say love the football team, even in the rebuilding years, did mention Love. We'll take on the Gators, Bigun, neck of the swamp lands any time!) ..back to business...It appears that our place will be about 5 miles from the host hotel and will be spacious and has a jacuzzi, so Bigun, promised not to wear his speedo's and scare my daughter!
I will say I have sent out about 30 emails, 20 web site inquires and made about 10 phone calls. Some all ready taken, some are not renting, some waiting till later in the year to make a decision, some re-renting to 2007 IM'ers, and some available but not that great or not what we were looking for.
So far this has definitely been the hardest part of IM 2008 but I know that will change.
Saturday was pure lazy and did nothing, which will have to stop as the countdown is one. But I know that it will because Coaching for TNT Winter marathon group will get me out running every Saturday.
Sunday was a 90 min, OK, 100 min bike, I had to catch those to cyclist ahead of me and just pass them, hehe. Then I hit a brick run for about 2 miles. Was working on running pace for next weekend's Race!
The Sunday afternoon, I went to a run clinic which was good but turns out to be a track workout and running 6 x 400's on 2 mins with 2:30 rest! Yikes! I just got done mowing the grass earlier and was not really up for running like that but I got it done.
Today I will hit the pool for about 40 mins and some weights and really this is Taper Week so my run and bike times are down with totally resting Thurs-Fri and Saturday I head to Dallas. Looks like we will be getting together for a short swim and check out the bike course.Until next time. rockon`