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....

rockon`

8 comments:

Sarah said...

That's an...uh...*interesting* shirt. If I got it, it'd be going straight to Goodwill. Oh well.

Wish I was doing Cinco, but I didn't sign up in time.

Bigun said...

beating skinny guys becomes an obsession...like me wooping up on you!

Jane said...

Uhm who's FNG? Is he one of the chiropractors at your work? I know JD. See you this Sunday! I will be at Cinco Ranch.

Dying Water Buffalo said...

That shirt... I can't rectify how I feel about it. first, I think it's hideous. Then, I love it. Then, I think it's hilarious... then it bugs me :)

CoachLiz said...

Yikes!!! That shirt reminds me of the black t-shirts that have the tuxedo printed on the front or the oversized shirt that has the skinny and buxom bikini body printed on the front and back. Stay as far away from that shirt as you can. If you wear that thing to practice I will not stand by you. Wear it and I will assign you water jug duty for the rest of the marathon training season--no bath water please!

Andra Sue said...

Dear god. That shirt is...HORRIBLE. I mean, it's kind of funny and all, but please don't wear it out in public. Your wife will thank you.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

JT I watch Bigun push to beat those skinny guys too. It's a tough haul when you are pulling 65lbs more. I truly wish you luck, a bike rack is an awesome carrot!
As for the T. Well, it might help get the streaks off the windows when used with windex...

Bigun said...

hey, mang, chew jus need to, like whip out your blade and all doz clydes will jus step in line, know wha I'm sayin, vato?