Monday, July 14, 2008


The weekend finally brought some activity which turns out to be well deserved. After 3 weeks off it was time to get back on it and I headed out to Lake Mead with Formulaic crew and Stef.

First up was a little lake swim. The water was really warm and probably mid 70's. It felt good to swim with out the wet suit, neoprene and booties. The water was a little choppy and while swimming it back even worse. I was swimming along thinking, this sucks! CdA was way better!! and Why am I grudging through all this now, I have completed my "A" race for the year, ha! what a baby, huh. After about 20 mins I was back heading towards the shore when I met up with Stef and waited for Form to finish up. It was a nice swim and good to be back in the water.

Then we all changed out and headed out for a bike ride. Mrs. Form and Stef had different times and distances and turned around before Form and myself. My Heart Rate was proving to be seriously high and I was wondering what was going on. I felt great. My legs felt great. It was a little hotter than normal but overcast and for Vegas area, the humidity was high so those might have been factors. Once at the 20 mile turn around my Garmin said 1 hour 28 mins. So I asked Form if we were negatively splitting it on the way back. He said YEA! and took off! Well allrighty then, so I was riding behind him for a little and than the downhill came and that's where I made my move. I passed him (sorry Form) and never looked back, oh wait, I did look back for you Form but I couldn't see ya.. Anyway, I cranked and pushed and rode in a higher HR than normal but again feeling good. I rolled back at the start in 1 hour 7 mins (oh ok, the distance was 39.65miles) So a good negative split even if I was just shy of the 40 mark. I was pretty happy with it.

Once Form got back and threw his helmet at my feet in utter disgust of my time he jumped back in the water cuz I guess he felt faster there, i'm not sure.. haha.. Step had to go and Mrs. Form had already headed back to the house. Once Form was done splashing around we headed to house for brew and chill time.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing at my house. On Sunday, I was able to get on the treadmill for some interval runs followed by some jump rope, push ups, core work and jump squats. Let me tell you, JT is WEAK! Today I am sore from all that so that only means one thing, I'm Weak! It's time to get back to the gym and resistance training.

Have a great day...



Stef said...

OMG between this post and Form's I CANNOT stop laughing!

It was a blast we will have to do it again.

Formulaic said...

Way funny!

Good to have you out there and working it!

Looking forward to future ass kicking.

Dude, I don't know what you're worried about. Silverman half will be easy for you. Look at how EASY you took these hills. Remember last time there was NO Taper. It was supposed to suck!

Kathleen said...

You are BACK! I bet if I did (or could do) an IM, I would take like 3 months off, haha!

Liam O'Connell said...

i have been blog-less lately. congrats on the IM.