Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize if you're only looking for a lucky break."
- Monte Crane
"Fear is a great motivator. "

Ironman Training today is

100 abs
1 hour bike ride moderate pace

with a 20 min cool down!

Have a wonderful day

Something to think about!
"To be sure, there have been perfect days and great miles, as well as horrible days and awful miles. There have been times when I couldn't wait to run and times when I couldn't believe I had to run. And there have been runs I wished would never end and runs that seemed they would never end. But even the longest runs end. Even the wost races are over eventually. The days and the miles and the races keep adding up. And before you know it, you are someone you never expected to be. You are a runner." - John "The Penguin" Bingham

Monday, March 24, 2008


Today was a 2100 swim it included

400 warm up

12x25 drills

7x100 I did mix these up a bit so it goes by a little faster

12x 25 kick

400 cool down

that was so very fun!

Sometthing to think about!
Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it's time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete. Because you know it's never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Warning Hot Pocket!!


"Training is a case of stress management. Stress and rest, stress and rest. "

Saturday, March 15, 2008


"I've had my moments. Days in the sun. Moments. I was second to none. Moments. When I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do." - Song "Moments" by Emerson Drive

Throughout your training, you are going to have moments where you do something you never thought you could do. Whether that be run a certain distance, run a certain pace, or just run at all. Enjoy those moments. Too often we get so caught up in our training plan and focusing on race day, that we miss the moments along the way. As we have said, we want you to enjoy your first marathon or half-marathon. That includes training for the event itself. Relish these moments. You only get to do a "first" once, so enjoy it. If this is the first time you will ever have run 10 miles, for example, enjoy it because the next time you do it, it will not be the first time you have ever done it."Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

When you start to get tired, watch your running form. One of the habits we fall into when we are fatigued is hunching over. Our head drops down. Our shoulders sag forward. We look at the ground right in front of our feet. What happens when we do these things is we start leaning over our hips and that puts even more strain on already tired muscles. Try to remember to "run tall." (This is actually a great thing for spectators to say.) Keep your head up and look about 20 yards ahead of you. Even better, take in the scenery around you. Don't forget to take in the sights. Remember your mom always nagging you about not slouching and standing up tall? Turns out mom knew what she was talking about.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Photo's of the plunge!

Air Temperature - 28 F
Ice Temperature - 23 F
Water Temperature - 32 F
Roads & Parking - Plowed
Surface - calm
Water Quality - Excellent with good visibility and wowza FREEZING

I had forgot my shoes so I'm standing on my scarf thank gosh I had it. Landen is right behind me.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Think about this!

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take;But by the moments that take our breath away"…..

Watch the Plunge


I'm in the black shorts, tank top, red swim cap and a TCI hat on in the front, I was racing John again. However watch Landen come out of the water like a rocket!