D I C K D I M E

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Sunday - December 16

Run
  • 1h 08m 30s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 11m 03s /Mi

First Snow Shoe Race/first time running in snow shoes.

Beaver Creak... 10K 2000 feet of vertical...

1st place AG...
7th place overall
The only person on The Beaver Creek Snow Shoe team to beat me was Bernie Boettcher, but no one beats Bernie... unless you are world class Xterra triathlete, Seth Wealing, who won overall today...

I was very happy with today's race... I exceeded all of my goals and expectations and beat sponsored snowshoe racers from company's like Atlas... It's not my calling... but it won't be my last snowshoe race either.

Sergeant Vik and RidgeRunner were also out there kicking butt from BT today... The course was BRUTAL - I'll say it again, The course was BRUTAL

Saturday - December 15

Run
  • 39m 01s
  • 6.28 miles
  • 06m 13s /Mi

Rudolph's Revenge 10K at Chatfield Rez.

The entire route was covered in snow... the pavement and the trail was either ice, hard pack or fresh snow...

Very cold, but the sun made it feel pretty nice out there!

I was 7th overall and 2nd in my age group today.

Surprisingly, there were a ton of racers today as well as a lot of BTers representing.

I ran pretty well considering the conditions.

Splits:
Mile 1: 5:54 AVG HR 163
Mile 2 and 3: 12:08 AVG HR 164
Mile 4: 6:43 AVG HR 167 (up the damn!)
Mile 5: 6:28 AVG HR 167
Mile 6 plus the final .28: 7:41 AVG HR 167

Friday - December 14

Unscheduled rest day... drove around looking trying to find racing/running snowshoes... no luck. I will have to buy them on-line... Luckily, it looks like my buddy Hank has a pair and will loan them to me for Sunday's race... Once I return his set of Zipp 999 race wheels... LOL!

Thursday - December 13

Bike
  • 39m 49s
  • 12.00 miles
  • 18.08 Mi/hr

Easy spin on the rollers... I made the worst video watching mistake ever! I watched the documentary, "Guiliani Time" - I'll save my rant... for now. All that I will say is that the only person from NYC that has anything nice to say about him is Donald Trump! Put that in you pipe and smoke it!

JUST IN:
I have to add this:

The biggest Republican in the World, George W. Bush, is going to veto the SCHIP Bill!

Why do these so called "compassionate" conservative, family values types support legislation that is so blatantly anti-child... How can a society not give children in need urgent health care?

Ironically, these same people rant about pro-life issues with unabashed fanaticism, but cannot care for the millions of uninsured LIVING children... UGH!

Why? because big tobacco is more important than the health of our children. It is obvious to me that our country is completely governed from corporate America and not by we the people.

And as this save the children bill is vetoed, this person who occupies the White House is asking for another 200 billion of our dollars to fund the debacle in Iraq!!! This is complete insanity... Didn't they tell us that this war would fund itself? Didn't they tell us our military would be greeted with flowers and as liberators (no, they are greeted with IED's and as occupiers)... It was a long time ago (like 4 years and 3500 lives) that GW said, "mission accomplished."

Michael Moore said it very poignantly in his movie, "SICKO": "Are we a nation of me or are we a nation of we?"

Run
  • 53m
  • 6.60 miles
  • 08m 02s /Mi

Easy run with vik and ramone... really cold out there tonight... i loved it!

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Wednesday - December 12

Bike
  • 41m 59s
  • 15.00 miles
  • 21.44 Mi/hr

Rollers
AVG CAD 71

Run
  • 51m 52s
  • 6.60 miles
  • 07m 52s /Mi

Wash park run... slushy and snow pack. I could have used my yak trax today... sunny... nice.

The lexicon of the right... Doesn't this use of language bother Americans? It bothers me. Referring to our country, our nation as "Homeland" smacks of a fascist Germany. Such lingo-ism is frightening to me. Here are just a few more words that do not sit well with me: Evildoers: When Clinton was in office, he used terms like "geopolitical threat" - is the word evildoer simply the dumbing down of language by a dumb administration or is it some sort of code word for a much darker objective (Project for a New American Century?) - just asking? War Footing: Technically the US is not at war... Nazi Germany translation of "War Footing" is: "kriegsfusz" as explained by Nazi leaders after the pre-war Reichstag fire... War footing... interesting choice of words... I never heard this one used before... at least not until 911 and the introduction of it by Bush and Cheney (Karl Rove's ingenuity?). Sleeper Cell: Sleeper cell - isn't that adopted from Stalin's Russia? Axis of Evil, Islamofascism, etc... This stuff keeps me up at night. Stuff like gulags such as Guantanamo Bay and secret ones scattered around the globe... Hitler had the Enabling Act... Bush has Homeland Security. How similar these two polices are is downright frightening! Then you have all of the Orwellian phrases as well (as in War is Peace): President Bush's "Clear Skies Initiative" weakened the 1970 Clean Air Act by allowing power plants to emit five times more mercury, twice as much sulfur dioxide and one and a half times more nitrogen oxides than previously allowed. President Bush's "Healthy Forests Initiative" funds logging companies' access to old growth trees. The "No Child Left Behind" policy imposes uniform testing policies on school districts, punishing the schools that don't meet the test scores in a way that eliminates art and music enrichment. Few educators see these policies as promoting educational advancement for those currently disadvantaged. Anyway... Its time for me to train now.

Tuesday - December 11

Bike
  • 27m 30s
  • 10.00 miles
  • 21.82 Mi/hr

Rollers
AVG CAD: 76

Run
  • 57m 15s
  • 6.60 miles
  • 08m 40s /Mi

A DICK DIME SELF PORTRAIT:

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EPIC

Early morning run in the fluffy snow with Ramone free-doggin' (well at least at Washington Park). I was going to not run today cuz I need a little rest, but when I crawled out of bed and looked out the window I had one of two choices... Hop on the rollers and listen to my liberal talk radio crapola... or bundle up and run in the ever to rare Denver snow! Well, I looked at Ramone and I could practically hear his little heart beat a bit faster... Ramone looks like Rudolph out in the snow! Anyway, what a great way to start the day... Oh, and to all of you people driving down Speer BLVD at a snails pace: Ha Ha!

Yak Trax rule!

Monday - December 10

Bike
  • 41m 17s
  • 15.00 miles
  • 21.80 Mi/hr

Rollers... I'm starting to pedal better...

AVG CAD 78

Run
  • 51m 48s
  • 6.60 miles
  • 07m 51s /Mi

BRICK - about a 10 min trans.

Wash park x1, snow packed and messy.

legs are still not recovered completely... calfs and a bit of quad pain...

More Senseless gun violence... this time two related shootings at church's in Colorado Springs and Arvada... Yep... I guess we should do as zealot NRA types would have you believe: More Guns! Yeah, that's it, we need more guns in societies hands. To hunters: If you need a Semi-automatic weapons (actually more than 1 bullet), a high powered scope, and other gadgets to slaughter Bambi, you need to consider playing another sport! For more info on needless gun violence view my blog form Thursday.

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