Race Report is up! In Vail today... Hopefully a cruise on my fixie and maybe an easy run. I don't think I'll get a chance to swim at the gravel pond until wed. Holy Macaroni - looks like I didn't get a workout in again today. This could be habit forming... Nah. I need a mid-season break. I'm going to start coming on strong now. Found myself a small little closet in Vail (actually Minturn) to call home. It is so tiny, but new and nice and I WILL make it work. I'm looking forward to getting myself moved up there so that I can hit my IRONMAN training at 8000 feet!

Bike #1
  • 17m
  • 3.60 miles
  • 12.71 Mi/hr

Warm-up ride with dills, Tom and Michelle

Bike #2
  • 1h 07m 34s
  • 26.10 miles
  • 23.18 Mi/hr

My bike is starting to become my fastest discipline! I had a great ride today. Tied for first in my age group with a 23.1 avg (ok, the winner had me by one second), but I call that a tie... The telling part was, I never got out of my saddle on the climb up Old Stage Road! I was cruising and keeping my HR in check and everything was firing!

  • 39m 57s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 06m 26s /Mi

Another first! I broke 40 minutes in an OLY run (barely)... but it was very hot and the course is not a fast run course. I am stoked about this

  • 29m 31s
  • 1500.00 meters
  • 01m 58s /100 meters

A great swim for me... I've never broken 30 minutes in an OLY before! This was a huge catalyst for me to race well on the bike and run. I was 4 minutes faster than last year and pumped!

There was a run to transition so my official time is 30:24 and 8 minutes behind the winner of my Age group, but I wasn't racing him... I was racing me!

AND! I did have a faster bike/run combination than the winner of my age group, Tim Sandell!

Boulder Peak: 2:19:41 (PR'd by 8 minutes over last year) All this racing is paying off. 24 races completed in 2008

  • 1h 42m
  • 11.00 miles
  • 09m 16s /Mi

Ran with my group - hot

Tired of being tired. Seriously, no time to train. I feel more tired than if I was training. I've been waking up at 3 am and not stopping until after 9 pm. The weird thing is my legs are throbbing! I have a feeling that I will be very slow at the Boulder Peak. I don't feel sharp, rested or fast :(
  • 1h 38m
  • 9.10 miles
  • 10m 46s /Mi

Today's run started at 10,600 feet near the parking lot at the Vail Pass Rest stop. Ramone and I ran up Shrine Pass road for a few miles to Shrine Pass Trail Head and then ran up the single track to the summit @ 12K. It was so beautiful Ramone is out cold now!

About 2200 feet of ascent and mostly above 11K.

Still in Vail... I hope to get a run in this morning and then hopefully the pond tonight and perhaps a ride if I have time. Ramone is really a great athlete. He's ready to run!

  • 1h 27m
  • 8.00 miles
  • 10m 53s /Mi

Ramone is a Gatorade-bogarter!

Ran up the Berry Picker trail to to Eagles nest and back down. Up in about 46 minutes (3 miles). Ramone was over it by 2 miles! The little guy is such a trooper; Ramone knows how to 'run with his heart' and I love him for that.

Over 2800 feet of climbing

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