Friday, July 31, 2009

CCR or Marvin?

5 mile run--running song of the day,  "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"  it's probably my favorite running song, CCR (anything CCR for running is a fav) although Marvin will do too.  I love it when it pops up on my iPod.  Dang those California raisins are fast!
10 mile bike, the boys were supposed to lap me, thought I had them but when I got home there they were!  They didn't do the second loop.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Wednesday--Rest day, got to the parking lot of the gym, just couldn't go in.
Thursday--Upper body weights.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hey Guys!

I returned form my 10 mile bike ride this morning to find the whole cross country team in my front yard. "Hey guys, did you drag Kyle out of bed?" YES! I think Kyle has only been to one cross country practice this summer, so now he is drug back into the groove. Go Kyle, remember you really enjoyed passing people on the run at Spudman.

Monday, July 27, 2009

AM 5 mile run, Sunset Loop
PM  3o minute swim
Can I really do Top of Utah marathon?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Spudman Race Report

I haven't kept up my training blog very well while I've been in Utah.  I continued training for Spudman.  I was very happy with the overall day, we all had a good day, though I was disappointed with my results.  That being said, I will have to work harder at it for next year.
Swim:  The swim was good, no panic this time.  I zipped my wetsuit early instead of the last minute, maybe this helped getting used to the compression.
Bike:  Was going well till I looked down and noticed there was no timing chip on my ankle, at that point I began debating in my mind how much effort I wanted to put into this for a DNF.  Finally I convinced myself I was in it to do my best and I was going to finish no matter what.  I probably lost quite a bit of time while I was arguing with myself just not putting as much effort into it as I should.
Run:  I could tell my run was not as good as last years even though I can't compare them, I didn't walk at all but it was pretty much a slow jog.  Many thanks to the young man at mile three who was handing out cold bottled water, you'll never know how many people loved you for that.  A big thank you to everyone who set your sprinklers out at the road, I ran through everyone, sometimes twice!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

TriPapa's New Ride

Check out TriPapa's new sweet ride!!!
New York Body Plan workout--
3mile run.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Birthday iPod

I had a good 5 mile run this morning, nice to be wired again. I love this iPod, it's just like my old one that got rained out at the St. George Marathon. I particularly like it because it is pink and my boys never borrowed my old pink iPod, not that I mind loaning it out particularly for the purpose of running, however it is sometimes difficult to keep track of, I have enough trouble keeping track of it myself.
Yesterday I had a good swim, not even whining about it!  I read on the Orem Rec Center site that you can get a non-resident family pass for a month.  I think that's what we're going to do so we can keep cramming fitness 'til Spudman.  Who says you can't cram fitness, we're not talking Ironman here.

Friday, July 3, 2009


20 mile ride with Craig, two loops on Sunset, pokey pace, felt good.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


It didn't cool down last night enough that I wanted to ride, went to the gym instead, bored to death without my iPod so I went home without much of a workout. This morning I got a ride in at 5:30, beautiful, cool morning. Only 10 miles, but a good 10. If it's cool I would like to run outside tonight, otherwise I may try a short treadmill run or swim.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lost iPod

Lost iPod again, that's my excuse for not running. I think I'm going to tell Craig that's what I want for my birthday. Another clip, hot pink of course! Last week consisted of NO training. Not good with Spudman coming. This week I got back in the pool yesterday, not bad. I didn't want to work out this morning but forced myself to go to the gym and at least walk. I want to get a ride in this evening when it's cooler. I need long runs every week.