Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Best training week in a long time

This week has been pretty active. I haven't had trained seriously since Nov. 2006. So what have I done.

Sunday I went to the beach. Okay, no training there. Topped off the night with Cheesecake Factory.

Monday, biked to the bus stop (5 hill climbs/ 4.5 miles), biked back home at the end of the day. Played hockey at 10pm (lost, but it was a heck of a workout).

Tuesday: same as Monday without the hockey. And I biked from BART (8 miles).

Wednesday: swim.

It doesn't sound like much, but I liked it.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Run, Run, Run, Bike

Vickee, my wife, has decided that she would like to get back into running. She didn't decide to ease into it with a 5K or a 10K, she decided to go for a marathon! That's right, Arizona Rock n Roll in Jan. 08, 2008.

Both of us are training. I'm training her, and I guess, myself. We are about 3 weeks into it. She is doing great right now.

The other thing going on... I'm biking everyday. Yay! Okay not so exciting, but it is! I took my Bridgestone CB-2 mountain bike and rebuilt it (changed the fork, headset, breaks, wheels). And it works! I bought the bike back in 9th grade (about 20 years ago... dang!).

Anyhow, I commute 4.5 miles each with 5 big hill climbs each way. It takes me ~20 minutes each way. The bike is really heavy. So here's the theory... heavy bike for training = frickin' fast on my road bike.

Jesse is doing well, He's almost 3 now. He runs like crazy... like his old man.

Friday, March 09, 2007

No Belt

Oh it is so easy to not do any workouts. My previously heralded weight loss is now in jeopardy. I'm still slimmer than I was a few years ago, but now my pants are being held up sans belt.

I started going back to the gym sporadically for about a month. I haven't been in the pool due to lack of motivation (the master's swim class was cancelled). I've been doing mostly running.

On the positive side, I ran 8 miles the other day at a 8:20 pace, which is where I was last year. Is this the part of training that is known as the, "Off-season?"

Now that the sun is shining more lately, I should be getting back on my bike. I run when I get a chance, but I really miss being part of the team.