Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Back in black

Sometimes I hate technology. Usually it's when I've overlooked some simple setting or procedure, and I'm dead in the water. Such is the case with the recent wireless connectivity issue; all I had to do was reassociate the wireless router with the DSL modem, and we were in business. Instead we spent day after messing around, demanding a new modem, resetting and reconfiguring both units, and swearing. Hey, we're both sailors! What do you expect?

It's good to be back, though. I had missed out on Tour de France updates also, though it's shaping up to be very forgettable with all the cheating dopers and teams pulling out in shame. Sad state of affairs. But more than that, I missed hanging out (virtually) with all you weirdos. :-)

I've been hitting the training hard of late. I feel lazy if I only do one thing in a day, and the increase distances are getting easier. Notably, I knocked out a half marathon in 1:46:27, am swimming 1500yds consistently around 1:40/100yds with consistent 500yd splits, and was 1 second off my PR for my standard 4.28 mile loop with a 6:44/mile pace. Uh oh, am I neglecting the bike? Yeah, maybe. I did do sick hill repeats the other day, but need to do a brick and a long ride really soon. Anyway, I'm feeling good and think completing the SC HIM is a real possibility at this point. I'm looking forward to my next tri in just under a month, since it will be a short 400m swim, nice 25K bike, and 5K run.

Tonight Grace and I had an awesome "date". Mendy was working the baseball game, volunteering on behalf of the Navy Reserves in the concessions. I wasn't going to be able to squeeze in a run, so I took Grace to the Mexican place. Can you believe they still don't have any Dos XX? WTH? But, we had fun, and went to the store to get some delicious frozen dairy product afterwards. That's where she decided to lose a pound or two into her pull-up. Yay! Changed it redneck style in the car, and we were on our way home. Got a chance to briefly catch up with some of you guys, and am now headed back to check the rest.

11 comments:

Jess said...

Can you blame the poor girl? You had just fed her Mexican! When I have that food, I also lose a pound or two in my pull up (after the whole "pooing myself" disaster, the hubby requires them).

Wes said...

Welcome back to the real world! The world of us weirdos! LOL. Uhh, yea. You will be so ready for the half IM. Is this your first? I'm seriously thinking about coming to watch, since I can't participate :-(

Marcy said...

Hey that's a good song!! Phew it's about time you gave me something good :P

We def missed you guys. I'm glad you're back! Sounds like you've been keeping yourself busy to say the least LOL (Pulleeasse, like you'd be slacking or something? :P)

Yeah, about the shoes. Those morons don't know what the hell they are talking about. When I went in to get my sneaks little homie told me they would be all I needed (for training AND racing) *rolls eyes*

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Glad you're back! I have missed reading about your crazy training and all the family fun! You will rock that HIM and I can't wait to hear the race report of the upcoming tri!

Mom tried decaf once said...

Welcome back! We missed you and the fam. this past week.

Mendy said...

You say "knocked out a half marathon" like it's that easy. Suppose it is for such a machine like you... hehe.

Doing great! as always...

I admire your dedication to the sport. Not only you are dedicated, but you don't take the shortcuts at all. Every workout for you is pushing your body to the limit. Not a stroll by any means. One day, I wouldn't mind being there...

Jason The Running Man said...

Hey dude! I had a chat with somebody you know today...he said you needed to watch out...beware...he's coming for you!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Weirdos? Hey, I resemble that remark!

Good job with the training. Bad job with the computer. Sppppppppp!

One thing I really learned about the HIM distance is you really need a strong bike foundation for it. It is more than double the distance of an Olympic bike and it can really leave you with no legs to run the 1/2 marathon with. I've done two and am still trying to figure them out.

Good luck, though. You can do it if you put the training it.

Nikki said...

OHhh Glad it was not a big deal to get back online :p

A pound of two..HAHAAA At least it didnt' run down he leg ! heheheeee

You ARE a machine..LUCKY LUCKY MENDY!!!!

Marcy said...

OMFG I just spit out my coffee (yes I drink coffee at 4:20pm :P) NIKKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You need a leash!! *shaking head in disapproval* LOL

Scott said...

The Tour De "doping" was horrible....

Need to get together soon...later bro.