Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Triathlon Season

It is now officially triathlon season for me.  I have completed a sprint triathlon with the YMCA in Punta Gorda, Florida.  A pool swim, 16mile bike and 5K.  Last weekend I complete Escape from Ft Desoto.  This was also a sprint with a twist.  0.5 mile swim, 10mile bike and 3.4 mile run including up the ramp and down the stairs at the Fort and onto the beach for the stretch home.  Ft Desoto is a beautiful spot.  The bike portion was windy but the private park road made for a nice ride.  I had a trouble with Transition one getting my left foot stuck in my wetsuit.  Time is places lost.  My run off the bike is just so so.  I ride as hard as I can then hope for the best.  Cant do that in longer races.  I hope I remember.
Next up is St Anthony's Olympic triathlon.  I get to rub elbow or at least stand in the sand where the pros did.  It is a great race as well.  I have a little niggle in my hamstring.  Hope it holds on.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I completed 4 marathons in 2011 raising money for the TeamHope4Warriors and TNT. This year I will continue with TeamHope4Warriors. I am sign up for a halves in St Pete and Sarasota and full marathons in Napa and the Marine Corps so far. I have also committed to St Anthony's Olympic distance triathlon and the Vineman half iron distance triathlon. My goals are still the ever illusive BQ and a shot at a full Ironman in the next two years. Happy to report my Mom is doing well. We have all adopted the Vegan life and are loving it. I loved Forks over Knives and have become a promoter of sorts. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau 's food for thought has also become an inspiration. I hope to show more people what great benefits can be reaped from being Vegan. For starts my marathon recovery and training recovery has markedly improved. I have dropped a few pounds without trying as an extra benefit. I have not had the dreaded "GI " issues while running since becoming Vegan.
I have been training with my two German Shepherds. They take turns pacing me and are great companions.