Hi guys.. Great week of training. Capped it off with a 50 minute spin class this am, followed by a 40 minute run off. . I got into my running rythmn very easily..felt great. For the week. 3 upper body workouts. One leg routine. One swim, 2600 yards. Two long runs, 1 hour, 50 minutes, and 1 hour 45. Two Treadmill interval speed workouts. One rowing workout of 5,000 meters. Weather has been pretty good for biking but need to get cranking there. My Half Iron is in one month. I did not do the Edinboro Triathlon on Saturday. Dropping the volume of races and concentrating on some key ones, especially the 2 Half Irons. Have also dropped a few pounds. Throwing a deck chair off the Titanic , you think???? Ha!! The few pounds are making a difference. I hope to race the Half Iron at 182 lbs. We'll see.
Have you seen the ads on t.v.?? "The Perfect Pushup". Its one of the things our oldest son, Pat (Mr. second year triathlete) wanted for his 29th b-day. There he is testing that sucker out. Who would have thunk it??? The design is very cool and doing a push up, you really feel the muscles getting the benefit. I recommend it. Of course, twisted me has other uses for it.
Put them together and then on some heart attack victums chest. . Yes, its a defibrillator!!.. Heat up of those paddles, and yes....its an iron!!!!! There is no limit to what the Perfect Pushup can do. Got any more suggestions???
Props to Lily on the Road for finishing the Ottawa marathon!!! You have come a long way, there. Her blog is always upbeat..positive.
One of my long time friends Sandi, is beaming. Her son in law, Eric Bizjack ripped off a time of 3 hours 13 minutes at the Boston Marathon. There he is at mile 15, looking like he could run 15 more. Way to go, Eric.
Dr. Jodi at the Triple T. If you get a chance, drop my her blog and read her accounts of the wild weekend of racing down in Southern Ohio. That event just looks like a killer but Jodi made it sound like such a cool event. Props to her and her training buddy Tony for the great job.
ACT LIKE A KID
Maybe you have heard that phrase. But, if I were to be truthful, I would say I try to act like a kid everyday. Stupid for someone approaching 55??? Some would say yes. But what I mean is to have that youthful zest. That wide eyed wonder about whatever you seem to be doing. Recently, I got a reminder of what its like to have the enthusiasm. Jacob Liebler, a 7th grader came to the station and shadowed me a couple of days. He is all about sports and is a great student. He wants to become a sportscaster. It was so refreshing to chat with him and to see in his eyes, how excited he was to be at Fox 8. (Thats Jacob, anchor guy Lou Maglio in the middle and me. Notice my old school Timex Ironman watch??)) Jacob reminded me of how things were when I was his age. I lived and breathed sports. That love turned into a career and I can honestly say I haven't worked one day since I got into this business many moons ago. So, Jacob...thanks alot and best wishes. T.V. is a business for the young. Maybe I am just grooming my replacement.. Ohh and his dad is a triathlete-runner too!!!!
Finally, thanks to all who dropped comments on the blog and also sent e-mails about my most recent post on the Helping Hand. Life's a blast!! Happy training.