Tuesday, October 31, 2006

daylight savings

so I get off work and head over to the hotel and grab my bike and I am off.....20 minutes later I am out in some random neighborhood and it is dark,,,,,,,,oh yeah time change, crap I do nothave a light so I high tail it back and try not to get hit. I had my new yellow bright craft jacket so at least hi-vis but wish I had my lights. I get back to the hotel and swap to running shoes and then go run a brick for another 30 minutes. good workout. back home today.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

back to Portland

ok week for workouts but still do not have my super training plan in place I will work on that during me next roadtrip to Portland today. Taking my bike to get a few spins in. too bad the hotel has a pool that would be impossible to do laps in :( , Ran about 8 miles yesterday to go pick up a rental car for work. started out and it was 36 degrees but warmed up fast. then did about 800 meters in the 50m pool. I sure have not swum enough, felt tired. Need to get back into my mid day swim routine. So off to Portland and another hotel. At least it is a nice hotel and internet not a problem. I feel for my buddy jetpack having to do it every other week for a solid week ( he is a pilot. Of course with my skydiving background I seem to get along well with pilots. here is his website: www.aircrephotos.com

So got some new winter gloves and jacket from Craft for commuting to work all winter. The colder the better. This time I will not forget my charger for my cell phone and take some pics on the trip.

so this is part two, i ran in the hotel gym on the treadmill since it was dark last night and I forgot part of my light system ( Jetpack how do you do it?????? Hotel gyms are a joke!!!)

so tonight plan on a brick long bike/run, brough the cyclocross bike and will get in a few hours tonight after work,

Monday, October 23, 2006

running in Portland

so I have two runs now in Portland and I must say I pack like a girl when I travel. I have my running gear, my swimming gear, my bike ( brought the fixed gear for a morning ride) and all my work stuff and dress clothes...yikes!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Back to Portland for work for 4 days so taking the roadbike and some running shoes and the swim kit. The key to roadtrip is to watch what crappy food you eat and use the time noemally spent with family to get in some extra hours. I will take some pics on the roadtrip and post. this morning ( Sunday ) before I head up I am going to go get a run in this morning....I am all caught up on my podcasts so guess just music this am. I need to download some MTX, a punk bank that sounds good, I metthe singer yesterday at a book reading ( he wrote KING DORK) and he sang a few songs on the acoustic that were great. I think I will take the gutair with me to practice as well.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

day down

working from home today, a little head cold so listening to jetpack and brett and Stu on the home laptop speakers while working on my work laptop and sucking in the NUUN. Sucks but I am being smart and resting.....

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

mini work roadtrip

had to go to Portland for a meeting so took the roadbike up and stopped in Hood River and rode about 20 odd miles before the meeting on a nice locals loop in the Gorge. Up through the Hatfield state park over to Mosier and up to Marsh cut off. Nice spin with Steve.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Finally started to rain after months here. The trails needed it as it was getting really dusty. So lifted weights this morning for the first time in 6 months for the winter strength training and will swim an easy 30 minutes at lunch and then I am off to Portland for work for a day. I am headed up there for a day or two every week for the next 4 weeks. Dropped by Bend bike and sport to see if they had any swim stuff on sale as they go into winter ski mode and they had swim shorts and goggles for 50% off and had my size so SCORE!!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

cross train

What a great spot to swim. The 3 mile hike to Doris lake was really nice, in the Wilderness and then did a 1/2 mile swim in the lake with Joe who also brought his wetsuit. The water was prett cold but with the suit I got used to it. The water was crystal clear and the middle of the lake was about 50 feet deep ( according to joe is is Mr. Scuba and would know). Plan on a bike ride today and then operation Penticton needs a structured plan.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Fall and winter training

Now my post rest marathon 2 week grace period has ended so.............this lunch hour a short run. this weekend going for a family hike with friends to a high mountain lake and taking the wetsuit for a swim. Then Sunday likely a long ride early in the morning. Also just got some new skis on Order for some great backcountry winter adventures in the hills. ( BD Havoc telemark setup FYI). Order of business this week is to get started on the swim training. looking into the video analisys and coaching this winter.

Doris lake: 1/2 mile swim on Sat elevation 5302

Monday, October 09, 2006


Fall is here and trying to find the balance to get through the winter by not overtraining and not getting those winter pounds on. Still in my 2 weeks of post marathon rest. I have been riding the bike to work and went on a nice 2 hour mountain bike ride yesterday with Rob and Bruce at conversation pace through the woods. Short term gameplan is to spend winter doing swim technique ( looking at getting some video analysis, and lots of base, January and Febuary going to work on Core by doing a workout once a week with a trainer. Bruce working for Exterra nationals at about the same time frame will have a similar schedule so that should help. Rob will be a good source of base training as he will ride anytime.

I will try and update the blog about 2-3 times a week as we work towards IM Canada in August of 2007.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Portland Marathon

well, cut off 1/2 hour off my time from last year by finishing in 4 hours and 16 minutes. I tried to stay in front of the 4 hour and 15 minute pace runner for the whole race but he caught me at the end and he was a minute off because I finished in front of him but alas 4:16. pretty happy with my pace. stayed even the whole race and sub 10 minute miles the whole time so that was good. My wife isis had a bad day and did not qualify for Boston as planned and we all have bad race days, my younger brother finished his 1st marathon and I was proud of him. he took awhile but he never thought of quitting.

ok long bike....check

marathon....done two check

swim 2.4 miles........almost check

I guess I am headed the right way for IM Canada......