Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Aimless Training

Well, January is always the month of "Limbo" training for me. I don't want to start training in earnest for a late season triathlon (IMKY and IMWI) because I always get burned out by July...right when my peak hours come but I don't want to be doing nothing as I do for most of Oct/Nov/and Dec each year.

So this past month has been my meager attempt to but together some semblance of consistency but no real purpose other than to get my body back in gear for the onslaught of training soon to come.

The fact that I signed up for the Cary March Madness 1/2 marathon helps from a running standpoint as it's a goal that serves my training well at this time, and my new computrainer helps too since it's a new toy I like to use. However, I don't want to get in the pool for another couple months at least...but we'll have to see what my coach says about that. ha ha ha.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Travel and Training

This past week I went to NYC on business traveling from 3:00am on Tuesday to 1:00am Friday. I forgot how tough it was to keep the workout schedule while being in a hotel and having breakfast meetings, dinner meetings, and flights. I don't envy those who have to travel a lot for work and train at the same time.

But, looking at the glass half full...I was able to get a run in through Central Park. It was so beautiful/peaceful to run through the park in the middle of the hustle and bustle of NYC. They really have a terrific asset with that Park.

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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Chicago is 56 degrees in January !

I'm not sure, but I think it might very well be a Mortal Sin (if not, at least a Venial Sin) to not do something outdoors today.

Mid 50's in January in Chicago is, well, not normal. If this is the product of Global Warming then I don't want to recycle anymore (just joking).

I went out with the Elmhurst Bicycle Club today and rode about 1.5 hours. It was truly a pleasure to be outside riding with no snow on the ground, no risk of ice/falling, and no balaclava. Being with friends and enjoying our fitness is really what loving life is about in my world. These days usually are in the Spring and Summer and so I was glad to have enjoyed such a day in the dead of a Chicago winter.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008

Happy New Year!

Joanna and I are both sick today. We try not to get Nathan sick whenever we are far it's worked.

The little prince was crawling around like crazy today.

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