Sunday, April 11, 2010

Weekend is already over?

I had a pretty good weekend. I got a lot of what I wanted to do done and a lot of what I needed to do done. It just went by so fast! So here is a quick recap:

Saturday- I got up and rode with a friend (GH)of mine. GH is a very fast triathlete and it is hard for me to keep up with him. We rode 40 miles in 2:12. Overall, I felt good about my ride. My goal on this ride was to just get saddle time on the road, not the trainer. So a long endurance ride with some hills and speed work was perfect for me. When it got tough, I just kept chanting "Branson, Branson" over on my head! GH also introduced me to E-Gel, Electrolyte energy gels (more to come on that in an upcoming post). The legs were very tired after the ride, which tells me I still need a lot of work for my HIM, but with 6 months to go, I am feeling OK about it. The rest of the day was spent mowing the yard and fighting the Weedeater (it's broke).

Sunday- My oldest son and I went to volunteer at the Los Locos Duathlon. I have ran this race the last 3 years, but they moved it up from September to April, and I just wasn't ready for it mentally. So we handed out water. It was really fun. I got to see how the really fast guys approach transitions and I got to see the winner hit the finish line. It was also a lot of fun cheering on friends that I normally race against. 3 people I knew were doing their first duathlon, so it was cool to cheer them on. The other cool thing about this race was that the overall winner was a female! She chicked everyone! 2 mile run, 15 mile bike, 2 mile run and she won it in 1:02:34! My best time in this race is 1:17! It was impressive!

Well, watching the race and seeing the people finishing finish that I usually can beat, it made me really wish I had been racing. So I did the next best thing and went out for a run myself. It was a tough run. My legs were so heavy, almost like I had just rode 40 miles the day before! I knew it would be tough as soon as I started so I just wanted to tough it out and continue running and not stop, which I did. So it turned into a 5.5 mile run on a beautiful, warm day!

Tomorrow I am re-maxing out on the push-ups. I am hoping to get into the 80s!


  1. Love that a girl won overall! Nice of you and your son to volunteer. It is fun to watch every once in a while rather than race.

  2. Woo hoo for the girl that chicked everyone:) I love it!!! Girl power!

    Holy crap, are you seriously into the 80's for the push-ups!?! I have the utmost respect for you...and I am just a wee bit jealous!

  3. Wow ... pretty cool a chica won the du!! Isn't is awesome how volunteering for a race is the most motivating thing you can do for yourself?

    You are almost in the 80's ... that is solid James. Keep up the awesome work. I think Boomer is going to bust 100 this weekend. Not sure if I will make it to 100 but the results are already worth the work!

  4. I did a re-test last ngiht on my push-ups and I hit 101! ot bad for an old guy huh? My new goal will be 125!

    I really think all those months working out with the Perfect Pushout helped me along! It felt good to hit 100 yesterday!


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