Sunday, August 23, 2009


I regularly have a deep tissue "sports" massage every 2 weeks, but am starting to hit the massage table weekly since I've recently ramped up my training intensity (for SilverMan). As I laid on the table yesterday, I heard Simon (my Masseuse) say,"Wow it's been quite a while since I've seen muscles this tight, I think I was 4!" And believe me, that session was tough. I went in complaining of a tight calf and came out realizing that I have rocks in my hamstrings and my quadriceps are gelled into 1 knotted muscle instead of 4 (quad). I think I blacked out from the pain since the session seemed to go by so fast. Luckily for me, Simon knows just how hard to work the muscles that I never seem to bruise, though at the time I am sure that I am. After that session I had felt like a steamroller had gone to town on my legs. It was all worth it since I had a great run today with zero pain from my calf.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sidney Velo 18km TT - August 2

Back a few training days ago, Monique, Pam & I decided to test our time trial cycling speed at a small local race. The race is held every Tuesday night (in the summer) and costs $2 to enter. It is a Time Trial start, meaning that one person leaves the starting area every minute. You then ride as fast as you can around a 9km course for 2 laps (18km total distance). I went out thinking that by some outside chance I might be able to ride a 28:30, that would be over a minute faster than my time nearly 3 months before. My actual finish time at the line was 28:28. I wish I was wearing a Heart Rate monitor just to prove how long I can ride at 200 beats per minute.

Pam starting her TT:

Monique about to rock it:I'm not sure what is going on behind me (the starter looks more tense than I do):

Trying not to fall over from a standing start:

I was determined not to let this dude catch me, but he almost did (some of these guys are FAST!):
Trying to breathe:
Yep my heart rate is very high:
Pam is suffering through it, or checking to make sure her rear wheel isn't flat:
Monique is all smiles (she lives for the pain of racing):
The winner of the race:
I'm convinced that this person is a robot (there are wires from their head to the bike):

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Silverman Video

Silverman Trailer from Momentum Advertising/Production on Vimeo.

I plan on racing Silverman this year. 12 weeks and counting.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ellie Playing with her Treat

Life of a dog... Ellie loves her treats so much that she just won't eat them.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Run

Up early
Out the door a before 6am
Ran for 1 3/4 hours with a red sun rising over the ocean to look at
Recovered with some food
Drove out with Tammy and Ellie to watch local triathlon race
Cheered on fellow Human Powered Racing athletes in the race
Drove home and napped for an hour
What a morning.