April 2008

Bronx Biathlon Race Report

Posted by on April 27, 2008 in Racing, Training

Boy, the weather today was no picnic. It was about 50 degrees, drizzly, and overall gloomy. It wasn’t as bad as it was in 2002 when Fernando and I raced in 38 degree weather with monsoon-ish conditions. It was so cold that race volunteers had to help us take our helmets off after the bike […]

A little bit of guilt

Posted by on April 22, 2008 in Training

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an entry and I feel guilty about it. It’s not due to a lack of training; quite the contrary, but the guilt factor is part of the problem. I feel really good these days; my distance workouts are solid. I feel strong, my nutritional plans are coming together […]

Gonna be a long weekend

Posted by on April 3, 2008 in Training

It’s been a decent week of training but not great. I swam a mile straight for the first time this season and felt totally relaxed and able to easily swim quite a bit more. I usually put together swim workouts that comprise of a warmup, a couple of main sets, and if there’s time, drills […]

The March Madness Biathlon

Posted by on April 3, 2008 in Training

I raced in the March Madness Biathlon in Central Park this past Sunday, March 31st, in Central Park.  It was advertised as a 2 mile run, a 12 mile bike, and another 2 mile run.  Of course, I need to know exact measurements so I determined that it was a 2.25 mile run course and […]

Training in Las Vegas

Posted by on April 3, 2008 in Training

I had a very difficult time in my 16 mile run in the desert.  In the early part of the preceding night, I had been so disciplined and avoided drinking beer or eating bad food.  All bets were off as the night progressed, but I was careful to not do anything to excess… except for […]