2/17 - 2/23/2014

This week was hit and miss as I was working on a couple of projects and I had to work a little more than usual. I got in some really solid sessions though and had a couple of moments where I really felt like my fitness was coming back. It was also an incredible beautiful week here in Santa Cruz and there were times when I really felt huge amounts of gratitude to be able to live in such an amazing place.

Swim 13,250 yds
Bike 8.5 hrs
Run  30.25

Hit Me With Your Best Shot 2/10 - 2/16/2014

Alright people...as some of you know I finally gave in and signed up for an full ironman distance event. For those of you that don't already know the event I picked is The Vineman on July 26th. I love the venue and the people that put the event on do an amazing job. I earned my Professional license there a few years back so it holds a special place in my heart.

Watching all of my friends and teammates produce such amazing performances at the ironman distance last year was what gave me the inspiration to finally commit to doing one. So...what I would like from you guys is for you to send me your favorite ironman prep workouts or sessions. It doesn't have to be the gnarliest thing you did, maybe just something you enjoyed or one of those workouts that really stuck with you. If you can't think of anything, make something up! I am always game to try something new. I will take some of them and plug them into the training schedule somewhere along the line and report back on how it went.

I have so much appreciation for the people in my life and it is you guys that keep me motivated and inspired so I wanted to give this a try!

Fire Away!!!

Swim 16750 yds
Bike 10.75 hrs
Run  30 mi

2/3 - 2/9/2014

With the rain and projects related to the new place I sis not get that many hours in this week but I definitely got in a few good sessions and a fair amount of swimming which I am happy about. I wish I could have been in Palm Spring for the Every Man Jack training camp with my teammates as it looks like they are having a great time and putting in some serious work!

One bit of exciting news though is that I finally got word that Specialized Bicycles will be on board again this year providing me with gear an support for the season!

Swim 16,750 yds
Bike 4.25 hrs
Run  30.25

1/27 - 2/2/2014 Yay Rain!!!

I spend so much time outdoors that I usually hope for warm and dry weather but with how dismal our rainfall has been the last couple of years I have been hoping that we get some rain for quite a while now. I ran this morning in the rain for the first time since I can remember and even though it was painful, the rain felt so good on my skin.

I am trying to work around the move to my new apartment right now so I am not doing anything major just yet but I am happy with what I got in this week. I am excited for life to get back to normal so I can set some goals and get back to work :)

Swim 10,250 yds
Bike 5.5 hrs
Run  20.75 yds