Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Getting Settled In

I am getting settled in with my training schedule. Yesterday I began the push for Tritonman. A sprint triathlon February 21, 2009 in San Diego. It actually is the location of the first triathlon ever. What a place to start my triathlon career. Yesterday i did a 600 meter time trial in the water. A slow 19:29. I rested a few minutes of that 19 but overall it went well. I missed last weeks swim while recovering from Vegas and felt it in the water. Today I have already been to spin class to get some warm weather (inside) biking going. That will be my routine for tuesdays. Tomarrow I will run intervals. Speaking of running, Julie and I are seriously considering running the Surf City half marathon. It would be tight fit but I think we can make it fit.

I found a diary for triathletes that was written by Joe Friel, the guy who wrote the book I read on traithlons. Its really cool. Lots of details to record that I will be able to look back on and analyze. ALso, it will help me post this blog because it can serve as a template. I find it hard to make time to blog. I am trying to get better at it....SWEET....I want to start ending this posts with quotes here is my first one:

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."

-John Bingham, running speaker and writer


Karl Stutelberg said...

Clay is running Surf City. It should be a good race. He is shooting for sub 1:35. I may be moving into a new house at that time! It is a little close to your tri but if you just used it as a slow long run you should be ok. It depends on how hard you want to do this tri and how long it takes you to recover from a half marathon.

Karl Stutelberg said...

found your photos at marathonphoto.com
my favorite is 56472297
it shows Ron digging down deep. I like it!

Karl Stutelberg said...

Comment #3
Ron I like your Bingham quote. My dad sent me a card before I ran the Las Vegas Marathon in 2006 and inside he wrote, "It takes a bit of courage to even consider a marathon much less step to the starting line."

Thought you might like that one too.