MONICA
37 years old
freelance photographer
running coach
Sunny Southern Cali, US of A

NO AUTOGRAPHS, PLEASE.
JUST TAKE THE BUTTON...





CHI RUNNING
by Danny Dreyer

GOING LONG
by Joe Friel
& Gordon Byrn

THE PALEO DIET FOR ATHLETES
by Loren Cordain and Joe Friel

KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE:
85% OF TRUE STORY

by Chuck Klosterman

WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING
by Haruki Murakami

HAVEN'T HAD CABLE SINCE THE MOVE SIX MONTHS AGO. NOW I HAVE THAT DIGITAL BOX THAT I GOT FREE WITH THE GOVERNMENT VOUCHER. I'M HOOKED ON THE FREE USN CHANNEL (NBC) THAT PLAYS OLD KONA SPECIALS FROM YEARS PAST!!!

THEN OF COURSE FOR THE HOURS I SPEND ON THE TRAINER...


MY O.G. IPOD SHUFFLE



2009
2/1/09 Surf City Run HALF MARATHON
2/8/09 Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k and 10k
2/14/09 Tour de Palm Springs 55 MILE RIDE
3/14/09 Pasadena Triathlon REVERSE POOL SPRINT
4/4/09 Oceanside 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
5/3/09 Cinco de Mayo Run for the Cure HALF MARATHON
8/1/09 Vineman Full FULL IRONMAN
11/1/09 New York Marathon MARATHON
2008
2/3/08 Surf City Run HALF MARATHON
2/9/08 Tour de Palm Springs CENTURY RIDE
2/10/08 Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k and 10k
3/08/08 Pasadena Triathlon REVERSE POOL SPRINT
4/19/08 Rage in the Sage HALF IRONMAN
5/25/08 IM Brasil FULL IRONMAN
140.6 BABY!!!
7/20/08 Strawberry Fields Triathlon OLYMPIC
2007
2/4/07 Pacific Shoreline HALF MARATHON
3/31/07 Oceanside 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
6/3/07 Danskin All Ladies Tri SPRINT
6/24/07 Breath of Life Tri OLYMPIC
7/12/07 Playa Del Run #2 AQUATHLON
7/22/07 Vineman 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
8/9/07 Playa Del Run #3 AQUATHLON
8/19/07 Hansen Dam Tri SPRINT
10/7/07 People Powered Ride METRIC CENTURY FUN RIDE
11/4/07 New York Marathon MARATHON

ALLEZ
BOLDER
DC RAINMAKER
DECAF PLEASE
DYING WATER BUFFALO
FE-Lady
GREYHOUND
IM ABLE
IRON DEAN
IRON JASON
IRON MOM JENNY
IRON POL
IRON WIL
KONA SHELLEY
Lance NotStrong
LITTLE MISS RUNNERS PANTS
LOCKED AND LOADED...
NEOPRENE WEDGIE
NEWBIE TRIATHLETE 2007
OBRATS
SPANDEX KING
SPOKANE AL
Steve in a Speedo?! Gross!!
TEA
TriFAThlete
TRI GEEK KAHUNA
triSARAtops


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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

RECOVERY
AND
WHY IT DOESN'T SUCK TO LIVE WHERE I LIVE

i'm enjoying my post-vineman recovery time. while i'm ramping up the run mileage for the new york marathon, i've made a conscious decision to not have a structured schedule for any other workouts. it's weird!!! for months, i've had my training schedule entered into the calendar on my phone. i've known exactly what workout i'm to do on any given day for weeks in advance. although it's always been open for improvisation when work doesn't allow for what's on the roster, i've considered it a success when i can stick to it at about 70-80%. i honestly don't know ho you iron moms and dads do it!!

so before i officially embark on the training odyssey to ironman brasil in october, i'm taking some official "off time". who knew that training for a marathon (#10 btw), would be considered down time, but it's been nice to only run 3 times a week and occasionally ride or swim when i feel like it. don't get me wrong, i do feel like it all the time, but to know there's nothing on the schedule and to just go out and do it when i have time and want to is a whole other way to approach it all.

off time has also allowed me to go out and watch a race or two. that's right, it's not only fun to race but to support your friends from the sidelines at one of their races. sunday was day 2 of the international surf festival at manhattan and hermosa beaches. basically, it's two days of fun on the beach and in the water and a celebration of living here in so cal. again, i don't know how you guys on the east coast do it!! no doubt, we have it good here in cali. our tri season pretty much never ends if we don't want it to!!! the festival included a 2 mile swim from hermosa pier to manhattan pier without a wetsuit. some opted for the wetsuit, but couldn't be considered in the official rankings.









and from the "next time you wanna complain about anything, remember this" files, take a look at this guy:


i turned around to see this man coming out of the water. can't recall seeing anyone hand him his canes. did he swim the entire 2 miles holding them?? either way, i was overcome with that same feeling i get so many times while participating in this sport. that feeling that says "i'm alive. i'm alive. i am lucky for every day that i can get up and swim in the ocean, for every day i can ride a bike or run, and for every finish line i cross. anytime i wanna complain about the early mornings, the cold water, i need to remind myself that nobody is forcing me to do this. i am so truly fortunate for every opportunity to do what i love and meet so many great people who love it too. so thanks, swimmer #F378, thanks for the reminder...

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1 Comments:

Blogger Arsiyanti said...

I know the guy with the canes! He works out at the Venice pool all the time and is a crazy fast swimmer. I got his canes for him once there and we got to chatting about OWS, very inspiring.

August 21, 2007 at 12:01 AM

 

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