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

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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, October 2, 2007

DAY 2 OF BASE AND "THE STARTER'S SHIRT"

so day 1 came and went without much fanfare or a workout for that matter. hey, i had to work and be on my feet all day, and i'd just ridden (and partly coasted) 45 miles the day before. remember that my work is also very physical, so when it prevents me from getting a workout in, i don't always get too upset. day 2, however, went great, mellow so far, but it felt good to get my sweat on.

after you complete these ironman races, you get to wear all the finishers' garb. at a lot of marathons now, the official race shirt is a finishers' shirt. it always creeps me out when they give it to me at packet pick up. so much pressure!!! at the honolulu marathon you have to actually finish before you get the shirt. at new york there's a whole store that opens after the race for finishers' gear, and you have to show your medal to get in!!! i've always been too hungover to make it there.....

so to celebrate the kick off of my im brasil training, i decided i'd need a little something to motivate me, something that says to the world, or at least ryan gosling who goes to my gym (you know you're jealous) "yes, i'm really gonna do an ironman." after all, i live my life by the rule that my dad taught me at the age of 10 when he told me, "kid, never sign a check with your mouth that your ass can't cash"

so ladies, and gents, allow me to unveil the "starter's shirt"



just got in touch with my coach. we're gonna talk later this week about the base phase, and in the meantime i'm just doing time markers this week, some weights and core work, and proceeding on with my mileage for the new york marathon next month. until i get through that, i'll be pretty mellow on the two wheeler. my last long run comes up in two weekends, a 20 miler, and then a two week taper of nothing over 8 miles before the gun goes off.

here we go....

YESS!!!

2 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer P said...

New reader!

Love the starters shirt. I think everyone needs one. It takes a lot of guts to tackle an Ironman (I have no guts). Good luck!

October 5, 2007 at 6:56 AM

 
Blogger Javier said...

Love the shirt. Congrats on taking on your first IM! I am also training for my first Big one also IM Wisconsin. Its exciting!

October 19, 2007 at 9:56 AM

 

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