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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Monday, November 26, 2007

180: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED.... AND EVERYTHING HURTS!!!

looking at the countdown clock is startin' to make me nervous and excited all at the same time!!! it's now officially 180 days, 6 months until Ironnman Brasil. DAMMIT!!!! i recall Bold mentioning that nothing really serious happens until your at 112 (one day for every mile on the bike), so i'm feelin' pretty good about the extra 68 days i'm depositing into the Bank of Ironman.

waking up today, i'm HELLA SORE!!! the swim, bike and run part haven't even been very hard or long yet. so far i've just gone for time. the weight training is kicking my ass for sure, though, and this week i kick it up another 5% of my 1rep max. and i say BRING IT ON!!! it's that good kinda hurt, the hurt that tells you you're gonna come out the other side of this ready to take on anything coach might throw at me. like the climbing that's coming. of all 3 disciplines, it's definitely the cycling that i sucked at and hated the most when i began doing triathlon. for most it's the swim, but i grew up in the water and at the beach, so i love big, choppy surf. it's my only advantage over you cyclists. in my first sprint tri, i came outta the water in 11th place, and then EVERYONE AND THEIR GRANDMA PASSED ME ON THE BIKE. it really pissed me off and made me never wanna ride again, but now i gotta say i'm loving that bike, and i now love climbing. i love it so much that i want this bike to climb with instead of my tri bike. it's like surfing. you gotta have a quiver of boards for all breaks and conditions. so now i want a new road bike. let's see what santa brings in my stocking this year. hee hee.....

last week i also got a great surprise from Iron Mom Jenny who i've just recently met through this great world of tri bloggers. first, a big congrats to her for completing IM Florida earlier this month AND for defending her athena title!!! when i'd read in one of her posts that she'd done IM Brasil, i wrote to her and asked if she had any advice or could impart any of her knowledge to me. well not only did she do that, she sent me her photo album from her trip!!! oh man, it looks so beautiful!!! I WANNA BE THERE NOW!!!! so just the extra little boost i needed to help me visualize where i'm gonna race. thanks Jenny!! and if anyone else knows anyone who's done Brasil, please let me know!!!

on another great note, my fellow tri club member and recent Kona finisher, Oliver Martin, emailed to let me know he's throwing his hat in for Brasil as well!! YAY!!! now i'm not going alone!!!

yes yes, it 's a good day. day 180 and off to the pool........


2 Comments:

Blogger Bolder said...

did Bold mention he doesn't have a countdown timer on his blog?

*makes note -- add timer*

p.s. are you rotating your tunes. i love THAT cassette player. and the tunes. i know i'm repeating myself.

November 27, 2007 at 1:04 PM

 
Blogger Fe-lady said...

Shelia (link on my site) has finished Brasil....last year in fact. She didn't have a great race as she was stung by jelly fish in the swim. I guess she can tell you....
Weights. Uh- I hear ya! (owie!)

November 27, 2007 at 5:44 PM

 

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