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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Thursday, January 17, 2008

STARRY STARRY NIGHT


night swim anyone?

i've been on and off the road all week for work, and let's just say that the hotels' gyms leave a lot to be desired, but i'm doing my best to stay on schedule with my training. naturally, the cycling suffers the most. the toughest part is that the call times for our shoots have been pretty early, so it's been difficult to get up early enough to knock out any of the two-a-day workouts on my schedule. it's also still hella dark in the early morning to be running in unfamiliar neighborhoods, so i've had to hop on the treadmill more than i prefer. at another hotel the other morning, i got on the treadmill for the first 2 miles of my 7 mile run, but as soon as the sun broke out, i bolted and did the last 5 out on the road. i love discovering a new place with a short run!!!

tonight, i'm in Montecito just outside of Santa Barbara. i was fortunate enough to get a chance to research the nearest YMCA before we came up here, and it just so happens to be just a mile away from my hotel. tonight after our shoot, as tired as i was from the 2 hour drive up and a full day of shooting, i quickly checked into my hotel and headed straight there for the 2400yd swim i needed to knock out. the staff were awesome and extremely accommodating to this visiting member. they checked me in and showed me the way to the OUTDOOR POOL. it was 50 degrees out. now i know all you folks back east are poo pooing me right now, but we panic out here in Cali whenever it dips below 70. still, the pool was heated to a more than comfortable 83 degrees with steam rising off the top, not too crowded, and a pretty full moon with some visible STARS IN THE SKY. the 2400yds went pretty quick, not too painful in the shoulder either, but my stroke is still kinda wonky. man, it feels good to be back in the water.

this weekend will bring my longest ride to date, and it's part of a brick, 75 miles followed by a 6 mile run. then another 12 mile run on sunday. it's startin' to get for real, people!!!

4 Comments:

Blogger cdnhollywood said...

Here's what our outdoor pools look like right now:
Click me!

January 18, 2008 at 5:15 AM

 
Blogger WADDLER26.2 said...

Just found your blog and I am anxious to follow your journey.

January 18, 2008 at 4:56 PM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

2400 yds! you've shamed me again!!

good to hear the shoulder isn't giving you hell.

remember what i said about your countdown timer? well, it's under 140.6 beyotch!

train smart. be the ball.

i'm cheerin' for you.

January 18, 2008 at 10:09 PM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

oh, and thanks for the .zip!

i swear i'm part brazilian somewhere, love this music!!

perfect timing too. just in time for the volume startin' up!!!

January 18, 2008 at 10:16 PM

 

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