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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Friday, March 21, 2008

AND I'M OUT...

it's friday. no shoots today.

got my morning swim in? - check

car is washed? - check

bike is washed? - check

AC recharged? - check

bills are paid? - um, they can wait 'til monday.

FOOD IS PREPPED - CHECK

just need to stop off at my LBS on my way outta town to have them adjust my new chain. i think when they put it on in a hurry mid-ride saturday, they didn't shorten it enough to compensate for my compact crank. it's been slipping often when i downshift to the small ring in front.

i've been running outta real estate for these long rides and getting really bored with the same old routes, so i'm headed northeast an hour and a half to my friends, Marina and Dave's, spot in the high desert, Yucca Valley. gonna stay overnight and ride my 100 miles through The Valley, Pioneer Town, and Joshua Tree National Park. it'll also be a good opportunity to get some heat acclamation in. there's not much time between now and race day that it will get really warm enough here in the City of Angels to prepare for Brasil, although it'll be fall in Brasil in May, but still warmer than here. gonna ride solo which kinda scares me after the chain incident last saturday, but i'll have my cell phone and my friends will be hangin' out all weekend at their place, so i call call them if i get into any trouble. wish i had time to stop off for a Sound Bath at the Integratron. now that would be the ultimate rejuvenation!!! but alas, i'll head straight homme early tomorrow night to get ready for the hour long ocean swim immediately followed by a 16 mile run that's on the schedule for Easter Sunday. speaking of Easter, my neighbors didn't put any St. Paddy's decorations up, nor is there an inflatable bunny up for sunday. nothin'. i should probably go check on them and make sure they're alive before i leave...

lastly, an update on my nutrition or lack thereof: I'M GOIN' PALEO. inspired by Bolder and some other athletes out there including COACH who's done it and felt results, i ordered the book, and it should arrive monday. not doing it to lose weight per se, just feeling the need to eat cleaner these last two months and hopefully feel the results in my efforts and in my ability to recover quickly. i just can't keep asking my body to do this day in and day out and sometimes twice a day and then recover in less than 24 hours without feeding it the cleanest fuel. i don't put anything lower than 89 octane in my '95 Volvo mom wagon, so why would i feed anything less to my own 36 year old body??? i'm a little concerned about the "lag time" before i feel the results. i've read that Joe Friel himself felt like shit on a stick for about the first two weeks when he made the switch, but then really reaped the benefits. i'll be patient, and hopefully it pays off. anyone wanna impart their own experiences???

HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND TO YOU ALL!!!

6 Comments:

Blogger Bolder said...

happy easter!

eggs are very paleo btw.

not the chocolate ones unfortunately...

March 21, 2008 at 1:01 PM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

I'm eating my eggs..chocolate of course..i'm so bad. Let us know how the paleo thing goes...:-))

March 21, 2008 at 3:20 PM

 
Blogger Iron Pol said...

Good luck on the long ride. Toward the end of IM training, I found myself pulling routes from other people off MapMyRide. Had mixed results. The second to the last major brick workout (5000 yard swim, 100 mile ride, 5K run) went a bit awry. Something like 5000 yard swim, 140 mile bike, emergency call for a pick up, no run. I got off track quite a bit on the bike.

Thanks for all the support, and I've gotten off my butt and added you to my Tri Blog Community page.

March 21, 2008 at 6:26 PM

 
Blogger Patricio said...

Thanks for your advice on the wetsuit, very much appreciated! :)

Happy Easter!

Patricio

March 23, 2008 at 1:55 PM

 
Blogger Wil said...

Cool I'll be checking in to see how you like it! I've heard good stuff about it.

March 23, 2008 at 6:22 PM

 
Blogger Rainmaker said...

Hope you had a good ride! Look forward to seeing some pics.

March 23, 2008 at 8:42 PM

 

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