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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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

WEEKEND RECAP: THE OUTLINE

kinda late to be writing a weekend recap on a wednesday, but St. Paddy's day deserved its own post, and yesterday just got away from me. plus, you all must be waiting on pins n needles for the HUMP DAY HAIKU!!! so i'll give you a brief outline. starting this next week, i gotta be more on top of getting the recaps written by sunday night.

I. SATURDAY
A. Hour Long Ocean Swim
1. weather called for high wind and surf advisories
2. Iron Maiden of Honor, Lesley, joined me but couldn't get out past the surf.
a. i'll cut her some slack since
(1) it was her first ocean swim since last August
(2) she just returned from running The Antarctica Marathon two weeks ago!!!
3. so i swam by myself
a. went out for a half hour as conditions exponentially got worse.
b. on the way back i realized i was stuck in a riptide and not going anywhere.
c. so i just kept swimming in the washing machine of a rip until my hour was up.
(1) that may be the closest i'll get to swimming in one of those endless pools
4. got out about .2 of a mile from where i started
a. felt a little defeated
b. but also felt hardcore for being out there all alone without even a surfer in sight

II. SUNDAY
A. Brick of 70 miles with hills followed by an 8 mile run.
B. The Bike
1. HELLA WINDY!!!
2. had to stop and walk across a ton of sand berms that had formed from the wind on the bike path


3. 17 miles into the ride and just at the base of the PV Loop, MY CHAIN BROKE!!!
a. i have the chain tool but don't know how to use it. DOH!!!
b. a nice man named Andy stopped and showed me how to use the tool.
(1) may Andy be blessed with:
(a) all the best bike kharma from here to eternity
(b) a full head of hair for all of eternity
c. even though it was put back together, Andy wasn't confident that i should ride any further on this chain.
(1) he recommended that i keep it in the small ring and not put any crazy torque on it.
d. so i coasted in the small ring to the closest shop, Triathlon Lab, about 2 miles away.
(1) they weren't open for another hour and a half.
e. so then i coasted to the next tri club sponsor, Helen's Cycles, about another 5 miles away and in the opposite direction.
(1) 15 minutes and about 50 bucks later, i was back in business.


4. finally made it up into PV for some climbing
a. IT WAS SUPER HELLA WINDY!!!
(1) when i came around to the windward side of the peninsula, i felt like:
(a) my bike was gonna do the WWF smackdown onto the road or
(b) i'd just get blown right into oncoming traffic
b. at this point, with the wind, and after the flat, i was DONE.
(1) i could barely maintain about 12mph
(a) so i just kept it spinning and barely held any effort
5. came back down the peninsula and onto the flats to bring it home for the run
a. got some nice micro-dermabrasion to the face from all the sand whipping around on the bike path.
C. The Run
1. still HELLA WINDY and I FORGOT MY SUNGLASSES!!!
2. just tried to focus on keeping about a 160 heart rate
3. more dermabrasion to the legs and eyeballs
4. i could tell i hadn't pushed it on the bike much because:
a. i maintained 9:08 minute miles for 8 miles.
(1) HOLY.SHIT.


that's the outline to my story, and i'm sticking to it...

5 Comments:

Blogger CVSURF said...

Sounded like a character builder ride. Congrats on getting it done. I hate wind unless its at my back.

March 19, 2008 at 11:17 PM

 
Blogger Bolder said...

good call on the chain.

seems like an indicator of iron strength when you're crushing chains!

keep at it. you're doing great!!

March 20, 2008 at 7:19 AM

 
Blogger Tea said...

SHIT! I just got the tire changing thing down. Now, I gotta worry about chain problems?

March 20, 2008 at 5:41 PM

 
Blogger Rainmaker said...

Bummer on the chain, I'm waiting for the day that mine will break (about 60 feet out of T1 likely).

Nice weekend though all said!

March 20, 2008 at 7:02 PM

 
Blogger Dan Seifring said...

Don't tell anyone but I still am not sure if I could change my tire if I had to.

But I am going to a clinic at a local shop in April.

Great outline by the way.

March 27, 2008 at 8:22 AM

 

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