MONICA
37 years old
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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

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

TEASER

today i raced the Rage in the Sage Half Ironman at Lake Mead just outside Las Vegas. this was to be my final warm up race for IM Brasil in, wait, let me look over at the Polar countdown watch, oh great, IN 35 DAYS.

by far, this was the friggin' hardest of all the 4 HIMS i've raced, so i guess a good practice run for Brasil. to give you an indication of just how gnarls it was, here's what my shoes looked like afterwards...


can you wash the desert out of shoes?

and just consider yourself lucky that you can't smell the internet, cuz there's a whole lotta pee up in there too. that's right, today for the first time...

I PISSED MYSELF!!!

TWICE!!!


i'm pretty much totally spent. once i made it back to the hotel, i made a bee-line straight for The Original Pancake House. maybe i'm wrong, but Pigs in a Blanket could quite possibly be the perfect 4:1 carb/protein ratio for post-race replenishment. i don't know what came over me really. i haven't eaten that crap since i was about 10, but it called to me!!! then i made the mistake of sitting at a blackjack table. yeah, note to self: DON'T GAMBLE WHEN YOU'RE FUCKING EXHAUSTED. since then, i've been napping all afternoon in between brief bouts of CNN watching here in my hotel room. to add insult to injury, COACH has a 2 mile open water swim on the schedule for tomorrow. i'm too beat for the 4 hour drive home tonight, so instead i've arranged for a late checkout tomorrow. i'll sleep in 'til about 8, then return to the scene of today's hot, windy, dirty, dusty and pissy crime to hop in the lake and knock it out. then back to the hotel to shower and checkout before i head home.

full race report with ALL THE PISSY DETAILS soon.

6 Comments:

Blogger momo said...

i guess i'm glad i didn't do the race after reading this and hearing what krista and shane had to say... :-)

good job getting it done, though!! onto brazil!!

April 20, 2008 at 9:51 AM

 
Blogger Tea said...

LMAO

oh nooooooo....I can't wait for the report. Piss + desert...just not a good way to spend the weekend.

April 20, 2008 at 4:21 PM

 
Blogger Rainmaker said...

Twice...nice. Like those old double-mint gum commericals - double is better.

As for sand in shoes. I'm hear to tell you - you never win. You will find sand in the shoes forever.

April 20, 2008 at 5:41 PM

 
Blogger Dying Water Buffalo said...

some thoughts:
1.) "gnarls" - great word.

2.) those are some stank looking sneaks you have there, my friend!

3.) I can't BELIEVE you went and played blackjack afterwards!!!

cant wait for the full race report :)

April 21, 2008 at 10:45 AM

 
Blogger CVSURF said...

Looking forward to the race report. Eeeew, you peed on yourself. Is it my computer or is your posts on the the far right of the screen on purpose?

April 21, 2008 at 11:28 AM

 
Blogger Warrior said...

Well done, good on you. You are doing it.
I was wondering about the peeing actually. Is it normal for triathletes to do that, or was just no loo around, I mean when you are on the bike doing 180k and you need to pee......well ........do you hop off or just keep going?

April 22, 2008 at 9:10 AM

 

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