Saturday, June 03, 2006

HILL, yeah.

That's what I'm TALKIN' about.

So much to say....but need a shower badly and my knee is oozing...BECAUSE I FELL ON IT AGAIN IN THE SAME EXACT SPOT AT MILE 52.....ouchy.

So I'll just say that today's ride on the GCT course, part deux, went INFINITELY better than last week's ride.

I ate lots more, which was key.

I discovered Fig Newtons, which are my new bike crack.

I am done with Perpetuem. I've been nice enough. It's time to make a clean break.

I was still ridonkulously slow on the hills...BUT...not as slow as last week.

New high for a top speed for me today: go speed racer, go...

I averaged .7 mph faster than last week.

I finished roughly 13 minutes faster than last week.

I had a great run afterwards for about 35 minutes with Iron Johnny, my IMW partner in crime, and my heart rate was stable and my legs felt GREAT!

SO THERE, hills. Suck it.

Last night's happy hour celebration was super fun--pics to come soon--and it was REALLY a cover for CurlySu's grand send off to be a Jersey Girl! :) So it was not really much blog celebration, but a big Curly Su celebration! hee hee Aren't we sneaky? If anyone's in the Rutgers area, take care of our Su for us! She rocks.

Shower time, kids. It ain't pretty.

But I'm pretty freaking happy.

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OK--back from the shower. Much better.

If I knew how to post an mp3 I would, but I'll post the lyrics and vid instead....this song was playing as I drove out of the park and I liked it before, but now I REALLY like it. For some reason, it just fit the mood and what's about to happen now that school is almost done. If you like Blink 182, you'll like it....it's the new band of one of the guys in Blink. Anyway, here's the words...


The Adventure
by Angels & Airwaves
album: We Don't Need To Whisper (2006)
I wanna have the same last dream again
The one where I wake up and I'm alive
Just as the four walls close me within
My eyes are open up with pure sunlight
I'm the first to know
My dearest friends
Even if your hope has burned with time
Anything that is dead shall be re-grown
And your vicious pain, your warning sign
You will be fine
Hey oh here I am
And here we go
Life’s waiting to begin
Any type of love it will be shown
Like every single tree reach for the sky
if you're gonna fall
i'll let you know
that i will pick you up
like you for i
i felt this thing
i can't replace
when everyone was working for this goal
where all the children left without a trace
only to come back as pure as gold
to recite this all
Hey oh here I am
And here we go
Life’s waiting to begin
Tonight
Hey oh here I am
And here we go
Life’s waiting to begin
Tonight
Hey oh here I am
And here we go
Life’s waiting to begin
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
I can not live
I can’t breathe
Unless you do this with me
Hey oh, here I am (do this with me)
Here we go
life's waiting to begin (do this with me)
Hey oh, here I am (do this with me)
Here we go
life's waiting to begin
life's waiting to begin

Time for some burgers on the grill and tomorrow, a 2 hour run, then a quick trip to Columbus to visit with college friends, and back home for 2 softball games with my buddies.

Three more days of school, and then it's go time. The REAL serious stuff begins.

I can't believe I've been at this training thing for 6 months already.

6 down, and 3 of the hardest to go....

"I can't live, I can't breathe unless you do this with me...."

8 comments:

Papa Louie said...

See last week's ride was the time trial test. And as today's results show you had some improvement and if you do it again I'm sure it'll get even better. I'm hoping to ride that route again later in July.

Scott said...

What a journey you're on! Way to go with faster bike time.

Now I want a Fig Newton.

Jodi said...

Way to go! I totally agree with you about the nutrition. I haven't quite gotten it down yet. However, I did buy some fig Newtons out of the vending machine at work on Thursday and noticed that they are the official snack of Ironman. There must be something to that. Maybe I'll pick some up before my ride today :)

Great to meet you! I'd love to get together for some training some time. See you Tuesday at the swim!

Mallie said...

Good call on the Fig Newtons. They go down easy and taste good too. You want that kind of stuff on your endurance adventure. Though I'm only in training for a shorter tri, I've done the endurance MTB thingy and the Newtons are our friends.

Were you trying to use the Perpetuem as your sole nutrition or as means to get a few extra calories in on the bike. I'm a huge fan of Cytomax for the latter. Tastes good...doesn't make me feel sick to my tummy and it makes you drink more as it's slightly salty!

P.S. Have another enduro friend who swears by OCPs (Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies)...he regularly podiums at 12 and 24 hour events. They're a little too sweet for me...but give 'em a whirl. They're like $1.19 a box!

Hermano said...

Found your blog today -- an ironman training, Pearl Jam lover from Cleveland? Awesome.

Can't imagine training through the hometown's winters (or springs or falls, for that matter), so I'm pretty impressed. Anyways, good luck training. I'm running my first IM, in CdA, in three weeks, and will be wishing that the announcer says "From Cleveland Ohio" instead of "Boulder, Colorado" when I finish, but I feel like since I don't put up with Ohio winters any more, I don't deserve it. Keep it up!

nancytoby said...

Hmm, I may go Fig Newtons - but I think the Little Debbie pie solution is inspired! Thanks for the tip, Mallie!

Running Rabbit said...

3 more days! What are you doing to celebrate??

Deirdre said...

Hi.

I found your blog today by doing a search for the song you have listed. I didn't know who sang it and wanted to find out because I love it!

I noticed you said you didn't know how to post an MP3 so I wanted to let you know that you can upload the song to www.sendspace.com and then just give the link to your readers and they can download it from there. :)

Hope that helps! Thanks for posting the lyrics. I'm glad I know who sings this now. (: