Friday, July 29, 2011

a ride, a swim, a nap, a run, a beer

Look what I found on Saturday
Last weekend had it all, I had a great time. It started at 6am Saturday morning when my pal D came to pick me up so we could drive to Niagara on the Lake for a ride. It's flat and beautiful out there except for one hill. I love love love riding early in the morning, it's cooler, little traffic, quiet. We went at a decent clip and I wasn't tracking any data, I mostly wanted to make sure my butt would endure the ride, it did, barely. We stopped at the bottom of Queenston hill and when I looked up I said I didn't think I was gonna make it thanks to much slacking as of late but we decided to try til we had to walk. We were at the top before we knew it. I was home by noon and decided at 2:30 that I was going to go for a swim. On a hot day after a long ride (for me) the swim was amazing. The water at LA Fitness tends to be cool and felt great. I was just doing easy laps and about 30 minutes in a few young guys practically cannon balled into the pool, um guys it's like 3ft deep so I took my leave. When I got home I watched the ITT for TdF and promptly fell asleep for 2 hours. Swimming always knocks me out. 

Simon's Athlete tracker, check out that T1 time!!
Up early on Sunday to check my twitter account and see how all my friends were doing because they were racing Ironman Lake Placid. The live tracker was going well and after everyone was out of the water I headed back to LA Fitness for a run on the treadmill. By the time I got home and checked later in the day the tracker was still down and showing some pretty funny results, like John and Simon spending over 45 minutes in T1. At 9pm it was showing that Mandy was still out on the bike. I had a great time on twitter with those of us that were left wondering "Where's Rodney?! Where's John?!" Thanks to Kevin I was able to see video of Mandy at the finish line, and yes I cried.  

So, if you are looking for some great reading go check out these race reports! A lot of the reports are more than one post so I'll just link to their main blog. Go grab a coffee or a beer, a box of Kleenex and read about some amazing IRONMEN.

The Veterans

Bryan "the Captain"

Simon "mr. tapout".  I'm sure he'll get a report up soon, he needs some rest after tapping out Bryan at the #IMLP post race party at the Pig&Whistle

First timers

Rodney "the napper"

John "where the hell is John?!"

Mandy "the flasher"

I got my August training program from the coach, I'll see you in October!!

that's all I got...


Jason said...

Was he baking cookies in that T1? Wow.....

That sounds like a purely awesome day for you and I would have been exhausted too with all that work....great job!!!!!

She said I need a goal said...

I dunno Jason but John was with him (haha) so I'm betting trash talk and beers.. lol

Caratunk Girl said...

ha ha ha so funny. I love being known as the flasher!!

Julie said...

Great week!

Need to go read those race reports!

My Boring Triathlon Blog said...

You took a two hour nap after a workout in the middle of a saturday afternoon???? OMG I couldn't even dream of that one!

Craig said...

That is a tough hill, sounds like you had a great day!!

Colleen said...

Those 45 minute T1's get you every time! :) I hated IMLive that day. Well, I hate IMLive most race days. :)

Sounds like a great weekend!

Bryan Payne said...

He didn't tap me out!!! We went to bed at the same time. What he can do is stay up later than me. He drinks about 1/3 of what I do and even drinks beer from a straw. haha. I use a bong. Seriously, he uses a straw. haha.

Don't drink his kool aid. haha