Saturday, August 29, 2009


Me and Izzie were going to meet Saturday (8/29) morning to plan out our season. Friday night she calls me at about 8pm to tell me she won't be there. Her husband John has been in a cycling fall and is in the ICU with several broken ribs, a punctured lung, and broken scapula and clavicle. Horrible and very scary! Praying for the Crane family during this time.

8/28 TVM 11:30AM

5 DAYS IN A ROW! Wow, 100% attendance is something I don't even rarely do when I consider myself in shape! It's easiest for me to get a good aerobic base from swimming and then have the confidence to do the other sports. IM day.

total: 3200 yds

Friday, August 28, 2009


8/27 TVM 11:30am

Speed day. Main set was: (6x50+1x100recover@2:00) We did this 4 times - 50's@:35, @:45, @:55, and @1:05 - yaknow, with the point of getting them faster. Ugh - I did try on all of them. Made the 35's. Held about :31 on the next 2 sets and finished off with :30's on the last set. Overall a great speed set for my 4th practice in a row still working on getting back in shape

total: 3500yds

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Kirkwood was great. Me and Tank went on about a 3 mile run at 8,000ft - not bad for extra vacation. Got a little sick on Sunday, with fever, aches, chills - so I wanted to start the week a little slow.

8/24 TVM 11:30am
easy Monday workout, nice to just stretch out.
total: 3200 yds

8/25 TVM 6:30pm
A good main set from Loren, I pushed it and it showed how out of shape I am. The set was (2x50@:50+1x100fast@1:20)(2x50@:45+1x100fast@1:20)(2x50@:40+1x100fast@1:20) my 100's were 1:07, 1:05, 1:04. Then we did (4x50@:50+1x200fast@2:40) etc same pattern as the 100's. My times for the 200's were 2:12, 2:14, 2:15. Ouch! Jaime did push me really well!
total: 4000yds

8/26 TVM 11:30am
First, me and Tank walked the 4 miles to the pool (that was my "run" for the day). Practice today was not bad, but I was BEAT after last nights workout (just not in shape yet). Getting there.
total: 3500yds

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

still not training...

Very excited to see Izzie at TVM practice on Tuesday. We talked with Karin, a former USC swimmer, Olympic team, and pro-triathlete. She and her fiance have volunteered to help us out, give us some mentoring/wisdom, and some training help! HOW AWESOME to feel like we know people who know something! HA! We talked about starting our training after Labor Day; which is good, because the past 2 days at TVM have been painful! Getting back in shape sucks ;) Won't be able to swim the rest of the week b/c I coach the 5am and 11:30am practices on Thursday, and then we're out to Kirkwood for the weekend with the Andersons!

Tuesday TVM 11:30am

total: 3100 yds

Wednesday TVM 11:30am

total: 4200 yds

Maui Vacation

We traveled to Maui for 1 week. It was an amazing time for relaxation, reading, touring, hiking, snorkeling, and plenty of eating. I went for 2 morning runs and did an open water swim with some local masters; and with some hiking and walking around that was the total exercising of the trip!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Well, I was planning on running with LVTC HRM at 6am at Del Valle......but it didn't happen! :) ha.

The nice thing is that I don't plan on starting my real training until September. I am on the "swimmers schedule" where you take most of August off and your season starts in September. So, right now I will not beat myself up for being lazy - as I think it will be the only time I can in the next 10 months!

The next training will consist of vacationing in Maui - we leave MONDAY!!! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009


10:30 am - Weights

A quick 45 min weight session at LVTC. I also lifted Monday (primarily lower body) so today was primarily upper body.

11:30 am - TVM

Well, 3 days in a row for the first time since June, and I'm feeling it! Had to be bumped back up to lane #1 (fast lane), though I wanted to stay in comfy lane #2! ;) High intensity stuff for time was not too hot, but oh well.

total: 3500 yds



Noon: TVM Swim

I was only able to swim 1 hour yesterday b/c of a private swim lesson. But the 1 hour felt better than Tuesdays swim. Me and Adam C decided to go through the whole main set without any "masters breaks" - so it was turned into a nice/somewhat hard, long aerobic set. Still not feeling the water 100%, but that is expected. The was all I did yesterday, besides go on probably a 2 mile walk with Tank.

total: 2500 yds

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Journey begins...

Yesterday (8/3/09) me and Izzie signed up for Ironman Coeur d’Alene! I have had a goal of completing an Ironman and am VERY excited that in less than 1 year I will have to opportunity to try!

I am eager to start training. This is going to take some real commitment in training, something I have not done since college swimming. I am grateful that Nathan is supportive of my endeavour and commitment! I plan on actually reading some of the tri books I have and developing a smart training regime, so I will not be over-trained in 1 year.

Izzie is a talented athlete. I have always enjoyed training with her as we have a good balance of work, fun, and neither of us take ourselves/our training too seriously. I am very grateful to not do it alone! This will be her FIRST triathlon… I know, shes hardcore.

I am going to use this primarily as a training log of miles, times, moods, experiences, etc. I want to be able to monitor the numbers and my psychological experiences during different parts of the season. I am doubtful that this will be read for entertainment, and I don’t blame you!


6:30am - LVTC Hot Running Moms (that is what I’m going to call them - HRM)

This was my first run with this group. I coach a lot of their children in the summer rec team at LVTC. They joked and asked, “what are you like 18?” I think its going to be a great group to train with! :)

total: 4 miles at 8:50 pace

Thrilled at that pace seeing its my first “real” run since the Big Kahuna (9/07). In 2008 my TOTAL mileage was (no joke) under 15 miles. So, needless to say, I’m out of shape.

I need to get my new shoes, me knees/feet hurt - hopefully theyll come ito REI today!

11:30am - Tri Valley Masters

Oh boy am I out of shape! The summer with minimal swimming, today was pretty pathetic. Can't wait til I can feel/hold the water.

total: 4,000 yds