Thursday, May 14, 2009

Some Intervals

I made it out for some treadmill intervals last night, and it was meh, ok. First I had to walk about 2 miles up to Morgan's house to pickup my van. We had stolen a truck... actually he had my dad's truck and we needed to borrow it to move some stuff. Then we needed the van back, so I hoofed it uphill and recovered my vehicle. Drove straight to the gym and did 5 x 400 intervals at a 7.5 speed. total run was about 2.5 miles. I stopped it short of what I wanted to do, the shoes I had walked in left a blister or two.

Wasn't that a sexy leg pic I put up yesterday? It does show one thing that upsets me. I can't believe I can get that much muscle definition in my arms and legs, and keep so much body fat on my torso. They say you have to have the right genetics to get real 6 pack abs. I think I've got the genetics for it if I can get that kind of sculpting in my legs. And my arms are just as well defined. I have almost no visible bodyfat on my arms or legs, it just hangs on between my waist and man-boobs. Wait, we call them pecs. Plus my brother Michael keeps a nice little 6 pack handy. For years now I've claimed to have a 6 pack, i'm just keeping it protected, insulated, keeping it cold in the fridge. Then you make the joke "6 pack hell, i've got at least a case in there"!?!

and that's why I shouldn't write blog posts before my second cup of coffee.

But I really do want to ab-up for the summer. hitting the core work pretty hard, you know.

To answer the other question from the comments, yes I do shave my legs. I got into bodyshaving a few months ago. But not in the cool "this makes my junk look big like porn star" kind of way. It was more of a "wow, i had no idea my belly was this big until I had to draw a razor across half the circumference like that" depressing kind of way. Actually, it started with just shaving my nipples. Men get nipple chafing from loose shirts while running all the time. So to compensate for that, we cover the nip-nips with small band-aids. Ripping these band-aids off the first time was fairly painful. After that, not so much.

Then when I started swimming and biking more, the chest and legs got cleaned up good. Shaving is a pretty common thing for tri guys. Not having much (if any) body hair reduces drag in the water, air resistance on the bike, and it's just something we do; it makes me feel more connected to the multi-sport lifestyle as they say.

Besides, with legs like mine it would be a crime against humanity to keep them covered in hair! They gotta be silky smooth. Sexy. oh yea. But I still have to do something about the tan lines.

Tonight is the thursday night brick. time for more coffee.


Xenia said...

Dude, sexy legs. Now let's see these arms of yours. :)

Good job on the speedwork, even if you did have to cut it short.

tfh said...

Yet another reason why triathletes are total weirdos. As for the nipple chafing-- wearing a sports bra really helps with that. ;)

Marcy said...

I like it! I can't dig a dude that is too hairy. Bleck!

I can only imagine what kind of commentary is going to come from G on this one HAHA

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

So close! You came about halfway out of the closet in this post, CJ - then you went scampering back in.

Just admit the real reason you manscape: You want to attract the younger, smoother dudes.

There's no shame in that.

But the man boobs?

Shame, shame, shame!

Missy said...

Better than shaving...wax, gotta wax it, back hair, arm hair, whatever! Wax is the dealio!

I'm still looking for my 6 pack too, I'd settle for a 40, though!

Wes said...

LOL... I've never shaved for the same reason I don't have Zipp wheels. It just ain't gonna matter ;-)

Jess said...

Hahahahah oh G's comment makes me laugh!

Nice job rocking those intervals

Carolina John said...

GQH, at least my man boobs don't sag like some old men we know.


Mike G said...

It was a studly leg pic.

I know will cure your six pack woes: regular 1 hour long runs, and no more soda (or diet if you must) and half rations on beer.

I'm so hairy that if I shaved I'd look like a Neanderthal when it all grew back. Although I've gotta think the neanderthals probably had pretty good long distance run times, chasing those mammoths across the prairies...

teacherwoman said...

I was going to ask you if you shave your legs! Very hardcore you are!

BTW, I just gave you an AWARD on my blog!

RBR said...

Beast like intervals my friend! You are tearing it up!

I wasn't going to say anything about the manscaping, but since Glaven outed you... what is up with that?

Nice calves and impressive tan lines. I think I got you beat with my mid-thigh tan line, but there is not enough tequila in the free world to get me to post a 1/2 white, 1/2 tan thigh picture online.

Calyx Meredith said...

Blogs are soooo educational. Now I've learned the term manscaping! On the downside, I do have to admit that it's a little disconcerting to see a guy with smoother legs than mine (dammit - must shave today!) Great job on the training - and good luck with the abs. I've heard the secret to revealing the six pack is 90% diet. (Doesn't that suck?)

Ryan said...



I like to braid my nipple hair...its very Zen!

carrie said...

You can join my sideshow as the Hairless Wonder!

Marni said...

Looks like your training is going really well!

healthy ashley said...

I keep my 6-pack insulated, too :)

I can't get over how defined your calf is!! And the "nips-nips" bandaid issue sounds painful! My boyfriend cycles and wants to shave his legs to help with speed. With his little legs I say no! :)