Monday, November 23, 2009


So the last week has been grand. So good that I haven't had time to post anything. I got in a bunch of workouts, including some running speedwork. That was surprisingly cool. Last week was a ramp up week, so I only got in about 9 workouts of the planned 14. Sounds like a lot, but really it wasn't.

Since this week is short thanks to the holiday, it's starting out with a bang. 30 miles on the bike tonight after my tri-power workout before work today. I negative split the last 15 miles, done in 41:09 which I think is my fastest time ever - 21.35 mph avg. Very cool, felt awesome. I hadn't been on the bike in a while.


I have to give mad props today to some peeps. Other people are doing things that I like.

Healthy Ashley ran her first marathon! She's training for the Disney marathon in January, and spur of the moment decided to sign up for a trail marathon last sunday. And she ran the dang thing over 10 minutes faster than I ran my first marathon! While that would normally put her on my hate list, she's too dang cute to despise. It even deserved a second race report from her friend Ryan. Give Ashley a big congrats if you don't normally follow her. She's a vegan food blogger, so I went vegetarian today in her honor. I was actually vegan all day, until I had a glass of milk after dinner. Still, Ashley is flexing a little awesomeness!

Big Wes is going back for another Ironman next year in Arizona! Good luck bro. Let the registration anxiety begin. His wife Dee Dee is also doing her first half iron next year. Let the awesomeness abound.

Missy is doing the Triple T in Ohio next year? That's just nuts. Friday a mini sprint tri, then run two (2?) oly's on saturday, then a half ironman on sunday. 4 races in 3 days? You've got to be kidding me.

It seems Glaven has finally admitted his dumbassery and left this bloggy world. I'm sure he will be missed... by someone.

Actually, that's not like him to just dissapear like that. anybody know what happened? I know it's not the first time he's done it, but dang.

JD got in a long local ride to benefit a local biker girl who was injured. Guess who else showed up for the ride? George Hincapie. That was a benefit of living in Greenville, you never knew when you would see Big George out on the roads or in a charity ride.

Amanda has been going through weight watchers and just topped the 100 lbs lost mark! She's got an amazingly positive outlook and also recently ran her first half marathon. Big congrats and hugs her way!

Jen ran IMAZ in 13:41:xx - that's impressive! Good job Jen!

Teta means Booby is heading out for IMCoz - Good luck! Anyone who lives in Boston, puts booby in the name of the blog, and runs Ironmans is alright by me.

I'm still totally jealous of everyone who is signing up for ironmans for next year. I'm working on the race schedule some, but all of the races I'm finding are in the spring. And I want to go lite this spring b/c I don't know when we're going to be moving. Over the year, I would love to get in 2 marathons, 2 century rides, a half iron and a handful of sprint tri's. Plus a 10k - never tried that distance - and a handful of half marathons. But we all have to pick and choose. Got any suggestions? Kelley wants to do another marathon next year too.

I've also decided I'm done with oly's. It's too long to run hard like a sprint, but too short to really train endurance like a half iron. Silly little in-between distance. I know I've got a full iron in me, and taking 2010 to grow into that distance will pay dividends. No need for an oly in there.


Mel-2nd Chances said...

hey, his blog is really gone! Wonder if he's just testing blogger's undeleting theory again! Great job with all the workouts and the speedy ride! Not sure how many more outdoor rides I'll be able to squeeze in :( You'll be signed up for an IM before you know it. I'll leave the Triple T to Missy too... lol. btw, thx for the comment on fb today too :)

joyRuN said...

You're a training machine! And next year sounds pretty busy already. I dunno about oly's - I barely survived a sprint as it is, the oly might be my stretch goal :)

Missy said...

OH, thanks for the shout out. That's a very nice post since everyone has been so busy this year. We'll see what 2010 brings. Triple T might kill me...we'll see... I want to see race schedule, race schedule.

Lisa said...

great job with your post race training.

And so many people doing exciting things out there. woot!

GeorgiaSnail said...

Great job neg. spliting the bike. 21.35, that's fast!

Great post recapping, it's a great motivator to see what everyone is doing!

GeorgiaSnail said...

Oh, about the 10K. Cooper River Bridge Run. March 27th. I mean, if you aren't doing Wrightsville.

73 days, tick tock...

Ryan said...

21.3 mph avg.

Holy $hit!

One thing though...why don't you try that while actually racing there big fella...speed in training doesn't count...I should know :-)

Wes said...

Very cool :-) Like all things tri, Olys have a place in the annual training plan. They are a great practice race for the half Iron distance....

Jess said...

Nice job rocking your workouts this past week!

I've been wondering about G too lately. He used the Phillies as his excuse last month, but he's got nothing this time.

Alisa said...

Wow there are so many people to give props to. My girl JEN made your list...she did awesome.

Holy cow, Missy is crazy!!! Love it.

I'm excited for my half IM...not sure I'll ever jump on the full train.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am impressed by your ability to fit so many workouts in. My goal is 4-5 a week! Very impressive!

And you totally win comment of the day on my blog. Hilarious. I think it's time for me to move to the South!

healthy ashley said...

You are too cool. Thanks for the awesome words!

Jess said...

Dude, you're on fire! Nice job with all the training. Now you're ready for Turkey Day!

* Tyly * said...

Thank you for the comment! I'm glad to hear that a Garmin is just what I need. Not that I needed convincing, but it's nice to have more confirmation. : )

Lily on the Road said...

I never had Glaven drop by my blog {thank goodness}, maybe he is in jail.

Oddly word ver is Propp, coincidence???

Michelle said...

Hi John,
Your doing so freaking awesome. I love reading about your workouts. Your always so enthusiastic and happy!!!!!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving bro!!!

nwgdc said...

Man...I've run once in 2 weeks...good thing you're making up for it!

One of us may have to go up to NJ and start making scenes in the libraries. You're closer.

Marni said...

So glad things are going well for you!! I love hearing that!

Sara Cox Landolt said...

21.35 av on the bike, nice! And yes, I saw New Moon as well. Good stuff and lots of giggling in the theater.