Mile Stone…in the water

literally. I swam over a mile non-stop this morning. I needed the confidence boost. The pool was almost empty so I thought it would be a good day to test my total endurance. 2000 meters in 40:07 = 2:00/100 meter pace. I am really happy with my performance. I definitely felt sluggish during the second […]

Space kids

My daughter came home today and was talking about the cool guy who is sleeping in space:

After a long discussion on what was happening on the ISS, she said : “I want to sleep in space, that would be fun.”

I am so proud that both of my kids are taking a […]

Race Support

I went to cheer on my older brother and help by volunteering on race day today. Once again the weather was less than ideal but it was still a good day none the less. I lent him my Garmin 910XT so that he could track all the great stats of his run and compare it […]

Holy Spam Batman

Wow, I never thought my web-page would get so much bloody spam. My spam box is always full and has to be emptied on a regular basis. Even with the spam protector widget running it is still amazing how much is sitting there.

Unfortunately I have noticed that real comments are getting thrown in with […]

Long week of training

Well that was one long exhausting week of training. I feel so drained after 7 days of fitness. Finished off the week with a brick session this morning with my older brother. 2 hours total which started with a 30 km ride followed by an 8.7 km run. We were definitely not setting any records […]

First Triathlon…sort of

I raced in my first triathlon today, and it was fun yet disappointing…for several reasons.

Firstly it was NOT a triathlon. Crappy Canadian weather turned it into splash N dash race. Meaning there was no bike portion due to the 30cm of snow that fell overnight. Yuck!

The run was still planned to be out […]

Race day check up

I’m getting a little nervous, my first Triathlon is tomorrow. 500 meter swim, 17.5 km bike, 5 km run.Now I know I can easily do the distances, and I entered this sprint distance triathlon as an easy opening to the season. I wanted a simple race that would help me work out some of the […]

Back-ordered winter?

Wow what a blizzard this morning. Its not feeling like spring anymore. Its hard to imagine my first triathlon which is only 6 days away when you have blowing snow like this.

On the plus side, I had a great swim this morning moving my average pace down to 1:52 / 100 meters. Although I […]

The sky IS falling

I came home to a distraut wife and this…

I guess a bird dive bombed the van on the highway. Not so happy to hear the Toyota that wants over $1000 to fix it…Yikes, that has to be a good 8 hours of labour??? Not sure why, I figured this would be a simple […]

GET back in the pool!

I feel like I have been cheating on my swims lately. The pool was running reduced hous over Easter so I have only had 1 swim in the last 10 days.

This morning was back at it and I felt slow, even though my times say other wise. I managed to pull off 2000 meters […]