February 10, 2006

Today's little triathlon journey

They call it a "brick": at least two of the three sports done consequetively, with at most about fifteen minutes between.

Today was swim + bike. So I swam out at Aquatic Park (about 1.5 miles, 40 minutes in the water), then hopped on the bike and did a Golden Gate Bridge to Nicasio out-and-back trip (about 55 miles, 3:45 ride time). The bike portion involved probably eight climbs, and my left knee really started to complain on the second-to-last, so I had to take it slower after that. Still, it's a beautiful ride, one I'd never done before, and I had a lot of fun riding with my friend Kelly, who is a way more experienced cyclist. The weather was absolutely gorgeous: sunny, cool, only a few headwinds. When we returned to the GG Bridge we were treated to the sight of the billowy fog blowing onto Alcatraz.

An amazing day...

Posted by todd at 05:49 PM

February 05, 2006

I survived the SF Half Marathon (and got a dumb t-shirt)

It's true. This morning I ran 13.1 miles in and around Golden Gate Park in about 110 minutes: a pretty great time for me. And unlike a lot of races, our triathlon group "trained through" this one, which means we didn't reduce our training a lot last week, as we'd normally do in anticipation of a race. So at 9am yesterday we were out at Aquatic Park swimming and running (not at the same time).

The weird thing about today's race is that it was a personal record in every sense. It's the longest distance I've ever run in my life and it's the fastest I've ever run over an extended distance. It's a personal benchmark that I won't be able to forget or ignore.

Posted by todd at 03:29 PM

February 01, 2006

The Raw Power of Really Smooth Music

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I you haven't already seen these Yacht Rock spoofs that my friend Craig pointed out to me, go! You go watch now!

So freakin' funny!

"Don't you DARE lose the smooth!"

Posted by todd at 07:35 AM