Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Bread & Butter... and some photos.


Me at the last club aquathlon. photo by Jon Putek.

Since Xterra Nationals is getting closer I am going to try and post more often. I am going to shoot for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday... but I am making no promises.

Monday was the beginning of my final training cycle before Nationals in Tahoe. This phase is going to be a tough one and will hopefully have me prepared to give it a good go. I really want to have a good race in Tahoe but I am more focused on Worlds in Maui. There is no possible way I can peak for Nationals and Worlds considering they are a month apart. So I had to pick one of them to go "all in" for and Maui fits my strengths. Maui will be hot, humid, at sea level, and the run is a beast and Tahoe is cold, at 6500 ft., and the run is pretty mellow. So obviously I chose Maui.

Today was one of my key (bread & butter) bike workouts and it was a good one. I got in about 2 hours with about half of that spent climbing.

2 hrs, 17 miles, 3385 ft. of climbing... and all before work.


I have masters in the morning so I need to crash. Below are some photos from the Pacific Coast Triathlon. I ended up running a 15:55 for the 3 mile run which comes out to 5:18/mile. Considering the course was hilly and had a .5 mile stretch in the sand on the beach I am pretty stoked.... and the best part is I feel like my run is just coming around!






10 comments:

Habeela said...

What an awesome picture! I haven't been around to catch up on your site for awhile - great layout!

moonpie said...

Great pics man! Who the hell is your photographer? Or are there so many pics of you because you're just that fast.

Rachel said...

You're going to do great at Nationals in Tahoe. You've been a posting machine lately! Great photos. I love the 2 (1 in an older post and this 1) of you running at the Aquathlon. Very artsy. You're in the zone.

Oh, and Moonpie? He's just that fast. ;)

Benson said...

Really good posting lately and those pics are effing great. You really are moving and you deserve to be stoked.
Keep on rock'n.

Mallie said...

Apparently you've been posting a lot, and I just haven't been around. Funny, as I was reading your latest, I got a comment from you. Let me catch up on your doings!

Paul said...

Smoking run time as usual. Nice work!

Cliff Tam said...

Jameson,

Looking strong. Do what u can with the posts. We will be rooting for you at the Nationals...

Matias said...

Great times at the training tri and BBQ. Love the Tahoe/Maui plan, looks like things are coming together at the right time.

kt said...

Hey, can I ask you a random personal question that you don't have to answer if you don't want to?

The physical therapist in me wants to know if you have really tight IT bands or sore knees? Also wondered about the strength of your hip abductors. Looking at some of your photos (which are stellar, btw) I was just wondering.

If not, and things are going great, don't change ANYTHING before nationals! Got it?!

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