Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pro Multitasker

Multitasking: A mode of operation that provides for concurrent performance, or interleaved execution of two or more tasks.

Finish of St. Patty's Day 10k.


Yesterday was a gnarly day and just a part of another busy week. It seems as my workouts have gotten more intense so has work... but hopefully I am through most of that. Sometimes I look back at a day and don't really know how I get it all done, but it does get done.

I was supposed to hit masters this morning but decided to blow it off. I was at work last night until after 11pm making changes in our largest production datacenter (it's f'n huge). It was me and 5 other guys I work with and I was in control trying to keep everybody mellow. These guys tend to get stressed very easily. After a hard trainer session followed by a t-run first thing in the morning and not getting home until late I decided it was better to skip the 5am wake-up needed for masters and get some extra sleep.

Here's some graphs from a couple of my workouts this week. I'm loving the intensity. I have been finishing up these workouts feeling like I left it all out on the trails and the bike.

running hill workout. brutal.


another trainer session. I almost puked on the trainer.


This weekend should be fun. Beth and I are heading out to Vail lake (home of xterra west champs) for a camping trip with the Triathlon Club on San Diego. I am pretty much using this a mini-xterra training camp and all my training will be done on the course. There is also another Racers and Chasers mountain bike race out there on Saturday (perfect timing) and I will be racing that too. I am really looking forward to getting in a ton of riding and running on the course and just hanging out, bbqing, and knocking back some cold ones with good people. I am sure I will have a ton of photos from the weekend.

Here's some more photos from the race last weekend.

Floating. I always get photos like this from race. Feet not touching the ground. Home stretch.


I think this is between mile 4 & 5. Pain. Feeling it.


back to work....

9 comments:

GZ said...

Nice race shots ... a couple with a good "suffer face." Love the head band.

I am an idiot - for a moment I thought Vaillake was in Colorado.

Ryan Denner said...

sweet - i'll be at vail lake this w/e too - see you then...

FatDad said...

Dude! Love to see air under the shoes in race photos. Literally flying...the grimace is pretty sweet too.
It's killing me that you can camp in March. Sign me off: jealous in BC.

Matt said...

JW-
1. you're getting me psyched for some hills - I'm only dating MAF and she's not the funnest date in town.

2. "puked" is an underrated word. Nice work!

3. have a great w/e. Sounds perfect.

4. float . . .

moonpie said...

Nice pics, but such a short post ;) Nice graph of your workout. Can you post the actual workout?

beth said...

seriously- your efficiency and the ability to get things done is mind boggling...your life is at tempo pace...like the other day we were grocery shopping and i look up and james was gone...i eventually tracked him down (in the kettle chip aisle of course) and said, "i can't believe i got dropped in the grocery store"..it's cool, you keep me on my toes in life, i just hang on and make sure i don't fall off the back!

runninggunner said...

Have a fun weeken. I love camping.

Also love the pics with both feet off the ground.

emkruse said...

Keep on keepin' on

TRI-ROB said...

All I know is that I NEED one of those pink headbands?

Nice work bud! Have a great time this weekend! Work hard!

Breathe...