Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rested and a new sponsor...

It's Thursday and I'm feeling good. I think Thursday is my favorite day of the week because Fridays are mellow and the weekend is right around the corner. I try to bust my ass at work mon-thurs so I can just wrap somethings up on Friday and take it easy.

I just got back from a mellow run in San Elijo Lagoon. The instructions were "not to go hard and just cruise". So that's what I did. I did the run kind of caveman style. I still wore my Garmin so I knew when to turn around, but I didn't wear a HR strap, I turned of the auto lap (usually set to 1 mile), and I didn't display my pace. I just ran and it felt good. Now it's time to eat with Beth and then head back to work for some data center work. Another long ass day!

My workouts this week are going very well. I had my second masters session of the week this morning and it was probably one of the best swims I've had all year. I was seeing some times I haven't seen in a while.

5:45am. Time to swim.


I also had a HARD brick on Tuesday and my legs felt great. Thank you Rest!

Tuesday consisted of a little bit of this (bike)...


and then some of this (run)...


tunes I have been training to this week: Metallica (old), slipknot, underoath, rise against, gym class heroes, jack's mannequin, jay-z, funeral for a friend.

I have been forgetting to mention that I picked up another great sponsor a couple of weeks ago.



Stuffits makes shoe inserts that are filled with pure cedar and they absorb moisture and kill odor. I met the owner, Mike, after the Xterra East Champs in Ricmond back in June. He had seen me race in Alabama the previous week as well and he gave me a pair to try. I have been using them in my running and cycling shoes. I really like them and recently got back in touch with Mike and I am now stoked to say I am one of only two sponsored athletes. The other being Conrad Stoltz.... so I am in good company for sure.

Stuffitts has a grass-roots feel and I am excited to be working with them so early on. Now go buy some! Just kidding, but if your feet sweat a lot and your shoes stink give them a go.

That's about it. There's definitely some more challenging stuff on tap for the weekend and also Don's annual Tri Club BBQ... good times!

Oh yeah... and Bolts are taking on the Broncos. They need a win but it's going to be a tough one. As much as it kills me to say it, the Broncos looked damn good on Monday.

6 comments:

MarkyV said...

Oh yeah... and Bolts are taking on the Broncos. They need a win but it's going to be a tough one. As much as it kills me to say it, the Broncos looked damn good on Monday.

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Oh it's on now!!!!!! GO BRONCS!!!

Matt said...

Congrats on the sponsor! Have a killer weekend tapping into that recovery. Your best swim happening since Galvin took over - coincidence?

emkruse said...

Didn't realize SD would still have any fans after last weeks' "lets all just stand around in the endzone" defense. Hmm.

Luke said...

dang....markyv nailed it!

should be a good one....proving grounds for denver....season breaker for the bolts.

let's see who stamps their authority in the afc west?? i've been to invesco...ma peeps are gonna make it tough for ya!

in...
com...
plete!! raaahhhh!!!!

(whispers)go bronocos!

Justin said...

Congrats on the new sponsor bro. I tell you if I was a rich man I would have my money on you. You definitely impressed in bama. Keep killing it and Conrad will be writing about this guy from Cali that he keeps chasing around, lol.

TRI-ROB said...

183 BPM on that run!!!!??? Are you freakin kidding me!!!?? Dude... I have GOT to get down there for some training!!!! Keep hammering AND resting James! You're going to KILL it!

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