Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Garmin Watch!

Hello Dear Readers!

Well I got my birthday present this week. I cannot believe I am going to be in the 40 age group next racing season. Anyway, I bought the Garmin 310X watch. It is totally awesome! Now I can use it during the swim, bike and run portions of my races.

Here is the link to the product itself:

Now I can post my activities more easily to Garmin connect. For example, I did a indoor session yesterday and followed that up with a 3 mile transition run. Here are the links to my data:

This is the data from the indoor trainer. Note that there really isn't any distance since I stayed in one place. But I tracked my heart rate.

Here is the data I did immediately afterword for my run. Felt really good and did some awesome paces.

The race is quickly approaching and I feel pretty good. Had my last long ride and run on Sunday. Here are the links to that workout:

56 Mile Bike:

4 Mile Transition Run:

That's all for now!

Tri your best,


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Where's Bill?

Hello Dear Readers!

It's been a while hasn't it. The fourth quarter is such a busy time for me. Long hours at work, not much time to train (unlike the summer when I can train almost as much as I want). So suffice it to say, I HAVE been training, but it's been a little spotty the last three weeks or so. On top of that, my right knee has been bothering me AGAIN. I went to my coach to see what he can do to help and when he inspected my knee, he saw that I must have injured my right quadricep. He said it was so tight, that it was pulling on the ligaments of the knee on that leg and that is why I had pain when I ran. So we started doing the foam roller every other day. Oh man, does that hurt! But it is doing the trick.

Yesterday I ran 8 miles at a pretty good clip and I had very little pain and was really excited about it! Of course today I am supposed to ride 70 miles. Guess what, I got called into a work situation and it looks like it may be all day. So I guess I will do some kind of ride this evening on the trainer indoors.

I think I am still basically ready for the race in November. I have not trained as consistently as I would normally like, but I am confident I will get through the race fine, barring any mechanical issues on the bike.

Other things that are going on with me these days:

My Teeth

I am really bad about taking good care of my teeth. My job doesn't offer dental insurance so I rarely got them cleaned. I noticed a few weeks ago that somehow I broke a tooth and decided to bite the bullet and pay for personal dental insurance. I went to the dentist expecting to hear that I had lots of cavities etc. Oh yeah, the cavities were there, along with multiple root canals and crowns. Had the major work done last week and am going to have more done tomorrow. So on top of all this, my mouth and jaw are very tender.

Lone Star is now officially a Ironman 70.3 race!

This is from's press release:

"World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) continues its expansion of the Ironman 70.3 Series, with the announcement of two additions to its 2010 event series. The former Lone Star Half and Mooseman Half Triathlons boast new names as official Ironman 70.3 events. The races, now known as Ironman 70.3 Lone Star and Ironman 70.3 Mooseman, will continue to be produced by Race Director, Keith Jordan and Endorfun Sports and become part of a series that includes nearly 40 races worldwide. Each Ironman 70.3 qualifies athletes for the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 taking place each November in Clearwater, Fla."

That's all for now.

Tri your best!