Can you complete/compete at the 140.6 distance w/ only 10 hrs of training per week?

Friday, May 29, 2009

"Back in the Game"

Day 4 to 5 - May 29, 2009
Advil, ice, and rest for the last 48 hrs has been the focal point. Happy to report that this bone bruise appears to be almost completely healed. Grateful indeed.

Tested the leg today via a 45 min bake fest on the trainer in the sun (refer to video clips below). Opted to test out the Under Armor 30+ SPF top, which will replace the sunblock that will do no good under racing conditions. Lesson learned in Kona 2007 was that the stuff they used needed 30 min to 'dry'. Who in the world is going to sit in the T1 or T2 tent to let this stuff dry?

Post 35 min warm up I exposed my legs to 300 to 500 watt efforts for 1 min w/ 1 min recovery for 10 min. Then hit the Treadmill for 5 min. Legs were certainly lethargic, but I believe they will be more responsive in the next day or two. Things look good for a go on the CompuTrainer tomorrow.

For those who are interested I did some small vid clips of Anne and I doing some training. In the days and weeks ahead I will use this medium for demonstrating exercises, etc.

Hope you all have an outstanding weekend!


  1. Other than witnessing your hardcore dedication first hand, my favorite part of the videos was when you said "way to spit on the vacuum, honey" - that was awesome!!!!

  2. "way to spit on the vacuum" it.