After I got out of the pool..I went to the locker room to take a shower and saw this sign...
Seriously? Safety Concerns? Its not like it was bar soap and you had to worry about dropping it. Did someone actually complain because the shower was too slippery from soap being on the floor?
I even got my long run of the year in over the weekend..ok it was a run/walk..but it was 5 miles. I knew I was going to watch football..even if it was two crappy AFC teams. I am not a fan of the hometown Broncos but will root for them for two reasons. One, Wisconsin Alumni Montee Ball is playing for them and Two.. I hate dealing with Broncos fans after they lose a game. Those are the only two reasons. So I decided to go to the gym and watch.
For anyone who missed my facebook post..you definitely need to read this. Beware of Sugarless Gummy Bears..but they are good tasting. Seriously..You will laugh your butt off.. and it is pretty much an accurate description of what I go through every time I dehydrate and then drink gatorade or Coke. At least these guys didn't have a security guard pounding on the bathroom door.
If anyone is looking for a free training log I always send them to beginnertriathlete.com. It is great. And if you pay the small annual fee you get a multitude of options. However, if you are a coach looking for a log for your athletes where you can input the training plan and make comments your choices are limited. The one and only choice for a long time has been Training Peaks. It is a good program but very expensive..especially for coaches. That is why I was happy to hear about Final Surge. The website and log are just getting started and the owners are making changes all of the time. In fact they have emailed me for my opinion on a number of issues and have been working with my Coach to add elements every day. For coaches this site will be a game changer since it is so inexpensive compared with Training Peaks. It is free for everyone else to use and when it is all done it will rival Beginner Triathletes log. (BT has no option where a coach can add plans). So if you are looking for a log try Final Surge and keep coming back as the improvements continue. And if you are a coach you definitely need to check it out.
I was going through some of my old photos and found this classic from my sister's wedding of me and my two brothers.
|Yes the Irish mob is in town (mike, ben and me)|
Well the days are getting longer meaning race season will soon be here. Coach Jen has me working on my base and is setting my heart rate zones. She has also promised that she will teach me how to kick so that I don't go backwards in the pool. Seriously, if I use a kickboard in the pool I either don't go anywhere and sink..or I go backwards...my daughter enjoys pointing this out to me and laughing.
Jen has also set up a nutritional plan for me..and with the help of my wife preparing great salads in advance I have been moving the scale in the right direction. I am starting to feel pretty again.