Yup, thank goodness it's thursday (ok, it's now friday now that I'm posting). I got my training and taper plans for the next 2 weeks - little bits of pain, lower volume.
luckily matt (dixon) will be down at the race so I'll see a friendly face or two on race day - even better when it's your coach who also gave you a mile by mile race plan - he's awesome.
I've been going hard for 2 months and for the past two weeks getting terrible sleep. Lastly night after 2 tylenol pm's, I had a nice slumber - in addition to dialing back the intensity a bit as there is no sense in trying to cram in any more killer workouts. from now on it's keeping the 'knife sharp' with a bit of intensity but about 30-40% less volume over the next two weeks.
I'll get in a few efforts climbing mt. tam tomorrow plus a short but fast brick run and then off to see 'Horton Hears a Who' (I can hear the jealously OOOOOzing out of http://bencollins.org blog right now) with the monkeys.
Sunday is an easy (hear that Courtenay - EZ!) build run and then a big fat pile of shuffling around the house Ozzy-like doing stuff that helps remove the 60 boxes of stuff in the garage.
Dilema of the season: San Jose (triathlon) is June 8 - same day as Escape from Alcatraz. I really want to race SJ but the biggest race of Ben's career is that same day. He's like a little brother (except he doesn't hit me) - so I'm torn. Plus he'll leave less Clif stuff for me if I don't see it (Gu only makes Gu and Gu2O, no bars, blocks, recovery drink...) Either way, he'll stay in the luxurious guest suite we have and I can even drop him off for the race on my way down to SJ. I don't have many races this season and want to get in some of the good ones - June/July is pretty empty because of my ramp up for Vineman.
I don't have anything to say except that Jesus did not ride dinosaurs. He totally flew when no one was looking.
Scott Fairchild also got my tri team a deal with Under Armour. He rocks. UA rocks, I'm sponsored by Zoot though - but they won't get me my stuff until APRIL!.
Ye Gods! (sorry, I've been watching two movies for the past month 'An American in Paris' and 'The Music Man'). I swear I love women (and not men). I mean specifically my wife (who is real and whom I love) and my girlfriend (who is not really my girlfriend, but I know she loves me just a little).
Today I also learned that a 20oz water bottle was about a 1/2 liter. I think.