Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hard ride yesterday. Rode some hills and took them pretty hard. Today I hit up the track at my high school and ran intervals along with running the bleachers. Tomorrow looks like a triathlon training day. No Westlake this week because of Explorer Firefighter Class. Clay Park Triathlon next Sunday.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tight legs

This morning after church Dad, Nick and I drove over to the track at my high school for some track running. We started off running for about a mile or so then did some intervals and ran up and down the bleachers. After our intervals, we ran for another 2 miles or so. At the end of the workout, we finished with about an hour and ran for about 5 miles, with hard intervals and sprints. Nick doesn't run a lot but he did today. He did a great job and ran the whole time. Good job Nick. He needs to start running so that he can get his running speed up for baseball. Hopefully by next season, he will be a lot faster.

When we came home, Dad and I went out for a ride. We wanted to take it easy and spin more because our legs were pretty beat. We ended up riding for about 1:15 with 21 miles. It was another good day and tomorrow we aren't doing a lot, just trim the bushes and Nick and I have to work. Everyone have a good Memorial Day.
See ya.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Headlands Training Day #1

Dad and I and Doug, from Bike Authority worked the Mentor Headlands Training Day #1. It was a beautiful day today with no wind at all barely. Dad and I rode with the first group. It was a really good ride averaging around 21 mph and when we transitioned in the parking lot, Dad and I put on the running shoes and ran the 10k run course. It was the first run since I sprained my ankle. My ankle hurt for the first mile or so, but then it felt really good. I was very happy with today's training. Some of the other triathletes even swam! They said the water was pretty cold, even with the wet suits on. Crazy triathletes. Afterwards when we came home, we did some yard work and Nick and I went fishing for the rest of the day. Tomorrow is just an easy recovery day. See everyone at Westlake!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Awesome weekend.

Friday after school, my friends picked me up at the local grocery store, because it was easier for them to find the grocery store than to find my house. I got picked up and we all headed to Concord Fire Department. When we arrived we picked up our class instructor, who is also a Firefighter Paramedic. We drove from around 4:30 and arrived at our hotel in Harrisburg, Pa at about 10:00. We would have arrived earlier but we got lost and didn't know what exit we were suppose to get off at. After calling the chief to get directions, we found the hotel and quickly fell asleep.

The next morning, we all woke up at around 6:00. The Fire expo started at 10:00 but we wanted to go early to play catch with the football. The problem was that we didn't have a football, and we had to find a Walmart or something to purchase one. We tried and tried to find a Walmart, or any place that would sell a football. We ended up getting lost again!! It was pretty funny though. After we found a Target, we bought a football and came up the expo about an hour early. So we played some football for an hour. When the expo opened, I walked in and the inside was huge. I have never seen such a huge place before. The building was called the Farm Complex I think. There were 4 or 5 rooms, but the rooms were monstrous. After about 6 hours of walking, looking, taking pi cures, and buying, we all headed back to the hotel. When we were back at the hotel, the chief called and asked if all of us wanted to go to his hotel to swim. Of course we said yes. After the swimming, we went to this restaurant called "Fire Mountain". This restaurant is officially the best in the whole world. All you can eat buffet, of real cooked food, for 10 dollars and some odd change. When the eating was over, we went the Bass Pro Shop and I bought a new camo wallet. That is my favorite place to go. This morning we woke up, ate breakfast and arrived back at Concord Fire Station at about 3:00. Then my friend drove me home.

With all the walking I did this weekend, my ankle is really swollen, but I can walk really good now. I can even run a little bit. But, I still have to let it heal before I really run on it. Well that's about it for now, awesome weekend and hopefully this week will be good to do some more training, since I didn't do any type of training all weekend. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Big Weekend

Well tomorrow I'm leaving for Harrisburg, Pa with some of the kids in my firefighting class and our instructor who is also a firefighter/EMT. There is a giant expo there and my class is staying for the weekend to learn about the new and improved tools and equipment. Everyone that went last year said it was great, so I'm excited to go. My ankle is almost back to normal now. The swelling has gone down tremendously and I can walk pretty normal on it now. It's just that both sides of my foot are black and blue and purple. It felt good today though. I rode the trainer for about 45 minutes too. I just spun the legs with no pressure. It's been hard not being able to do anything in the last three days. I just had to do something today. Laying on the couch and icing my ankle from the time I came home from school, to the time I went to bed sucked. I get home from school early tomorrow though, so I will most likely ride the trainer again or maybe get outside for a while, then come back and get ready for the big weekend.

later days.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happened again.

Monday, I was at school and I rolled my ankle really good. I was walking down the stairs and my right foot slipped off of one of the steps and it rolled on the next step down. It hurt so bad that I just sat down in the middle of the hallway and pulled of my shoe to see if it was swollen. Sure enough, it was. Major swollen. I rolled my left ankle a couple months ago running. This roll was a lot worse than a couple months ago. When I rolled my ankle a couple months ago, I was running, and when my ankle rolled, I just stopped for a second and walked it off for a little bit. I was able to run home, and that was about 3 miles to my house. With the recent ankle roll, I could barely even walk down the hall. So when I arrived home, I put the ice pack on and plopped down on the couch for the rest of the day. Yesterday, I missed Westlake because of my ankle, it still hurt really bad. Dad went though and he did great. He made one of the breaks and rode awesome from the sounds of it. He just missed a 2 point prime by a half a wheel length. Awesome job Dad and all the LE racers who were there. Today, the swollen on my ankle has gone down quite a bit and I can walk on it a lot better. It's been three days since I last worked out, and I feel like crap. O well, it has got to heal so that I can come back strong.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday workout.

Dad and I got in a good workout today. We first started off running a 5k at a pretty good pace. When we came home, we put on our bike clothes and took out the training bikes and rode for about 24.5 miles. We took it pretty hard too, averaging around 196 watts. Tomorrow, we are waking up bright and early and riding for about 2 hours, and our friend Doug Sedivy is arriving at our house at about 7:30- 8:00 am. We want to ride early because my bro yo has a baseball double header starting at 10:00 am. Then after we are done with our ride, we can sit back, chillax, and enjoy some baseball.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

For the next couple of weeks.

I'm not racing this weekend or next weekend. I'm not making it next weekend because I'm going to Harrisburg, PA with some of the kids in my firefighter class. We are going to leave Friday and arrive home during Sunday afternoon. I might be able to make Westlake next week though. I would like to start running and swimming more so that I'm not rusty for Tri season. A good workout to do is doing a hard ride and then jumping off your bike and running for about 3-5 miles, but take it pretty hard. Good brick workout, and that is what I will be doing a lot now for my training.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Sunday Sunday

Raced the Covered Bridge Race today and couldn't ask for a better day. The team received the new clothing kits and I chose to wear my long sleeve skin suit. Felt really good in the beginning of the race. First lap was super fast. In the middle of the race, a few racers, including me, worked together and caught the break. Lots of RGF guys in in it. It was a pretty good size break. Matt and I were the only one's from the team in the break. In the main group, we had my Dad, Pete, Chris, Josh,Mike and Todd. I was with the break for the last 3 laps. Very fast and very hard to stay with these guys. About 3 miles to go on the last lap, Paul took off and we all knew that no one was going to catch him. So it was a race for second place. On the finishing stretch, I moved up front of the group and sprinted it out, finishing 5th place. I was very happy with my performance and everything worked out perfect for me today. Dad finished very strong, finishing in the front of the chase field. Everyone raced great today. I don't know what my avg. speed was or the total time because my computer bonked out. Looks like I need to purchase a new one coming up here pretty soon.

When Dad and I arrived home, we took down the TT bikes and road a nice 25 miles. So with warm ups, the race, cool down, and the ride with the TT bikes, we rode for about 70 miles today. Hey it's a beautiful day, you got to take advantage of it.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Looking good.

Tomorrow is the last Covered Bridge race and the weather is looking great again. Hopefully there will be as many people there this week as there were last week. I'm going to try and finish a little better tomorrow than I did last week also. I didn't really have very good legs at the last race because I did a lot the day before and I was on my feet for the whole day. But today I did some openers and didn't do so much, so hopefully I will have good legs for the race.

Talk to ya