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Archive for July, 2008

Jonnyo’s the best

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

What an amazing guy Jonathan Caron is. He wrote me a long email describing how I should be training, specifically under Paulo’s training plan. He’s been training under Paulo for a few years now, and has made huge improvements in his Ironman racing potential — he is a significant threat to win any Ironman race he enters now.

Anyways, I was so appreciative when Jonny offered to help answer some questions I had on my mind specifically relating to intensity, fatigue, energy levels etc. What an unselfish act to help me out, particularly when I’ll be on the same start line as him on Aug 24th.

Great guy and everyone’s friend – that Jonnyo is.

Today’s training was yet another challenge,…4hour ride with 3x20min at threshold,…40min transition run.  My body is adapting to my new bike set up very well (again, thanks Jonny!) – there’s a night and day difference in my ability to recruit my hamstrings now.   I’m super excited about the fact that the new position has noticeably improved the speed and fluidity in form of my transition runs.


‘Operation 8pm’ backfired

Monday, July 21st, 2008

I became hungry at 9pm last night,…but I told myself, “suck it up,…you made a committment not to eat after 8pm”.  And so I went to bed without a snack.

I laid in bed, not only with a hungry stomach, but with my aching muscles and body keeping me awake.  Finally, I looked at the clock, it read 1:20am,…all while catching the most superficial sleep.

I then caved big time,…I got up, walked to the kitchen and made myself a stack of pancakes!  My god, did those little puppies ever taste good!

Half guilty, and half relieved, I then was able to catch some zzzs for the remainder of the night.

Today’s workout went very well – I am in a perpetual state of fatigue from training, but the speed, ease and fluidity of my workouts today felt super good.


beat down to a pulp

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I’ve been working steadily hard in training,…I’m starting to feel like beat down pulp. I’m tired – that’s the best way to describe my life right now. I wake up tired, train tired, eat tired, work tired, then sleep tired. And I’m LOVING every minute of it!

I’m still able to work hard and get my training in – and that’s all that really matters. I can feel my body get fitter by the day.

My naturopathic ally, Dr. Ahlan gave each other treatments today too. ART for him; acupuncture and injections into the gluteal muscles for me 🙂

Peace out –