- Got to ride the trails at Marine Corp Base Quantico yesterday at the Quantico Epic....50 miles of awesomeness despite the muddy trails. Gradually feeling like I have recovered from the #bestbikegameever . . . . . . #marathonmtb #parvillacycles #alchemybicycles #IFB #quanticoepic #cycling #mtbracing
- You have to make the best of work trips and a $6 ticket to see the @memgrizz counts as a good deal in my book! . . . . . #memphis #grizzlies #IFB #nba2k19
- Coffee Ride.....Full Tilt Boogie Style
- A morning spin along the seafront today....seeing what's new and what hasn't changed! . . . . . . . #thorpebay #cycling #beachlife #vandessel #IFB #parvillacycles #ciclismo #veldrijden #cyclocross #southend
Friday, May 25, 2007
From Small Acorns.......
As my Dad stated this week "From small acorns grow big oak trees", very profound you may think, but what has that got to do with my "Endurance Blog". Well, late last week I had applied to the makers of CarbBOOM energy gel for a little help in the way of sponsorship. Much to my surprise they returned with an offer of sponsorship, which helps me out in heavily discounted nutritional products. Bearing in mind that I have used their products (particularly the Apple-Cinnamon CarbBOOM energy gels) for the past three years, this will help me out quite a bit. Could it lead to bigger things, lets hope so.....although at an age fast approaching 30 and a wife to keep in her accustomed life of luxury, going professional may not reap sufficient enough rewards!!! Anyway that was a great news to start the week continuing on from my good result at Columbia on Sunday.
Training has been good this week with all my planned workouts being done and not being obstructed by work commitments, except for last night when I had an evening public hearing to attend in the District. Training included the race on Sunday as well as 110 miles biking, 36 miles running and a low 2 miles swimming for a total of 10.5 hours. The weather has been warming up nicely for the forthcoming Memorial Day holiday and on my long run (15 miles) this past Wednesday it was the first time that the temperature was above 80 degrees at the start (6:30pm). It won't be long (perhaps even this weekend) that the temperatures will hit 90 and then they won't cool until about October.......
So what have we planned for the holiday weekend? Well, Saturday will be the usual long bike ride with ABRT and then the afternoon will be spent with my responsibility in the garden...the grass, it has been neglected for the past fortnight and is seriously in need of a short back & sides, so that will be administered. We also need to do various other chores that get conveniently forgotten, particularly during race season. On Sunday we are planning on going to see the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards for the first time this season and then on Monday I have to surprise Sarah with a picnic at an undisclosed State Park location :-)
In terms of training Sunday will be an early morning swim and then a late evening run, depending on the time we get back from the O's and how many boxes of Cracker Jack I have consumed!!! Monday will be a tempo ride (50miles) followed by a brick run (5 miles). This coming week will be my last week of heavy training (about 14 hours) before beginning to taper down for Eagleman on June 10.....
I will try and take some pictures of Camden Yards and the game on Sunday and post them.....you never know we may get Sarah, Marc and Jessica to pose for a photo!!!