Monday, July 23, 2007

Mrs. B's Back

Yea! Di's home and everyone's happy again. The dogs are cheerful. Brisco (our cat) is jumping up on us again. All is well in the Bigun household.

So, Bigun, why did you just train hard(ish) for 2 weeks and now are taking a break? Well, I'm glad you asked! I'm 5 weeks out from the Chicago Olympic Tri on August 26th. With a week's worth of traveling to get there, I know that last week will be a really, really light taper. So what do I do, train hard this week again for my normal 3-week training cycle, and then the next cycle be only two? I opted to devote 3 full weeks to working on speed so that I'm back in Oly form for Chicago.

After Chicago, I'll go back into 'base' mode for the last two races of the year for me - Florida Challenge 70.3, and then my "A" race - Tri 101 Woodlands. Like this base ride I did on Sunday, only longer. This was a good ride none-the-less...19mph for 47miles @134hr...

This past week's highlights included:

* Di coming home on Sunday night (yea!)

* the beginning of some gnarly hill work in San Antonio - I'll be back! (Arnold voice)

* Broke 20 miles of running again, first time in 8 weeks. Must continue that trend for 3 hard weeks in August...

* Bloggie peeps crushed IMUSA! Also, my Mom's Husband's Son's wife (Step-sister in-law?) Kathy Shubert finished her first Ironman - IMUSA - and absolutely rocked it.

I"m still undecided on what to call Sweet Baboo - I just can't wrap my head around my nemesis being called Sweet anything. As Geek Girl put it, imagine getting crushed by a guy called Sweet Baboo... that's just not right! "Boo" would be better for me (after all, it's all about me...), but we have nicknamed our friend Luke's girl Boo after the animated girl in Monster's Inc. Maybe a play on words - call him Bitter Baboo...naaa, that's gay. I'll have to work on that a bit.

15 comments:

Wrenching Winz said...

How about schmuck, or glue factory?

Brent Buckner said...

Baba-looey?

S. Baboo said...

Ahh, you know you want to call me sweet.

knicksgrl0917 said...
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bigmike600 said...

I also have a tough time calling another man "sweet". I am sticking with Mr. Baboo for now. We could go with Mr. Athena:)

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

lol, Mr Athena...or Mr Geek Girl....funny! (sorry Sweet B.) but it is funny! lol

Wendy said...

Babs?

blink140pnt6 said...

Looks like you had a pretty good week.

Tea said...

maybe we should all add Sweet to our names? Just think...Sweet Bigun. Sweet Baboo doesn't sound so bad now does it?

Spokane Al said...

Life right now is pretty danged sweet so I suppose Baboo could be as well.

Cody the Clydesdale said...

enjoy your speed work.

When I see Sweet B at a race I'm about to do I call him bad words because I know I'm about to get smoked! But I don't think it would work calling him curse words and trying to be friendly at the same time.

excel man said...

So now refresh my memory...why aren't you doing the 2 Aug 15k TT or the Top Gun sprint 4 Aug (Ft DeSoto)?

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Excel Man - Because Di needs a break, I'm exhausted. ;)

Comm's said...

First, no man should have Sweet in their name unless they are a boxer.

Second, 20 mile run weeks are awesome just stay consistent now.

Glad the wifey is back.

excel-man said...

There's no breaks in triathlon. ;^)