Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Slow start

The Bigun's got family over for the holidays, so I've had a slow start to my training week...big fat zero hrs training so far, unless you count 6 hrs of cutting grass as "exercise".

I think I need to be a bit clear - when I said I was a "ways away" from seeing an "Iron Training Week" - I meant it! Those numbers aren't for everyone - they are what I see as what my Iron Week would be - 12k swimming would be double my goal average and way above my current weekly swim volume - so that has to be eased into. Biking 200 miles in a week - that's two 50's and a century - doable, but consistently? Not yet. Running 34 miles in a week - c'mon - this is the Bigun typing here. I have a hard time averaging 10 and I consider 20 miles in a week to be STELLAR! So I'm a ways out - and these are my numbers - for other people with different aspirations and body types, your numbers can and will be different.

Accelerade - yay.

Did anyone else get an e-mail offer from Accelerade? I'm supposed to be getting a month's supply of the stuff for free to try out and report my opinions on in mine and their website. Pretty cool if it's legit. I've always liked their gel - their powdered drinks...I have a hard time with. But it could be something that is an acquired taste, so I'll give it a shot. Seems that "they" went to my blog and thought, somehow, that I understand the demands of nuances of the multi-sport athlete...go figure! So, that's neat.

A while back I was selected to be in the Inside Triathlon Age Group Team. It's been slow to develop, and other than posting on Inside Tri's website blog, there hasn't been much involvement from me. With the sponsorship comes some discounted stuff and some free race entries (which is why and how I am racing Woodlands 101, btw), and we've all been eagerly awaiting the LG tri-top and shorts that will be custom team wear. Those should be here any time. I think. As IT's first Age Group Team, I'm sure there are growing pains that we are putting in motion, and possibly next year's team will benefit from our year. I hope so - it's cool to get an e-mail telling you that you've been selected - if you ever get a chance to write about yourself to apply for selection or sponsorship - do it! You just never know.

raceAthlete - yay! Roman (Everyman) sent me a nifty Zipp carbon water bottle cage and a tube of NUUN - seems I won a lottery of sorts on one of his posts - I installed the cage before my last 82 mile bike and could feel the weight loss with every pedal stroke. Thanks Roman!

So tomorrow will bring a better training day - I'm going to try for a three-discipline brick...maybe a bike ride first thing, come home, run a bit and then see if the pool really is open on the 4th like they said it would after 11am, and put a few laps in. Get this week jump-started! Before the hamburgers and brewski's and more family arrives...

8 comments:

Wrenching Winz said...

Go Swag! Have fun with the Bigun family

JohnnyTri said...

dats wha im talkn bout.. brewskies and burgers!!!

rockon`

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

I like accelerade - I do. It's kinda thick tho - that protein takes a little getting used to. But it's awesome as a recovery drink.

If you get tired of it, let me know.

Spokane Al said...

I also got the Accelerade email. I guess I will hold out for something a bit more substantial than a single month's supply.

Amy said...

Sounds like a great way to enjoy the holiday- little bike/run and family. I am with you on jumping up to a whole lot of running - it's tough - good luck

momo said...

i got that email too, but i responded and said i couldn't. i've tried accelerade and it gives me terrible stomach issues, so its a no go during training. can't be spending any more time than necessary in the portopotty!

enjoy your holiday, bigun!

bigmike600 said...

Have a great holiday and enjoy your family. I didn't get the email and I love the stuff. Cytomax and Accelerade both work great IMO. Big boys sweat big time.

blink140pnt6 said...

I'm with ya did a run on monday and thats been it for the week. Uhhgg!