Friday, January 18, 2008

Bigun the Slacker

Bigun the Slacker is no more. The big guy is officially working 2 jobs now with my first night as a Professional Tax Preparer with HR Block successfully completed. Knocked out 3 returns, no errors, and called it a night at 9pm.

I'm also on the cusp of an epic training week. If all goes as planned, barring injury or emergency, I'll have my best swim and run volume training week, and pretty darn close for the bike too. So far, my best swim week was 9k yards, my best bike week was 180 miles, and my best run week was 35 miles. None of these occured in the same week, of course.

On that note, I did notice an awesome jump in run fitness this week. Significantly lowered pace over 6 miles at my "high base" running HR of 143. It's a great feeling to see some results without actually racing. Dropping to 10:15 per mile felt great; makes high 9's at a 140HR seem possible now.

We've been working on Episode 2 of the podcast, and with any luck and some free time, we'll have that published on Monday. Again, it's fun, but a lot of work. Hats off to you consistent podcasters out there.

The Evolution is making waves through Blogdom - it's pretty exciting that "they" are selecting 3 new team members.

So that's all I got for now - a bunch of half ideas and partial statements. Weird that all I have time for right now is a soundbite or two. All this training has me thinking of cool post-worthy and podcast-worthy stuff - and then by the time I sit, half of it is forgotten. Sucks getting old. Old, but still able to kick Johnny Tri's ass.

14 comments:

S. Baboo said...

No matter how busy life gets there is always time for a little smack talkin'

SUB6 said...

Good luck with your 'epic training week' ... looking forward to Episode 2 of the podcast :)

Danielle in Iowa said...

So have you figured out a way yet to write off triathlon expenditures? Any creative accounting methods you can share?

Tri-Dummy said...

Whose behind the times????

"The Evolution is making waves through Blogdom - it's pretty exciting that "they" are selecting 3 new team members."

Ryan said...

OK, last years income = $10,000. Last year's triathlon expenses = $12,000. Any tax relief in sight for me?

Brent Buckner said...

Good accomplishments!

TRI-ROB said...

Dude! By the time CdA comes around you're going to be LAUGHING at a 9 min mile! "Pish... 9 min miles are for sissies!"

Stay after it BigDUDE... can't WAIT for the next podcast!

Did you know that monkeys have actually evolved more than humans... true statement....

Tea said...

Congrats on the run improvement! I know exactly what you mean. It does feel good to stick with your plan and see improvements without racing.

Steve Stenzel said...

Gross. Taxes.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

JT called. He said as soon as his foot gets better, his hip stops hurting and his knee stops creaking, he is going to kick your ass.

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Comm's said...

I know exactly what your saying wiht the hr thing. it will come down in time, you will get faster and you too can have a 1/2 mary pr.

Bolder said...

get on it dude.

the Ironman course ain't gettin' any shorter...

glad to read that your hard work with the IRS has paid off, that was a lot of studying, and cheering for you as you continue to reinvent yourself this year.

well.done.

supalinds said...

Old nothing...you are kicking butt!!!!!