Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Iron Week 22

All things Iron in the life of Bigun. Last week had the makings of an epic week...then Mr. Poopy Pants came to town on Saturday and ruined everything! A little lower GI stress. Put a damper on things. I pussed out of Sunday's bike ride - hey, I know my Superhero weakness - the Thing (ie, the Bigun) doesn't ride the bike below, say, 60 degrees. Alright, definitely not below 55. Under no conditions (unless it's a race) do I strap on my business shoes when it's cold. Granted, my definition of "cold" is probably different than my northern brethren, but hey, deal.

Still knocking out 30+ mile run weeks. Who'd a thunk it. Didn't break my best week, but came close with 33 for the week. Missed the mark by 3 miles.

Swam a nice 9,077 yards, with the long swim being 3500 yards - had a chance to really have an "Iron" swim week, but the GI issues hit me early in the pool Saturday, and only could muster 2k meters. Still, most yardage ever in a week for the Bigun.

Biked an unimpressive 75 miles. Even with my planned long bike on Sunday, I would not have had a "best" week, but I'd have come close.

Total training hrs: 12.35 - which is the longest this season. So really, I've no room to bitch, since a longer bike would have set me up for possible injury...I guess I'm trying to say that I'm pretty happy with the week.

Other Week 22 news: Well, it didn't exactly happen last week, but Episode 2: Hallowed Hall is in I-Tunes and ready for your listening pleasure. Same sort of format - we interview Trimama and Commadore at PF Changs, we joke around a bit, we interview TriDummy, we have a couple skits, and we have the Clydesdale Corral - plus outtakes.

How about a Tax Tip - the Bigun Tax Tip of Iron Week 22 is.....wait for it....

Since Triathlon is a hobby to 99.9% of us, you can only write off Triathlon related expenses to the extent of the INCOME you earn doing Triathlon. So, if you won your age group at the local OLY and won a $200 prize - since you have to claim the income, you can certainly claim that races' entry fee and any other's up to the $200 "earned" in that race (or any other winnings for the year).

This has been Bigun's Tax Tip of Iron Week 22.....echo, echo, echo...

14 comments:

blink140pnt6 said...

Nice swim yardage. Congrats!

And even though I don't live near you I would like to say thanks on behalf of swimmers everywhere for getting out of the pool before the poo got out of you.

Danielle in Iowa said...

Okay, I keep looking at the picture near the podcast link and thinking "now why is there is a mirror under water?" because I can't come up with any other explanation for the backwards QR :-)

Fe-lady said...

Hope you are feeling better...
And if 75 miles on the bike is "wimpy" mileage, then I am in the "super wimpy" category.
But I rode in 30 degrees so I will up it to "wimpy". :-)

J-Wim said...

Mr Poopy Pants, funny.

My bike threshold is at about 35 degrees, but then I have a lot of spendy cold weather gear I need to use so I don't get in trouble for buying it and never using it.

Ryan said...

It's strange to have you and Tac's picture on my Ipod. Will you remember all the little people when you two become nationally syndicated on XM?

Bolder said...

it's all about the bike.

rookie mistake.

don't make me tell you again.

Tea said...

Nice job on the swimming!

IronBig! 22 weeks....well now it's like 21.35 weeks or something.

JohnnyTri said...

hey at least I went out on my "long" bike .. umm .. MR. Its I dont ride Below 55 or some wussy crap like that!

rockon`

Dr. Iron TriFeist :) said...

So, blogger ate my comment. Hope this doesn't come through twice...

Great job on your base building. It makes all the different during those last few big months.

Thanks for the tax tips. I'll have to wait to deduct those race fees for a few years....

Scottie said...

Great job Bigun. Oh by the way it has been 2 degrees here all week. That's why I have become a spinerval junky :)

Cody the Clydesdale said...

You got in more swimming this week than I did all yeay of 07.

TRI-ROB said...

Nice swimmage BigDUDE!

You're right... 75 miles is SUPER whimpy! You're in FLORIDA for goodness sake! I thought hardcore triathletes like yourelf just pooped on the bike... or is it pee?

Bah Ha HA!

supalinds said...

Stellar week :)

Your big swim week put my big swim week to shame, by 1400 yards...grrr :)

Though we did the same long swim, felt nice eh?

ShirleyPerly said...

Nice job in the pool.

Re: Hobby income, can an athlete write off hobby expenses against the FMV of goods he/she received as part of a sponsorship?