Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Iron Week 26

Yee Ha! Hope everyone had a great Christmas...at least as great as the Bigun! You may remember that my Garmin 301 was giving me fits. It wouldn't take a full charge anymore, the HR strap no longer worked, even with a new battery, it wouldn't take splits for a while, then it wouldn't even stay on - I reloaded the software and tried to breath life into the old dog, but it shut off 3 times on my last 13m run...I was getting very tired of it!

Santa to the rescue! Got's me a nifty new Garmin 305 - I couldn't be more excited. No, it won't make me run any faster, but it will take the hassle factor down immensely!

Speaking of hassles...my base bar broke last week, and by the time I got the new one installed it was late on Sunday, and I failed to get in a single bike ride. Booo. But, really....it's the holidays, and I've enjoyed spending a bit of time with my favorite Sherpa. So sue me.

I felt like a runner last week with 30 miles of running, capped with a 13m long run at a 9:32 per mile average pace. That's more like it for the Bigun. I swam pretty decent too...upping my long swim to 3k, with a 3 by 1000 meter workout, and a total of 7k in the pool last week. A little under 8 hrs total training time for the week - it was not a bad a week for not biking.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas - and have a great training week!


Andra Sue said...

Merry Christmas! You'll love the new Garmin. :)

Dan Seifring aka "OBRATS" said...

Enjoy the 305 it is great.

Nice week of running and swimming, that is a very nice 1/2 Mary pace.

Hope you and Di had a great Christmas.

S. Baboo said...

You are hard on the equipment there bud but you re etting in some good training!

Unknown said...

A gift that will keep on givin'!!

Enjoy the rest of the season, Bigun!

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas

The Stretch Doc said...

haha.. u got skolded`.. to da corner Bigun.. liz is too funny.. nuthin` personal ya know.

and look, You got a 305! SCORE! I told u, ya needed a new one!

great numbers in da pool! and way faster run time, than me..guess your right, I'll see you from the back.


ps. does this mean your not passing my note for me?.. :)

TRI-ROB said...

VERY cool gift! I got a tie.... and a lump of coal!

IronTriTim said...

Merry Christmas Bigun, also found a 305 under the tree. Looking forward to braving the snow and using it.

Brent Buckner said...

Merry belated.

Enjoy the training toy!

Comm's said...

I have not been feeling like a runner lately. It used to be my favorite and now its a chore. Something to overcome I suppose.

Tea said...

You keep up that intensity and hell you'll be 200 by 9pm TONIGHT.