Thursday, February 28, 2008


I know I have not been writing much about the training, mainly because I've been busy training. Last week was pretty big ending with a 15 mile run on Sunday with the Hobbit. I've been riding on the trainer about 3x a week with the long ride being about 1.5 hrs. It really sucks too. I don't know how these people put in 5-6 hrs on a trainer and go 20+ mph. The sun is suppose to come out pretty soon and melt this snow then we will be able to put in some good miles. As for swimming well I still suck but I suck less than I used too. This Sat. we are running the Snake River Half Marathon. This is a totally flat run right next to the Snake River. Last year was our 1st time running it and we had a great day. From what I've been told though when the wind blows down there it really rips. Forcast for Sat.....windy and rainy., Should be great! I'll post our results on Sat.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Just a couple of pics of Otis and his brother Hudson. Jayne has taken about 1000.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I have been real busy. If you have been paying attention to the weather, we got pounded with snow. So like any good triathlete I have been cross training. And by cross training I mean I have been running, biking, skiing and swimming in just about that order. This past weekend my best friend from high school came out from Indiana, with his son, to go skiing. The week was quite full before they got here on Thursday. We skied Friday, Sat. at Silver Mt.
Then Sunday the Hobbit and I met at 0700 for a 13 miler. We had a great run even though Tony had to make 2 trips to the crapper. Must be some kind of record. At any rate I was home and in the shower by 0930. Then I took Mike and Vader up to MT. Spokane to ski. It was alot of fun to ski with Vader, he is 13, so pretty fearless. So I took him with me for most of the day and made him ski off the groomed and in the trees. We had a blast hitting the jumps in the woods then racing to the lifts. By about 3 pm though I was toast. I was at that dangerous stage wear your brain sends the signal and body says yea, sure, right.....were you with us when we went for that run this morning????? Maybe we miss this turn here and run your dumb ass into that tree. So I quit. The rest of the day didn't go quite as planned thanks to a car malfunction but Tony and Laura came over and spent most of the day at our house and brought Hudson, Otis' brother. And I don't care what anybody says, 2 puppies playing is one of the funniest things on the planet. These guys beat the crap out of each other for hours. So much so that the next day Otis layed around all day. Dogs too need recovery days. I'll post some pictures later this week.