Sunday, January 20, 2008

Quadruple Proof Great Weekend

Saturday, Erin and I rode Del Dios, with a slight detour off the main road to climb Mt. Israel. It was definitely a spur of the moment type of thing, and we had no idea what the climb entailed, but who cares, right? We made the left, and immediately the road just started going up. Here is a pic of Erin grinding it out:


All in all, it was just a .25 mile climb. I'd say it somewhere around the 18% grade mark. It definitely seemed longer, but the fact that I did weights the day previous which included some leg presses, and for the first time in about a year - deadlifts, coupled with an early season ride made for heart rate inducing ascent. It's also safe to assume that the legs just didn't have the oomph I was used to heading back to Solana. Saturday's ride marked the inaugural Forerunner 305 ride (!!!), but I've just been lazy in installing the software to download the data.

After that, I killed some time, had a burrito at Wahoo's, and kayaked for the 2008 TNT Lavaman team's first ocean swim down at La Jolla shores. Ocean swims were by far my favorite when I did 2 seasons with Lavaman, so I volunteered to kayak just about every weekend for them. The first ocean swim is always great because its one of the few times of the season where grown men can actually scream like school girls once they get 55 degree water in their wetsuits, and all the sudden it hits that oh so sensitive area :)

Here is Robbie performing his version of the clif bar triathlon start video with Ryan...


and Bill Earley "training" for Hawai`i


I was really excited because this was the first time I got to test the waterproof part of my new camera - the Olympus 770SW. To highlight, this 7.1 mpx camera is:
  • Water proof (down to 33ft)
  • Freeze proof (down to 14F)
  • Crushproof (up to 220lbs)
  • Shock proof (up to 5ft fall)
It's pretty much bad ass. I got this camera because I needed one that could take a beating as I document my Ironman training.

Sunday was spent sleeping in, laying in the sun, taking a nap and going for a 75 minute run.

Now it's time for burrito's and beer.

Garmin data to come soon!

1 comment:

jameson said...

One of the best parts of training hard is what we can eat and drink... and burritos and beers are about as good as it gets!