Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I have already thinking of my 2009 race season for the past week or so (is there something wrong with that?) So far, it doesn't contain one triathlon. Here is what I am thinking of doing-

1. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Challenge. "mountain warfare challenge" - It just sounds bad ass, doesn't it? 10K obstacle course in the sierra nevada's at 6800 ft - Yeah, def bad ass.

2. RAAM - Race Across America - Bike Race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD. My company just happens to sponsor an 8 person team every year. Working for a satellite communications company also means that the team van gets outfitted with a video uplink broadcasting the entire race over the web. Watching these guys go from the southwest desert, to the mountains of Colorado, the plains of the mid west, to the rollers of the mid-atlantic was inspiring to say the least.

Obviously, nothing is guaranteed at this point, but I am already looking forward to next year "race" season.

As a side note, it's amazing when doing an olympic distance (superseal) in the coming weeks doesn't even phase me anymore than just being a "sunday workout" with 2 days of recovery, and Wildflower Long Course becomes a "Long Training Day". This season has been a little different than the past 2 since my "A" race was always lavaman, which is late march. Every race after that - was just a race that wasn't in hawai`i (Yes, I'm spoiled). Now, I look forward to the middle of the summer for my "A" race - it's a nice perspective to have.

Track tonight - yeeyeah!!


jaybuddy said...

The "Worlds toughest bicycle race"!!! You are an animal DenDen!

Nikee Pomper said...

Great Job at practice last night! Thanks for the racedaywheels.com suggestion. I was freaking out when my wheels hookup fell through, hopefully they will have a set of 650s available. See you next week at practice.

beth said...

hellloooooo.....its nice to have another blog friend turn real....nice 6 minute mile. next time i'll remember to stay on your heels.