Wednesday, June 16, 2010

hammer time!

wow, i don't think i've gone this long without blogging. you can call it a self-imposed blogging vacation. i really wish we had 1 more day in the week (a non-work day of course) and a couple more hours in the day (non-work hours). i'm sure i'm not alone in wishing that. not a whole lot to report other than the usual...lots of good training time. since i last posted on friday, this is what i've done training wise:
  • saturday - 77 mile ride (roadbike) in the hills with j-man and the squirrel whisperer.
  • sunday - 50.5 mile flat ride (tri-bike) with the j-man.
  • monday - out of sorts b/c of something scurrying around in the attic all night, so i got very little sleep, woke up cranky as hell and went to work. ended up taking the entire day off from training.
  • tuesday - 7.5 mile sweat-fest run in the morning before work, weights/core work after work and HAMMER FEST at flatwoods. (see garmin info below for the details). let's just say i really felt my legs this morning from that ride.
  • this morning-6.5 mile sweat-fest run. this morning was more of a sweat-fest than yesterday! it's bad when you have to call out for someone to bring you a towel before you can step inside the house.
hopefully the weather holds out (chance of rain is about 40% this afternoon) so i can get a good swim in later. fingers crossed!

you can click on view details in the lower right-hand corner for the play by play from the "killer" ride last night. i'll say it now, i'm glad the j-man doesn't have a tri-bike (yet!), otherwise, i'd be dying for sure. for the record, riding with these strong guys makes me so much stronger doubt about it!

i have A LOT of reading (catching up) to do on every one's blogs. usually weekends work out well for playing the catch up game. until next time, have a great rest of the work week and i will leave you all with this lovely poem i found by a guy in south carolina:

In my world,
The water is cold,
The wind is hard,
And the road never ends.

In my world,
There are no losers.
Only competitors
still on their way,
And spectators
waiting to be inspired.

In my world,
Victory is not weighed in gold,
But in determination and courage.

In my world,
There are no boundaries,
No limits,
There is no end.
Every day is the last day of my life,
And the first.

In my world,
The word "can't" does not exist,
And nothing is impossible.

by Olivier Blanchard
Greenville, SC

much love and peace out!


  1. I agree 100%, riding in a stronger group definetly makes you stronger, Hammerfest, its makes you nervous all day thinking about the ride, you ride for your life and you are on the top of the world when it ends. I feel this way every thursday

  2. You are a beast... nothing else I can say but that. For the time you will gain on the bike KC, I think you can walk the marathon at the end of the IM and still get a respectable time HAHA!

    Great training sessions lately. I love being drenched after a run workout, it feels so cleansing to me!

    I keep worrying of the day Heather starts rocking me on the bike, she typically hangs with me and has potential to push me. You are so much stronger for hanging with J.

    Keep on rockin it girl!!!

  3. Wow! Killer bike ride. I rarely, if ever, ride with a group. It looks like I am missing out.

  4. Great job on all the killer workouts! Working out in the heat is very difficult but you are kicking butt and taking names.

    Love the Tri poem!

  5. Nice miles as usual!

    How did you get the Garmin Connect info into your blog post so seamlessly?

  6. Awesome mileage! And I love the poem too...

  7. Good to have you back in the Blogosphere! Great workouts and great poem! Thanks for sharing!

  8. MC Hammer is on the coast this Friday (Biloxi, MS) - let me know if you needed a ride.

  9. Thought about you and my other Tri blogger buddies this weekend when I was at the Hy Vee Tri this weekend.
    So amazing!
    I am way behind on blogs too but trying to catch up. Glad life is good in your neck of the woods and wow! What mileage! Love it!
    I have been running more lately and dreaming of the days when I have more time to finally learn how to swim properly.
    My boss over the weekend is an Ironman so I was able to ask a million questions!

  10. so incredible.

    your workouts make me hurt. awesome.

    Also, your photos are THE BEST in the blog world.

  11. NICE ride! I'll bet you were psyched when you finished!

  12. Thanks for sharing the tri is awesome! Oh, and I love the MC Hammer pic in the begginning...ha ha! It totally brought back some memories! :)

    Great job on your workouts! I am so jealous of your bike workouts!

  13. Great poem, thanks for sharing! Sounds like a killer workout week, don't know how you do it.

  14. Hi Kristine,
    Holy crap do you put the miles on your bike! You had a great workout week:) I am listening to your very cool music.....:)

    I love the poem! I hope that you are having a fantastic day! Peace out!

  15. KC - riding with those guys is totally helping you - that is so awesome!! You are really putting in the miles! I love the poem.

    I totally get behind in my blogging reading too. We do what we can do, right? You are awesome, keep up the hammering. Now, why isn't MC Hammer on your playlist? :)

  16. Some incredible training in there. Well done.

  17. Great rides! I suddenly feel like youtubing MCHAmmer

  18. I feel like you with postings; it can be so hard to find time to write and read some days.

    Awesome mileage, again. I'm so envious.

    Love the poem.

  19. Great Poem!
    Nice training, even if you took a day off. Wow, I can't believe you took a day off! You should do that more often so it wouldn't make me look like such a slacker!
    Gotta love better halves that love riding (Britney and I just went out last night).

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE that mantra! Copied it so I can reread it before Sunday's race! :)

  21. I love the poem, so inspirational and I'm sure I'll draw upon it when things get tough in races. Thanks! Great ride, girl!! That had to feel so well earned it! Have a great weekend, I'm so behind on blogs, too, as you can see!

  22. Thats intense. I can't imagine training in the heat and humidity you all get down there in FL. I struggle on a hot day up here. I'm trying to get use to it, but its been tough. Kudos to you for being able to train in weather like that!

  23. Exactly how Iron peeps like yourself can do these long rides in the kind of heat we've been having down here lately... I just cannot comprehend. I suppose that's why a metal of a lesser quality runs through my veins. :-)

    Way to kick some booty, girl!

    I like the poem, but I don't know anything about that cold water stuff! LOL!