please meet my roadbike, Thor:
this bike can freakin' hammer and that's how i finally came up with the name.
Thor was the mightiest of the Norse gods. He was also known as the Norse god of strength, thunder and war. Thor was the possessor of three priceless objects: his hammer, his strength-increasing belt which doubled his strength, and his iron gloves used to grip the hammer. His principal role was to protect the cities of Asgard and Midgard from attacks by giants.
the name is fitting, don't you think? so now Mandy Q. Roo (click HERE to see how Mandy got her name) has a brother with a real name and not just "the C-dale."
on the training side of things ...not much to report that is Earth shattering. in a nutshell, i'm doing what i need to do to get to where i want and need to be. period!
next race coming up is an oly distance tri in mid may called the florida international olympic distance triathlon. this is the one i did last year after having been away from tri's for a long, long, time. i have a hard time saying that i did do triathlons before. on paper i did do 3 tri's in the mid to late 90's and then one sprint in early 00' but nothing that i could say was anything that i really trained for wholeheartedly. so in my mind my first 'real" tri was the olympic distance that i did last year in may. i have some business to take care of this time. i'm swimming way better, running faster, and have been working on faster transition times. last year the mindset was to just get out there, enjoy the comeback, and have fun. this year, i plan on still having fun, but at the very least, i want to shave about 10-11 minutes off of my time last year, which was 2:41:44. i came in 3rd and missed 2nd place by 11 seconds and 1st place by 40 seconds. i didn't let this bother me too much last year, but this year, it WILL NOT be that close. i guarantee it! i think i can probably steal about 4 minutes total off of transitions alone. it should be an interesting race and i can hardly wait.
if i don't get to post anything else until the weekend, i want to send a bunch of positive race vibes to 3 really cool bloggy friends who are doing the Memorial Hermann IM 70.3 Texas this weekend. Jeff from Dangle the Carrot and Shannon from Iron Texas Mommy are doing it as prep for IMTX coming up in May. Jon from Swicyclorun is doing it as prep for IMLP. i WILL be stalking you lovely peeps. be safe and have a great race.
much love and peace out!