Thursday, November 18, 2010

Girl Be Talkin'

Yesterday my friend sent me the new girl talk album and it is pretty awesome. It's by far the best music to run/workout too and is just fun to listen to and try to figure out all the songs that he used to make the songs. If you wanna download it here is the link.


Monday, November 15, 2010

I Hate the Heisman Trophy

Much like how I hate the Grammy awards I have grown to hate the most coveted award in college football. Why does the Heisman have to go to the best player on the best team? There are guys that dominate their positions and are the best player on the field and never win because they are a defensive player or a wide receiver for a team that wasn't picked in the top 25 to begin the season but are currently 9-1 and #10.

Last year Suh from Nebraska was the MOST dominant player in all of football and single handily changed games. You always hear guys say, "oh x team lost and therefore their QB won't win the Heisman." Even though the QB played great and his defense gave up a ton of yards he can't win because he won't be on the best team.

It's a joke and that's why I don't give a damn about the Heisman much like I don't care about the Grammy's anymore. The day Britney Spears won a Grammy is the day I knew they were a joke. It's all driven by money and record labels because there is no way how you can tell me Taylor Swift had the best album last year. I know it's harder to do because there are more albums than movies but the Oscars get it right and give it to the best not the most popular. If they did Avatar would have won best picture this year but instead it went to The Hurt Locker. Back to my point though, I hate the Heisman and I just wish players who deserve it would win it and not the running back or quarter back on the best team.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Catching Up

It's been a week since I last posted so here is what has happened. Saturday I met the team at Red Coyote, a new running store on the Classen Curve, and we ran 3 miles. Afterward I bought some new shoes which was long overdue and man it makes a huge difference. I ran in them on Monday and the difference in how my legs felt was night and day. On Tuesday I did a long brick workout where I biked 16 miles and then hopped off and ran 3 miles. Thanks to my new shoes my legs felt great after one mile and I felt like I could have kept going for 2 or 3 more. Thursday I had my first open water swim of the season at Lake Arcadia with the OKC Tri group. It was a 500 meter swim that overall went well considering it was my first one of the season. I need to work more at it and will get another chance on Monday with the TNT group.

Today is Bike to Work Day so I got up earlier than normal to bike 13.5 miles to my work through morning traffic. It wasn't the best experience ever but I enjoyed it overall. I attached my camera to my handle bars and made a time lapse video. I have posted it below for your viewing pleasure. This weekend we have a brick workout and I have my Bunko Fundraiser. I will fill you in on those details as they happen. Go Team!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

gettin' after it

I finally got a fairly long run in on Tuesday going 4 miles and I was excited that I felt good for the entire 4 miles. I had only run once since April 17th and it was an awful 3 miles. Last nights swim practice was canceled due to lightning in the area so i got up early and swam at the YMCA and knocked out 1500 meters. It's weird how I feel better at the last 500 meters than I did for the first 1000. I hope it doesn't take me 1000 meters to warm up in Austin. Tonight I will hop on the bike (Ginnetha) and take it for a spin around Hefner. I still need those donations so keep them coming and go team!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

28 miles(ish)

Saturday we met at Coach Steve's shop and did a long ride with the Young Life group. We rode from downtown OKC to Lake Stanley Draper and back. The ride was roughly 28 miles, I don't know for sure because a little over halfway through I accidentally reset my bike computer and so i don't know how far. It was a good ride and on the way back it was only the TNT group as the Young Life riders were going around the lake before heading back.

Afterward I headed over to the Kickoff event for the Summer/Fall events for Team in Training. I am currently not signed up but went to support the Team and noticed to friends that have signed up. My friend Tamara Baldwin used to work with me and she has signed up to run the Nike Women's Half marathon in San Fran this fall. The other person was my dear friend Tina Fox's brother Phil. I always knew he was an avid cyclist so when I saw him Saturday and he said he was doing a Century ride I knew he would be great at it. Big shout out for T Fox for recruiting 3 people to the OKC TNT group in the last year, Myself, Phil and Bryan Sloan. Go Team!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cinco de Swimo

We had a great swim practice last night at OCCC. we worked on some long distance speed by doing 3 by 300 meter sprints at a good pace. I can totally tell that I am getting a lot more efficient and faster in the water and that is awesome. After that we worked on drafting off other swimmers which I didn't even know was possible in the water but it is and it's pretty cool. We ended with everyone in one lane and practicing on mass starts. I think we had more fun trying to swim over the top of others and grabbing feet then we did doing anything else. It's definitely worse in practice than it is in real life, at least from my experience anyway.

Wednesday was also Coach Steve's birthday so in honor of his birthday I am posting this video I shot of him a few weeks ago at one of our swims. Happy Birthday Steve.

Keep Fighting and Go Team!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fix a Flat

I set out on a ride yesterday and was having a great ride working on my speed in intervals. I had the wind at my side or back for most of it and that made it a lot easier but then i finally had to turn into the wind and it was tough for about 4 miles. As I started to head home over the Lake Hefner Parkway on Grand I started to really get after it and was cruising at roughly 28 mph when all of a sudden I heard the sound you never want to hear. PSSsssshhhsshshshshshshssss. I had a flat and the air was quickly escaping. My ride was over.

Two days prior I was on a ride with coach Steve and I pointed out to him that my rear tire had a weird bump and he said it was a defective tire and that it would need to get replaced but it was still ok to ride on. Well...I think over time the tire got worn down a lot where the bump was and made the wall really thin and that caused a rock or piece of glass to bust the tube in my wheel. Luckily I wasn't far from home was able to call a friend to come pick me up. I could have tried to replace it but didn't want to bother since it all had to be replaced anyway.

Tonight I swim. Go Team!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Less than a month

I am hitting the home stretch of training and I am starting to get really excited about this triathlon. My swim time should be right around 30 minutes and I'm working on my bike speed now. I am working on hitting my fund raising goal of $4,000 and can use all the help you can give. Please donate what you can by going to this link.

Keep checking back as I will try to update almost everyday leading up to the big event on Memorial Day. Go Team

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Did he just say chicken nugget meal?

I took my new pocket camera out on a ride recently and tried to have a conversation with coach Ryan while going around the lake. We were successful but the audio doesn't sound too great. Here is that conversation

Later on Coach Ryan grabbed the camera and recorded me. I had some really awesome things to say but unfortunately you can't hear them due to the wind on the mic. Enjoy!....if that is possible.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bicycling Time!

We had a great practice yesterday at Lake Hefner. We rode 2 laps around the lake then hopped off the bike and knocked out 2 miles on foot. Today I ran 2.5 miles and my legs were tired but I made it through.

A few weeks ago I took a ride from my condo around the lake and back. I recently bought a new camera and attached it to my handle bars and took a time lapse video of the ride. If you can stomach the fast pace and camera movement here is the video.

I am getting excited about the event and more excited about the challenge of shaving 20 minutes off my race time. But let's not lose sight of the fact that we still need a cure for blood cancers and I am raising money. Please go to my page and give what you can.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Swimming getting better

I am finally starting to enjoy swimming. Last week I had our coach film me so i could see what my form looked like. Here is what I look like in the pool, I have a lot of work to do.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Prepare to be blown away

The new season of Team in Training OKC starts on Jan. 23rd. I have a larger role with TNT this season as a mentor and I also have ideas on how to keep the team involved in the training and the cause. Plus this blog will be the best blog on the internet according to a recent pole done by myself where I asked one person who also is myself. Check back soon.