I totally forgot about this blog. For shame really, since it's been a long time since I've posted anything. I cleaned out the old posts (for some reason, they all sounded stupid and whiny, go figure that I was such an asswipe 2 years ago).
Let's see, going try to cover what's happened since 05/2010:
2010 - Nautica Classic, finished under 2 hours, which was an awesome time for me back then. Did it on the Klein bike, which was way too small for me. The run was decent. Sold the bike after that.
2011 - Vineman HIM. I got into a much better shape for that race, and got a new roadie in Feb of 2011. Been able to finish the bike in 3 hours, and tore it up on the run. Finished in 5:48. Nautica classic - did it in 1:45, and beat the pants off all the team mates that I had thought were invisible. Capped the year off doing the Magic Mountain Man race (3:26 overall), which was a major challenge, mainly due to its difficult bike course.
2012 - this was a busy year, and it's not over yet. 2 Olys (Desert Tri - 2:22 and LA Tri - 2:38), 1 HIM (Wildflower - 6:25), 2 marathons (San Diego R'n'R - 3:42 and Santa Clarita - 3:25), 1 hard climbing century (Mulholland Challenge - 10:47) and 1 Sprint Tri (Magic Mountain Man - 1:18) where I finally medaled. Some smaller running events here and there. I've gotten into what is probably the best shape of my life. I picked up a second hand Cervelo P3SL in the beginning of the year, and learned to ride a passable aero position. I did Nautica as a part of relay team. Had a pretty crappy run which might have contributed to it being a a bit of a blah experience.
Plans for 2013: LA Marathon in March, Wildflower in May, IMAZ in November. These are all paid for registrations, so it's on. I might do a race or 2 in between (Heartbreak 100 possibly, maybe Nautica again solo, Pier to Pier in July).
I am still a lousy swimmer. Going to try to improve on that this year, but it's been the same story for the last 3 years. Not sure what's going change, but the city of Burbank might actually complete re-building the swimming pool near Verdugo park, which is supposed to stay open throughout the year. This might help me swim more regularly and with more focus.
Right now I am in the midst of the 16 week training program for the LA Marathon. It's fun, yet incredibly challenging.