Thursday, July 22, 2010

The STADIUMS strike back!

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There is a buzz in the air about the first ever triathlon club meeting. Once again, it will be more of a meet and greet to understand what people want in a club and what they are willing to do for the club. I have I been in a number of clubs and organizations and it almost always the 20 / 80 rule (or even less). 20 percent of the people do 80 percent of the work. I would like for our club to me much more of a community! I am going to bring my ideas and I hope that everyone brings their ideas. We have a special group here in Hattiesburg and I think great things can happen!


On Wednesday I rode into work and ran into a number of people on the ride. It was a comfortable pace and I enjoyed the conversation. I jumped in the pool for a few laps. And it was just a few – I was running late. In addition, I have not been in the pool much and my swim fitness is all but gone. I am excited about Master’s Swim starting up next month. Butch has been giving a group of us grief about our lack of swim fitness and is telling us to get back in the water now so that we don’t have to spend a month getting up to speed. He is right – it is like having to straighten up the house before the maid shows up!

At lunch the STADIUMS loomed overhead. I was tempted to skip the workout but I got the best of me. I cranked down the interval time. My previous best was intervals on 1 minute 30. That makes 20 reps in 30 minutes. I only dropped of 5 seconds but that coupled with the heat – mid 90’s and heat index of 104, it was grueling. After about 12 reps I really started to feel it. I thought I was going to throw up several times. However, I was able to keep the intensity and I completed 21 reps! This was by far the hardest STADIUMS that I have ever done!

After work I was planning on doing the Wednesday Night Ride Race. My legs were dead from all of the intensity the past few days. And then I got a call from my buddy Charles. He wanted to know if I wanted to go mountain bike riding. I jumped at the chance. I still needed to ride my road bike home and I stop at Jackson Station. I caught some grief from the Wednesday night group but I continued home. Charles got to my house just after I got home and we hit the trials. It was a lot of fun. We wore ourselves out going up and down the trails and then enjoyed a beer on the back porch. Next week I will hit the intense Wednesday Night Ride Race but I enjoyed the break.


Jon said...

You get the BADA$$ award for not only doing those stadiums but also doing those stadiums in that heat!

Matty O said...

man... you are a glutton for punishment huh?

Keep on pushing yourself man, you are putting up some great workouts!

Barbie said...

Absolutely intense. Well done.

Barbie said...

And I would love to Enter the RoadId comp but sadly i am not in the states. Goodluck to whomever wins this.