Thursday, March 24, 2011

Snow Taper

Unscheduled snow day boredom
Snow Day! Just when you thought it was spring, psych!

I wish I would have noticed the roads ahead of time, so I could sleep in. I got all ready for work and then while digging the truck out I took one look at the car and said forget about it. The snow was so deep on the hood of the truck that there is no way the car is getting through this. I just worked the morning from home instead.

I caught up on blogs and did as little as possible. It was a very relaxing day. Maybe a bit too relaxing. I had my last pizza, alot of it, before the race this weekend. I will eat proper from here on in. It's bad enough I'm carrying a few extra pounds with me, I don't want to add a large pepperoni to the mix.

Suprisingly the pool was still open so I went for a very easy swim. I might be over-tapering at this point but oh well. I'm actually trying to stay focused on the race this weekend. I find myself very excited about the post-race training since I start the performance phase of training. More hours, lots of them. I get to concentrate on the bike too, I can't wait!
I find myself inspired by Simon's IM Singapore Race Report. He had a bike split that gives me wet dreams and I just had to know what kind of training plan he followed to make it happen. He was kind enough to share some valuable insight into how he managed to average OVER 40km/h. Needless to say, alot of hard work and then alot more hard work on top of that. Amazing story, I recommend you go read it. When I grow up, I want to bike that fast some day :)

40Km/h Average, was secretly kitty powered
Sooo this latest SCO plan, Simon Cross Online, coupled with my recent discovery of the Road Rebels running group has thrown a frickin' A-bomb into the JPO training program. The program is solid, but the schedule is all messed up and I need to come to terms with how I'm going to fit all these workouts in. I wish our pool opened earlier, it would make life easier. I can get in earlier if I join masters swim club but they want $500 and they can kiss my hairy white a$$ since I only want access to a lane and have no use for a swim coach. It looks like less and less time will be spent with the wife. I have to run my new plan by her first for approval as it mean quality time will have to be cut down to 3 minutes instead of the usual 5 minutes so I got time to train.  No wait.. maybe it will go from 3 minutes to 5 minutes because I'm too tired from training. Either way, she's going to have to bring her 'A-game' to make this work.


Run - 0:35hrs Taper
Swim - 0:45hrs Taper


  1. Isn't Mrs.LOTC training for her own tiny little half-iron? Forget the a-game, you'll be lucky to get any game! You should call a truce and just say "see ya at the finish line!".

  2. Your comment that you posted on my last post totally cracked me up! You better be up to 40 miles running this week so far ;)

  3. Aaaaand, I just commented via my girlfriend's account. haha!

    -Jon (The REAL Jon)

  4. Snow day?! The part of that is still itching to go XC skiing is jealous. The other part of me knows that I need to get some serious bike and run miles in is not so jealous.

    GOOD LUCK at your 30k this weekend! Can't wait to read about how it goes!

  5. Oh lord I hope we don't get any more storms that big.

    Good luck this weekend!

  6. hilarious. Yeah Simon's race was actually flipping ridiculous. I was very impressed myself.

    I should ask him for his plan and steal some of the bike workouts... I need to improve on the bike a lot.

    Life is getting pushed aside for 20 weeks for heather and I. Luckily I will be training WITH her so I won't feel too bad when I don't see her haha.

    Good luck this weekend! Finally getting this running crap out the way.



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