Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Plan, and I'm a giveaway winner!

It could be snowing, raining, thundering, hurricaning, monsooning, tornadoing or raining jelly beans and hotdogs outside and as long as it doesn't interfere with my training, I don't really care what it does outside. Since Sunday, we have been practically flooded outside with rain.

I didn't really care since I was recovering/resting.

But now, I need to hit the "GO" button once again and I do care about the weather. Fortunately, this is what it looks like :)

Oh and it gets better! We have Friday off from work.

Oh, and OH! it gets even MORE better! Harriman State Park opens up (I think?) tomorrow.

So the plan is to ride a hilltarded 41.73 mile ride in Harriman on Friday, then hit the 57 mile time trial route on Saturday, followed by a 3.4 mile run.

Harriman Hills :)

This weekend is two weeks out from New Orleans, which is enough time to destroy the legs one more time and let them heal. Instead of a run focused weekend, this will be mostly on the bike, obviously.

And I won my first Blog Giveaway! Aneta @ Confessions of a Rambunctious Runner gave away a copy of the Bart Yasso book, "My Life on the Run." Bart Yasso is famous for the Yasoo 800's, which can help determine your marathon time on the track. Once I finish the book, I will be passing it along via another giveaway. So stay tuned!

So thank you, Aneta, for sending this out! Aneta is training for her very first duathlon in the beginning of June. Head over to her blog and give her some encouragement! She has a great recipe for a Green Monster shake. She loves em!

I know its only Wednesday, but any big plans for the weekend? Races?


  1. My teams charity ride for breast cancer research is Saturday. I am on the pace team for the 20 miler, probably will re ride the loop when we are done with the ride.

  2. thnx for the shout out, buddy!
    i hope you enjoy the book! good luck with the weekend workouts.

    ya its easter this weekend, so that means family time. one day with mine, one day with the bf's.

    oh and i am going bike riding on friday morning!! really looking forward to it! :)

  3. Oh glorious sun! How I've missed you! We are heading up state this weekend for the holiday and can't wait for our first outdoor ride of the season :)

    Sounds like an excellent weekend planned. I'm jealous you have Friday off! Good luck at Harriman - those hills are a KILLER.

  4. Of course we have this gorgeous weather coming up and I have a stupid chest cold!

    those are some serious hills. Jealousy once again rears it's ugly head. I want hills!! Hell, I just want to train at this point, grrrrrr

    Go get 'em!

  5. Hi Jon,
    Hey, congrats on your blogger giveaway win!! You will have to let us know how you like the book:)

    I just popped over to Aneta's blog and left her a comment:)

    I hope that you have a wonderful day!

  6. Just found your site...I'm a bit of a lapsed triathlete who does more running now. But love to follow those of you in the thick of tri training!

  7. Yay for awesome weather! Those hills look brutal...have fun!

    Hooray for winning a giveaway. I'll be looking forward to hearing what you think about the book! :)

  8. dude you are going to destroy new orleans on the bike with the way you are hitting it! After the month I have had at work I just decided my weekend begins tonight!

  9. Weather looks awesome by you. Isn't it nice to see the sun and a little heat???

    Let us know how the book is! I might have to pick it up! :)


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