Sunday, February 19, 2006

Weekend summary

Fri night, I went to my free swim lesson with my coach. It is amazing how when I am in the pool with the coach, I feel stronger, move longer and faster. Anyway, I need to work on is getting my flick. Coach say I can flick 2-3 inches more. As we know in swimming, kicking is not a big thing. But i have to make sure my kick ain't handicapping my speed.

Then we work on more drills. Fish, zipper switch, under hand. My left shoulder needs to stop arching too far back when I roll my hand over. Glide on railways. I can feel the glide when i was at the pool on Fri. But now I think i lost it. Nuts :). Coach was taking some pic of me doing drills b/c he needed them for his website....sweet now i am going to be famous :D.

Need to get back to the swim drills. Get back to the fundamentals. I need to achieve that gliding feeling again. Now I understand what it means to push the water instead of pulling it.

Sat, did 3 hr bike hour. Nothing biggie. Just the end, it was getting boring and started turning to one gear over to work harder on the legs. At night I went to a friend's b-day dinner and bowling. It was fun. I haven't done anything normal for a long long time.

This morning, went for a run. It was -21* C (-4* F) with windchill. You guys must have prayed hard b/c I DID NOT FEEL the wind as the one I want on Fri morning :). (Note: I ran 8.1 min/mile at 94% to my LT [zone 3]. Need more tempo runs.)

I listened to Simply stu's podcast. Geez this guy is so positive. I am swear he is smoking something b/c he is so high all the time :). I am going to start listening to him from now on.
And Kahuna and IronWil has another podcast up on Friday. This one is great. Great interview with Mad Mel (good advices) and good way to look at life from IronWil. They did an interview with Simply Stu as well.

This will be a stupid question but how do u subscribe to those podcast on itune?...If you can help me with that one...I will be greatly appreicated.

Lastly, I have a phone call from BMG Colubmia House. They have 4 business analyst position available and interested in interviewing me. Sweet...all I can say is this is God's work b/c I haven't apply for any jobs.

Nap now...need to get back to the office and set up a VPN...(computer stuff)...


William said...

Awsome news Cliff. When is your interview? This could be an awesome thing!

Good training weekend Cliff. Those are some solid hours on the bike.

Anonymous said...

Three hours on the bike, that's normal life too ;)

I use iTunes 6 on the Mac and this is how I subscribe to podcasts:

First, go to the podcasts section on the left sidebar. In the main window, click on podcast directory, which takes you to the podcast section of the iTunes music store. You can do a search on this page. For example, searching for "triathlon" brings up a few of our friends :)

When this list comes up, there should be a subscribe button next to it. Click it and it downloads the most recent, and you can also set up preferences from there back in the Podcasts section.

Good luck.

Robin said...

1. It is coooold up there! Did you bike OUTSIDE? or on your trainer???
2. CONGRATULATIONS on your interview offer...andd you didn't even apply? AWESOME! I have been looking for a new job for soooo long now. Let us know what happens with that. GOOD LUCK. Always good to be in the driver's seat. And if you weren't looking for a job, you certainly are in the driver's seat.

Rae said...

Good luck with the interview, that's awesome!!! AND, great job on the COLD run!

When I have my itunes open I click on podcasts and then type in the name of the one I'm searching for from the directory. When the pod description comes up there should be a subscribe button below the description. Then, when you open itunes it will automatically update your pods.

Anonymous said...

You're lucky, I went for a bike ride this morning, not quite as cold, was 13F and 0F with windchill and strong headwind. Could only stand it for an hour.
Wish I had a swimming coach, I hear they help a lot but they're also very expensive.

Dawn - Pink Chick Tris said...

Good luck with the interviews. Great job on the workouts.

PS - I had beer and wings for dinner

WildWill said...

runing in the icy cold is great fun

looks like yourtraining is going well

Kewl Nitrox said...

Praise God for the interviews! :)

Good swimming that. I think you have got it.

Battman said...

What do you have running through your veins...antifreeze?!? Congrats on the job call. When are you doing IM Canada???

Susan said...

Great workout week Cliff! You got some serious hours in.

I hope the job turns out good.

Hilda said...

How is that you did not feel?
Now, look it will be extremely warm for you when normal times come, what will you do?
Then you say it is boring after three hours on the bike instead of saying I was tired... you are tough.

Sixteen Chickens said...

You had a great weekend, Cliff, but I didn't hear the word "beer" mentioned by you until I went over to Ghetto Cracklins blog

hee hee, you thought you could hide that beer from me, didn't you?

Anne said...

Good job on the training! Running in -21 is very impressive - I'll move my workout indoors if it's below -10C, but I guess I'm just a big wimp! ;)

Good luck on the interviews! I hope some of those are coming my way soon, too.

Trisaratops said...

Great job on a COLD run!!!! Hope the interviews go well, too! :)

it's only fuel said...

Sounds like you had some good workouts, was that three hour ride on the trainer? I think I'd have to poke my eyes out with thumb tacks!

Good luck on the job options, it must feel good to know that folks notice your work right?

CJ said...

Good luck!

I haven't been swimming for so long now that I think I'd sink if I got in the pool.

Also thanks for the advice about my sidebar - it actually turned out to be a simple problem with a simple solution.

Steven said...

Good luck on the job interviews, Cliff!
And...VPN = Virtual Private Network. I'm a geek, too.

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