Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Blasting away on all fronts...

Interview, teeth fixing, bike fitting, eye infection...this week all I can say is pack. I am pretty sure right now every week I am pack. But this week, it seems just a bit more pack. There is a shoe sale this Sat in a local tri store and I want to check it out. On the other hand, I told a friend I will go and help him move (9 am). It is a Saturday and it is the day I get my long ride in (4 hr). So yeah...here is how it willl work. Call the store to see if they still have my shoes. If no, then don't go. If yes, see if a friend can pick it up for me (that's what friends are for anyway [oh..i hope they ain't reading this blog :D]).

I just came back from cleaning teeth. They called it "scaling" (sp?). The lady cleaned right side of my jaw and taught me the proper way of gum and teeth maintance. They will clean my left side next week and see how I maintain my teeth. Woah. She gave me a few tools (toys) to help massage the gums and keep the bacteria away. She said, it will be quite bloody in the first few times. Bleeding gums for Cliffy

Yesterday I have so much energy. Must be from the bike ride I missed on Sunday. Here is how I spent my energy:

Swim
200m warm up
200m Free, 200m Pull, 200m Free, 200m Pull, 200m Free, 200m Pull (total 1200 m)
100 m Free (was planning to do another 200 m Free but my rotator cuff is aching)

Workout - following Joe Friel's Triathlete Bible. Did the Maintance workout.

My swimming seems to be going pretty well. I left my HRM and watch at home so I have no idea how fast and how hard I am pushing. After I did my fifth set of 200 m, i was telling myself "that's 1 km already?"...

Lastly, this morning I did some bike drills. From the book Going Long, Joe and Gordon suggested placing a water bottle on the ground and try to pick it up on the bike. Took me 5-6 tries to get it right. Maybe after picking up the bottle, I can learn to juggle on my bike as well :)

Weather is still chilly here...need to get my rain/wind gear.

20 comments:

E-Speed said...

are you picking up the bottle with your hand while riding? I would die on impact.

Cliff said...

Yes...i need a taller bottle ;D It ain't too bad. I got the idea of just dropping your hand as low as you can get, then just wait for contact with the bottle and grab.

If u are good u can try picking it up with your foot or with your mouth :D...

Al Carter said...

You have a tri store - you lucky lucky thing. I wish I had a tri store.

Habeela said...

My favorite part of your week: shoe shopping! :)

nancytoby said...

Take care of those teeth!! :-)

TriSaraTops said...

WOW--great swim!!!! :)

qcmier said...

Wow sounds like you have a lot going on. Hope your week goes smoothly!!!

D said...

You always seem to be busy! Nice shiny teeth and a great workout - who could ask for anything more!

Mike said...

Keep it rolling Cliff. I don't envy your dentist appts though...I've had them do the scaling before where they go under the gumline...OUCH!!

Nic said...

Cliff, you've seen Jogglers out on runs, right? I'd love to see you become a Jyclist. Or a Joglist...

I just pictured this and I am impressed. Go Cliff! :)

Rae said...

I think we need some video of the bottle picking up act!

I'd break my neck!!

William said...

Cliff, thinking about a career with the cirque de soleil after IM?

Comm's said...

I need to get to the dentist. Thanks for another reminder.

Papa Louie said...

Try picking it up with your toes.

Susan said...

Did someone say shoe shopping?

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

*laughing @ juggling your bike*

Rachel said...

i hate the scraping when you get your teeth cleaned! plus it makes my teeth sensitive in the pool!

Chris said...

You know... for the live of me I could never understand that whole pick up a bottle off the ground while riding by thing. Like when would you ever need to have those kind of bike handling skills?

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