Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ironman stats, last three races

My friend Amy, from Texas is working on a math and science project with her sixth-graders. She asked me for all my stats for the last three races including temperature and elevation.
It was fun to go get the stats and remember some good times.

The Woodlands, Texas, May 2015, age 44
Swim: 1:40, Bike 6:42, Run 4:59. Total: 13:37
Temp: hot and humid
Elevation: 150

Lake Placid, New York, July 2016, age 45
Swim: 1:32, Bike 7:08, Run 5:30. Total: 14:24
Temp: hot and humid
Elevation: 1,801

Ironman Arizona, Tempe, November 2016, age 46
Swim: 1:37, Bike 6:50, Run 4:58. Total: 13:41
Temp: hot and humid
Elevation: 150

Since I'm not racing an Ironman this year it was fun to visit websites I haven't looked at obsessively as in past years. Ironman Lake Placid is sold out as of today. Ironman Boulder, a race I was considering in 2017 is $740 to register. Ironman Canada has spots open and costs $730. Ironman Arizona is sold out. Ironman Texas is open and costs $735.

I will stick to running races in 2017.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year, Out with Old, In with the New

2017 - a new start - a new year - and new goals.

The 50 mile trail run is out.

Running 1,000 miles in 2017 is in. #runstreak2017

Reading more.
Writing more.

That is what 2017 is going to be about.

I'm currently reading two books.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

“I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future.” Kerouac

 And John Fleck's Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West.

 Both are for work related stories and both are such great reads. I highly recommend.