I am writing while juiced full of close to a gram of caffeine so pardon the following repeated letters and possible spelling errors as I have developed a mild tremor in the past hour. Updates are a beautiful thing and today they are exceptionally gorgeous. I will start with the hum drum nonsense of training. Don't get me wrong, I live and breath training. I probably spend more time thinking about triathlon than Seal does thinking how lucky he is to have snagged Heidi Klum or Rush Limbaugh spends desperately scheming ways to make Sarah Palin sound qualified to do anything more than clean the gum off floors at movie theatres. However, the news after the training update is way doper than Lindsay Lohan's nostrils. Sorry Lindsay, but everyone nose.
Anyway, the training is going so well it is filthy. I am just finishing up a three week monster build period highlighted by several jewel workouts that include 2x5k @ sub 6 flat pace w three minutes rest, and a bike set that had me at 6m, 8m, 7m, 5m @ 350 watts with 1 minute in between then 5x 1 minute @ 420 watts with the last one at 490watts. I am feeling spritely, but ready for a 5 day easy block. The next month will hopefully build off this progress to get me quite fast. Since I started this build I have increased my LT wattage by about 7-10 watts, dropped my LT run pace by about 10 seconds a mile and dropped my hundred pace in the pool by 2-4 seconds.
Better news! Some of you may know that one of my best friends, Mason Barker, is in the hospital. He was hit by a car training for Ironman Wisconsin and has been in a coma for some time. Well, he has started recovering! He spoke for the first time one week ago and I went home this past weekend and went to visit. We talked for about an hour! It was amazing. An actual conversation. We talked about our road trip, his first triathlon, collegiate nationals, the stock market, and his addiction to whey protein. He remembers it all and I am so pumped for his recovery process. He is tough as nails and I can't wait for Mason to be back in action. If you aren't already, throw a few prayers Mason's way.