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Another week of racing

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2011 by brianestover

Holy crap life is flying right now. Blog? I have a blog? Well since there were some stellar races last weekend they deserve to be blogged about. Better late then never.

Billy won the M45-49 age group at the Dueces Wild Triathlon Festival by a mere six minutes.

Tom crushed his old HIM PB from last season of 5:01 by going 4:52:48 at the PowerBar Ironman 70.3 in Switzerland. He did this despite some GI issues that forced him to have a seat for a bit during the race. I suspect he has a sub 4:45 in his legs this season.

I managed to drive across most of the country in 2 days. The first day was from Memphis to El Paso. That took 16 hours including an hour for dinner with a friend in Midland, TX. The next day saw me make the drive that google maps said would take 5:01 in 4:25. I guess they didn’t figure on me driving 90-110 mph on the I-10 through NM and AZ. But with all he smoke from the smaller forest fires in AZ blanketing the interstate in NM, I figured the cops had better things to do then give me a ticket.

One thing I noticed is that most of the radio stations in Arkansas and Texas are the big C’s. Country and Christian. Not that there is anything wrong with these types of music. Other then they suck ass and sound like crap. Thankfully I brought my ipod. I was able to put my ear buds in and drive in metal music bliss. I’m not suggesting that you try this, safety first.

Congrats again to Billy and Tom for throwing down good races.

My New Child

Posted in Random Stuff, Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2010 by brianestover

First off congrats to Tom. He set a new PB at the Switzerland 70.3 the other weekend, almost cracking 5 hr. He also negative split the run while doing most of his running as water running. His NP/AP was 212/194. Congrats to Cory as well who finished 8th in his age group at the Boise 70.3. He moved up six spots in his age group with a negative split run. NP/AP 215/208.

I’m pretty excited. I harvested my first crop this morning. Potatoes. It’s pretty late to be harvesting a winter crop here in southern AZ. Plant late, have an unusually cool and wet spring then reap what you sow. I’m small potatoes.

Now I need to figure out what summer plants I can grow. There are four empty planters on the back porch and I’ve got two more composting.

My new kid arrived this week. Brought it home and now I have no idea what to do. I think every new parent is like that. Lucky for me, my kid comes with four instruction manuals and an informative cd. Not that I’d read or watch those. Like every proud parent, I’m posting pics of my extremely good looking kid. Takes after his Dad if I do say so myself, good looking, not the bike part. Pretty soon though, I’m going to flog my new one, like every good parent should.