Monday, March 9, 2009

phone conversation with my brother....

what could i say about right now?? we are doing a lot of hard work, my live is on hold as i train, eat sleep and have absolutly no energy for anything else... it dosnt make sence for people outside of this sport but here, everyone is so commited to get the work done that it almost feel normal to destroy ourself on a daily even learn to like it!!!

Sebastien: so, what have you done tonight?

Me: oh, i ran a marathon

Sebastien: oh really? is that normal this late in the day

Me: I dont know if it s normal but i had to do it, the coach said so...

Sebastien: ok, so that must be normal then... how was yesturday?

Me: it was black sunday, we rode from 7am to 5:30pm with 2 break in that ride.. i was so exausthed that i could not sleep all night.

Sebastien: how can you be exausthed but not able to sleep, that dosnt make sence...

Me: I know, it s just the way it is and i try to not think about it

Sebastien: well, enjoy your day off tomorow!!!!

Me: no no, no day off for me, i have to do another long ride and swim

Sebastien: Really, that seems like a bit much to me, maybe you should talk to your coach??

Me: no, beleive me, you dont want to do that... the more i talk to him, the more training i get, so i just try to lay low all day and avoid him...but he even find me on internet....oh well

Sebastien: it s a fun world you live in!!!!

Me: yes it is!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

more cervelo!!!!

here s a few pic of my new race machine for april 5th at ironman australia...

new to my set up this year, the oval bars, and moved to 170 crank.

it was another very hot day in the philippines. it was actually just a normal day, it s always hot here. I do have a bit of a hard time with it.

Today for training was a healthy dose of running in hot hot hot weather. One of the hard session was done at 11am at the hottest part of the day on a nice black road with no shade..... everything to make it a bit harder!!!

time to head out for another run....the 6th or 7th of the day... i lost track...and my mind also...

4 weeks before my first race of the season.... should be interesting to see how that turns out. I m in less than stellar shape but very excited to get going anyway so i will just smile and get the work done!