Thursday, April 12, 2012


Last week was spring break. Spring break! Woo hoo! Par-tay!!

The way that my wife and I chose to party was with a "train-cation." That means that we stayed home and chose to train the entire time rather than go anywhere. I ran at Kennesaw Mountain twice.

We rode in the North Georgia mountains twice.

We did the Tony Serrano Century.

And we even went for an open-water swim in Lake Lanier.

But even though all of the training was great, the best part of the week was the AMAZING news that my wife received. She has been invited to be a member of an eight-person RAAM relay! This June, she'll be racing from Oceanside, CA, to Annapolis, MD, with her eight teammates. Awesome! You can read her RAAM team bio here. She will sponsored by and raising money for the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

Kacie has been training hard to get ready for her RAAM duties, even though she is still in a cast from a recent tibial stress fracture. (Tough as nails, that wife of mine!) She'll be competing the week before I compete in Coeur d'Alene. If all goes to plan, she'll finish on Saturday, June 23, in Maryland, hop a plane to Idaho, and then cheer for me on Sunday. It should be great! In the event that things don't go to plan, I hope to poach a few of my friend Sonja's fans to support me to the finish line.

Coeur d'Alene is now ten weeks away, and I'm feeling pretty good. My swimming and cycling are outstanding. When I run, my bursitis still bothers me a bit, but it's getting steadily better. I'm also weaning myself off the arch pads that I had to wear for the posterior tibialis tendinitis. I hope to be done with them before my first big triathlon at Rev 3 Knoxville on May 6. I did a successful speed workout on Tuesday.

After this weekend, I have three straight weekends of events: the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo in Alabama, the West Point Olympic Tri in West Point, GA, and Rev 3 Knoxville. After all this training and anticipation, we're finally getting close to the big goals!

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