Wednesday, March 24, 2010

EPIC Running Weekend ^_^

Hay peepz~

So this weekend was pretty kewl beanz, had the emerald across the bay 12k in which i PRed (well it was my first thyme X_X, but 54:33 for a 7:19 avg split, now that split was pretty schaweet ^_^), then a training run @ Dipsea...since we were in the, and topped off with a sammich monstrosity from Ike's Place in SF.
Here are the home skillets with which i partook in the epic weekend~~ My stunna shades = CYCLOPS!! got some noice comments, and a lot of odd looks...lawl X_X
After the bus ride across golden gate to the start area, heres me and jon getting into sexy mode~~
Not too many race fotoz...and they didnt take any of me at the finish for some reason, LAME. U can tell what company took the fotoez by the watermark, but im not gonna buy since they failed to capture my finish T_T~~ stunna shades + neon lime green shoe = race spectacle ^_^
post race, hitting up the FRS tent repeatedly and consuming/stockpiling other goodies
too kewl pho skewl in our finishers' shirts~~
nike vs asics, FIGHT~!
being a FRS groupie~~ taste is aite, i dont think i will pay for it though..lawl~~ hard to tell if it energized meh since we did the dipsea afterwards. diet peach mango has no flavor, X_X
hell begins on the dipsea race trail~~
getting 0wned by the freaking 600+ stairs X_X
on some random incline, one of the many contributing to the 2200ft elevation gain over the course of the trail X_X~~
much easier going down...but a lot more pounding....thats what she said~~
post-race sammich, super yum!~
blahaha, someone got 0wned by the 16 miles or race effort runnign we did today. this shot takenw hile waiting an hour in line for the sammiches~~
Lindsay got the same sammich I did....which is actually bigger than her head and maybe even her torso O_O! Also,..that is only 1/2 of the
Now that u have an idea of the scale of the sammich (KRYPTONITE), heres me preppin to consume. Theres like a freaking pound of lettuce u have to get thru before u get to the good stuffs tho (Pastrami, turkey, roast beef, salami, bacon, ham, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, jalapeno poppers, avocado, pepperjack, and like a hugeass salad to bulk it all up).
SoGewd™, but soSkurry™!~ NYAM NYAM nonetheless V(^_^)V~!

Post race recovery....race was on sunday. Monday i biked to work (12 mi) and swam an easy 2k. Tuesday i ran 7 mi, and today I ran the same 7 mi but also biked to work (12mi). funny story...note to self, BR boxers + abercrombie shorts = 100% thunderthigh chafe...EFF. so every 10-20 steps i had to pull it down caz effing boxers kept riding up and giving me a wedgie. about 4 miles into it i felt the chafe already...and sometimes just screamed out an fbomb, raw and uncut. on top of that bugs kept flying into my mouf, so i swallowed them and closed my mouth...but then theyd fly into my nose and choke me, prompting more profanity. the bugs wouldve been fine if it werent for the painful thunderthigh chafe and shorts/boxer rideup/correction every 20 steps...ugh X_X

Nehoo, i be fellin pretty gewd. almost recubbered, and ready for more hard training. santa cruz half in 3 weeks! prepare to PR!! V(^_^)V

stay classy sf bay area...kaka~~

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pre-short race thoughts~~

T-2 days left until emerald across the bay 12k O_O~! Thisll be my first short distance race evarr, with my shortest previous race being a half marathon (not counting the 5k leg of sprint triathlon). speedwork over the past few weeks has gone well. I did a bunch of threshold runs @ 12k distance, all under 8 minute average split O_O! I've also been working on sets of mile repeats...I think I was doing them above 7 minutes when i first started a couple weeks ago, but now i can consistently get them below 6:45 O_O, wewt!!~ (also had mah best mile time evarr @ 6:18 yesterday night ^_^)

Oooo0o0o0 i must talk about my new training buddy:
So awethumb ^_^!~! Tracks lap times, does intervals, has alarms, and all that jazz!~~ While run training has been going well, swim training has been hit or miss... had an issue the other day where certain minorities annoying people (4) jumped into my lane and kept trying to race me in the middle of my 500yd sets. I just ignored them and kept on going with my workout plan (smoking their lame asses in the process), but also kept getting paranoid that theyd do something dick like pee in my lane or jump in on my back or some crap like that. they also kept getting in the way...its already hard enuff to circle swim with 4 teammates in one lane...freaking hella annoying when its with random noobs. meh, it annoys me to think abt it again so will just hope they were only there for 1 night. It seems like there is only a 1.5 hour window each night in which it is safe to go swimming @ local 24 hour fitness.....if u go before that window, it is too crowded with non-swimmers and noobie blockers crowding up the lane. If you miss the window and go in late, you run into your usual late night douchebags that you usually see lifting (or dropping) weights, trying to look big. Either way, go at the wrong time and it pretty much ruins the workout, efff...

Anyways, nuffa that depressing crap. Pretty stoked about the race this weekend. Gonna eat a tasty sammich afterwards, run the dipsea trail, and hit up roadrunner on the way back to use mah $20 lawsuit voucher, w00t~~ Hopefully can look even more awesomer than this pic i found of the sprint tri run leg:

rest day today, feeling fat T_T. easy 20 mi bike tomollo, then up @ 530am on sunday and off to SF!~~ kk, gg, bbl

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wistful Weekend Workout

I ran to the top of that (Mission Peak) yday, 1:05, fastest thyme evahh~~ ^_^. I remember when i moved here 2 years ago (50 fatass #s ago), and made it in between the second and third benches (hiking) with my friend ebfore we both gave up and turned around, shamed and treated. Did an easy 3.5mi today, power napped after work and didnt wanna go swimming afterwards (weather sucked outside X_X). Tomollo will be 5.5mi with speed~
Me and Fi went on a romantic 45mi ride on sat morning. Heres us @ a bench by the lake O_O~~
Aaand viewing a waterfall together. I love my treadmill/bike path~~
Aunt's haus, pit/pee/poo stop and h2o refill. This is the cyclist's "hat hair"

It was a good weekend. Was not too sore after the bike, so I did mission peak for some strength running. Twas a very reflective and introspective time. Being out on the trail, running or biking, lets u take a step back and think about wtfs up, say hello to God and reconnect, and just enjoy the world. Oh yeah also swam 2000 yds on sat morning before biking. It was a little annoying, some old man doing breaststroke in my lane. I sometimes ponder a business case of an "Athletes Only" gym. No casual quintagenarian+ members, probably not too many obese members. Must be a serious athlete to gain membership (proof of race past or present required). Would that fly?_? I think id pay a premium to work out around ppl who are there to actually work out, and know proper weight/pool etiquette. Iono, maybe if i win the lottery T_T~~

I think ill write more about that later though. I am supah thankful for the support and companionship of mah running pals. People who understand the hunger and the drive. As more people learn about my ironman triathlon and ultra aspirations, the underlying "why?_?" comes up more and more frequently. I had a lot of time to think about it on that bike ride, and the short answer is, it is just a part of who i am now. I grew up the funny fat kid that everyone likes to have around; now that im older, i just subtracted "fat" from my funny fat kid persona. Still love to laff, play pranks, and get outside and explore the world. Being an ex-fatass is just a by product of unleashing that wildchild, so to speak~~

More on this later, need to think a bit more, maybe after a 20 miler~~

Oh one last thing. most guys lust for girls, maybe Man Jose has a large part to do with this, but instead of babes, this bike makes me weak in the knees:
::SWOON::!!~~~ V(^_^)V

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My first triathlon (in photo)

some picture highlights from the race:

so many aspiring triathletes, twas essiting!
not eager to enter the cold ass 50° water -_-
open water start...had to swim like 125m to get there lol~~ i guess it was a good warmup
8 strapping young men pulling swimmers out of the water onto the docks. i hit my groin on something on the way up, wtf~~

i swallowed a mouf full of salt water right at the start of the swim. all the salt water on my lips made me feel like i was gonna drown, but i just kept turning my arms over. I think i still feel like throwing up here, after exiting the water, lawl -_-
Stripping of wetsuit while running to bike transition. no biking pics tho, for now~~
this was right after the bike-> run transition. both of my calves cramped and my pace sucked and i wanted to swear. my friend was yelling "try harder!!" and i was laffing and telling him how much i wanted to die at that moment ~_~

Kickin it up for the home stretch~~ only going 90% caz ive had to fart for the past 2 miles (sometimes put putting in pplz faces as i passed (lawl, pun intended!!)) and dont wanna have an oopsies and ruin my day X_X
First tri, done!!! total of 01:11:57 for 500m swim, 20km bike, 5k run, + transitions~~!
Post race, running mates jo n jon~~
Tri training pals joe wade jo~~

Random observation: plenty of hawt girls...but their bikes were EVEN HAWTER O_O!~~

It was a good experience. Next up, silicon valley international triathlon!! olympic distance (1500 Meter Swim - 24.9 Mile Bike - 6.2 Mile Run)

stay classy san francisco~~