Sunday, May 3, 2009

Weekend in review

Pork, it's what's for diner! Poor Paris Hilton thought you could get swine flu through eating pork. No dummy it is from kissing those pig-headed men you date!

Here are some good times from our TEAM transition practice on Thursday. Everyone got a chance to live the horror, oops, I mean fun of getting to make a fool out of themselves to the sophisticated roadies over at the bike loop at the park and to work out the kinks before this weekend's race.
Little do they realize how much fun this is going to be!
First off, 15 pushups to get the arms nice and tired...
Then spin around 5 times to get good and dizzy...
Then sprint to the bike rack and go through T1...
Run out fast like a bolt of lightning...
Get over that mount line...
Get watched by your fellow TEAMmates...


Well, I have my voice back but it is still weird sounding. I have a cough that is not fun. It is that cough you get when you are trying to clear something out of your throat and nothing happens. It is that dry and kinda painful cough. The medication seems to be working so it is back to the gym in the morning.

On Saturday I was in The Woodlands to watch a bunch of my TNT Tri TEAM have a go at the CB&I Triathlon. The weather was warm and humid but at least the sun stayed behind the clouds until the awards ceremony. TNT buddy Terry came in second place in his age group. Yahoo Terry! The big news is that one of my Tri guys Erik came in second place in the Clydesdale category! Erik is 203 lbs. and stands at 6' 3". He is a fast cyclist and a super fast runner. I am debating on letting him loose the three pounds he want to loose before Cap Tex or to keep him at or above 200 pounds so that he can race as a Clydesdale where the competition would be stiffer in his age group and possibly better as a Clydesdale. And I have to get him to buy a transition bag. He rolled up to body marking with his gear in a plastic grocery sack and stuff was falling out of it.
Erik got a Timex Headsweats hat and a nice metal water bottle for his podium finish.


I went and saw WOLVERINE yesterday with the family. IT WAS FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! If you have not seen it yet or you did go see it and left right when the movie ended, you don't want to miss the zinger at the end of the credits. Can we say SEQUEL??!!??
Here is Buddy doing his Wolverine impression at the local pizza joint after the movie.


Today I got up early and led a group of the TNT Tri TEAM out to Chapel Hill, TX for a hilly bike ride. Not 5 minutes after we got to Chapel Hill, the muggy 74 degree weather turned to drizzly 67 degree weather but the TEAM soldiered on. I drove SAG and helped out a few people on the Houston Tri Club's ride and picked up one of my own when she made a wrong turn on the route and got her back with the group. They all said that the hills were tough but that they really needed them. We got back in to town and stopped at a local grill for Sunday brunch.

I went with the family down to the University of Houston for the annual Offshore Oil Technology Conference's Crawfish Boil. YUM!!! For those of you up north, yes, we consider crayfish a delicacy in the south. They are only available for a few short weeks each April and May and if you are lucky, you can attend a crawfish boil every weekend if you plan it right. Yes, you only get a little piece of meat out of each "Mud Bug" but it is totally worth all the work. My dream dish would be Crawfish Enchiladas. Enchiladas are tough enough on their own to make just because it is so work intensive. Add the job of shucking crawfish and the task of making the dish can take a good majority of the day of hard labor.

Well, that is about it. Hopefully after a visit to Dr. D in the morning for the back I can start to get back to training again.  More pictures of today's ride tomorrow or the next day.

Later Gators,

Liz

8 comments:

Greyt Times said...

That is a GREAT idea!!! Push-ups, spin around then go through T1 practice. Love it! LOVE IT!!!! I'm so doing that!!

Ryan said...

You are brutal to your athletes...I love it.

Best wishes for your return to training!

The Lazy Triathlete said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM BACON!!!!

Good luck getting back to training.

Paul said...

That is a wicked wolverine picture!!

Rainmaker said...

Lazy has it right - it's all about the Bacon!

Though, your transition training looks pretty entertaining too!

Jeff said...

No doubt your team loves you for all that spinning and pushups. Is that to approximate what the swim will feel like.

Hey, I understand the crayfish thing. We're blue crab eaters and I'm good for three for four before I want something more substantial to bite into. I have friends that can sit for hours cleaning those babies.

Viv said...

Your ride with the Carriemeister looked awesome! You guys r just a lil nuts just a little but mostly it is hardcore :-) Buddy is too cute making his own blades Wolverine style! Congrats to Erik you gotta love those who come with a grocery bag and kick butt! Makes me so happy I spent big bucks on big ol fancy bag with a bunch of compartments for no hardware...LOL!

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