Monday, February 16, 2009

Look Out!

I had a small collision in the pool this morning...

Me and another swimmer ran into each other: he was circle swimming (down one side, back the other) and I was sticking to the left side. We're both at fault: I should've been circling too, but he should've split since I was in the lane first. Stuff happens.
Speaking of swimming, I need to move up a lane since I'm getting 8 seconds rest between sets and should get no more than 5. That means I'll only get 3 seconds rest when I move up, though. Time to suck it up , I guess.
I picked up some Chamois Butt'r last week and it's good stuff. No more saddle sores or "Monkey Butt" on long rides or wet rides. It also has an interesting cooling sensation...TMI?
Mom and Dad came down last week as well and dropped off a belated Xmas gift.
Dad says he cancelled it, but they seem to have sent it anyway. The ball is really good for working out my hip and the book tells you what areas to work on depending on what symptoms you have. Since the kit was so late, they included some free NUUN (good as an electrolyte replacement and pretty tasty) as well as a Zorrell tech T-shirt. Cool.
Last thing: I sold my Vision Quest spot. I've been thinking about it and the "race" doesn't make sense in the grander scheme of my season. With the money I got from selling the spot, I'm can do a few of the US-Cup XC races instead. It just makes more sense when I look at my training and race schedule for me to do shorter, high intensity races instead of a 7-8 hour epic.
I'm really excited about racing some of the US-Cup series! It's been too long since I've raced XC and I miss it.


Ryan Weeger said...

Are you doing bonelli march 1? I think im going to hit that one up if I dont work.

Luke said...

who picked up the spot?

Slater Fletcher said...

Will miss you @ VQ! but I will be cheering you on at some of the XC races this year.

That Chamois Butt'r is AWESOME!

Love to year how that trigger point tools work out . . .

XTERRA 29er said...

When I was 14 I knocked a girl out at an Olympic swim camp. They had to take her away in an ambulance. For the record, she was on the wrong side of the lane.