Monday, September 24, 2007


Well, I think it's time for an update.

Truth be told, I haven't really been training much. Especially when you consider Kona is now less than 3 weeks away, and I have not been on my bike since Wisconsin. I've been running and swimming, but even that has been limited. I needed the break. I also just got my bike back, as there were some issues with the shipping of it from Inside Out Sports, when I mailed it back from Madison.

I've been drinking beer, and went to the USC at Nebraska football game. It was fun until the middle of the 2nd quarter, when we started to get creamed. Otherwise, it was nice to show my wife where I went to college, and sit in my season ticket seats for the first time. I also got to see some college friends, and spend some quality time with them.

I have some plans for this blog, and some announcements to make soon, but will wait on them.

So what's up with Kona? Well, I am going, and I am going to complete the race. I need to see the course and learn it. I will be training this week and next week a bit seriously, with the idea of making sure I don't embarrass myself! I also want to just focus on my run, and race conservatively to have a decent run. I think if I race this way, I'll learn a lot and still have an enjoyable experience.

I need to be in the water to start this race, and really absorb the whole environment. I need to enjoy the race, the pre-race festivities, the scene, the course, etc, so that I know what it is I am working so hard for. I need to know what the prize is, and be comfortable for next year when I come back to Kona and aim for a great performance.

So that's the update for now. I know I promised a post on the Zoot shoes, and I will write about them soon, I promise!



moonpie said...

Sounds like a good plan Jim! Since you are not seriously "racing" this it would be a good time to really enjoy it. My guess is, once you start "racing" it you probably won't get to enjoy all those little things as much.

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Love the updates and your intrigue on competing at such a high level. Can't wait to hear about your experience in Hawaii...

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