Sunday, January 3, 2010

I sold it

I sold the snowboard today. No more of that foolish sport for me. Now I just need to find some skis....assuming the doctor says I can ski. We have a whole bunch of skiing planned, probably at least one day for 3/4 of the weekends from now until early March. My arm hasn't been improving much lately, making me think it's something more serious. It's the extremes that hurt- either a full extension or curl. Gripping and twisting, especially a strong handshake, really hurts. I was able to get in the pool last week, although only for 2000 and then 800 yards. I see the doc tomorrow afternoon...

Now that the new year has come, I can see my totals for 2009:
Swim 145 hours, 464,400 yards
Bike 136 hours, 2,485 miles
Run 143 hours, 1,042 miles
Other (mostly lifting) 14 hours

So that's a total of 438 hours. That's pretty low compared to many triathletes, but I'd suggest the main difference between 438 and the other totals I've seen is junk or recovery miles. I didn't race longer than an Oly, and trained accordingly. Most of the hours, especially once spring rolled around, were high quality. 2010 will likely be more of the same. Why mess with something that works? Sure, I'll make some improvements, but that's just tweaking.

Happy New Year to everyone! May your plans and dreams for 2010 come long as you don't plan on finishing in front of me. ;-)


  1. Hope the doctor doesn't have really bad news. I'm sure you're anxious to get back to your training. I'd offer to sell you my skis but getting them from Houston to Maine hardly seems worth it.

  2. Glad to hear you sold the board. I hope your arm gets better soon although it sounds like you did a number on it. Good luck with the Doc and let us know what he/she says. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

  3. Good on selling that board!! :)
    Keep us posted on the arm... hmmm. not good that it still isn't right.
    I think 440 hours is A LOT given you competed in Olys... I was only a couple hundred (not even) over that--and I was training for IM!

  4. Ack, sorry to hear about the snowboarding incident. I SUCK big time when it comes to any snow or cold weather sports. Well, maybe I can handle snowshoeing but that's about it.

    Hope you heal up quick as 2010 is upon us!