Double Brick

IronMel’s blog about the Brick starts with the old Commodores song, ‘She’s a BRICK….HOUSE…She’s Mighty Mighty….Jus’ Lettin’ It ALL Hang Out…’ – I can’t get that out of my mind now, so I have just downloaded it from iTunes and added it to my “Soundtrack” tape for the Ironman. A “brick” is a combination of […]

Tuesday/Wednesday workout; Playlist; Turkey and Bike Story

Last one first. You gotta read this story HERE – oh lord. And I thought I had turkey problems! Yesterday was a Swim ladder, and a Brick spin/run. I had a bunch of “clean up email” stuff to do, and “suddenly” it was 3:00 – time to get the whole thing in! So I strapped on […]

Episode 19: The Spirit Cape Speaks, a couple of Tune Snippets, and my current favorite quote.

On Saturday, I received the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team In Training Ironteam Spirit Cape, and this podcast details what happened next that day while inspired by the cape.  Happy holidays, and be sure to check out the blog for some photos. As promised, CLICK HERE for the link to my donation page – remember, all Donors […]

New Playlist from Da Snipah (and 1st Swim Marker Set time)

Today is a “Swim Marker Set” – we have to warm up, do a few drills, then swim 800 yards continuously at “race pace” and report our time back to our coaches. I’m off to do it in about 10 minutes. Last night I received a CD of Toonz from my BFF Melissa Horwitz (a/k/a […]

Short Run and Playlist

Today was a “short” run (40 minutes). I’m still concerned when I read I was supposed to get about 5.0 miles, and I actually got 2.6. That makes me 1/2 as fast as I should be. H actually wants to map out the “cut off” (or “chip”) times for the Louisville Ironman, so that I […]

Bike Trainer Workout (Hill Climb) and Playlist

OK, I admit it. In all the years that I was training for triathlons (a billion years ago when Dinosaurs roamed the Earth), I NEVER really trained for the bike part. And it was always my undoing. I didn’t really “know how” to train for the Bike. I also didn’t know how to train for […]

Swim/Run Brick and Playlist

Today was a Swim/Run Brick. The Swim was 1600, mainly of drills. I’m concerned because my left arm is still numb from the bike ride on Sunday. Just not sure what to make of this. I have good gloves, I’m trying not to “lean” on that side, etc. – but it is even waking me […]

Swim Today Plus Playlist and as a BONUS, “Major Tom” lyrics in English & German

Today I got to the pool and realized I had left my workout on the passenger seat of the car! D’oh! I did remember it was 1750, and that the beginning was a 300 warmup, then the usual drills (3×50 of on back/swim then “catch up”/swim then scull/swim), and I knew there was a 300 […]

Happy Turkey Day! Recipes, Run and Playlist

Got up this morning, and H and I got to work preparing for Thanksgiving. First, wild mushroom soup (serves 6): 2 lbs wild mushrooms, 1/2 c unsalted butter, 1/3 cup chopped green onions, 6 garlic cloves, peeled, 3T flour, 6 cups chicken stock, 3/4 c heavy cream, 2 tsp tarragon, 1/4 cup Creme Fraiche, 1 […]

My first “brick” and its Playlist

This was my view for an hour yesterday as I sat on my bike trainer on the driveway, peddling away. Well, until dusk, then dark – then I wasn’t seeing much of anything (smile). Yesterday’s workout was a “brick” – meaning 2 disciplines right after each other. First, the bike for an hour. This involved […]