Saturday, February 04, 2006

Amazing Day!

What a day.

It is only 11:20AM here in San Diego, but I have already had the greatest day!

I woke at 5:15AM and did y morning rituals. After my shower, I got a phone call from Roch telling me he wanted to run with me since he is rehabbing a hip injury. That took a lot of stress off of me worry about holding up a group or being dropped from a group and getting lost or sum’n.

We headed over to UCSD’s track and did a short mile or so to warm up and then hit the track for drills. Roch and I just ran 3 min on 2 min off. We worked on my running form. I have been practicing on my own in the afternoons by runnin a couple miles down by the beach trying to reshape my horrible nonproductive form. I am doing better hitting on my mid foot rather than my heel. In changing my style I got another massive blister, but I don’t care because I could have run ALL DAY LONG!! I really could have. I don’t know why and I am not sure if I will be able to do it again, but after somewhere around maybe 2.5 miles, I was just getting pumped, but the there was the blister.

After returning to get some grub and shower we headed to the meeting room to hear a lecture from Faris Al Sultan. Now many of you will know him, but for those of you who aren’t as familiar with him, he won Kona, Hawaii Ironman last year. He kicks butt. More than that . . . he is as cool as the other side of the pillow, just an all around cool dude.

He is pictured, with me, in at the top of this post. He didn’t speak, rather he just took questions. There were many and then he signed the Triathlete Magazine cover where he was pictured for winning Hawaii.

Wow, I am having a blast.

Again, I would advise anyone who enjoys this sport or is thinking about taking it on to attend this camp. There are all levels here. There are groups that could be pros to me, my individual group, but I get a lot of one on one attention, so it works out.

Until tomorrow . . .


rocketboy said...

faris "the al-sultan of swat"??? is he taking the moniker or no?? glad to see you are enjoying it!

Tri-ing Fat Man said...

I did in an open forum mention that we wanted him to use the nickname, I think he was receptive to the idea.

Thanks man,

Be home Monday

Twice the Man said...

Glad your having a great time.

Anonymous said...

Tri-ing Fat Man-

I ditched more than 100lbs (from 295 to 190, currently) through eating better and tri training and have been never felt better. I just finished my first marathon last weekend and will be registering for my first 1/2 Iron distance race soon!

If I can do it, I know you can too.

Tri-ing Fat Man said...


I trust I can do it if you can. I am very proud of your accomplishments and it makes me even more excited to hear of others success.

Keep it up. Which 1/2 are you doing?

I am tri-ing IronStar this October.