Monthly Archive: June 2008

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One Final Tune-Up

This past weekend, I raced in the San Jose International Triathlon (SJIT).  It is a local favorite; right here at Lake Almaden.   A quick breakfast, prepped from the night before, and knowledge of the secret parking spot, I didn’t even have to get up much before 6am for a race that started at 7.  Nice! SJIT is a 1.2k swim (although, the water level was low, so I think the swim was pretty short), a 40k bike, and a 10k run.  I had no expectations.  I removed all the computerized ‘gear’ from my bike, didn’t wear a heart rate monitor,...

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Memorial Day Ride 2008 (EEW #3)

I think I’ve lost count of the number of “Epic Exercise Weekends (EEW)” I’ve had, there have been so many. But I’ll call Memorial Day weekend number three. I rode my bike to Santa Barbara. It sounds impressive, doesn’t it? People stare at me funny, but it is more sane than it sounds. This very talented and fast bike rider, Janine, organizes this group ride every year from San Jose to Santa Barbara. It is four days of bike riding, approximately 360 miles in total. I say ‘approximately’ because there are variations on mileage each day and you can always...