My racing season kicked off in earnest today with the first workout of the
year. It was a light pool workout, and my shoulders are reminding me that
it’s been three months since I have been in the water. 400m warm up, 2x800m
drills, 200m cool down.
I’m back with my coach, Ben Bigglestone of VO2Multisport. The results last
year were good, though not great. It wasn’t because I wasn’t prepared. It
wasn’t lack of heart. I had some good races, and some bad ones. I love
toeing the line, though, and I look forward to pushing myself even harder
My plan for this season is to post more of the training log. As someone who
has a pretty demanding job, and three young kids, I wanted to share not just
the race reports but the commitment that goes into these sorts of endeavors.
It is possible. You just have to do the work. And have the support from your
support crew. B... (more)
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t
want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary
table. The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional
interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people.
99% of All Decade Lists That Come This Year Will Be Wrong Twitter Will Become
A Footnote Real Time Has Had It’s Time Interest Rates Will Begin To Rise
Housing Prices Being To Stall And Then Fall Jorge Lorenzo Will Win MotoGP
World Championship Netbook Market Disappears Apple’s Dis... (more)
This past week being Thanksgiving had a couple of things happen. Busy closing
things out at work. Busy with family stuff. Busy eating.
So a few days were missed out this week, and there’s not much to report.
The pool yardage is definitely starting to go up, and the workouts are
getting harder. That’s always fun.
I’m mostly surprised about how long I am able to go with my runs. The 10.3
miles was pretty easy. It wasn’t fast meant to be fast, but I did expect to
have a longer ramp period to get to a point where I was putting in those kind
of miles in a single run. This coming week... (more)
Brandon Watson's "Many Niches" Blog
There’s been quite a bit of chatter on the web about the Azure Services
Platform. Obviously I’m excited to see people talking about our new
platform, especially when there is plenty of good, some bad, and some good if
not somewhat rambling. There will be no shortage of guessing as to what
Microsoft is “really up to” with our development efforts.
I wanted to take a crack at that one, but from a completely different
perspective. I want to frame the discussion centered on the motivations of
the platform providers, and let that be a guide to understa... (more)
The NW Epic Series hosted the 4th annual Cap Forest 50 down in Olympia, WA.
This was my second attempt at the race, though my goals were somewhat
different from last year. Last year was simply “can I do this?” Since
most of this year was focused on triathlon training, I hadn’t spent nearly
as much time on the mountain bike. Once I finished the Lake Stevens Half
Ironman on July 21, my motivation fell through the floor. I basically took
most of the last 5 weeks off, hoping that the hard 8 months of training would
carry me through this 50 mile effort. For the most part it did.