Monday, July 21, 2008

2008 Island Swim

I had a good weekend for training. Saturday I had to work from 10-2 so I headed out early on my bike and got in 90km of solid riding. While I was at work Lea went over to the Market Square to help my sister out because she is running the Blueberry festival and after I was done I met them over there and had a few sweets. After that was a short 2km swim in the pool because the next day was the Island Swim. It's a great local swimming event that brings out a lot of people every year. I've won it now five or six times in a row. It was calling for rain and thunderstorms all day on Sunday but as soon as we got to the beach it cleared up and the sun came out. I had a good swim which was encouraging after my last swim in Timmins. My 1.6km time around the island was 18:22, about 10seconds faster than last year. Lea had a good swim also in about 27minutes and had a bit sprint to the finish with Jack. After that Lea and I headed home with a stop at the Home Hardware to pick up some plants and vegetables to plant in our garden. Lea had to go back to the pool to work so I went out for a good 13km run that felt really good.
We are planning on having a some people over next weekend on Saturday for a BBQ and kind of a little house warming party. Hopefully we'll have all the painting done by then downstairs. So I hope everyone can make and we can have a fun night. 275 Seventh Ave. in Lively. People can start coming over around 3ish or whenever they can make it. We'll have lots of food but if you think you can make it give me a shout or send me and e-mail.
This week I just got a lot more training planned. I'm not racing for a few weeks so this will give me a chance to get in a lot of hard training with little rest before my next race.

"Thank you to all the people who said I couldn't, you have been what has defined me, never give up, and never back down".

1 comment:

Nacogdoches said...

I'm impressed with your workout regimen! Best of luck in your endeavors. (I found your blog because of my Google Alert for blueberry festivals, which is one of our local events here in Nacogdoches, Texas.)
If you'd like a Texas Blueberry Festival t-shirt to wear on your runs or rides - or just around town - send me an address and I'll shoot one up to you.
- Bruce R. Partain
Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce