Friday, July 11, 2008

ATTACK RHODE ISLAND! or Rhode Trip Part Deux.

" And in this Corner Caesar is pleased to bring you the Barbarian Horde!"- Gladiator

Alright John Hirsch and I have had a good natured war of words as he and his RI based crew prepare to defend their motherland from the hordes of other New Englanders, including HEAT's massive wrecking crew. For sure I know we have 6 takers:
Myself, Jamie, Bill and Tony, No bikeMike and Jim the defending champion of the men's 30+ left handed aqua bike, anyone else sporting flames or their HEAT T-shirts holla.

Ok all that aside I've booked a cheap hotel, so I will not be driving I-95 at all hours of the day and night. I'm hoping for a good result so I can justify my week long recovery, also I will have race reports a plenty looming over me. I'm not going elite and if I win I think I'm going to forgo Florida, ( knowing my luck it will be in the middle of mid-terms although anyone looking to sponsor a Bob vs. Jodi 70.3 War please leave a message along with a donation :) )Right now I just want to go out there and try to lower my times, if I podium great, if not I know it is a stacked field, although if I won my age group that would be some serious bragging rights. Park City looks like it will be a go so I will be racing at least once more this season, Hopefully I have most of what I need sorted out so I can do Nutmegman. But one step at a time this weekend I have a tour of the Ocean State, then some down time and back to training and school. Well time to go psyche up.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Race Reports coming soon....

Next week you'd better have a jumbo mug of coffee ready as the Patriot Tri, Griskus Sprint and RI 70.3 race reports will be gracing the pages of Of Triathlons, God, and Random Crap.

Because of the busy race schedule I apologize that I haven't posted them sooner but it's hard trying to catch a break between work and traveling it's been nearly impossible to sit down and write. I did the Griskus sprint last night and finished in 1:08.16 4 min. faster than last year and good enough for 27th overall, the official race report will state where I finished in the age group.....let's just say I was happy with the result although I got beat by some dude from Hong Kong.

RI 70.3 is this weekend I'm opting not to stay in a hotel so I'm just going to drive down on Saturday and Sunday, figure $50 for gas is cheaper than $200 for a hotel. Although another part of me is saying just to scrap it, as some other expected and unexpected expenses are beginning to pop up.

As for the racing season after RI it is all based on Finances, if the money rolls around for Nutmegman great, if not I can live not doing it. Same with Park City and Niantic, I'd like to do them but they are a luxury at this point.

I figure the race reports will take up a lot of time during my rest week, I'm also going to continue looking for a part time job, to try to supplement my income, I've got bills to pay and future dreams I want to finance so this might be a wise decision, it always seems I run into a dilemma when I have money I never have time to do what I want and when I have the time I never seem to have the money. Well that's enough from me back to the grind.