Sunday, January 29, 2006

fighting the cold, fighting the snow and fighting the man...

i can't fully kick this cold. I don't feel horrible, just a bit of nasal drip and fatique. Erika is real bad and Carter still seems to be coughing too. This might be my reality with a kid. Great.

we got a bit of snow here in Maine, but not a ton. I was able to ski a few days at Pineland and did short ski yesterday on a 50 degree day...holy shit global warming is legit! Supposed to get a snow/ice storm the next few days.

the man is actually my local YMCA pool. That damn thing is always closed! I pay 42.00 per month and get shut out about 1/3 of the time. the sign always says "due to an accident"? what the hell does that mean? All I can think about is a caddy shack moment!

anyway, Feb is here time to get serious for Placid. I am on good form, feel motivated and ready to put in 25 hard weeks!

train smart y'all.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Maine: the winter training destination!

Well the last few days have been near 50 and sunny...I think we set record highs both days. The snow is GONE! Not a speck anywhere. That's fine, that is what is great about just do a different sport. Road ~2.5 hours outside today with Tom and Scott, a few of the guys from the Tucson trip. Seem like good guys and should be fun to train with for a week.

Still battling this cold, and thought i had it licked, but feel crappy again today.

Tomorrow looks colder and still sunny so I plan to run 90mins and maybe ride in the afternoon.

Train smart! KP

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Inevitable cold

Carter has had a cold for a few days now, and I figured it was a matter of time before I got it...that time is now. I woke up this AM with a sore throat, and the "taste" of illness in my mouth. Time to hit the Vit C, and the Coldeeze.

In other news, Lake Placid Loppet has been postponed for about the 3rd year in a row. They really should just move it to mid Feb. Looks like I lost another entry fee to a ski race (3 so far this season for about ~100.00).

I guess I will stay home, work and try to get better this weekend. I will train for sure, but try to keep the intensity low.

check out for some insite into the Olympic selection for the nordic team...lots of anger over there right now!
Be well!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

...and off snow.

well, 3 days of 50 degree weather and rain has killed the snow in New england. The forcast calls for some today and tomorrow, but it will be a while before we are back up and skiing! Luckily there are other sports to train and I hope to keep some form.

Check the pic of Carter at 4 months:
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