Monday, May 7, 2012


SIX: The number of marathons that Oscar has run, including yesterday's finish at the Pittsburgh Marathon.  He didn't reach his goal of breaking 3 hours but he did PR!  He's getting a little closer each time and I know, one day, he will get there.  I can't even really begin to express how proud of him I am.  He has always been my hero and my true source of motivation in my own athletic endeavours!  GREAT JOB out there yesterday O!  Although at first he claimed that he was going to take a break from the marathon for a while, by the time we were eating our post race ice cream after dinner, he was looking up the dates of the Harrisburg and Columbus Marathons this fall.  ;)  

19,000: Approximate number of finishers in yesterday's race (including half marathon and full marathon).  INSANITY!  I did my run through the South Side and Strip District while the race was going on and it was just awesome to see the streets of Pittsburgh absolutely packed with runners.  I felt like all of Pittsburgh was pounding the pavement yesterday morning and it was so fun and inspiring to watch!

SEVENTEEN: Number of hours I rode my bike last week.

NINETEEN: Number of hours I have on the schedule for bike riding this week.

1: Number of workouts on my schedule today.  2500 yard easy swim.  Oh recovery day how I love you more than you can know.

44.23: Number of miles I ran last week.  My running (especially off the bike) is much improved over last year.  But I know I have a loooooong way to go.  Do I have a sub 3:35 marathon in me in Coeur d'Alene?

FIVE: The number of times Roxy has yawned at me since I've started typing this blog.  Her way of telling me she's bored with my "numbers"?  :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend and congrats to all who raced!  It was a HUGE weekend for swim/bike/run and I thoroughly enjoyed "watching" everyone crush it!  :)


  1. I admire your passion and the drive you have, but I don't believe there is anyway I would EVER train that much. My highest training week ever is 20 weeks and you are practically riding your bike that much this week. Can't wait to see what you do at CDA.

  2. Solid week! Congrats to Oscar on his PR yesterday. :)

  3. Ha! I got one of those nice recovery swim days today too and it was PERFECT. Hope you enjoyed it :-)

  4. yoinks! that is a lot of freakin bike time.

  5. Wasn't the marathon/half-marathon insanely awesome!? It was so awesome to be a part of/watch something like that in Pittsburgh. Congrats to Oscar on the PR!

    Oh man, I *wish* I could find 17-19 hours in the week to be on my bike!! Jealous :)

  6. sub 3:35...that makes me giggle. You are so much faster than that...if only the darn gut would let you get away with it. 7 more weeks!!!! Whoop!

  7. oh my gosh. Wow. Really? 19 hours? JUST on the bike?? Reallly?? I'm a bit in shock over that one. And sub 3:35 in the run at CdA??? Oh yes... no doubt in my mind you can crush that!!!!

  8. 17 hours of riding last week and 19 this week? Really?!?!?!?! No wonder you are running well off the bike, the bike takes nothing out of you now. You just inspired me to ride a bit more.

  9. whoa bike hours!!!! holy cow! now THAT is a lot of biking oh and I have an answer for you.
    YES you have sub 3:35 in you in CDA, that much I know for sure!!

  10. Beth I know you love your training time. And it's a good thing!
    And congrats again to Oscar. You two are so inspiring.