Friday, December 29, 2006

2006 Recap & Update

Hi Everyone,

It has been a little while since I have posted, so let me bring you up to speed. Since IMFL I decided that I needed to come way down. My 2006 season was almost 10 months long.

Post race I took 2 weeks almost completely off, then followed those two weeks with 2 of doing whatever I felt like. The only structure that I added was in the weight room.

I have also being giving free triathlon clinics around the city of Madison, which have been held at the Fleet Feet Running Store, The Trek Bike Shop and SBR Coaching Facility. The turnout for the clinics has been great, with between 50 and 65 in attendance.

On the work side of things, I moved from Starbucks to a new brewery in town. Things have started slow, but I am now putting in over 50hrs per week and the business is picking up. Hopefully, this will 'line the pockets' a bit before I head down to Clermont, FL again for 8 weeks.

Between 50+ hours per week at the brewery, 20 hours of training, coaching and running the seminars, I don't have time for much else. That being said, I am very happy with where things are at right now.

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The past year was a learning year for me in the racing world. It was my first year training 'fulltime' and I spent much of it tired. I trained with my now good friend Justin Daerr in Clermont, FL and then Boulder, CO (Colorado is my new favorite state). I also met two people who have also become good friends, Chris McDonald & Marilyn MacDonald.

I trained with Siri Lindley's Elite Squad for a month toward the end of the summer in Boulder. Boulder, CO also allowed me to meet 'everyone' that has a name in triathlon. Things I discovered: Dave Scott still trains hard, many of the women are even better looking in person, Cam Widoff is as cool as you think and the fast-lane at Flatiron Athletic Club Masters is a loooooong way off (Simon Lessing leads that one).

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This next year will have a few changes in it. I will make an announcement soon as to where I will be training after Clermont (January 23 - April 2), as well new sponsors for the year. I will drop this hint as to what is going on: think of these key words: Lance & Tick Tick Tick).

That is all for now. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

Happy New Year!!

BB