Sunday, December 28, 2008

Boxing Day and Banalla

Lately, two posts in one week is pretty rare for me...but I thought I need to get better at giving updates.

The last week was a good one, both in terms of having a good holiday and getting the training rolling. After a Christmas celebration with Chris' family (which was great), we set out on a long ride the next morning (Boxing Day). Despite feeling a bit ill (from the day before) it ended up being a beautiful ride up to the mountain top town of Falls Creek. Before the day was done, we had 170+ km in the legs (30 km of which were climbing) and well over 6hrs in the saddle.

The following day, we decided to head over to the small town of Banalla, for a sprint race that started at 5pm. It is a bit weird to be getting ready for a triathlon at 3pm, but I rolled with it. There was quite a bit of fatigue in the legs, but I still ended up having a pretty good race!

Today we recovered a bit with our new favorite card game of Uno and planned out NYE Day ride and festivities. Should be another fantastic week in Albury. The time is flying and before I know it, I will be in New Zealand (Jan 13th).

I hope everyone had a great holiday and has a safe new year!

Cheers,
BB

Friday, December 26, 2008

Long Time No Blog....Catching Up

Well, it has been over a month without a post. Yes, I am still alive and kicking in Albury and I know that is a long time with out an update ;)

After a period of evaluating how Ironman has gone recently, I am going to switch my focus a little bit in 2009. Not "away" from Ironman, but will be including some specific training for some 70.3 races. You can be sure that I will be at Ironman Wisconsin, as well as possibly a few others. I will have a posted race schedule soon.

New Look. Stay tuned for a new look to my website. It will include information on my clinics/seminars that I give in Madison, as well as an Ironman Wisconsin Training Camp that I am putting together at the beginning of August.

The economy has officially affected Blake. As a result I have 2 coaching vacancies for 2009. If you are interested you can contact me via email at blakebeck@gmail.com

Daily life is good in the household of C,M,JD,Brooke & myself. I am back training and rolling pretty well right now. I will most likely decide to toe the line at Challenge Wanaka (www.challenge-wanaka.com) on Jan 17, since I will be at the race and the other guys in the house will be racing as well.

That is it for now. I hope that everyone is having a fantastic holiday season and I will see you in the new year!

Cheers,
Blake