It is 1 in the morning and I can't sleep. My leg is aching so badly and I can't get comfortable in bed. I have been pretty bummed lately, but this blog hopefully will be more cheerfull. I have big plans for the future. I hope to be over this little broken leg thing soon and be training harder than ever. I originally wanted to have the fastest time in the 1/2 ironman here in june, but as i havent been able to train lately i am pretty sure that will never happen, but with a good year of smart choices and training I hope to be able to do it next year. This is going to be a good year though.
At school I have started a club. it is a triathlon and cycling club. I have been talking to a guy named Gary Vasconi about some uniforms. He makes the most comfortable italian bike clothes ever made. There seems to be about 6 or 7 guys and girls in Hilo that are serious about training. I would like to see a team emerge from Hilo that train and race together. I want to get some cool sponsors and gear for us, and ultimately race mainland... If I could I would race in the road nationals this next year, but I dont have a clue how to get into that race. So I will be contacting USACycling and inquiring about what we need to qualify, then raise money to bring 3 or 4 guys with me. If that doesnt work then maybe aim for some other events.
I have never been super strong at any one event but if I focus my efforts, my coach John Howard and I will be able to succeed I think.
I have been gaining weight recently due to the lack of excersize from the leg, I feel like I could lose 20 pounds! When I can ride hard I am going to kick my butt, and regain my form though.
I really love riding my bike, and I would like to do it for the rest of my life. But more than that I would like to be one of the best. I know that I am too old and big and slow to race succesfully in the Pro Peloton, but I really do think that I could make it out there... Maybe as a time trialist, or a track rider. Anyways, triathlon is big here and I will pursue it while we live here and try to regain my triathlon form and get faster till the time we leave the big island. I still havent paid for the entry to the Honu Triathlon, or any race for that matter, but in two weeks I will feel great and I will start the long road too racing it, including paying for it!
The last time I did that race I averaged 22 miles/hour. My goal this year will be around 24-25 miles/hour. This will still put me far behind the leader, but it will be a huge improvement for me. Also if i can run at all I will be happy, as now I cannot walk.
WEll I am starting to get tired, so off to bed I go.