Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mesa Olympic Relay - The debut of The Wayward Farmers


Sharky and I were 1st place in the Mesa Olympic relay on Sunday. Of course we were the only male-based relay team.

He did the swim and the bike and I did the run portion.

He swam a 32 ... which is a quick swim for an Olympic pool-based swim. That's about 8 minutes better than I would have done.

Then the race went on pause.

During the swim, a couple of uncaught thugs decided to jimmy open the door of my Silverado. My wallet and cellphone were gone and my console and door were wide open when I went to the truck to sit down for a minute. Panic ensued. I found a passerby that was willing to lend me a phone. I called Carrie to cancel the debit cards. The guy I borrowed the phone from said that there was a Cop patrolling the parking lot earlier. So I went out to where the race course meets the road ... and I see something lying in the rocks next to the school hosting the triathlon. It was my wallet ... with everything in it - except for a 50 dollar bill. Then, about another 100 feet away, I saw something else. It was my cell phone. I can only speculate, but I suppose the Cop rolled up on these punks and they ditched my stuff. How do I know? He spotted them and noticed they were just trolling around the parking lot rather than racing or spectating. I asked the Cop how they were dressed and he said "Just like the rest of you folks." I filed a police report. I doubt anything will ever be done. I am out 50 bucks, but I am 100% lucky to just be out that.

He biked a 1:14 for the 24 miles. I was happy with his time considering he hadn't ridden much since Ironman in the fall.

Oh yeah, now I have to run a 10K. My heart rate never dropped below 160 during the whole run. I was so adrenalized that it probably hindered my run. Couple that with the fact that while passing another runner at a little under a mile, I stepped on the edge of the sidewalk and turned my ankle. My pace slowed from a 6:45 to a 7:15 and then to an 8:15. I settled in there and hobbled my way to the finish. I ran a 49:40.

Click this link to check out my mile splits:

We did a 2:36.

It's good that I did the run for him since his broken foot is still on the mend. It was fun - even with all the added drama.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Whatcha been doin' Bryonman?


I have been busy. Work is fast-paced nowadays and having a full-time and two part-time jobs can put a wee bit of strain on a feeble brain and a crazy schedule.

We've bought a property in Western Kentucky, which is where we both grew up. We will have updates on that project over the next couple of months.

This weekend I am doing the run portion of an Olympic relay with my amigo Sharky. He's gone and gotten a broken foot and is not cleared to run. (That's a long story.) For my part, I am going to shoot for a PR in the 10K distance. I am afraid if I underperform 'the Shark' will be disappointed with me. Good luck to us in dealing with the wind we've had here in the valley over the past few weeks. We'll see what happens.