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Vancouver 2010 Olympics Madness!

Apologies everyone for being scarce with the blog updating!  The Olympics madness that has enveloped the city here has been absolutely amazing!  The energy/vibe/atmosphere/mojo – whatever you want to call it is just awesome in every sense of the word.   I have taken so many pics I don’t even know where to begin in terms of posting.

Anyway, back to business – training has been going very well despite the craziness.  Still hunkered down in the “pain cave” banging out the intervals on my trainer and getting in a “longish” run on the weekends with the gang in addition to our Team EN intervals during the week.   Having said that, been staying as disciplined as possible and not adding volume just for the sake of adding volume – even when feeling pretty damn good.  As long as my TSS (training stress score) and IF (intensity factor) for my workouts are where I want them to be, no sense in adding more time “just because” – saving it for later when the sun comes out 😉

I trust everyone is having a great February and hope you’re managing to catch some of the Olympics on TV!   The TV coverage doesn’t *really* do it any justice – the electricity in the air of being in the city amongst the crowds is just amazing!

Catch up laterz !!

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Politically Correct Happy Holidays!

Politically Correct Happy Holidays!

Regardless of, but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, diet and hygiene habits, please accept, with no obligations, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally-conscious and friendly, socially-responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

May you have a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make Canada great (not to imply that Canada/Britain are necessarily greater than any other country nor are they the only countries in the western hemisphere) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, triathlon/marathon personal best or sexual orientation of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wishor to actually implement any of the wishes for him/herself or others, and is void where prohibited by law; it is revocable at the sole direction of the wishor.

This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wishor.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the wishor, this twenty-third day of December, 2009


“The Jan” – Blog Entry #2 – Pre Vegas

Hey Folks – Hozumi and I are heading down to Vegas this weekend for a little R&R.  Bunch of folks are doing the Vegas Marathon on Sunday and this is usually the time we hit the California International Marathon in Sacramento, but this year we pulled the chute and we’re just going for fun – how about that?!  Maybe we’ll do a couple laps up and down the strip… nekkid.

Anyway, in honour of our trip, and the official Stage #1 start of the Peak Winter Cycling Race Series tomorrow, I thought I’d post another hilarious post from the famous  “The Jan Blog”.  Enjoy.

South Africa is being the hot.

The Jan is not understanding this. Why every year are we going to the South Africa? I mean, please for a second be thinking about this. Africa is being hot. Are you having any idea how hot it is being in South Africa? That is like going to the Hell, and then going to be taking an escalator down another flight. It is being the fucking hot, ok? That is what the Jan is saying.

Some of the things are going to the better. There have been no more of the nightmares about the Lance being a giant donut that is chasing me down and then stuffing itself into my mouth and then choking me and then pushing me down on the playground and I am being naked again and my GrandMaMa is there and she is crying. So that is good. I am not doing the thinking about him anymore. He is being the retired now. He said. No takebacks. He is still being the retired, right? Ok, that is the good.

I am being on the bicycle 5 hours a day down here. That is being the boring. Don’t get the Jan wrong, I am being loving the bicycle as an implement to inflict suffering on the Jan’s foes and make them cry with shame and make their blood to cover the ground in great red rivers, but there are being none of the foes in the training, and after yesterday they are telling me that I cannot even be beating the innocent bystanders with the rusty pipe anymore, the very pipe that the Jan is always carrying explicitly for the beating of innocents. The Jan is a wolf surrounded by sheep. Sometimes, I am giving the Klodi a wedgie, because when the Jan rides the bike, someone must suffer.

The Mob is being hearing that little Hairball Primavera himself, (that is the Basso for you people who are having the retardation,) is now going to ride the Giro like the Jan. We are not caring. The Mob is only going there to meet Italian chicks. I am not caring about the winning at the Giro. I am even thinking that I will be wearing only a cowboy hat for one stage, because that would be being the funny, and I am probably going to be being the drunk anyway. Sure, the Lance won 7 Tours, but did he ever win a stage naked? No, the Jan is thinking not.

Eh, the Jan will talk to you soon.

The Kaiser.

Make Ya’ Feel Good Video

Sometimes, you just have to stop taking yourself so seriously and take time to appreciate the silly things in life. This is a fricken great video… (and gotta love that Vancouver is in it too!)

by the way, I won’t be feeling so happy and cheery tomorrow night for stage 4 of the ride w/ rendall race series…. keep your eye on here this week for the suffer-fest race report, brought to you by the letters “H, U, R and T”.

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