Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Back to Base

Training started again this week. For the first time since Kona I put on the heartrate monitor, got on the tri-bike and set my alarm clock. I was ready for all of the above except maybe the alarm clock.

Coach gave me my plan. Only half of it is in German. I am excited to see what I can do this year. We have some time to build base (lots of long, lower heart rate miles) before my first race in January - the Carlsbad 1/2 Marathon.

Back on the bike on the hill this little roadrunner ran out in front of me. I wonder how they get so fast!?

15 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am starting to call your blog my guilty pleasure blog, I am jealous of your nice weather you get.

Running and living said...

Wow, you are starting your season of training, while we are starting our season of gluttony and limited activity! Good luck! The new coach sounds intimidating, though I sure not for you:)

MM said...

So you only have to do the half that's in English. Unless you speak German. Happy Training.

t-odd said...

That road runner must have had a German coyote chasing it.

Yasi said...

The only thing I could think of when I saw that road runner was 'Meep meep'. C'mon Looney Tunes!

Tawnee said...

How the heck did you have a camera (or phone or whatever) ready instantly to get a pic of the little dude? You're quick!

See you at C-bad half... that is, I'll see the back of you :)

Meg Runs said...

I bet you're excited to get back to your plan! So where do you go for a translation?

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

They train in Nigeria and have fast twitch fibers....

Runner Leana said...

Back to training - good luck! I am also amazed at your ability to quickly capture the road runner on camera!!

IAN said...

Your ability to capture the road runner is impressive. But I can't get past the fact that you sleep with your heart rate monitor and tri bike. Steven is an accommodating man.

Roo said...

I had the same thought as Ian when I read that first sentence. Sleeping with a HR monitor is one thing, but a bike? Does Steven have to sleep on the floor?

Alaskan Assassin said...

Heart rate monitor?? Coach?? A roadrunner for sure doesnt use those. He just runs.

No tech stuff in ultrarunning. Just a lot of miles up and down mountains. I would never have the discipline to be good triathlete. I dont even like to wear a watch in my races. I just find out my time when it is in the paper the next day.

I bet you tear it up at the half next month. Sub 1:20??

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

wow, that off season seemed a little short? Go Charisa!

solarpowered said...

Woot! Can't wait to see how things go for you this season! Oh - and that pic of the road runner is impressive!

Yo Mama...err, Liz said...

So what's the race schedule? I'm signed up for CA 70.3, Wildflower long, and IM CDA. Not saying I'm doing them (TBD) but I'm in em :) xoxo