domingo, 20 de diciembre de 2009

Surprise!!!! My 2010 season plan is done

So after a lot of thinking, budgeting and begging, I signed up for an International Event for 2010. The Miami Ironman 70.3, thanks to one of my friends for a late push , I took the step and we’ll be making the trip together. I have to admit that even though I”m happy , I’m also very concern with how much money is involved- More on that later.  So I decided that this year I want only good performances, and the only way to make that possible is with less events and more training. So for 2010, My goals 1 mod. Iron-Distance event in March/ a sprint or Olympic in June and then, the main event in October. Look what I got in the email…

Dear Emmanuel,

Congratulations! You are now registered for IRONMAN 70.3 MIAMI. Please check the event's official website for updates:

View your complete registration details »


Hello and Welcome to the 2010 Ironman 70.3 Miami

We at Miami Tri Events & Excel Events and Productions are working hard so that you have a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Throughout the following weeks and prior to the event we will be sending you important updates and more details about the race, such as your wave start times, predicted weather and water conditions, where to go for an early packet pick-up, etc.

martes, 8 de diciembre de 2009

New Tires


Just a quickie, As you know I’ve been struggling lately with plantar fasciitis. In an attempt to get better and protect my feet I realized I needed a pair of new running shoes.  I’ve been running on Brooks Radius 7 for exactly a year, I was very embarrassed when I realized this, but it has been for $ Rea$on$ that I’ve been so sloppy regarding my shoes.  I have medium arches and no pronation, so anything in the Neutral Cushioned category will suit me just fine.  I spent quite a few hours searching for shoes, reading reviews and comparing prices.  I hit the wall when I saw how much a decent pair of running shoes had gone up on price. You can’t buy shoes for much less than a $100 bucks.  I had a budget of about $70-85 but really there wasn’t much to look around on that price range, everything was crap (poor reviewed) or was getting discontinue or left behind(clearance).  After I realized there wasn’t much to gain waiting on shoes to arrive after buying them online, I decided to go local.  Big Er. Same thing, everything around $100 and not much of a variety either. On my last stop I was finally able to see some decent shoes, even though they were not cheap by any means. I came across the Saucony Triumph 6, the store guy told me he used them and they felt very good. I order them in size 11.5 and tried them on. They felt pretty nice I should add, but with a 89.99 price tag I was a little bit out of budget.  So I “politely” asked for a discount and they say the better they could do was 84.99 -$5 off. After I wandered around the store for aprox 30min. I decided I really needed the shoe and 5 off was better than nothing at all, I went on and completed the sale.I rushed home and went to check on reviews of them. I was happy to see they were in the same price on internet stores. Apparently the version has come out that for the discount price. As for users reviews, I’m going to skip those for today.  SO!!! for the first time I’ll be running in Sauconys and be able to review them, I’ll let you know how it goes.

sábado, 5 de diciembre de 2009

Feet-Feet Complaining

footSo here I am, 5 weeks away from one of my ultimate goals for 2010; a PB @ Walt Disney World half-marathon. Guess what? Mrs. Plantar Fasciitis has shown out and she doesn’t want to go away. It started with intermittent heel pain and has worsen into an almost unmanageable discomfort.  I took a week off from running, stretching the hell out of calves, feet, Achilles tendons & hamstrings and it did little to reduce the pain while running. Today I tried a 12 mile long run,a after a week of rest, I was in pain since mile #1. Managed to shuffle my way to a 10 miler, before I was barely unable to walk. So with that, what once was a chance to PR @the 13.1 distance, is now an effort to even participate. I’ll keep the self-treatment-rest combo and see what I can do. I’ll keep you update on how it goes.

martes, 1 de diciembre de 2009

Some of my favorite triathlon shots, enjoy!!!

Hello everybody, This is compilation of “some” of my favorite triathlon pictures. I’m using this post to test out a program I’m using to create more and better blogs.