Friday, August 28, 2009


Ok, so not to be a total self-absorbed ass (my home, my family, nor that of anyone I know of is in any danger of being lost), but fires can really blow a hole in a triathlete's weekend training plans. This weekend is a big and IMPORTANT one in my schedule as it is one of the last BIG volume weekends I have on tap before Kona. However, as LA is literally surrounded by fires right now (one less than 5 miles, as the crow flies, from my house) 14 hours of outdoor training is not looking like the best idea. I had planned to ride up in the Santa Monica Mtns. but that is in severe danger of being scrapped due to the poor air quality.

What to do?!?!?!?!!


  1. You know, the right thing to do would be to go cheer your friend on at IMC. I mean, what kind of friend are you for missing it? I *think* Penticton offers some pretty nice (and smoke-free)training grounds too.

    That's just, like, my opinion, man.

  2. I with you on that! China's air is just as bad...everyday. I tried my long run yesterday and almost lost a lung. You can't pull off the 7 hours trainer/ 2 hour treadmill workout?