MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete

 

PART BEAR. PART MAN. ALL AMERICAN

 

I’m Back!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I’m back! I realize it’s been three months since the last update, and most of you have likely stopped checking in on my blog, but hey, I’m back. I went through a slump… for writing, that is. I’m back now.

My first update is right smack in the middle of my Hawaii prep! I meant to log on once or twice per week (yeah right!) during my big five weeks of training to show you some of the scenery while I was out there. Now I’ve only got three+ weeks ’til the race, and I’ll do what I can to bring everyone up to speed.

July 30: Vineman. I had a great time in Sonoma; I had a great homestay (Iron Mady!!); I wasn’t too fast on a day where four guys broke four hours!; and I really enjoyed the area, the race, and the trip!

August 20 was Timberman. I love this race. For those of you who have not made it up to beautiful NH, get there soon! It’s an awesome venue, an awesome race director, great party, and one heck of a pretty place. I finished the race in second, behind a blazing fast Bjorn Andersson.

August 27 was Ironman Canada. Let me just say that the trip to the Great White North was well worth the hassle (forgot my passport getting there!). Amanda had a decent race (albeit with another botched nutrition on race day); we loved visiting our good friends S and K Wood; we spent some fun time with GF, Paula Newby and Roch the week of the race; and we truly loved the whole experience. If you’ve not been to Penticton for the race: GO!

August 28th was day one of my 8-week Kona Build. I planned to train hard for four to five weeks, with a three to four week taper. I’m now at the end of that fifth week, and let me tell you: I’ve had some great training, and I’m really looking forward to the race next month!

This time I mean it: tune in SOON for more updates. (I’m publishing this now, before I slack off again…)

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