MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

We’ve been in Austin for just over a month now, and we’ve really been enjoying our time here. The weather has been incredible. The training has been great. And catching up with all the great folks in town has been amazing.

Amanda and I have established a great routine, and we’re starting to feel like …

Austin Update!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

OK, so I fell off the blog posting wagon. I see a comment from someone out there asking me not to revert to my old habits, but it seems it already happened. This time the excuse is that I’m in Austin, and I’ve just run out of time and energy to sit down at the …

Out of Competition

Saturday, December 29, 2007

I slept way in this morning, and by way in, I mean until 10:30AM. Amanda graciously allowed me to continue my slumber well past her early hour wake-up time of 7:00AM. Well past it. In fact, she was on her way back from a run when she decided to call me at home to see …

We’re Heading to Austin!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

We have officially made plans to make our trip out of the winter wonderland of Boulder, Colorado. While we will be very sad to leave our newly formed Friday Run Group, and we’ll also miss other great things here at home, we are very excited to get going on some warm weather training!

It’s been

Cannot Get Up

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Can. Not. Get. Up.

In spite of my better efforts to drag myself out of bed this afternoon, I was just unable to do so.

Amanda and I had returned home after a chilly early morning run at the club. We opted out of the AM swim practice following the run, in favor of a …

400 IM

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Well, after ten days of soreness, tightness, and general weakness from my push-up pyramid, I have finally returned to normal. Well, I may not be normal, but my pecks are normal again. I actually did a 100 straight of butterfly, without breaking stroke, en route to a 400m IM in the pool this evening. Completing …

The Number Three

Saturday, December 15, 2007

While typically I am a big fan of the number three, this morning I came across my first reason to dislike it. Three has been my lucky number for quite a while now, and I am normally glad to see its random appearance: on my race number; on my locker number; in my age; in …

Snow Day

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Amanda and I called a snow day today. It was not very nice weather, and we did not really feel like doing another run on the treadmill, so we called a snow day. Just like back in school, we called off all scheduled activities. I was too sore to do much of anything anyway, so …

Push Ups

Monday, December 10, 2007

Today started out pretty early in Casa Lovato. Amanda and I headed into the gym to do a 7:00AM strength and injury prevention class set up by Dave Scott. He’s taking a break from teaching the class, but he’s shown the full routine to a few folks, and they carry on without him. Although there …

Tag Guidelines

Monday, December 10, 2007

Evidently I forgot to say what the guidelines are for being tagged. This means that each person must list five facts about himself (or herself). They can be any five things, thus my strange list of facts.

Have fun.…