Monday, August 6, 2012

Training with NTG

Running this summer has been extra special. I have had the pleasure of training with my son, who is preparing for his first season as a high school cross country runner. His training plan was aggressive, calling for several long runs, tempo runs, and track intervals. We have managed to stay on pace so far.

There have been ups and downs in training, most of the downs due to the heat! Some runs had to be cut short, broken up with water stops, or cancelled altogether. The "ups" however outweigh these downs. My love for my son continues to grow stronger with each passing day. Running together has brought us closer together. I have discovered so much about myself as a person, a father, friend, and husband.

I would not trade this summer of training for anything!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Road to Lake Placid 2013

This road starts as a volunteer at Ironman Lake Placid 2912. I was proud to serve as a volunteer on the bike course with my son. He incidentally passed out early in the AM due to dehydration and claustrophobia, but recovered quickly with aid from the wonderful medical support team.

The race began as we tracked friend Bill Pinto...he had a great swim. We were able to see him enter T1 and exit for the bike, looking in good form. Later, after eaing breakfast in the volunteer tent, we watched many bikers exit T1. Finally, we made our way to our volunteer post, at the Lake Placid Post Office. We managed bike and pedestrian traffic for 5 hours. This act allowed me to move to the front of the line on Monday to sign up for IMLP 2013.

After signing up for the race, we made our way to the Golden Arrow Lake Placid Resort, where we booked a room for next year.

So, I am all in for next year, but the first stop is ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountan!