Sunday, November 19, 2006

Holy Acceleration Batman!

When we last visited our humble, sort of, Clyde he was touting the virtues of the wondrous LifeForm program. This week yet another spectacular find has been unearthed. In the bowels of the program is stored several years of data specific to our hapless hero. In April of 2005, just a couple weeks before my first triathlon I apparently went for a 3.1 mile run. It took me 34 minutes and my average HR was 172. Earlier that same week I swam 400 meters and it took me 20 minutes; God only knows what my HR was. I recall those dark days of grim struggle when the pool would be lined with terrified onlookers and mothers would hide their children’s eyes lest they catch a glimpse of my spastic floundering and gasping red face.

Lets see, this week, just for ease of comparison, I did an 18 mile run in 2:51 at an average HR of 143 and swam 1500 meters in 30 minutes. Now the onlookers are gone and the mothers tell their children, “Oh don’t worry sweetie, when you grow up you’ll swim much faster than that” Well, it ain’t much but at least I have graduated from imparting fear and concern to warranting a gentle mocking.

Now, while my teammates, the Outlaw types, have seen the following video, you others have not. I leave you with my Soma 2006 video creation in celebration of my mockworthiness.


  1. You've come a long way, baby. I've loved watching you on the journey. maybe when I grow up, I'll be as fast as you! XOXO

  2. You are definitely running faster. It's nice when you break that "onlookers watching with horror" barrier - I just broke through this year myself. Keep it up! Thanks for stopping by my blog - hope to see you at a race in AZ.

  3. Great Video! I look forward to meeting you Outlaws next October at SOMA!