Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

2011 draws to a close tonight. Jenny and Kara are up in New York. Anders is down in Rio. Alex is with his girlfriend in DE. My bride and I are at our beachhouse in NJ with Roxy and Rylie (Jenny's dog). We are meeting good friends Kristen and Joe in a bit for a 2011 toast and then Judy and I are having an early New Year's dinner in Avalon.

the weather here is spectacular--it was 61 degrees when Judy and i rode this afternoon on the Island--last workout of the year! 2011 was a great year in so many ways. I'll update you all on the nerdy tri stuff shortly. I have a nifty little analysis of 2011 vs. the prior four years which I'll post over the next day or two. For now, I wish you a Happy New Year.....

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I'm really not political but.....

Hey guys--I hope you are all enjoying the off-season! I certainly am! I will get nerdy from a tri perspective very shortly but thought you might like this pic fom a couple of weeks ago....I used to work at Bain and Mitt Romney hired me there....As I previously mentioned I went up to Boston for a number of reasons including to support Mitt. While, I'm not a political guy, I can say i think the USA would benefit from a Mitt presidency....

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all. Lots of fun here in the Christofferson household with all the kiddies here. They are just awakening and i can see by the tree that Santa thinks they have been good this year!

As you can see in the picture below, I am using the off-season to try to address some of the hydration challenges I faced at IMAZ--this is an advanced form so don't try it at home unless you are an expert:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Still puttering along!

Enjoying the down time. Starting to think with some discipline about 2012 and its goals and training strategy. Will probably post on that shortly. Last week's numbers:

swim: 0 yards
Bike: 154 miles
Run: 25.3 miles
Time: 13:18

I may climb into the pool once or twice next week to get a sense of where my elbow is at....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Last week

Sorry to take so long between posts! I've been up in Boston doing a whole host of different work/social things. Still nursing my elbow back to health--seems to be progressing, albeit quite slowly. My knee seemed little sore at times this week so I'll need to start a new cycle of knee injections in the not too distant future.

Here are the totals from last week:

Swim: 0
Bike:147 miles
Run: 28 miles
Time: 14:27

I feel pretty good and still quite motivated considering its only been 3 weeks since IMAZ. I probably need to keep a close watch on my training volume and skip a few days here and prime goal right now is to recharge (and heal up my elbow)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Living the civilian life

Continuing my non-structured transition from 2011 to 2012. I haven't been in the pool since IMAZ--my elbow continues to be sore--my ortho's initial thoughts is that I have medial epicondylitis but we'll probably need to do an X-ray/MRI to rule out some other issues....I'm just spining easy on my trainer and going outside for short rides when the weather's nice. I'm starting to run a bit more--though nothing long nor fast.

Totals for this week:

Swim: 0 yards
Bike: 110 miles
Run: 23 miles
Time: 10 hours

Thursday, December 1, 2011


November totals were (of-course) primarily driven by my taper for and then recovery from IMAZ on 11/20. My recovery is going very well. I've been spinning easy most days on my bike and have now run twice--yesterday was a very solid 6 miler where I ran comfortably at an eight minute mile pace....I think an unexpected benefit of my cramping at IMAZ is that my legs did not get beat up quite as much as they might otherwise had....still, just taking it easy, nothing structured for a while.

Here are November numbers:

Swim: 19,225 yards
Bike: 593 miles
Run: 82 miles
Time: 55 hours