Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Yippie, we finally have snow. Right now it is in the mountains only, but on Saturday it is supposed to snow down here too.

I brought JR to the airport yesterday to send him back to the US :-) He had a really nice person at the check in...unbelievable...nice people at the airport!!! I went back home, slept a little bit and went to teach my classes: Flexi Bar and Spinning. Soooooooooooooo much fun!!! I love to teach classes. The today I had two Lactate tests in a row, everything went well, the blood that I tried to get out of the people came out nicely and both people were able to push themselves to a very high wattage. I have one more tomorrow, again on an Ergometer. I am really excited-testing people is sooo much fun. I will get a portable lactate machine, so if anyone needs a lactate test, let me know and I can probably give you a great deal. And everyone should know that lactate tests are very important to figure out training zones!!! So if you are serious about training and competing...lactate tests.

Tonight I tought another spinning class and we did a 20 min. intervall and some time trialing!!! That was fun, I am getting paid to train:-)

JR is in Tucson right now, at El Tour De Tucson, in the desert, crazy how it can be cold here and summer like temps there...


Saturday, November 8, 2008

I am a little heartbroken...:-(

Today is the 70.3 World Championship race in Clearwater, Florida...and I am not there even though I qualified!!!
Since I moved to Germany to take a full time job that includes some 40-60 hour work weeks, weired hours and also weekends where I have to work, I have not had enough time to train. Another reason is that the pool hours are so strange that I cannot go swimming every day. They close at 6pm, I get off work at 9pm, they are closed from 12-3 pm, that is when I have time to train,...
Oh well, I got sad not to be there and to watch it online...Every athlete's goal is to make it to Worlds or something like Worlds. I made it and couldn't go :-(
One thing is for sure: I will try to qualify again, and I will be there, and I will kick butt!!! SO WATCH OUT!!!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

The nice weather is over

I think the nice days here in the Alps are over. We have already had some snow, it went away again and it ended up being unnaturally warm lately. Today I ran in shorts and ashirt and it was beautiful outside!!! But it is evening now and it has cooled off...well, we will see tomorrow. I will be running before work, so I am already prepared to run with a hat on. Normally at this time of the year there is snow and the ski season shoudl have started already...mhhh global warming!?!?!?

I also had swimming on my plan today, in Bavaria, pools are closed. It is a holiday that the rest of Germany has never heard off:-)

I can't believe it is already November, Christmas is just around the corner.

That is it for now, more to come tomorrow, snow, rain, sun? We will see...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Something about going swimming in this area...:-)

Soooo, I went swimming many times in Bad Toelz already. There are closer pools but almost everything here is with under water massage jets and hot tub and sauna, so not great for practicing when a jet is blowing in your face under water and the loud noise of those jets...
So back to Bad Toelz I thought. It is a 25 meter pool, nothing special about it. Yesterday, there were probably 20 people in the water. am I supposed to swim here and relax... but OK, I made the best out of it and just tought that this is good practice for swimming in open water. Germans are very funny, they swim and they don't really care if people want to practice or if people are training seriousely...they just swim all over the place.
In the end I made it without bruises:-) And I ended up doing a continous swim with looking up and a lot of sighting!!!

But I have to admit, the pool in Flagstaff was awesome compared to this one. 50 meters, most of the time you get your own lane!!! NICE...

So today I wanted to go swimming again, I was excited for it, but the pool closed at 6 pm and that was when I got off work... GRRR

I will try again tomorrow, when I have my 4 hour break at work!!! Yippie!!!