Saturday, August 26, 2006

Day before the triathlon

Tomorrow is my 3rd of 4 triathlons this year. I still haven't really figured out what to do the day before a triathlon. I don't know if I should do some sort of workout to stay loose or not workout to stay fresh. Either way I suck so it's not that big of a deal if I do the wrong thing. It's a matter of finishing in the bottom 1/3rd or the bottom 1/4th tomorrow. When I decided to do a triathlon early this year with Dan, Keith and Russ, I didn't realize that the one we were planning on doing was not a normal distance. It was a "super sprint" which means it's about half the distances of a sprint triathlon. A sprint is 1/4 mile swim, 16 mile bike and 5K run (3.1 mi). They don't really offer the "Super Sprint" at most triathlons. Those of you who know me in real life obviously know I don't look like I'm in any kind of shape to do any one of those normal sprint distances individually let alone one after the other on the same day, and you would be correct.

So putting the 3 together in one day results in pictures of me looking like I'm literally soiling myself. Ok ok Virgil, pictures of me actually soiling myself. Well for my internet friends who weren't on Johnny Virgil's mailing list, I thought it would only be fair of me to post the pictures here. These aren't the best pictures of me but they're certainly among the funniest and that's really what's important when you're posting pictures on a blog. So here you go bitches.


I'm questioning whether this was a good idea.


Here I'm actually kind of smiling because about 15 seconds before the picture I was pretty sure I had drowned.


I'm in a great deal of pain here on the bike but luckily you can't really see my face.


I'm looking solid here.


I just shit myself.

11 comments:

Carly said...

Hey! That's me next to you in the top picture. hahaha.

I'm liking the shirt you've got on though (except by the end of the tri I'm sure it can practically stand up by itself)

Johnny Virgil said...

good luck man!

tfg said...

In the last picture, you managed to crap a 623? That is skill.

Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

Rockin

danielle said...

i don't know chop. i guess i'd stay fresh.

Brian said...

Nice job. You and jen can move up next year to the olympic distances.

Also it looks like you have toe clips. Spend some more $$ and get clipless they make a huge difference.

Lo Lo Lova said...

WOW! You go, boy!

PS: I laughed so hard at the last picture and caption that I just shit MYSELF.

Melanie was here said...

I thought I smelled some funk in C-town!

heather said...

Good Luck - and I loved the walk through on the pictures! You rock!

slcup said...

did you die? what the hell has happened to you? that's right, i'm calling you out.

Melanie was here said...

Are you ever coming back? Is this the whole I'm going out for milk and smokes and then never coming home trick?