Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Is Cancelled

I had some fool notion of doing 5 Things on a Friday this week, but as you can see, I'm out of the office.

How's your Friday going?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Army Football Preview: 2015 Season Overview

We’re two weeks from the start of college football, so now’s the time to preview the season.  Next week we’ll take a more detailed look at the opener, but I want to walk through the schedule first, lay out some thoughts, and maybe make a few cautious predictions.  If you’re new to Army Football[1], then hopefully this will serve as something of a primer.  If you’ve seen it all before, well, maybe there’s some news down at the bottom once we get into the games themselves.  Regardless, with new every football season, hope springs eternal.  Where we go from there is anybody’s guess.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#goARMY Instagram Pics

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw.  As of this writing, Bradshaw looks to have the inside track on the starter's jon.

Army's season starts in ten days!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Triathlon Training Log: 8/17 - 8/23 (Week 5)

It's been kind of an interesting week.  I never made it out to run, but I did a decent amount of swimming, and I actually got out with one of my buddies for a long(ish) ride on Saturday.  That was fun, and I think it was productive as well.

I'm getting tired, though.  I usually train on a four week cycle, which is three working weeks followed by a rest week.  This is Week 5, however, meaning that I haven't had a rest week since early July.  I still feel okay, but in the back of my mind, I know that I need to back off soon and let my body recover.  Recovery is an important part of training.  But while that's easy to say, it's hard to do when you feel like you're making progress.  This week in particular I finally managed to get down below 195 lbs for the first time in almost a year, and I felt good both in the water and on the bike.  Yes, I'm tired, but it's going to take a change to my circumstances to force a change to my training.  As a matter of reality, swimming three times per week and riding my regular commute is a solid training plan all by itself.  I could cut yardage, but I don't particularly want to.  Still, that's really the only way to do it without changing my schedule.

Fortunately, we're headed on vacation later this week, and that promises to be less rigorous.  That's a good thing.

Friday, August 21, 2015

5 Things on a Friday: Trump's Wasteland

It’s Friday, and I start vacation next week.  Life is good.  It feels late to be getting away, but I cannot wait.
Let’s get to it, yeah?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Army Football Preview: Summer Scrimmage

Army Football held its first summer scrimmage this past weekend, and as a season ticket holder, I got invited.  I was joking with my buddy Chris later that same day about him driving up from DC to watch football practice, and he surprised me--astonished me, really--by saying that he’d love to come up, he just needed to check his schedule.  Plans were quickly made, and we wound up meeting at Columbus Circle about 9:30 Saturday morning for the drive up to West Point.