Tuesday, April 15, 2008

West Coast Swing

Monday night was one of the probably 10-20 Pirate games (out of 162) that I will miss in its entirety this season. I had a long weekend, watched the Penguin game (awesome to be up 3-0)and was out cold before the first pitch in LA against the Dodgers around 10:15. But, those battlin' Bucs came through again with a McLouth homerun in the 9th inning to go to 7-6 overall for the year.

As far as workouts, Beth, Roxy the dog, and I went to the trail on Sunday for a 90 minute run. Fortunately, she wasn't sick this week, so we had a really solid run averaging under 8:00 pace for the 11+ miles.

Monday, we went to the pool in the morning and I did 5x200 with descending rest again. My 200's were all around 4:00, so I was happy about that. Then, watched said Penguin game after school and practice. Boy, those Pens can score in a hurry. Crosby put in the goal pretty much off of the 3rd period faceoff and then Staal put one in about a minute after that. That changed the game from 1-1 and the Sens having a chance to only be down 2 games to 1 going in to game 4 to Pens up 3-0 in the series and just about wrapping it up. The Pens look MUCH more confident than last year.

This morning, 55 minute run with Beth & Roxy. It was a little chilly out which was disappointing since it's going to be such a nice rest of the week. But, I figured there won't be too many more of those mornings.

We had a track meet today against a section school and did pretty well. The jumpers had a solid day. Lots of PR's including two guys over 19 feet in the LJ and 3 girls over 15'. In the triple and high we had some solid performances as well. Beth always asks me how the mile went or how the 4x400 was, but at home dual meets I have no clue. My job is to get through boys & girls long & triple jump. It's a constant _____ up, _________ on deck, and ______ in the hole for three hours. I honestly don't really know how the high jump went, but heard we had some good heights.

This now starts the crazy schedule over the next month that goes something like this:
This weekend: Fri - Boys invite & girls JV invite; Sat - girls invite
Tues: Quad dual meet with section title implications
Fri-Mon: Florida for Beth's first triathlon of the year.

In the following weeks: Team playoffs (hopefully), individual qualifiers, team finals, individual finals, 2 jv meets, and one more invitational between now and mid-May. Then, hopefully, we'll get a bunch of kids going to states. That would be exciting. But, we'll see how things go.

Well, time to get some shut eye for the big day tomorrow.....but maybe I'll sneak a few innings of the Pirate game before I go to bed (they're up 1-0 in the 2nd inning!!!!!).


Beth said...

JUST ONCE I WANT TO KNOW WHO WON THE MILE AND TWO MILE AND WHAT THEIR TIMES WERE! Is that too much to ask? :) Okay...I will cut you some slack as I realize the jumping pits aren't always in the best view of the finish line...

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Hee hee hee - so cute to see Beth's comment!

Nice to get the Sports update! The Pirates are hockey, right? (Just kidding - sort of... :) I was so sad when The Stars went to Dallas, and stopped watching hockey. But if I catch a game on tv, I will watch. Actually - I'm getting fired up to watch the Boston Marathon live on Monday mid-morning...

Sounds like a busy schedule! Will you be at St. Anthony's?