Showing posts from October, 2013

Marin County Triathlon

Total: 3:06:39
1.5 k Swim: 33:04
T1: 4:34
22 mi Bike: 1:31:29 (14.40mph pace)
T2: 2:13
10k Run: 55:19 (8:55 per mile pace)

Marin County Triathlon was a really fun and scenic race in San Rafael by San Pablo Bay. I thoroughly enjoyed the location by camping the weekend at China Camp nearby. This time of year the weather is sunny and warm during the day, and a bit chilly at night. It is blissfully quiet out on the trails and at night you might hear coyotes howling. The morning chill makes it hard to get motivated for an early swim, but I figured the bike ride on the way there would warm me up. The camp is only about 4 miles from the start line, so at 6:30 am I biked to the race in about 15 minutes and set up my area. It was really dark so I highly recommend a strong bike light. The dawn temp was about 47°F so I wished I had brought some full-fingered warm bike gloves. After body marking, I spent as long as I could wearing warm clothes. I did a short run to practice the run out an…

Swimming in the Bay

We've been having some great swims in the bay with Water World Swim! Swimmers of all levels and with different training goals, and recreational swimmers also. We usually swim at Aquatic Park, but sometimes we go to Crissy Field.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

This is so good, I had to share:

Dry ingredients:
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 T pumpkin pie spice

Wet ingredients:
2 cups pumpkin puree (fresh organic sugar pie pumpkin - I used the pulp from making pumpkin juice)
2 ripe bananas, pureed
1/2 c coconut oil, melted
1/4 - 1/2 c honey or molasses
1 cup pitted dates, processed
1/2 - 1 cup apple cider or fruit juice

1 cup raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts or hempseeds

Mix wet ingredients together. Mix dry ingredients together. Mix all ingredients together. Batter should be thick. Spoon into loaf pans and bake at 375 for 30 - 45 minutes (or until a knife inserted into the bread comes out clean).