Tag Archives: Training

A three hour tour

At the gym last tonight for three hours.  Seriously.  I arrived at 5:30PM and left shortly after 8:30PM. Over 11 miles of treadmill incline interval hell.  There’s not much fun about that 4th or 5th set at 5* incline and … Read More Here

SEA to Ski

(Somewhere over the eastern US at sunset on the way to SEA)  Last week was rather busy.  I was out in Seattle all week speaking a number of times at a large conference.  In addition, I was also balancing all … Read More Here

Double duty – a week of workouts in the world of me

It occurred to me shortly after posting Tuesday’s list of races that I might have to train for them. Which means I might have to work…a.lot. Which in turn means a lot of running, swimming and cycling. Of course, training … Read More Here

The State of my State: 2008 Review Edition

It’s that time of year again – a recap of last year.  While most folks took care of this prerequisite post earlier this month…I meanwhile…was a slacker. I’ve finally gotten my training records all sorted out.  As you may recall, … Read More Here

Chilly meet Chili

Upon returning back to this continent, my coach decided the best way to get me back into the rhythm was to not tell me what’s going to happen next.  Sorta like “You can’t run from the pain if you don’t … Read More Here

To improve my running, I need to improve my cycling

I was chatting with the coach the other day and noted that one of my goals for 2009 is to really improve on my run off the bike.  I can run quite well independent of a triathlon, but my runs … Read More Here

Winter is here

Well, ok, maybe not exactly winter.  But…it technically snowed today.  I saw it with my own eyes.  It may have been sunny out at the time, but that’s besides the point.  For a few short minutes – snow came down.  … Read More Here

Training Logs

I’ve used a lot of training logs over the past two years. I’m kinda a training records nut-case. I want to know what I did, when I did it, and I want to be able to follow trends (which as … Read More Here

Loops, Flips and More Loops

Loops Saturday marked the beginning of the taper for the Philly Marathon in two weeks.  It included an interesting run workout that I hadn’t done before.  It started off with a 10 minute warm up, and then stepped down temporarily … Read More Here

Run towards the buns

Saturday is all about the run.  Run far, run sorta fast…but run long.  So I did.  Just shy of 21 miles worth of bank deposits in 2.5 hours.  I was a bit unhappy though as I couldn’t get the speed … Read More Here

Things are bigger in Texas

I flew down to the Great (albeit oversized) state of Texas late afternoon on Monday for a weeks worth of work related stuffs.  If my memory serves me correct, the last time I was down this way was last year … Read More Here

The effects of a cold on athletic performance

Indoor trainers provide a really great way to analyze the effects of a given environmental parameter without all of the fuss of the environment itself changing. Last Saturday I had an indoor trainer workout.  The exact same workout I did … Read More Here

How to download workouts/race plans into your Garmin Forerunner/Edge

Just for the fun of it back a little while ago I decided to input my Nation’s Tri bike race plan into my Garmin device.  It was a super-simple two step plan, so I didn’t have to worry about a … Read More Here

Wine vs. Workouts: Effects of alcohol

I don’t drink a lot, never really have – but I certainly enjoy an occasional beverage.  By ‘not a lot’, I would say I maybe had four drinks all summer long.  Yes…not a lot. Last Friday night I went out … Read More Here

Swim, Bike, Run, Rinse, Repeat

Monday marked a return to the norm.  The ever constant and cyclic training regime: Swim, Bike, Run, Rinse, Repeat (actually, there are many rinses, fear not).  Except, the cool thing is that since I’ve got a race on Sunday (Nation’s … Read More Here

Me vs the Hurricane

Let’s be clear…I won vs the Hurricane.  Well, actually…we won. Because I’m tired and already behind a day on getting this written up and posted, we’re going to go with pure picture mode.  Booyeah! (Our little Spot Tracker GPS trail) … Read More Here

A ‘relaxing’ loooong weekend

Well…that was the plan anyway. Sometimes things doesn’t exactly go according to plan. Post-Ironman is an interesting time. Once the initial muscle pain subsided I still had the general fatigue in my body. Just always tired, but not always sleepy. … Read More Here

Ironman Canada 2008 – The day after

Ok, final post in what will have been a week’s worth of IMC2008 related stuffola.  And then you’re IMC free until next year. For fun I wanted to do a quick recap to cover all of the the things you … Read More Here

Big Brickin’

As usually happens, the week before a race is filled with short – but high intensity bricks. During the 7 days leading up to IMC, I’ll be doing 4 different bricks of varying lengths. While I do bricks every week … Read More Here

Enjoying the Taper

I continue to have more time that I know what to do with.  So, I’ve been filling up the rest of the days will all sorts of fun things to keep me busy. Friday: After knocking out a mini-IT2 trainer … Read More Here

Space in Time

This week has really brought on full taper mode. That in and of itself has resulted in me having a ton of spare time. However – add to that the fact that I’m now working from home I’ve been able … Read More Here

Back to the track…and Seattle.

The last few days in Seattle have been great. I’ve been out here for work, but I’m able to get a ton of non-work things in as well. After arriving Monday afternoon I swung downtown to pickup my relevant conference … Read More Here

Going Long

This weekend was all about the long game.  Long swim, long bike.  The usual long run comes Tuesday. I actually spent Saturday morning baking, making a nice breakfast and making ice cream (which is a post for later this week).  … Read More Here

Friday Night Lights

Less than 36 hours from now I’ll be finishing up the Philadelphia Olympic Triathlon.  One of the fun things about this race is it’s considerably shorter than all my races thus far this year, and also shorter than my upcoming … Read More Here

Let the sun shine…and the rain pour.

Sometimes, you’ve just got to stop and enjoy the day. So I did just that. While last weekend inaugurated the warm weather back to DC, this week brought in the *nice* weather. Woohoo! After my 20 mile run and then … Read More Here