Mooseman 70.3 Update

This time tomorrow, I should be out of the water, through transition and off on my bike... Today is going to be filled with a lot of "To Do" items.Coach Jen has me in the water and on the bike today just to loosen up and make sure everything is working like it should. I've … Continue reading Mooseman 70.3 Update

Race day nutrition & Mc Idiots

Everything thing I write here is from a beginners point of view. Always has been. So excuse me if (as a beginner triathlete) I think some more experienced people are stupid... Let me explain.The other day I saw this article posted on facebook. The "McRunner", a Palatine father who is running the LA marathon on … Continue reading Race day nutrition & Mc Idiots

Change of plans….

Im not racing.... Ok I made that up. But I won't be racing Steelhead. Here's the story... Adam and I were in the distance challenge portion of our competition and we had both started working and talking with our respective coaches. I've known Adam for a long time, the man wasn't going to down without … Continue reading Change of plans….

The week ahead

I think I'm over yesterdays run, I put the past behind me so I can focus on what's ahead. The bonus of this week is that I have Friday off! WHOOOO 4 Day work week!Running-wise here's what we're looking at...Monday - RestTues - 3 milesWed - 7ish milesThurs - 5 milesFri - RestSat - Champions … Continue reading The week ahead

Rest Day.

You know, I didn't think a rest day would matter that much given my "training schedule" the last couple of months. But I have to say, I'm quite alright not running today.I did a couple low milage workouts over the weekend. I felt pretty good, except for the heat. I've had very little if any … Continue reading Rest Day.

Part 1 of a 2 Part Run.

Today I got in a VERY short run before work... AND IT WAS AWESOME! Sadly I can't actually remember the last time I ran before work. While running I was also giving a test run to the Baby Trend - Expedition Jogger which I'll have a review for later.Sammy wasn't in the mood to be restrained in … Continue reading Part 1 of a 2 Part Run.

I’d rather run in Alaska… today

Adam and I have been slacking in the training department. We both ended up with injuries that required some time off, the only thing is we were given the OK to go about 2 weeks ago. I talked to The Mad Alaskan this morning (he is currently sending me e-mail after email about Alaskan bike races … Continue reading I’d rather run in Alaska… today

An awful week for running

What did you think of the 1st episode of "Distance Running"? This has been a hectic week as far as my running schedule goes. Sunday was a 10 miler, pretty uneventful out side of the excruciating pain and the fact that I forgot to put my new Nike+ sensor in my shoe (oops!).Monday was a rest … Continue reading An awful week for running

Going the Distance Ep. 1

I haven't forgot about you ChicagoNow'ers... I've been working away at completing the first episode of the the web series "Distance Running" that I've mentioned the last couple of weeks. As you know I'm training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon, I'll be my first attempt at 26.2. My training partner Adam lives in Fairbanks, AK. … Continue reading Going the Distance Ep. 1