Today is Page One of 2018 and I think it's time to dust this blog off... its musty in here. This is just going to be a quick run down of the plans for my season and the future of this page. It's the beginning of a new year and like most people, I tried … Continue reading Chapter 36. Page 1
The pool I go to has the WORST lap swim schedule on the planet. My plan was to take my kids to the play center while I did a swim workout. But to my surprise, there was no lap swim between the hours of 11 & 2 because of summer camps & swimming lesson. So … Continue reading Making lemonade
The wrong kind of PR
It's been so long since I've been on this site, that I forgot my password to login! I've been busy. Since when is that a valid excuse for not working out? ... It's not. But that hasn't stopped me from using it for the last year. Between working on my startup RentSpek, working part time … Continue reading The wrong kind of PR
With Michigan Titanium behind me, I've starting going over how I trained (or didn't train) for the race. After having completed Ironman Wisconsin the year before, my thought was that some missed runs, rides or swims will not make or break my chances of crossing the finish line. That mentality is what led to my … Continue reading Simulated Coaching
Michigan Titanium Race Report
Grueling probably best describes my day racing MiTitanium Iron Distance race Sunday. I'm going to talk about the heat. I'll mention the wind, the darkness, hills and road construction. But the real reason I didn't have a good outing was because I didn't really train for this race like I should have. I hardly swam … Continue reading Michigan Titanium Race Report
Stop saying you don’t have time!
It's been my common excuse for not training lately. It's obvious that the "I don't have time" excuse doesn't t make sense for me, but I'm still falling for it. For the past 3 years of training I've been a full-time employee, parent and want to be Ironman. Things have changed a little over the … Continue reading Stop saying you don’t have time!
So, I’m trying P90X now.
I'm not sure what to do with my down time from "organized training". I know I want to do another Ironman next year, but I'm not sure which one. So for the time being I'm just kind of doing... whatever. A few months back I decided to buy P90X and I've had it sitting on … Continue reading So, I’m trying P90X now.
Off season training tips
Even with the temperature bouncing around and now snow on the ground (not that I'm complaining) its that time of year where a lot of your workouts are going to be indoors. Just last night I was sitting in my studio doing hill climb simulations on my bike trainer. The challenge for all of us is how … Continue reading Off season training tips
Managing sleep, training and everything else.
You know the story. You've got a big week of training lined up, but you're missing out on valuable sleep that you need to help your body recover. It's the story of my life right now. I've been working to bounce back from a knee/foot injury from the Chicago Marathon. My training has been made up of … Continue reading Managing sleep, training and everything else.
Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!
For most of us in Chicago out racing calendar is coming to an end. With the exception of a Turkey Trot or Rudolph race, we're all going to slip in to this horrible winter maintenance season. But with the help for ProKine Performance it won't be so bad! I got a chance to workout with … Continue reading Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!