Chapter 36. Page 1

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

Simulated Coaching

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

What’s worse than a bad race? Not finishing.

I like racing more than training. Really, the only thing that continues to motivate me TO train is knowing a race is coming up. So when the race doesn't go well its a huge let down. The prefect example was today's Lake Zurich Triathlon. From the time I got dressed in the morning I was … Continue reading What’s worse than a bad race? Not finishing.

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.

Upcoming races and where I’m at

Florida 70.3 is in the books and my sights are still set on Ironman Wisconsin in September. But once again it's race week. I'm doing a fun sprint in Lake in the Hills on Sunday. Coach Jen has set up some open water training swims each Wednesday, so I've gone to a couple of those … Continue reading Upcoming races and where I’m at

Are you working WITH your coach?

I haven't been the best trainee lately. I work with a fantastic coach, who is dedicated to helping me achieve the lofty goals I have set for this season. But part of working WITH a coach is keeping her (or him) informed on how each workout is going. That's where I have been slacking. So … Continue reading Are you working WITH your coach?

Going the Distance – Week in Review

Here is a recap of what happened here this week! Check out some awesome events and clinics to help you prep for the up coming race season - Endurance Sports Events Get started with some basic info to help decide if it's time to get a TT bike - Transition: From a road bike to … Continue reading Going the Distance – Week in Review

Family, Life and Training – How to fit it all in

I've written about the balance of fitting triathlon training in to an already busy schedule, but as my work situation has changed it's actually gotten a little harder.   Right now I'm trying to balance being a Stay at Home Dad of a 2 year old and a 3 month old, and training. Lately I've … Continue reading Family, Life and Training – How to fit it all in

Transition: From a road bike to a TT Bike

With the goal of Ironman Wisconsin on the horizon, one of the things Coach Jen and I talked about was moving up from racing on my road bike to racing on a triathlon specific bike. My road bike was great for last years 70.3 and Olympic distance races, but Jen said if I'm going to do … Continue reading Transition: From a road bike to a TT Bike

Endurance Sport Speaking Events

While you're sitting on the bike or mindlessly doing laps in the pool your mind is probably wondering. This time of year is a great opportunity to hear from some of the best and brightest in endurance sports at various speaking events around the city. So while your mind is wandering, it might as well be thinking … Continue reading Endurance Sport Speaking Events