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
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?
Ironman Mooseman 70.3 - 38 DaysIt's getting closer and I am pumped! It's not surprise to to anyone that reads this blog that since we started training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon that we've been shooting video of all the training and racing we've been doing for a documentary.As Mooseman 70.3 approaches I've been reaching … Continue reading Is triathlon an “extreme” sport? An Open Challenge to Monster Energy
I saw this video on Versus.com Coaches Corner where Robbie Ventura interviews Joe Friel, founder of Training Peaks. Joe talks about how to deal with training set backs like missing a workout. I know I've written about missing training because of work issues, I'm sure I lot of people missed some training due to the … Continue reading Training setbacks – Something we can all relate to!
I guess I do. I had to read Coach Jen's notes twice to make sure I was understanding it correctly.10 x 100 as:5 of them SWIM with SHOES ON....you must focus on pulling more with your upper body and kicking w/ your hips and hip flexors!Apparently I wasn't the only one getting this instruction cause Coach … Continue reading Who wears shoes in a pool?!?!
My goal was to destroy this week. Here I am, Friday afternoon I'm on 2 hours of sleep and I have several hours of work ahead of me tonight.... I'm not sure who's winningI do have a 45 min scheduled.... Unfortunately, I'm not exactly when it's scheduled for... The good news is, this week isn't … Continue reading The weeks almost over… Have I won yet?
It's probably better that the Xsport pool doesn't have lifeguards, that way no one is there to mock the awful swimming workout I attempted to complete this morning. I was pumped and ready, I woke up before my 4:30am alarm, quickly packed my bag and was off to the pool. Coach Jen had a total … Continue reading No Lifeguard… Swim at your own risk!