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

One week down, 19 to go!

I can't honestly remember that last time I put in a full week of training. But this past week changed that. With only 20 weeks until Ironman Louisville I knew I had to make some changes. There were constant mental battles to talk myself into actually doing the workouts. Each session felt like it was … Continue reading One week down, 19 to go!

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

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!

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Today I did something I don't notmally do... I looked at next weeks workouts in advance!!! I tend to go day to day with my workouts, it really helps that  Coach Jen wakes stays up until midnight each night to email them to me (I refuse to believe that it happens automatically). Next week is a … Continue reading Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Motivating weekend at performance camp.

Hey, did you miss me? How do you like the NEW ChicagoNow? I've written a few draft posts that I never published in the past two weeks. They were about my recent lack of motivation to continue training. It was a funk I couldn't seem to shake. I felt like I was just doing the … Continue reading Motivating weekend at performance camp.

The endurance athletes guide to productivity

The Ironman vs. Half Ironman Challenge is well under way. I'm excited to say the my Half Ironman group has held the lead so far. Voting goes through the end of the day Saturday, so if you haven't please vote!My brother sent me an alternate idea for a 2011 race that TECHNICALLY still falls under … Continue reading The endurance athletes guide to productivity

Time is running out!!

You see this? by OnePlusYouThat's the little amount of time I have left to get my ass in gear. Before my injury, I would make time to get my scheduled runs in. It seems like now I'm trying to "find time" run.I was really motivated by David Wallach's blog this morning. If you haven't … Continue reading Time is running out!!

Portion Control. The past 20 years

I just saw a commercial for TGIFridays. They were advertising one of their Cheese burgers and I was amazed at the size of the burger. Food has gotten much bigger over the years, which in turn has made people bigger.So thanks to Mental_Floss, I found this great comparison showing the change in portion size over … Continue reading Portion Control. The past 20 years

Time to train for the NEXT World Cup

I don't know about anyone else, but I had been glued to the World Cup. Unfortunately for all us USA fans we have to wait a while to watch our team compete on the world's stage.But I've got to be honest, watching these teams play makes ME exhausted. An hour and a half jog is … Continue reading Time to train for the NEXT World Cup