Week 13 Ironman Louisville Training: Strength is the Product of Struggle

Just wrapped up a 12-13 hour week...I have a 17-hour week on the books for the next seven days. I'm too sore to walk now, which will make for interesting training later today. Things are going well despite my internalized open water swimming fears that are creeping up on me again. This reminds me of … Continue reading Week 13 Ironman Louisville Training: Strength is the Product of Struggle

Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

After a lot of reticence and procrastinating, I finally attended my first ever open water swimming clinic. I have pretty much been terrified of the water since I started training for the LA Triathlon and since it's coming down to crunch time, I started doing my research about a month ago. I was unsuccessful at … Continue reading Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

Via Formspring: Do you consider your heart BPM when training? If so, how do you go about it? Do you track avg BPM? Do you try and maintain a certain % of your max heart rate?

Sorry for the delayed reply! I have NOT done any real BPM training, primarily because I don't own a monitor. Since I'm new and starting out, I'm really trying to learn to listen to my body instead of measuring and gauging every little thing. (I'm prone to that and I measure as much as I … Continue reading Via Formspring: Do you consider your heart BPM when training? If so, how do you go about it? Do you track avg BPM? Do you try and maintain a certain % of your max heart rate?

Mindfulness and Running…Among Other Things

I spent most of my morning rather exhausted and asleep, not so much from any particularly strenuous physical activity but from mostly the electrical activity in between my ears. Although I've been in relatively high spirits as of late -- not to mention, relaxed (as my friend kept saying yesterday, over and over) -- I've … Continue reading Mindfulness and Running…Among Other Things

Returning to Nature – It’s Just Perspective, People!

I am a true believer that most of our problems can be solved by returning to nature. We face a lot of complex issues everyday. Maybe someone at work is under-performing. Perhaps you are feeling conflicted about a loved one. Maybe the external pressures you feel are just too much to bear. When things get … Continue reading Returning to Nature – It’s Just Perspective, People!