Week 0+1 Seafair Sprint Tri Training: Making Time for Priorities

I reached a point of terminal velocity with my schedule where I had somehow managed to wriggle out of all physical activity. (How did it ever come to that?!) Obviously my schedule had run amok and it was time to whip it back into shape. A 40-50-60-70-80 hour work week be damned -- if I … Continue reading Week 0+1 Seafair Sprint Tri Training: Making Time for Priorities

It All Works Out In My Favor

So with this broken leg still a'healing, and my free time at an absolute black market premium nowadays, I've considerably scaled back my Ironman goals this year. There is simply not enough time to get in the requisite base training at this point for me to comfortably tackle a full 140.6 event by year's end. … Continue reading It All Works Out In My Favor

Week 6+7 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Warrior, Not Worrier

Week 6 and 7 are in the books. Only 10 weeks left to go before the big day! I've spent the last few weeks pretty stressed and exhausted. I never knew what it was like to be so tired that I couldn't sleep. My legs and body would be sore but my mind would wander … Continue reading Week 6+7 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Warrior, Not Worrier

Week 4 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Inspire Through Example

Le sigh. SIGH SIGH SIGH. I feel like I've made some good progress with swimming this summer. However, I've made almost zero progress with my cycling. I think I have actually digressed because at the beginning of spring I rocked a 56-ish mile ride and did great, and now I'm struggling through a 28 mile … Continue reading Week 4 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Inspire Through Example

Week 2+3 HITS Palm Springs Training: A Twisted Ankle, and Then Some

Oh boy. I got one good training week in and then BAM -- I was hit with another twist to the ankle on my morning run. I was down by half my training time this week (week #2), and I've reloaded it on week 3 hoping that it doesn't overload my week 4 which, coincidentally, … Continue reading Week 2+3 HITS Palm Springs Training: A Twisted Ankle, and Then Some

Week 1 HITS Palm Springs 140.6 Training: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

With Ironman Louisville in my hypothetical rear-view mirror, I plodded along and laid down the plans for my new backup race in Palm Springs. This morning I thought about the last four weeks and how I'd been off my feet for three of them. This morning I didn't feel any worse off having taken time … Continue reading Week 1 HITS Palm Springs 140.6 Training: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy