Setting goals

I’m a firm believer in setting goals, both in my professional and personal life. I’m a good self-motivator, but having a goal for myself and telling others what my goals are gets me though those tough days. It’s risky, if I don’t accomplish my goal, then everyone knows. On the other hand, if I never […]

Training is complete!

Today was my last day of training before Sunday’s triathlon. Tomorrow will be a rest day and I will probably run a little once I get to the race site to pick up my packet on Saturday. I spent 25 minutes in the pool this morning doing some interval work. 400 yard warm-up6 x 100 […]

The taper continues

Short brick this morning wearing the tri suit. 8 miles on the bike, followed by a 2 mile run. Bike ran smooth after the tune-up, I sure can tell that the rear breaks were adjusted! Tri suit felt good on the bike and run, so we’re a go for wearing it on Sunday.Last night I […]

Easy run

This morning was spent doing some interval running on the track at the gym followed by some light weights. My intervals were pretty simple: 1 mile warm-up run (14 laps of the track at the gym) at my race pace 4 laps (.285 miles – yes, I know, it’s a weird distance) at 90% effort […]

Trying out the tri suit

Spent about an hour on the bike this morning at the gym (roughly 20 miles), and then hit the pool for 20 minutes of swimming (1000 meters / 0.62 miles). Worked pretty hard on the bike, but took it easy in the pool…after all, this is suppoesd to be an easy week. For my birthday […]

7 days and counting

7 Days until Tri Indy! This will be my first Olympic distance race and I’m excited to see what I can do. God rested on the 7th day, and so do I…Sunday’s are my rest day and believe me, I need them! Olympic Distance Triathlon = 1500 meter (0.93 mi.) swim, 40K (24.8 mi.) bike, […]

Brick

Last long ride before next weekend’s race. Took White Lighting (that’s my bike) on a 40 mile ride this morning, followed by a 2 mile run. Doing two disciplines back-to-back is known as a “brick”. I wanted to practice the bike to run transition because to me, this is the most difficult part of a […]

First post

Thought that I would create this blog so friends and family would be able to keep up with how my training and races are going. This might also be a useful tool for other multisport athletes looking for training idea’s. My plan is to post as often as possible so check back frequently.