January 2010

On a Roll…

Posted by on January 29, 2010 in Training

Things have been going great this last week, and there’s no sign of them stopping.  I was in Vermont last weekend to snowboard and spend time with friends, and while that was super fun, I had hoped to at least go for a run or two.  I didn’t, namely because I didn’t bring my run […]

My Legs Are Tired

Posted by on January 19, 2010 in Training

It’s one of those things that most triathletes face on a regular basis:  tired legs.  I’ve always dealt fairly well, but in the last couple of weeks, I’ve found myself skipping workouts because of the deep tissue fatigue I’ve had.  It doesn’t help any that I’ve been playing football with friends with fairly high intensity, […]

Man, what a tight schedule

Posted by on January 8, 2010 in Training

I do this every year; I get it into my head that I should be racing all the time.  Conventional wisdom within the sport of triathlon (and other endurance sports) is that you race periodically because the gains come from training, not racing.  I just get caught up with the sheer numbers… that I’ve done […]

Boot Camp Begins

Posted by on January 5, 2010 in Training

Every year, I engage what I call a “self-imposed boot camp” to kick start the new training season.  It naturally coincides with the beginning of the calendar year, and in concert with those who make new year resolutions to get in shape, I resolve to be faster than last year by being more disciplined with […]