training

Triathalife

Pinch me. Is it really the end of May, already? Time since January has evaporated. My words and posts must have evaporated, too. This break from writing for inTent, was unplanned and has felt beyond my control. My training didn’t come to an end, but it often didn’t match my training plans during the 2nd half […]

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Negative Splits – Positive Thoughts

Workout #1: Endurance Run with negative split Type: Run Planned Duration: 1:20 Description: 15 min gradual warm-up, the keep effort in check, last 15:00=steady state effort (aim for ~half marathon pace, strong and steady) As I was “gradually” warming up, I started thinking about my target pace for the run. I was thinking 8:40/8:45 for the […]

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My happy pace

Wednesday December 18, Workout #2: Base Run with Drills Planned Duration: 0:55 Description: 15 min gradual warm-up Base effort throughout End with 4 x (:15 skipping/ :15 jog/ :15 grapevine/ :15 jog)  Post-activity comments: This is my happy pace. I love this. When I run like this (without a watch) I think to myself about a […]

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All in a winter’s swim

5:00 am: Wake up. Check the pool website.  Yes! The pool is open for morning swim.  5:05 am: Tip toe downstairs in the dark. Praise the joy of a remote car starter. Oh, right…the car is covered in half a foot of new snow. First workout: shovel to and remove snow from car. 5:25 am: […]

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For the love of gore-tex

Treadmill, oh how I loathe thee. My sister has trained for whole marathons on a treadmill. I have no idea how.  4 minutes into a treadmill run and I’m looking for my escape. If there’s even a faint possibility of being able to run outside (reasonably safely) in the winter, I seize it. Luckily, I’ve collected a […]

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