training

Letting Go of the Perfect Workout

What’s wrong with this picture? It’s a beautiful day. No rain, no snow, mild temperatures in the mid-70s…and I’m on a fluid trainer. While I spin away at least ten other “riders” cycle past me…on my fluid trainer. As they pass, I think about how I “should” be on the road today. I try to […]

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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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plan B: mental conditioning

I read an article last week about mental conditioning and competitive athletes. The inspiration in this piece was a 2008 Olympic swimmer who missed the wall on her turn during a medal race.  This cost her important time, but she recovered and made the podium.  The author described how she was not just physically, but mentally […]

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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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New Year’s Wisdom

A Polar Bear Swim to kick off 2014! This sounded like the perfect way to start a year that was filled with bold goals and all sorts of crazy wishes. Jeff & I couldn’t make the Christmas Day swim, so making our own event just a week later seemed like a decent balance of daring […]

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