Escape From Alcatraz Race Primer

Escape From Alcatraz Race Primer

Feb 27

This weekend is the 33rd annual Escape From Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco, and I’m heading up there to participate for the first time.  I’m fresh off an injury and am not even close to being race-ready, but I’m hyped nonetheless as the prospect of swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco proper sounds completely daunting, terrifying, and so absolutely exciting!  Tack on...

Need some motivation? #GetSome

Need some motivation? #GetSome

Feb 26

50, Fat, Diabetic, Ahead of You!

Base 2 – Recovery Week Recap

Base 2 – Recovery Week Recap

Feb 25

Its only been about 2 months since I started ‘training’ again, so the difference between a recovery week and a non-recovery week is blurry at best.  At this point, it really only amounts to about 2 fewer hours of training (8 hours this week versus 10 the previous week).  The main difference was in the mid-week training….no running off the bike on Wednesday, and some days only...

#2500Crunches Challenge – Day 1

#2500Crunches Challenge – Day 1

Feb 22

Let me preface this blog post by saying that I don’t do crunches.  EVER. I will ride my bike for days, swim endless laps, run until I collapse, and I even get to the gym 1-2 times a week for a core/strength workout.  But I don’t do crunches.  The closest I seem to ever get to actual crunches is planks (crunches’ distant cousin). But planks are NOT crunches. So it only makes...

Base 2 – Rest Week

Base 2 – Rest Week

Feb 19

I woke up on Monday this week wondering what I had in store in terms of training, and it turns out its a rest/recovery week!  HOLLER! It comes at a good time, as my legs/body were starting to feel a little bit tired towards the end of last week with the increased volume.  I feel good though, and can definitely feel myself starting to get some fitness back.  I got in some climbing on the bike...