Training Update – Base 3, Week 1

Training Update – Base 3, Week 1

Mar 07

I entered into the final base phase of my training after a nice and easy recovery week.  The only difference between this and previous base weeks?  There was a race on the schedule, Escape From Alcatraz.  I went into this week approaching it as a true ‘Base’ week and not a race week.  One of the big mistakes I made last year was treating all of the weeks before and after the early...

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...

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...

Training Update – Base 2

Training Update – Base 2

Feb 13

I’m in the middle of Base 2 right now, and I feel things slowly starting to fall into place.  I’m building on the off-season swim fitness I built, got my bike legs back, and am slowly but surely starting to feel comfortable with running again. I wish I could say that my foot was doing better, but its more of the same: not better, not worse.  The good news is that the uptick in...

A Look Back, New Goals, and New Beginnings

A Look Back, New Goals, and New Beginnings

Jan 26

So much has happened since my last post, I almost don’t know where to begin.  I guess I’ll start by saying that 2013 finds me healthy, happy, and in a very good place.  I’m training again (in a much lighter capacity than the same time last year), have my goals set, and most importantly am feeling strong, fit, and healthy. It took a lot of work to get to this point however,...

Malibu Ride – Time Lapse

Malibu Ride – Time Lapse

Jan 31

Check out this time lapse video of our ride this past Saturday, shot by @esdi