Looking for swim workouts? Here’s a Masters swim treasure chest!

Looking for swim workouts? Here’s a Masters swim treasure chest!

Mar 12

I’ve found a GREAT resource for people that are looking for swim workouts to do.  Swim Coach and professional triathlete Sara McLarty has a blog that she posts Masters swim workouts on, several times a week.  These workouts are typically divided up into 3 different skill/difficulty/speed levels, making them accessible to just about anyone looking to work on their swim. Her blog is a...

Training Update – Base 3, Week 2

Training Update – Base 3, Week 2

Mar 11

Another week of training in the books.  I cannot believe how quickly they are flying by!  As I look back at the past week, I’m encouraged by the fact that I was able to clock my highest volume of training so far in 2013 at just a hair over 11 hours.  But as I look at the date, the reality is setting in that I’m only 3 weeks out from Ironman California 70.3, and I’m not even...

#missionpossible Challenge – Day 3

#missionpossible Challenge – Day 3

Mar 08

Day 3 of the #missionpossible challenge was all about creativity.  We were given the option to create our own workout from 3 different categories, and it didn’t disappoint.  I’ve never done burpees before…..I’ve seen them, have always said I would try them, but have always found a way to avoid them. Let me just say this…. that shit is hard!  My left knee...

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...

#2500Crunches Challenge Complete!! Next up? #missionpossible

#2500Crunches Challenge Complete!! Next up? #missionpossible

Mar 07

#2500crunches – DONE 2500 crunches in 10 days seemed like a rather reasonable proposition.  250 crunches/day sounded challenging but totally doable, even for an ab-less Clydesdale like myself.  But like so much that goes on with training and life, nothing ever quite goes as planned.  3 days into the challenge I found myself grossly behind the curve, having only banged out 100-150/day....

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...