Monthly Archives: March 2011

[060] Should I streak?

I’ll admit it – I’ve never streaked before. (In the consecutive-days-of-exercise sense, not the running-around-naked sense. I did go to college, after all!) In the past couple weeks I’ve been hearing more and more about an online community challenge that involves … Continue reading

Posted in biking, goals | 2 Comments

[059] Swim success

Swim: 4,000 m/54,000 m Bike: 0/154.1 miles Run: 7.5/89.7 miles It seems as if my recent sickness – and the enforced rest week that came with it – might have been a good thing. I have come back strong and am … Continue reading

Posted in progress, running, swimming | 2 Comments

[058] Breaking out

Swim: 2,000 m/50,000 m Bike: 5/154.1 miles Run: 6.4/82.2 miles Sometimes you need to step back and break away from the template to remind yourself how enjoyable training can be. I wasn’t sure how to approach yesterday’s workout – I’d been sick … Continue reading

Posted in biking, running, swimming | Leave a comment

[057] Going the distance, for real

Swim: 2,000 m/48,000 m Bike: 0/149.1 miles Run: 0/75.8 miles Yesterday I covered 1,500 meters non-stop for the first time using freestyle and, in the process, completed my longest non-stop swim to date – 1,300 meters longer than my previous best. As you may … Continue reading

Posted in progress, swimming | 1 Comment

[056] Sick, again

Swim: 2,000 m/46,000 m Bike: 0/149.1 miles Run: 0/75.8 miles On Friday evening, the same day as my bike/run brick from my last post, I started feeling those familiar twinges of soreness in the throat that signal sickness. It doesn’t seem like … Continue reading

Posted in progress, swimming | Leave a comment

[055] Roller coaster

Swim: 2,000 m/44,000 m Bike: 18/149.1 miles Run: 3.4/75.8 miles Yesterday’s workout took me through a roller coaster of thoughts and emotions, and I’m not sure it was the endorphins that were to blame. It was more likely the unvarnished realization of … Continue reading

Posted in biking, running, swimming | 1 Comment

[054] In the zone

This week I acquired something I never even considered incorporating into my training – a heart rate monitor. Over the past months as I have immersed myself into everything triathlon, almost every piece of training advice comes down to monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in goals, progress | 3 Comments