Monthly Archives: July 2011

[101] First impressions

Swim: 3,000 m/96,745 m Bike: 40.6/923.8 miles Run: 15.5/303.3 miles Yesterday I finished up the fourth week of my 18-week half marathon training plan, and it’s been quite a ride so far. My running earlier this year followed the same basic … Continue reading

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[100] 100!

Swim: 0 m/93,745 m Bike: 53.7/883.2 miles Run: 16/287.8 miles So it seems as if this is my 100th blog post! I guess that’s kind of exciting, although I never really questioned whether I would make it this far since my goal race … Continue reading

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[099] Getting faster

Swim: 0 m/93,745 m Bike: 20.1/829.5 miles Run: 7/271.8 miles With any training plan, you can expect big gains at the beginning of the regimen that eventually become a plateau as your body adapts to the stresses. From there it takes a … Continue reading

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[098] New shoes

Swim: 3,000 m/93,745 m Bike: 10.5/809.4 miles Run: 6/264.8 miles I’ve finally arrived at a moment that I’ve been both anticipating and dreading for some time – buying new running shoes. My current shoes have accumulated about 350 hard miles and I’ve … Continue reading

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[097] Nutrition (part II)

Swim: 0 m/90,745 m Bike: 15.6/798.9 miles Run: 14.4/258.8 miles In my last post I issued a call for advice from runners and triathletes about what types of nutrition they use during long training sessions. I got a great response here, by email, … Continue reading

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[096] Nutrition

Swim: 0 m/90,745 m Bike: 47.4/783.3 miles Run: 16.4/244.4 miles I recently wrote a post about going longer in my workouts. A critical part of that, and the thing that has always scared me about long workouts in general, is nutrition. For … Continue reading

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[095] Working the weights (recap)

Swim: 0 m/90,745 m Bike: 7.8/735.9 miles Run: 6/228 miles My six-week weight regimen ended last week, and I wanted to take a few moments to wrap up the experience. The twice-a-week sessions were intended to build leg and core strength, meaning my goal was to leave … Continue reading

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