Tapering and Maintaining Weight
Tapering is going well. My 12 mile long run went just fine, and today is scheduled as a cross training day.
Even though it's quite cool here in Florida, at 50F, I am going to the springs to swim for 45 minutes today. The water temp is a co... Read more
Optimism Leads to Power
I am a 'glass is half full' guy. Always have been, never had to read a self help article or book which advised me to become a positive person. Either I was just born this way, or life's circumstances made me this way.
Now, having said that... Read more
Listen To Your Body
Today I have a 5 mile run scheduled. I'm going to skip it and do some light strength training instead.
I believe aging athletes must use the "listen to your body" approach to training all the more than younger folks. So, that's what I'm doi... Read more
Swam Yesterday, Cycle today. My Own Journey.
Yesterday I had a great swim, at Wekiwa Springs State Park. I also renewed my annual state park membership while I was there.
This spring has a constant 72 degree fahrenheit temperature. Not really cold, but when you're in the water for an ... Read more
Making A Healthy Choice
I could have done a lot of things this morning. I could have sat on my butt and watched TV. I like to do that sometimes. I could've sat at the computer and checked into Facebook, or maybe turned on my ham radio and talked to the world. Saturday ... Read more
Challenge yourself, and enjoy your accompishments.
I've been training for another marathon. This one is in Tallahassee, FL on Feb 8, 2015. I'm just getting into the heavy mileage lately, and I'm feeling old as a result. Well, I am old, so I suppose that's okay.
Today I did a long slow run, ... Read more
On Courage and Beauty
I'm not a joiner of clubs, but I do belong to a triathlon club website. One of the member posted a picture of a beautiful lady riding her triathlon bike during a race. She is competing in the race - I see her registration number on her arm.
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Long Runs Are Easy - Take Your Time
It's so interesting to me, how ones perceptions can adapt and change as you go about living your life.
My marathon training is in the ramp up phase now, just getting into the really long weekend runs. This week I decided to do my long run e... Read more
Balancing Endurance Races and Training.
I got plenty of rest after my last Olympic triathlon in September. We all need to rest up once in a while. One can't just keep doing race after race, it will wear you down.
I have a marathon coming up in February, and my first 70.3 triathl... Read more
Successful 2nd Olympic Triathlon. Short Race Report.
I was concerned that I was doing this olympic tri a bit too soon after my first one, one month ago. But, it was local and I enjoyed the first so much, I was excited to try again.
After the first one, I rested for several days and got rig... Read more
Olympic Triathlon at Moss Park Orlando FL
A 4 minute video of my recent Oly Tri. You will see a beat up old guy at 3:30, coming from the top of the screen. Thats me - not looking like the youngsters you'd seen previously in this vid. But, hey I'm not perfect, just persistent. Thanks for... Read more
It's Good to Fail
I failed. My time stunk, I was tired and hot. My legs cramped up and forced me to walk. My race was a failure. I failed.
"Failure is not an option" is a quote from the Apollo 13 movie. Supposedly spoken by flight director, Gene Krantz. I do... Read more
Redemption - A Race Report
I like to hedge my bets on my event result estimates. Especially on new events, I estimate my times conservatively, because I have no idea how my training times will compare to actual competitive times. Even so, I was totally surprised at how po... Read more
Where Does the Time Go?
S0, I'm going over my training schedule this afternoon. I'm not so good at record keeping, but it gets done eventually. I added in a couple of past days training and rest days to update it. It's a big calendar magnetised to my 'fridge.
Some... Read more
Collector or Crazy Person?
I remember when I first started running. I thought about running a 5K some day. I was unsure that I could run that far, and was afraid of coming in last place. Sounds familiar?
Well, I did it and finished just fine. They even gave me a rib... Read more
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