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Taper Time and thoughts on recovery.
Friday, July 26, 2013      28 comments

Taper time for my triathlon starts after my swim event tomorrow. I am doing the 2.25 mile swim at Teal Lake. We are swimming the length of it. This is going to be quite an event, lots of fun i'll post about it tomorrow afternoon after I get the ... Read more
Another great training ride, run, and swim...
Sunday, July 21, 2013      41 comments

I had a rather long bout since my last just got in the way. I have no idea how I am able to do this but after almost 2 full weeks without any training whatsoever, I picked back up again just like nothing happened. I feel very bles... Read more
Musings at 4am
Sunday, July 14, 2013      88 comments

Im tapping this out on my phone so please excuse any errors. Im in the middle of my set of night shifts and I miss my Spark family. Im too busy sleeping and coping with the transition from days to nights to be doing much else. This is always t... Read more
Fantastic Brick Workout..
Saturday, July 06, 2013      41 comments

Before I get too far into this, let me define a brick workout. It is a combination bike / run workout used by triathletes to prepare for the stresses of transitioning from the bike leg of a triathlon to the run. Very taxing on your system and yo... Read more
First Open Water Swim - wetsuit was awesome :)
Thursday, July 04, 2013      43 comments

Went for my first open water swim in my wetsuit and WOW, what a difference. I trained really hard in the pool and in short, said training really paid off out in the lake. I got invited to an informal group swim with some people training for the ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Wetsuit fits! :) And What It's All About...
Saturday, June 29, 2013      102 comments

It always seems like I'm taking a risk ordering things online since I don't have the chance to try it on. On top of the fact that I'm flubby in weird places due to weight loss and I can be a rather non-standard fit. I was delightfully surprised... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Training Efficiency..
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      161 comments

One thing that I have been learning about myself along the way to my 70.3 is that I am a great one for pounding square pegs into round holes and that I am a classic avoider. What I mean by avoider is that when something isn't right I have a tend... Read more
Update... 7 weeks to race day
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      83 comments

This is an update on what has been going on lately, probably extremely boring to the casual reader but I know some have been following my progress to race day so this is mostly for them and for other brave souls who can endure.. It's been a... Read more
The fine art of balance..
Monday, June 10, 2013      30 comments

I guess I am just airing many of the thoughts swimming around in my head as a way to clear my mind. In short, my life is one ultra colossal conglomerate of disorganized confuzzlement. Wow, that's a mouthful. One thing that has stood o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 2nd Ride Of The Year...EPIC :) and race nutrition plan...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      82 comments

I really hit pay dirt on my second ride of the year. My first experiment with my race nutrition plan was totally successful and with the exception of a few minor tweaks, I will be following this pattern. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What a good feeling...
Sunday, May 26, 2013      51 comments

It always feels good when you get feedback from others that confirms what you are doing is right. I have often wondered about my swimming technique since I have not had any formal lessons in endurance swimming, unless you count summer camp when ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Presentation Handout: What Is The True Measure Of Progress?
Thursday, May 23, 2013      114 comments

Part 1: Issues And Strategies If you have attempted to lose weight, you can relate to the frustration of watching your hard work fail to yield the desired results at weigh in or worse yet, watch your weight go up a few pounds. Along the wa... Read more
Who's Interested?
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      34 comments

Probably my shortest blog entry in history but I want to know something. As many of you know, I will be teaching a class at my local fitness facility shortly and some have expressed interest in what I would be doing, material etc... If you are ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts First Bike Ride Of The Year...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      85 comments

Before I get into anything else I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to read and comment on my last blog, Attitude Mass Index. I was really surprised how it took off and the response I got from readers. The other side of ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Is Your Attitude Mass Index?
Friday, May 10, 2013      290 comments

We live in an appearance driven society. Many of us fret about toning up, getting the sexy abs, removing fat from areas that are not visually acceptable by societies standards. We focus on reducing our BMI (Body Mass Index) but overlook our AMI,... Read more

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