Monthly Archives: December 2010

Better not wait until January

New Year’s resolutions are only a couple of days away, but I don’t think that I can wait, so go ahead and join in 🙂 Just back from 10 days of travelling and heavy eating, drinking and general holiday cheer…with … Continue reading

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Vacation workout adjustments

From our friends at Endurance Natioin, some good stuff to keep in mind during vacations: Vacations are a part of your real life. Don’t be a total tool and potentially ruin it for you, your spouse and family by being … Continue reading

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Do or do not. There is no try.

Do or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda Click here for the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3hn6fFTxeo I was reminded of this as I’m contemplating the ramp up to a training schedule that will feature, all intensity, all the time in … Continue reading

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Daughter Lisa’s secret off season primary workout

Well…I can’t tell you how I got this, but while I’ve been heavily focused on detailed planning for next year, and diet, and things like: improving my Functional Threshold Power (FTP) on the bike, my vDOT on the run, and improving … Continue reading

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2011 Season Outline

Okay…here’s how my season will generally layout….at least at this point 🙂 Beginning on Jan. 3: 14 weeks of Base/OutSeason 12 weeks, Race prep for Vancouver Half Iron, with 1 or 2 prep races 4-6 weeks, transition and general prep … Continue reading

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Off-season: Long and slow, or Short and fast?

For the off-season Long and Slow seems to be fading out…Short and Fast seems to be fading in.  Used to be that all you read about was that the off season was for recovery and building a base with long and slow … Continue reading

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New reason to swim faster

I just found a new and compelling reason to swim faster. I was listening to an Endurance Nation webinar the other day while spinning off a few calories on the trainer…it was dealing with the pacing and power strategy on the bike … Continue reading

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How to swim faster

Alright.  I think that I’m done with ‘analysing’ the swim goal thing for the moment.  Coach Dinah and I spent an hour and change with the stopwatch to satisfy my ‘number craving’…I think that she bought a stopwatch specifically to … Continue reading

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Running speed: picking it up a bit

As part of a 40 minute run, I included a hilly 5K route that I have measured out by GPS from our local bar to home…okay, don’t ask, don’t tell…in 27 minutes…not all out, average 143HR, so mid Z3, and ‘steady’…HR higher going up … Continue reading

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Bike: Indoor vs. Road

Getting a little brisk outside, so time to pull out the trainer…or 10 pounds of warm clothes to get out the door.  Along the way I’ve read that biking on an indoor trainer is more of a workout than on the … Continue reading

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What’s it take for a 4:35:00 Ironman Marathon

Ah, the marathon at the end of the Ironman…a 26.2 mile run, after a 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike ride…what a whacked idea that is to start off with…who can forget Julie Moss…nobody that watched her:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbWsQMabczM Ooouch.  … Continue reading

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What’s it take to bike 20MPH for 112 miles

Looking at my Nov. 27, 2010 Post, to get under 12 hours in an Ironman I will likely need to average at or close to 20MPH on the bike split…5:36:00…(19.5MPH = 5:44:36)…in ‘normal’ conditions…so what will that take I wondered…here’s … Continue reading

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Swim goals updated: 1:30/100 yards…once

In taking a closer look at my swimming goal of 1:15 for the 2.4 mile Ironman swim, I was looking for intermediate goals for shorter distances.  The closest that I found to an equivalency chart was in the Endurance Nation stuff, where … Continue reading

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Next Season planning continues

The more I think about it, I do ‘feel the need…the need for speed’ 🙂  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwNWviK5z0Q My focus right now is getting the training plan setup for the beginning of January, to get a jump-start on the season goals…and part … Continue reading

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May 7, 2011: Jetton Park Sprint Plus added

I’ve added another event onto the calendar…the Jetton Park Triathlon an early season sprint plus…the plus part, since the swim is on the high-end of a normal sprint distance…others I’ve done often at 500M.  This is a local race, run by Setup … Continue reading

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