Tag Archives: achieving goals

If it kills you, it kills you

Over a lifetime I’ve been stricken with a drive for forward movement…it seems that once I accomplish one goal or a challenge …or not 🙂 …it simply provides a new foundation for the next thing. On the exercise and training side, it … Continue reading

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Testing completed…Ironman goals updated

Interesting week, with the first bike and run tests of the new season completed…and very happy with how I executed them both…particularly considering that I haven’t done a maximal speed test in quite some time…so time to re-evaluate my training … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Well, here we are…January 1st…and the start of another New Year…and for me, time to put away the party hats It’s now been a couple of months since Ironman Florida…and I’ve arrived 2-3 pounds lighter than I was…so a good result … 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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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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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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Laura Scott, You Are an Ironman!

At the finish line of every Ironman, an enthusiastic announcer, calls out each finisher by name, and loudly proclaims in a voice worthy of town criers of old, that ‘You are an Ironman!’.  At the end of a long day, … Continue reading

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