Sunday morning I woke up 10 minutes before the alarm clock at 4:50 a.m. to a huge crash of thunder. You’ve got to be kidding me, I thought, as the start time was in 2 hours. I had already signed up for the full 26.2 and I was thinking the last thing I wanted to [...]
Friday was the last day the pool was open at Lifetime Fitness.
On a recent Friday, I went to the pool to get in some nice easy, once a week swimming. I swim once a week in the off-season to keep my stroke familiar. It’s not really a workout, but rather a nice 30 [...]
During the offseason, I made a couple of badly needed upgrades to the trainer set-up in the garage.
Ideally, the folks at Computrainer want you to mount the controller on your handlebar. However, this becomes one more thing to mess with when taking the bike outside. Further, as you can see below, there’s really no [...]
About a month or 2 ago I ran across a question on Facebook asking what is the best Training Log. I’ve since been asked this question several more times recently. Real good question, but this is also like asking what is the best car for you to drive. The answer is….Well, it depends. And it [...]
Somewhere between the first and second month of using Sport Tracks I discovered the “Training Load plugin”. The immediate response was, “Oh my god, you can track all of that?” At first glance, the graph is just a big mess with all kinds of bars, lines, shaded areas, and acronyms that don’t mean much. Once [...]
Some days you’re the ‘Nail’ and some days you’re the hammer. Yesterday, it was my turn to be the ‘Nail’. I’ve often heard of people getting bitten by a dog, and often thought how I would react to keep the dog at bay. In my minds eye, I would do some lightning quick Jackie Chan [...]
On Oct 25th I completed the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC. As it has been about 8 years since my last marathon, I was just looking to have a good time. Washington, DC in October is amazing. We were very fortunate to have a perfectly sunny day in the Capital, 55 degrees, right in [...]
So I am in my ninth week of training for the Marine Corps Marathon. I just hopped on the scale and was pleasantly surprised to see that I have dropped nearly 10 pounds!! Woohoo! I have had little to no changes in diet so far.
I started out at 188 LBS on week 1. [...]
I’ve been using Training logs for as long as I can remember. They are a great way to keep you motivated, measure your progress, or just to stay organized. There’s really no correct way to set up a training log, as it really just depends on how much information you want to track. Some people [...]
At some point in every runners life you will experience what can only be described as a Bonk! This is simply “a condition in endurance sports where depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles results in sudden and severe fatigue.” So this begs the question; “How to avoid bonking” or “What should I [...]