This weekend we took a trip for work up to Pittsburgh from where we live in Charleston, SC. I say we because the entire family came with me even though it was a work trip. I decided to forgo trying to get any cycling or swimming in due to the logistics and time constraints. That left running. And in all my running, my thoughts kept … Continue reading Is The Difficulty Mental Or Physical?
I am no longer counting the weeks since I began training for my first triathlon. Somedays go according to plan. Other days…not so. Sometimes the outcomes are good and other times training issues occur. Unexpected Outcome In Swimming Yesterday, I finally reached the point of moving into a full freestyle stroke. After 3 1/2 weeks of pulling back all distances to work solely on technique, … Continue reading Training Issues And Unintentional Outcomes
In a previous post (Energy Balance With Three Eye Opening Examples), I delved into the idea of energy balance with a little bit of science. As I have become more in-tune with my body through this training, I am rethinking my energy requirements due mostly to the results of research into the subject. And now that the need for energy balance has been established, it’s … Continue reading Talking About Resting Energy Expenditure
Today finishes week 13 since I began training for my first triathlon. Some things have changed while others have remained the same. I am beginning to see some changes in my physical body along with the underlying changes to my endurance. I believe adding the strength training will make the outer changes more apparent. I still have my workouts to complete today, but now is … Continue reading Training Recaps Week 13
In reading about nutrition and health over the past few weeks, I have been intrigued by what nutritionists call “energy balance.” After converting to a whole food plant based diet over four years ago, I never gave the idea of calorie intake that much of a thought. Now that I am seriously training, it has become much more of a focus. Especially on days that … Continue reading Energy Balance With Three Eye Opening Examples
The fascination with the level of fitness for a Navy Seal has intrigued me for years. I can think of at least three times in my life that I attempted to complete a schedule of Navy Seal based calisthenics exercises (i.e. Pull-ups, Sit-ups, and Push-ups). After training for the past 12 weeks for the upcoming triathlon, I felt the intrigue keep in again. This time … Continue reading Interval Training Is No Joke
One of the biggest lessons I am learning about how success in this journey comes down to planning. I have talked briefly about this before. If you wake up and know exactly what needs to be done that day to move you forward, then indecision about life that day fades away immediately. Now that I’ve completed the plan from Joel Friel, it’s time to create … Continue reading Reworking Workout Schedule (Navy SEAL)