Training Issues And Unintentional Outcomes

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

Talking About Resting Energy Expenditure

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

Training Recaps Week 13

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

Energy Balance With Three Eye Opening Examples

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

Reworking Workout Schedule (Navy SEAL)

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)