Training for a triathlon can be very isolating. There are endless miles of road to ride. Countless trails to run. And, lap after lap of pool lengths to swim. Even when riding or running with a group, it is mostly done in silence and the focus is inward. But knowing that someone was where you currently are a year ago, that’s encouraging. I am at … Continue reading Good To Meet Fellow Triathlon Journeymen
After my challenging swim a couple of days ago, I understand why Joel Friel has laid out the plan for a first triathlon in this specific order. Today seemed easy but I know that it is creating a base that can be built upon in the long run. This is especially true if I continue down this course and attempt something much harder like a … Continue reading Reminder, I’m Building My Fitness Base
Yesterday was a little defeating in my swim training (read about it here). I was determined not to let that dictate my bike training today. But I did let the weather dictate my choice of riding location. It was 40°F when I walked out the front door. At that moment, I realized my indoor bike trainer was about to get a workout with me! This … Continue reading Bounce Back After Disappointment Yesterday In Swim Training
Sometimes you get a little over-confident. Today was that day. Today began the beginning of week 5 of my training. My swim was the first routine planned to test my ability to swim the necessary length for my first sprint triathlon. It discouraged and fueled me at the same time. The objective was to swim as far as possible without stopping. Then, for the remainder … Continue reading Wake-up Call, You Are Not As Fit As You Think!
A friend asked me today about how the training was going for my triathlon. I answered that it was going well. He countered with, “have you been sore?” I had to honestly answer, “little to none” (other than the soreness of the seat of the bike but that’s not what he was asking about and one day that my right quad was sore). He was … Continue reading No Or Very Little Muscle Soreness On My Plant Based Diet
I know the title is a bit strange, but follow me on this one. I’ll get the training stuff out of the way. Then, I’ll tackle the more important mac and cheese issue. I missed posting about my training yesterday due to the wonderful joy of preparing taxes. This year has been the easiest in a couple of years because I’ve only had one main … Continue reading Two Days Closer To Triathlon And Searching For Mac and Cheese Recipe
I slid into the old leather seat of my 2007 Subaru Outback. I drive an old car. Twelve years old to be exact. It leaks just about every fluid possible. I have a weekly ritual of checking the oil and power steering fluid. I can tell when something isn’t sounding like “normal” and know if it is a serious problem or one I can deal … Continue reading Getting Reacquainted With This Older Body