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?
A few posts back, I began a series on nutrition and specifically energy expenditure. Today will continue that thought process in sharing what I am learning about physical activity energy expenditure (read about it here). More importantly, how this relates to resting energy expenditure. Let’s dig in. More To Energy Expenditure Than Pasta As an athlete (I use that term loosely at this point), I … Continue reading Physical Activity Energy Expenditure. What?
I knew this day would come down my path at some point. Every cyclist experiences a fall at least once (usually much more). I imagine, like today, the falls take place very unexpectedly. But, you’d have to mine the data for that info. As the day began, circumstances seem to create the inevitable of my first road bike fall. A Slow Start To Riding The … Continue reading My First Fall Off My Road Bike
The week began with many high hopes. The first, of course, in being able to see real progress on my swimming. The second was to develop more of a feel using the Pose Method for running. I achieved one but feel behind in the other in this not so perfect training week. Swimming Almost Perfect Training Monday brought my first real use of the complete … Continue reading Perfect Training Week? Not This Week
Just over three weeks ago, I stopped working on any endurance in my swimming. My technique at that time just wasn’t cutting it. I felt like I was just trying to survive. And I could only survive for a continuous swim of 300 yards at the time. Needless to say, I was not comfortable in the water. You’d Think I Could Swim If you knew … Continue reading Finally Comfortable In The Water
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
I began this journey to run my first triathlon. Like many others, I began with a book that outlined a plan to get my body into the physical shape needed to accomplish this task. Along the way, I discovered that I was unable to reach the swimming goals. This lead to searching out for an answer. And like so many physical activities in life. It … Continue reading Sports Techniques Are Everything