Open Water Swim to Start My Sunday

I am so excited this morning over having completed my first Open Water Swim (OWS.)  It was incredible to have swam 1100 yards in the open water of Lake Grapevine.  I had such a blast becuase of the effort that I put in but also because of the fact that it is another learning experience […]

Cadence In Cycling and Running

After waking up from my mid-day nap……yes even those training to become an Ironman need a nap…..I checked my phone and came across an article on Facebook that was in reference to the art and science of cadence in cycling and running. Figuring that I just did a ride that was at a high cadence […]

Great Way To Start Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend got off on the right foot this morning.  The training was great and the weather was just as perfect. Today’s workout consisted of a 60 minute ride at 90 RPM followed by a 20 minutes run. As usual Robert and I headed out to Lake Grapevine around 6:30am to get our workout […]

Breathing While Swimming

As any reader of this blog knows, swimming has been my biggest weakness but I’m getting better and better.  I try to read as much about swimming as possible so that the weakest link becomes just as strong as my cycling and running. Here is a list of articles on practicing breathing, breating efficiently and […]

Glorious Training This Morning – May 27th, 2010

I cannot begin to express what I feel is a tremendous breakthrough this morning during my bike/run brick training workout. The workout was to consist of 20 minutes at 90 RPM followed by 20 minutes of recovery followed by 20 minutes at 90 RPM followed by a 30 minutes run.  The 20 minutes of recovery […]

‘I CAN’T’ should always be ‘I WILL’

I WILL….. This is a great article about the will of a NYC Firefighter who was crushed by a bus but had the will to survive and carry on and compete in Ironman Lake Placid. An inspiration to all of us I WILL FOUNDATION

Swimming is getting easier, but not easy

This morning was the 2nd of 3 swim sessions during my week and I can say it is getting easier for me, but I would not use the word easy.  It is still a challenge and I love that as it pushes me to keep getting better. One of the best parts of this training […]

Great Article on Running

Just finished reading this article on how to get better at running and what is described as Rule #4 certainly pertains to me. As I have pointed out the muscle that needs the most work for me is the brain.  I need to not focus on the HR, or the speed but just focus on […]

Exciting News Received Yesterday

I have a profile on ActiveAmbassadors.com which is a site that allows active people to submit their profiles to become sponsored Ambassadors for various companies/products.  A few months ago I submitted my profile for Team Snickers Marathon and was selected as a finalist with being informed that we would know by mid-May if we were […]

Coach C wins Xterra Trail Running Event

Coach C won her Xterra Trail Running event this past weekend in Waco, Texas.  She not only won the femail division but placed second overall.  Amazing Job Coach!!!!  An inspiration to all your athletes. Here is the article about the race:     Xterra Trail Running – May 22nd, 2010 Article Here is the video from the […]