• Train

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 effortlessly, etc while swimming and all of them will help you to improve your swimming.These articles can be found on Active.com:Breathing While Swimming

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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 ArticleHere is the video from the race:     Xterra Trail Running - May 22nd, 2010 Video

  • Train

Today's training involved Hill Cruise Intervals.  This is basically setting your gears so that you are peddaling at a low cadence and going up hills for 30 seconds then recovery for 30 seconds.  Do this for 10 reps then a solid 5 minute recovery then back at it for another 10 reps.  The total ride was to be 60 minutes and you were to be training at an anerobic level where your heart rate is elevated.My HR was as high as 159 during these intervals but would drop considerably during the recovery phase but shoot right back up. ...

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What do I do?  Today is a rest day.  ALL DAY.....what am I supposed to do?  I'm used to being at the gym everyday and working out or doing something.  Our Friday softball league looks like it is not going to happen so that leaves me with NOTHING to do all day.  Most people would love this but I feel lost.  I slept until 7am which is abnormal so I don't know what to do.I feel good after this week's first training session.  Nothing major hurts, just a little soreness in my left hamstring that if I had stretched ...

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This is essentially my new mantra for training.  As Coach C says.....slow and steady wins the race.  She emailed me to tell me that you can't win a 70.3 or 140.6 by having a HR of 170 the entire time.  Your body will not be able to sustain that pace so with that knowledge she has me working in Zone 3 which is 135-145 BPM.Yesterday afternoon was a strength/core day and you start out by going 2 miles at a slow pace.  When I first started out my Garmin was going nuts b/c my HR was too low and it took me to about 0.15 miles befo...

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The registration for Oceanside opens today at 11am.  I couldn't be more excited about this race.  And yes I'm calling it a race b/c I plan on finishing at a competitive time.  Not to be completely exhausted and hurting like after the San Antonio marathon.  I EXPECT to finish strong and to cross that finish line with my hands in the air.  Grab a banana a drink and Karen and my step-son.  I am beside myself right now and have goose bumps just thinking about signing up for this race. Not to mention that yesterday I booked my hotel at the ...

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Before we get into today's AM training session let me inform you of what occured during last night's strength training/easy run.So I set out around 4:30p on a 3 mile easy run. An easy run is used to get your muscles warmed up and really not to push yourself. Unfortunately I don't know how to do that so my EASY run was at a 9:03 pace. I think that is easy b/c I have run in the 8:30s and well it wasn't that difficult outside of the 90 degree temps and high humidity. Looked like I just walked out of the shower I was sweating so much.In the car...

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Today was the first day of training as I received my schedule from Coach C last night. The schedule covers the next four weeks and is broken down to regiments for the AM and PM. Most of these portions will take an hour or less so I will get to spend time with my family while still maintaining an active lifestyle that will get me in shape for the Ironman.So today's first session was a swim. Not just any swim, but 1500 meters. The furthest I have ever swam was 725 so more then doubling the distance was first shocking, but then I figured that ...

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