Open water swim

Did my first real open water swim yesterday. Trying out the wetsuit before my first triathlon in a week. It went really well. The wetsuit was a little constricting around the chest when I put it on but once I got in the water I didn't notice that at all. Like some friends said, once …

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Back to yoga and weights I go

I went to a triathlon clinic a couple weeks ago. They had athletes talking about each of the three sports; swim, bike, run. After each athlete, they had a sports medicine person talk about common injuries and how to fix them. One of the prevailing opinions was that if you think of training as a …

Time to turn the screws

I'm about 8 weeks out from my first triathlon. I've been a runner for too long to feel that the intro training plans for a sprint triathlon are the way to go. Run-walk for 20 minutes? Bah! I ran 10 miles last Saturday through several inches of newly fallen April snow. Beautiful morning all sunny …

Holy cow, 14 miles

I spent a small portion of this past week mentally encouraging myself. The training plan I'm following has 14 miles for today; next race is 10 miles. With my longest run before today sitting at 12.26 miles, I was a little anxious about moving up that much. To me, it was a nice morning to …