A Tough Post - But a New Commitment.
Here I am, just two weeks in to training and so far I’ve been very happy with my overall physical and mental progress. I haven’t missed a workout, but I’ve also been able to balance my work/life commitments a little bit better than expected as well (always the challenge for endurance athletes). Going into a long training program you expect twists and turns along the path....
First Signs of Doubt & Week 2 Notes
From what I’ve read and heard from so many others, mental strength and endurance is nearly as important if not more important than physical ability. Throughout the workouts so far, I have been generally confident in my ability and comfortable with the time left in the training program. This weekend was a bit different. In crept the first signs of doubt. One key workout this week was a...
Logging the Miles & Week 1 Notes
Rather than go through all the details of each workout (you can find those on my DailyMile profile here or by viewing the sidebar widget), I’ll be writing about items that seem interesting and experiences along the way. The first week of training was a good one overall. I didn’t miss a workout. Though, I didn’t do any of the optional workouts either (my training plan provides...
Goal - Rev3 Cedar Point Full Iron-distance Triathlon. September, 11th 2011. I’ve never raced in Ohio, nor really spent that much time up there at all. However, from what I’ve researched so far it looks like the course will be great. Additionally, I look forward to (hopefully) a bit cooler weather in that part of the country compared to Florida in September. What this event consists...
Why Are You Doing This?
I’ve had so many people ask why I’m doing this… Here’s an entertaining video that made the rounds late last season. Irony though - my first “Ironman” event will be aRevolution 3 Triathlon event in Sandusky Ohio @ Cedar Point.
A Few Words to Get Started
I have wanted share the challenge and process that is training for triathlon for some time now. Ever since I was in elementary school, I’ve marveled at the feat that is completing an Ironman. Millions watch the Kona coverage on tv each December with Al Trautwig’s unforgettable voice. The efforts and commitment of the champions and the heart-wrenching stories of those less fortunate...