Sunday, August 5, 2018

2019 Week 1

2018 never really got off the ground for many reasons. In January my appendix was still bothering me and so was my hamstring. I started off what I had hoped to be a good year with a new coach but that too didn't go as planned. I always felt like an afterthought.The training plan that was supposed to start in January never got to me until February. Emails going unanswered, never really felt like I was part of the organization. So by spring I had lost interest, and as I had never really committed to any races this year I just pulled the plug. In June my mothers health took a negative turn and by then everything came to a standstill.

But now it is August. I have decided that 2019 will be a much better year and if it is to be then I need to make it happen. So I plugged in the training plan from 2018 and am freelancing a bit with a half marathon running plan and am getting started. The first week went really well for one reason, and that was I got in open water. Somewhere along the line I have developed an aversion to the open water, open water panic is the technical term I guess, so I decided to address it head on. I went to Lake Michigan and jumped in and swam. The distance is not what is important, what is important is that I am in water that I am not comfortable in and I am swimming. I have decided to spend more time in the open water now while I can and sacrifice some bike time to make it happen. This week went well and I will be in the lake as much as I can until it freezes over.

I have committed to the Winter Run Series with my buddies Steve and Joe and I am looking very seriously at the Wisconsin Tri Series for 2019.

This weeks recap:
Swim: 1972 Yard
Run: 6.2 miles
Bike 21.12 miles.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week 3 - January 2018

This week had very little activity as I am still recovering from the flu bug. I did get my training plan worked out and uploaded into Training Peaks. I now have to set my race schedule so that I can get some concrete goals in place.

My goals for racing are to be able to run 10 minute mile or better, get over my open water issues and be able to ride at a 17 - 20 mph rate. I need to set a baseline for all of these and then get going.

This weeks activities:
Ride: 15 miles
Swim: 650 yards.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Week 1 - January 2018

Week 1 Run Swim Bike Weights Yoga

6.2 10 23.1 0 0

Like a kidney stone, 2017 has passed.

The best thing that I can say about 2017 is that it is over. The year started out with promise and ended with an appendix that needed removal and a badly strained hamstring. So with that I bid 2017 goodbye.

Unfortunately 2018 is starting off the same way 2017 ended. Luckily this cold should only keep me on the shelf for a few days but it still sucks.

People ask me why I do what I do. Run,swim,bike and so on. There are really two reasons. One is to prove to myself that I can do it. Not some macho bullshit but I have always wanted a huge challenge and this is it. It has made me look at aspects of my life that I have neglected for some time and made me make some changes for the better. Secondly, the people involved are great. I have met a lot of really awesome people that have been very helpful and supportive. I find that to be really cool.

So my goal is to make 2018 a good race year and a great year overall.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017