Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Like a kidney stone, Sept has passed.

September was not a good month for me. I had to have some emergency surgery to remove my appendix at the end of August which then carried over into September. So there was minimal training in the month. While I was down, I did get my bike over to get tuned up and did some research on coaching, coaching plans and winter training. When I was able to get back at it, I felt like I had not worked out in years, very tough. Now that I am back on a somewhat regular training schedule I feel much better physically as well as mentally.

One thing I have done is to work on my nutrition. I have really cut down on the soda and improved overall food quality. So that is a plus.

For the month I had the following results.

Swim: 2275 yards.
Run:29.5 miles
Bike:12.5 miles

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Season is over

For the second time in 2 years I have had surgery that has ended my season. Last year it was tumors on my legs this year it is an abdominal issue. I cant seem to catch a break.

I can look at this from two angles.The first being anger. "Why does this happen to me" or two, move on. I am choosing the later. I met with a new swim coach yesterday, I laid out my plans for 2018 and once medically cleared will begin the journey again.

I knew that this year was going to be difficult. I had injuries early on, parted ways with my coach and never got into the swing of the season. That is now behind me and I feel a whole new sense of energy going forward. It feels good.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Back in the pool

I started up again on July 1 and so far it has been good, all except my swim. Once again i find myself fighting with the water. The one thing I have to realize is that this time I will win the battle. No matter what happens in the pool I will not let it get me down. Every time I swim is a good thing, time in the water will only make me stronger. I am starting from ground zero and will follow my schedule and become the swimmer I need to be to complete my goal.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Fresh Start

It has been a few months since I updated my blog. The first quarter of the year was going fine, my swim was still an issue but the run and bike were fine. One thing I found was that I was putting myself under a lot of stress trying to improve my swim to the point that I was just not enjoying the process anymore. In April and May the injury bug hit as well as the flu bug, I parted ways with my coach and I decided that the best thing to do was shut down and regroup. It took a little time to get back on track but starting July 1 I will be back in training for races in 2018. I decided to cancel anything that I had planned this year because I just have so little confidence in my swim. I have put together a new training plan, working with some folks that will help me get over whatever issues I have with open water and will be racing next year. I can hardly wait!

Tonights Swim

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January Recap

January 2017

January was a good month except for a few days when I felt like crap. I have decided to focus on my swim and I need to improve my core strength so I am working with swim coach Gina and weight coach Anthony. I am getting better in the pool every day. I need to get a race schedule put together asap.

Month recap

Swim:8400 yards
Run: 43 miles
Bike: 140.8 miles