My last post focused on nutrition during the off season for weight management. This post follows up on tailored training in the off season. I see off season as a time for shorter sessions that focus on technique, speed and general improvement on the weakest discipline. In general a lot of interval training, technique exercises … More Lean in the Off-season Part 2
This time of year is when many in the triathlon world either put on weight or worry/struggle with weight gain. I don’t have that problem; I have lots of other problems in the sport- don’t worry, it’s just that weight gain isn’t one of them. And it’s not by luck, it’s by following a few … More Lean in the Off Season
So it’s been 5 weeks since IM Barcelona. Immediately after the race I noticed pain in my hamstring; a somewhat dull pain and annoying to run with. So I knew then that my short break from training should turn into a long break to not only recuperate but recover from injury. While I was a … More The Regeneration
Whats the point in setting a goal if you already know you can do it? I highly recommend this course simply because of the location which lends itself to being supporter friendly as well as athlete friendly. Housing and food were very inexpensive compared to other sites in Europe. The organization/registration and check in were … More IM Barcelona Race Report
So I chose the races I chose based on location: All are as close together as possible. So really I chose Zurich because in theory it’s a simple train ride from Montpellier. So I didn’t really have many expectations except I knew it was their 20th year so I did expect it to be well … More IM Zurich Race Report
I have many reasons for training for multiple Ironman races. In fact, too many to put in one post so I’ll spread them out in several posts over time. One reason is that I learn best and master something best thru complete immersion and endless repetition. Well, I should add that as a life long … More Why Train for Multiple Ironman Races?
I’ve been involved in endurance sport since my 20’s. I ran my first marathon when I was 27 under a lot of job stress. And actually it was controlling that stress that pushed me from being a casual jogger to running marathons. I was a disgruntled architect and soon realized I couldn’t take it anymore … More Why Ironman Racing?
I entered into race week well prepared and relaxed. Which was the first time for me. Even the day before the race I was mostly calm, organized and I stuck to my meal schedule. Also, for the first time my dinner was eaten at the right time for me and digested well, at least for … More Ironman Nice Race Report
This is officially race week for me. Ironman Nice is this Sunday, June 5th. I am anxious to get to it now. Everyone goes on about tapering; sometimes I hear people talking about 2, 3 and 4 week tapers. That’s a lot, really too much. I think the idea of tapering really started with marathon … More Taper but how much Taper?
Aix en Provence, France A late race report but honestly, it takes me some time to reflect. This was my third time doing this course. 70.3 Aix is an interesting race as we start at a lake north of the city, the bike park is set up next to the lake so once out of … More 70.3 Pays d’Aix Race Report