My Training Journey includes races I’m training for, my journey during training and just tidbits of information that I have found useful.

How to Better Next Year’s Race Performance

So you trained hard for sixteen weeks; followed a training plan at least 80%; had a couple really good training weeks; and felt pretty dang confident on race day.  If you’re like me you have a finish time goal that you’ll be happy with, one that you share with your training buddies and Facebook friends, [...]

By | February 9th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

Beat Pool Boredom

Let’s face it, swimming at the community pool day after day or even a couple times per week can get pretty redundant if you don’t have a plan.  Lately I’ve been putting together different work-outs to vary things up and make swimming in the pool more fun.  Here’s a new one we did today that [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|My Training Journey, Training Plans|0 Comments

A Better Way to Marathon Train

A Better Way to Marathon Train - Run less.  Yes, you read correctly.  I am here to tell you that it is possible, and actually better for you, to train for a marathon by running just three days a week.  This may seem unconventional and downright crazy to most marathoners, however, studies have proven that [...]

By | February 4th, 2014|My Training Journey, Training Plans|0 Comments

29 Items for Triathlon – Gear Checklist

The week leading up to the race I start writing down every piece of gear I will need during race day, from setting up in transition to dry clothes once the race is complete. This, of course, is based on my own personal needs and training; your list will vary, however this will give you [...]

By | February 3rd, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

Easy and Fun Aerobic Swim Workout

I was looking for something different to do in the pool this week as swimming the same laps week after week can get quite monotonous.  I came across this one and modified it just a bit to fit my schedule and I have to say it was refreshing and a lot of fun.  Because I [...]

By | January 21st, 2014|My Training Journey, Training Plans|0 Comments

How to cut minutes off your triathlon time

Many people take transition for granted, spending wasted time refueling or resting when in reality, the quicker you can get through transition, the better finish time you'll have. Period.  Many people train harder to run or bike faster when for no extra effort you could cut two minutes off your finish time simply by getting [...]

By | January 16th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments