I’ve raced in some lousy conditions. The Ride for Rob in 2009 was a mudfest. It rained during my first triathlon, during the Ride to Conquer Cancer and during my first Muskoka 70.3. It was cool during my second Muskoka 70.3 as I exited the swim to frost covered grass and Poconos 70.3 last year [...]
Race week. It’s here. Finally! It’s been a long time coming. I’m ready. Thursday I am heading down to Knoxville for the first triathlon of the season. Rev3Tri Knoxville Olympic. It will be my third consecutive year in Knoxville but this time I am racing the Olympic distance. The last two years I raced the [...]
Some people follow canned plans, others join clubs with a team leader who organizes training and others hire coaches. All approaches will work if you trust the plan set out and follow it. When I first got into the sport of triathlon I signed up with Mark Allen Online. I knew people who were successful [...]
I was writing this race report when the bombs went off during the 117th Boston Marathon so I saved the draft and started contacting friends who were running to make sure they were all safe (they were). I decided to hold off publishing this a few days so to pay respect to all those in Boston. I’ve [...]
Chronic Training Load. CTL. The little blue line. If you use TrainingPeaks Premium you most likely have the Performance Management Chart (PMC) on your dashboard. It is one of the key features of the Premium upgrade. Both a blessing and at times, a curse. I have had a habit of following that line too closely. [...]
January – NFL Ownership February – RIP Coach Gregg March – Team TrainingPeaks April – Podium May – Memphis in May June – It’s all Rob’s Fault July – Duathlete August – The Layover: Denver September – Last Race? October – Another New Bike November – A 13.1 Mile PR December – Vegas Baby!
Yesterday wrapped up the first training block with Coach Nicole and all told it was a good one. It was our first real training block since starting as I had that pesky Hamilton Half Marathon to prep for and recover from. It was an interesting experience, much different than what I was used to in [...]
Most of the year athletes maintain a strict diet, eat only healthy foods and even count calories. This keeps you lean and fast, but from my experience, I know it can also add stress to your already stressful lifestyle. The off-season is a time to put your body and mind to rest. Relaxing that belt [...]