Training Log

More Pain for Your Money

August 17th, 2014
I hear a lot about athletes (particularly from the age grouper crowd) who are proponents of short training weeks. For me this would be in the neighbourhood of 8 hours per week in preparation for bigger events like an Ironman. What the idea is for all of these people and something I have heard repeatedly is that they don't have time for 'junk miles' Continue Reading... 


Exercising With and Without Technology

August 13th, 2014
This just happened to me earlier this week where my Garmin Forerunner 220, normally a reliable companion on any run excursion suddenly and without reason stopped logging my movements properly. I have since gotten around to resolving the problem after about a week of wondering whether the poor satellite tracking was due to an intense freak thundershower I had inadvertently ran through on the first day the watch had stopped functioning. Continue Reading...


Keep Up Don't Catch-Up

August 7th, 2014
Having a long-term training schedule for discipline specific events is a great benefit when trying to meet your objectives. However; as was the case with me yesterday the training demands I was placing on myself stemmed from missing an important speed workout session the day before because I could not find the time to go running. Continue Reading...


Is Bike-Run the Only Real Brick Workout?

July 30th, 2014
Over the past two days I had the chance to double down on a couple of brick sessions. For triathletes a brick-workout commonly refers to training two of the same disciplines during the same workout. So for example on monday I did an hour spin followed by another hour running, then yesterday it was an hour swim followed by an hour spin. Continue Reading...

Misery Loves Company
July 24th, 2014
I was out yesterday for a punishing 9 mile run. This is a painful distance for me right now and as I expected nearing the end with a few miles to go I was suffering. At this point I'm sure that all of my different leg muscles are in some heightened degree of pain. As I crest the top of a steep hill I had to crawl up I get blown past by someone throwing down what I think are close to 5 minute miles. Continue Reading ...

Working Out On a Low Energy Day 
July 23rd, 2014
Swimming is a great activity. It is really fun and you can improve quickly over a relatively short period of time. However, and this is something I have been hearing from a number of triathletes that I train with, just hopping into the pool can be the recipe for a poor workout. Continue Reading...

Running: 4-Stages of a Workout for Intensity Performance and Delivery
July 22nd, 2014
For all of the hype surrounding the need for deliberate planning into developing appropriate stages and steps to achieve a fitness goal every so often you stumble into something so goods it make you pause for a second and reflect on how awesome that workout you just finished was. Today I unintentionally ran the perfect split workout. Continue Reading...