Category Archives: Training

If it doesn’t work…

Give up? I hope that sounds absurd, but that seems to be the approach some people take when it comes to running and related injuries. For a variety of problems, the first attempt at a solution is often to add … Continue reading

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Getting Started on 2012

Wow. Is it really 2012? Last time I posted here it was November and it was the first week of training for the new Ironman season. Yup, now I’m into week 8. A lot has happened since the last post. … Continue reading

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Week 1: Testing and Testy

Yes, this is week 1 of training, but it’s been a light one. The focus of the week has not been anything as exciting as volume or intensity. Instead, it’s been testing. Where exactly am I fitness-wise? I know where … Continue reading

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2012 Starts Early

I’ve nearly completely off since min-August, doing no formal since then, just playing. In some ways I’ve really been off most of the year. Job hunting got in the way of early season training, and then with no serious races … Continue reading

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Curves Ahead

Friday was the last night of track racing season at the Marymoor Velodrome. With no more big events on the calendar, off season officially begins today. The timing is a little coincidental but it’s good too. I’d hoped to be … Continue reading

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Shelton to Bremerton

Today I did one of my favorite moderate distance training rides between Sara’s parent’s house west of Shelton to the ferry terminal in Bremerton. It’s 50 miles on the nose, but I generally start the clock about 1.5 miles into … Continue reading

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My New Training Partner

It’s the time in the training cycle when the intensity needs to go way up. This week I did ok in that regard, with three very solid swims, some good running and quite a few high intensity rides, though all … Continue reading

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