Marin Century, and my last weekend off

Marin Century, and my last weekend off
Time flies when you’re having fun! The last 2 weeks have been chock full of activity, so let’s get straight to the recap. The last few weekends of long rides was all to build up for the Marin Century, aka Laura’s first full century ever! To be honest, I was a bit nervous about it ...

“Recovery weeks” 2

You know you’ve been training for a tad too long when the idea of being able to get cat food after work excites you. Seriously, post-Vineman all I wanted was 1) to eat, a lot and 2) have some normalcy in my life. Like tending to the needs of this little guy. And yet the ...

Vineman 70.3 recap – 2014 version 4

Vineman 70.3 recap - 2014 version
What a difference a year makes! I am still actively recovering from the race mentally and physically, my legs are sore and all I want to do is eat and sleep but man what an awesome weekend! I guess I should probably start from taper week. Taper week is somewhat cruel. This is where you ...

Weeks 8, 9: The final push

Weeks 8, 9: The final push
Wowie, where did the time go?! Vineman is mere days away as I type this, and I’m neck deep in taper week :) But first, let’s recap how the last 2 weeks went. Swim My recent swim breakthrough: Try to maintain good form and cadence, ESPECIALLY when you’re tired. Um…not sure why that didn’t click ...

Week 7: Illness and the art of bicycle maintenance 2

Week 7: Illness and the art of bicycle maintenance
Starting to feel the pressure from Vineman…this week is the second to last build week for me before I start tapering…it’s almost time!! Now if only I can get rid of this annoying cough… Norm had to go to Ohio this weekend for a wedding, and I took advantage of 2 days of guilt-free training ...

Week 6: Sick of water, and Seattle shenanigans

Week 6: Sick of water, and Seattle shenanigans
Theme of the week: I am sick of swimming >”< Swim I think this was only the second week of 3+ times a week swimming, and already it’s a bit of a mental challenge. Luckily, I think I found a great solution to this…and that’s working out with other people! Tuesday was a great example ...

Week 5: Trucking along

Week 5: Trucking along
First week of June, and just as coach promised, we are ramping the training thing back up :) Swim So. much. swimming. For the first time since I started working with Coach P, he is now prescribing me 3 mid-week swim sessions in addition to 1-2 OWS on the weekends. In a way it’s kind ...

Week 3-4: When life gets tough

Week 3-4: When life gets tough
2-in-1 post! It’s been a bit of a crazy period in our household (more on that later), but I still managed to mostly stick to the training plan. Swim So at the start of week 3, I had a talk with my Masters swim coach about my technique and he told me that I need ...

Week 2: Vineman preview, and other shenanigans

Week 2: Vineman preview, and other shenanigans
Vineman 70.3 training – week 2 done! I know it’s still “early” in my training, and with the additional day of rest I need to be super patient. At times it really feels like I’m not making a lot of progress, or worse yet degressing, but I need to have faith in my coach’s plan ...

Vineman 70.3 Training: Week 1

Vineman 70.3 Training: Week 1
11 weeks till Vineman 70.3! Time to get working! *gulp* After wrestling 2 weekends off out of coach, he promised we would begin again in earnest come May. I knew times were about to get tough. On the bright side, for the month of May only, I will be getting an additional rest day! Woohoo! ...