A Nu Start

Trail Running! Triathlon! We are going through a bit of a transition period at the moment which makes doing my training plan for 2018 a bit difficult, but I do have a general goals set out for 2018 - ultra-marathon trail run. I think 2018 is going to be almost all about trail running. We’re going to be moving, and there are two likely places we will wind up - both of which are epic for trail running.…

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Week 99 - DNS DNF

What a wild ride. This is the week my goal race for 2017 is going to kick off. My long sought after Ironman 70.3. Sadly, I wont be doing the race - at least not this year. We’ve had a few personal matters arise that made participating in the race too costly and too logistically complicated. We are not sure what country we will be living in in the next few months - let alone trying to travel for a race!…

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Week 82 - Golden Cheetah

I haven’t written for quite a while, but I’ve been continuing on behind the scenes. I’d been following my base-training triathlon plan, but I found it to be a bit too much to handle. There were a lot of intervals within the plan (three a week), and I found that I am not ready for that much load. The fatigue was difficult to manage. Stickman had described what he would do if he were training, and I took that to heart.…

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Week 77 - Don't Be Soft

I had an unusual race this week - a soft sand 9k. It was a beach run, but not where it’s nice and compact up near the water. No, this race was in the soft sand - hence the name. It was a more difficult than I expected. I was fine for the first 1⁄3 of the race, but after that the sand really started to get to me. I would yearn for the short patches of packed sand where those in front of me had gone before.…

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Week 73 - Listen to Your Heart

… rate monitor. I just finished a half marathon. Taking some insight from a few conversations with Stickman, I decided to try a few new things for this race. First, instead of focusing on pace, I decided to focus on just my heart rate. I setup my watch to only show heart rate and heart zone, and I averted my eyes whenever there was a race clock visible. I had no idea what my time was until I finished.…

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