Month: November 2016

Today is Nov-27. Do you want to be exactly the same next Nov-27?

You hate your job. You don’t save for retirement. You are fat and unhealthy. You may have one or more of these types of problems in your life. This class of problems is daunting. If unaddressed, this class of problems can crush your mental, emotional and physical well being. This Class of Problems Large impact Your action can influence the situation Your lack of action is making the problem worse…

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: Thoughts on the first 5 weeks

I signed up for a Triathlon (Olympic 1-mile swim, 25-mile bike, 6-mile run) in early October 2016. I started training in late October 2016. I just completed week 5 of training. The triathlon will take place in May 2017, so I have 6 more months to preparation left. When I started training, I made a commitment not to over think things, to be biased towards action. I’d get going ……

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 5 CONCLUDED

Summary I completed another week (Nov-21 to Nov-27 2016) of my triathlon training program. I completed my planned training without issue. Triathlon training program For context, here is a summary of my training program: I’ll consider a week to start on Monday and finish on Sunday. I’ll complete the following each week: Weight training sessions Standing overhead dumbbell presses (1 session) Deadlifts (1 session) 30-minute swim (3 sessions) 30-minute bike…

My First Triathlon (Olympic Distance): How Long Will It Take To Complete?

I signed up for my first triathlon … I┬ásigned up in October 2016. The triathlon is in May 2017. The triathlon is a 1-mile swim, 25-mile bike and 6-mile run (back to back to back). After signing up, I put together a training program (taking ideas from a dozen websites and books). I just completed 4-weeks of training. More recently, I’ve been thinking about how long it will take to…

Going Paleo, The First 2.5 Months

About 2.5 months ago, I started eating Paleo. You can read about it here. I checked in after one month. You can read about it here. In the post, I distilled my go forward plan, noting that I would focus on the following: I will fast one day per week. I am going to fast on Mondays. I will still eat cheese (near daily) and yogurt (if best option ……

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 4 CONCLUDED

Week 4 summary I completed week 4 (Nov-14 to Nov-20 2016) of my triathlon training program. The biggest challenge was my travel (in England) and work schedule (long days). I completed my planned training without issue. Triathlon training program For context, here is a summary of my training program: I’ll consider a week to start on Monday and finish on Sunday. I’ll complete the following each week: Weight training sessions…

Triathlon Training: Swimming 945-Meters (0.587196-Miles)

I completed week four of triathlon training. It was an ass kicking week. I was in the UK the past two weeks. During the ~14 day trip, I worked 12+ hours/ day, with 1-day off. I had social obligations, taking folks out to lunch and dinner making sure they knew how much we appreciated their efforts and making sure that no one was breaking under the pressure. I had to…

My Triathlon Training Program: Week 3 Concluded

Week 3 summary I completed week 3 (Nov-7 to Nov-13 2016) of my triathlon training program. The biggest challenge was my travel (in England) and work schedule (long days). I completed my planned training without issue. Triathlon training program For context, here is a summary of my training program: I’ll consider a week to start on Monday and finish on Sunday. I’ll complete the following each week: Weight training sessions…

I Like It! I Like It A Lot!

Over the course of the last 10 to 20 years, I trained my mind and body to dislike exercise, and dislike movement in general. I developed a disdain for self-imposed discomfort. It wasn’t an intentional training, at least I don’t think so. Meaning, I didn’t set out each day to move as little as possible, to be efficient. It just kind of happened. I think part of the answer is…

My Triathlon Training Program: Week 2 Concluded

Week 2 summary I completed week 2 (October 31 to November 6 2016) of my triathlon training program. I started the week with a sore neck and back. On Friday of week 1, I hurt my neck and back at the pool. I did a very stupid thing. I am used to a normal park district type pool, 4′ deep and normal deck height. I typically jump into the pool…