Month: August 2017

MY 2ND OLYMPIC TRIATHLON: TRAINING UPDATE (28 DAYS REMAIN)

I decided to put my last 5 weeks of training into an Excel file. I’ll update it every few days and republish. This schedule is not executable based on my travel schedule. My intent is to complete all the training. How? I will move things around as needed. For example … I traveled on Aug-23 and Aug-24. I completed the sessions planned for those days on Aug-25 (along with the training…

MY 2ND OLYMPIC TRIATHLON: TRAINING UPDATE (32 DAYS REMAIN)

I decided to put my last 5 weeks of training into an Excel file. I’ll update it every few days and republish. This schedule is not executable based on my travel schedule. My intent is to complete all the training. How? I will move things around as needed. You will note that this is very light on running. Why? My left knee is still not right. Date Meters Miles Miles…

My 2nd Olympic Triathlon: 5 weeks of training remain

Background As noted before, I signed up for my 2nd Olympic Triathlon. I have five weeks of training left. Last week, my left knee was re-hurt. It caused lot of pain while running, then escalated to hurting while just walking. I laid off training for a few days. I didn’t run. I completed 1 of 3 planned bike rides and completed both planned swims. The rest helped. I can now…

Sure, it looks easy now …

This week, I’m back in the U.K., and back in the hotel where I made a number of big decisions. One decision was to sign up for an Olympic distance triathlon. I made that decision on a depressing Saturday night sitting in the hotel lobby nursing a Mojito. That decision forced my hand – to learn to swim. Here is how I describe my swimming ability one year ago. I…

MY 2ND OLYMPIC TRIATHLON: TRAINING WEEK 3 OF 8

I completed my first Olympic Triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run) on July 9, 2017. I plan on competing again (September 23, 2017). I have 8 weeks to prepare. I started training last week. Week 3 (Starts Monday August 14, 2017) Swim 2x, bike 3x and run 3x Swim: 500 meters, 500 meters Bike: 12 miles, 10 miles, 10 miles Run: 3.5 miles, 3 miles, 5 miles Weight…

My 2nd Olympic Triathlon: Training week 2 of 8

I completed my first Olympic Triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run) on July 9, 2017. I plan on competing again (September 23, 2017). I have 8 weeks to prepare. I started training last week. Week 1 (last week, complete) The 8 week program starts easy (fewer training sessions, less distance per session) and builds each week (more training sessions, more distance per session). The program is…

MY SECOND OLYMPIC TRIATHLON

I completed my first Olympic triathlon 1-mile swim, 25-mile bike, 6-mile run) one month ago. I’m ready for another. I found an event in Lake Geneva, WI. It’s a pretty area, and a reasonable drive from my home. I haven’t sign up yet. Why? Work. I just ended a 7 month assignment. I’m not sure what the next 6 months will hold. I don’t want to spend the entry fee…

10,000 steps a day: 700 consecutive days

The cornerstone of my health and fitness system is to take at least 10,000 steps a day. That’s about 5 miles. Walking and running both contribute to my steps. I track with my Fitbit One: I do my best to exclude false steps. For example, if I wear my Fitbit on a 20 mile bike ride, it will add 1000 steps. I will either not wear my Fitbit or I…