Month: August 2017

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…