MY FIRST OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON IS JULY 9, 2017. THIS IS WEEK 9 OF MY TRAINING REBOOT.

Last week I completed all my planned training sessions, except my runs. As it relates to running, my left knee was feeling wonky the week before last. I decided to skip running – to let my left knee rest. (I hurt my left knee (in March).) As it relates to swimming, I continue to focus on breathing. I still don’t properly incorporate breathing into my stroke. I’ll keep practicing. This…

My first (Olympic) triathlon is in 3 weeks. I’m nervous

I was typing out this week’s triathlon training. It was causing anxiety, so I stopped. Why the anxiety? My left knee was in pain again last week, so I didn’t run – leaving last week’s training incomplete. And my ability to complete this week’s (preferred) training is in question. I have not swam in open water (lake). Talking myself off the ledge I’ve learned to counter worry with action. What to…

MY FIRST OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON IS JULY 9, 2017. THIS IS WEEK 8 OF MY TRAINING REBOOT.

Last week Last week, I completed all my planned training sessions. You can read about it here. (Note that the training, as posted, is what on I actually completed – both the event and the day of the week.) As it relates to swimming, I’ve been focusing on breathing. I still don’t properly incorporate breathing into my stroke. That’s a problem, and I’m quite concerned. There’s not much to do about…

MY FIRST OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON IS JULY 9, 2017. THIS IS WEEK 7 OF MY TRAINING REBOOT.

Last week You can read about last week’s training here. I completed all my planned training sessions (last week). Note that the training, as posted, is what on I actually completed (event and day of the week). This week Week Swim Bike Run Weight training Sat (June 3 2017)  Practice 10  15 miles Sun Finish Practice 10 Start Practice 11  10 miles  3 miles Standing overhead dumbbell press 60# x…

MY FIRST OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON IS JULY 9, 2017. WEEK 6 OF MY TRAINING REBOOT.

Last week You can read about last week’s training here. I did not complete all my planned training. Why? I was in Japan. I had three problems. 1) Schedule (limited time for training). 2) Access to a bike. 3) Access to a pool. Note that the training, as posted, is what on I actually completed (event and day of the week). This week Week Swim Bike Run Weight training Sat…

I should have completed my first (Olympic distance) triathlon today

About two months ago, my left knee started to hurt. I felt pain even when stationary. I stopped my Olympic distance training to de-stress my left knee and recover. Not knowing how long it would take to recover, I dropped out of my (planned) first Olympic triathlon (May 21, 2017) and signed up for a new one (July 9, 2017). This was a good decision. Why? The main reason was…

MY FIRST OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON IS JULY 9, 2017 – WEEK 5 OF MY TRAINING REBOOT

My left knee If you’ve been following along, you know that my left knee stopped cooperating 6 weeks ago. It severely interrupted my triathlon training. So much so, that I dropped out of my planned triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run), which was scheduled for May 21 (2017). I took a few weeks off to recover. I signed up for a different triathlon, scheduled for July 9….

My first Olympic distance triathlon is July 9, 2017. This is week 4 of my training reboot.

My left knee If you’ve been following along, you know that my left knee stopped cooperating 6 weeks ago. It severely interrupted my triathlon training. So much so, that I dropped out of my planned triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run), which was scheduled for May 21 (2017). I took a few weeks off to recover. I signed up for a different triathlon, scheduled for July 9….

Stories we tell ourselves

I planned three bike rides this week: 12-mile, 10-mile and 10-mile. This morning I went on a 12 mile bike ride. Outside, it was sunny, but chilly and windy. Miles 6 to 9 were tough, as I was going against the wind. Unconsciously, I was telling myself a story. I should convert this bike ride to one of my 10-mile rides. Why? It won’t be as windy later this week. At…

My triathlon is July 9th. This is week 3 of my training reboot.

My saga If you’ve been following my saga on Twitter, you know that my left knee stopped cooperating a month (plus) ago. It severely interrupted my triathlon training. So much so, that I dropped out of my planned triathlon (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run), which was scheduled for May 21 (2017). I took a few weeks off to recover. I signed up for a different triathlon, scheduled…