training

Trail Running

Workout: Recovery Run (Trail Run) Planned Duration: 0:30 Description: 5-10 min dynamic warm-up Easy pace throughout If you can get on a trail, do it. Trail running is good for your soul AND it helps increase your cadence and strengthen your stabilizing muscles. It’s been a very long time since I’ve run trails. Several ankle […]

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gazinta swim

My morning swim workout was joyfully improved by my 10 year old daughter. Each time I reach the wall, I look at my handy workout scrap of paper to see what’s next. This is what I saw today.  Hannah had embellished. I smiled each time. It wasn’t just that these little guys (called “gazintas”) are […]

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procrastination & BTTW*

Arriving to the pool at 5:45 is feat in itself.  For me, it means everything has to be packed and laid out and ready to go.  Fins, goggles, cap, water, nutrition bar, inhaler, towel – everything needs to be packed and at the back door. The alarm needs to sound at 5:10 – and I […]

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hill. repeat. hill.

“What goes up – must come down. And then go up and come back down, again.” 8 x :30 uphill surge (fast, focus on powering with your butt)/ 3:00 easy There may be something wrong with me.  I loved everything about this workout. It was cold. (34 degrees) I needed to layer up in my […]

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Breaking Good

Rest day = Time to reflect on my first week with my new coach. Right now, what I’m most aware of is the impact of change on my routine.  My training volume hasn’t really increased, but the amount of time it takes me to complete a training has increased, noticeably. On the busy days when there […]

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