training

Running Mittens

Workout : Endurance Run Planned Duration: 1:20 Keep your pace exceedingly easy throughout “Exceedingly easy”is not my favorite.  I find it exceedingly hard to run exceedingly easy. For at least 5 of the 9 miles, I rationalized that this fact negated the entire assignment . I hate not following my coach’s directions more than I hate […]

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Swim – Cruise Finder #1

The 1st step in any good planning is to figure out where you are. My coach, being a really good planner, needs to know where I am with my swimming.  So today’s swim workout was geared to finding my baseline.  Kelsey tells me that this will be my “cruise time”. Today’s cruise-finder workout: warm-up (my […]

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My coach – preview

“There is hardly anything you can’t do if you have, and you nurture, the proper support systems.  Don’t lower the goal, increase your support.” ~Jim Hayhurst Sr I have my new, big goal – competing strongly at the 2014 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships – Olympic Distance. Now I need to increase my support […]

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Athlete with Asthma

I find it frustrating.  As I head out for my long run this morning, I knew it was going to need to be an easy pace. Some days are better than others, and today was one of those “others”.  My allergies this fall have been much worse than usual and it’s been almost 2 months […]

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