winter

New Year’s Wisdom

A Polar Bear Swim to kick off 2014! This sounded like the perfect way to start a year that was filled with bold goals and all sorts of crazy wishes. Jeff & I couldn’t make the Christmas Day swim, so making our own event just a week later seemed like a decent balance of daring […]

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All in a winter’s swim

5:00 am: Wake up. Check the pool website.  Yes! The pool is open for morning swim.  5:05 am: Tip toe downstairs in the dark. Praise the joy of a remote car starter. Oh, right…the car is covered in half a foot of new snow. First workout: shovel to and remove snow from car. 5:25 am: […]

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For the love of gore-tex

Treadmill, oh how I loathe thee. My sister has trained for whole marathons on a treadmill. I have no idea how.  4 minutes into a treadmill run and I’m looking for my escape. If there’s even a faint possibility of being able to run outside (reasonably safely) in the winter, I seize it. Luckily, I’ve collected a […]

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23 degrees and a bike

23, that’s it. It wasn’t going to get any warmer today. The coach declared today a bike day and the trainer was waiting. It takes me several private pep talks to overcome my frozen inertia. Workout #1: Bike Planned Duration: 1:05 15 min gradual warm-up  ←this was funny… there was no chance of a “rapid warm-up”. […]

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