35 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin

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Well another week done and a week of Chiberia survived.  We saw our coldest weather of the season here in Chicago, and while it made things a bit hard workout and travel wise, I was lucky to stay warm, not have any burst pipes, and to have access to my car the entire time (to […]

36 Weeks to IMWI

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New Year, new week! While I love the holidays, I find that getting out of my routines is hard on my workouts.  Christmas I was out of town, and while this was a work week, there was a big party night & day off in between.  I’m looking forward to getting back to a new […]

37 Weeks to IM Wisconsin

So official first week workout review!  Not a common week, as I was visiting my parents for the week in Maryland.  But here goes! I caught up on rest, family and friends time, and reading.  One thing I read was a new-to-me blogger and  fellow Coeur Ambassador Kecia, who blogs at Push My Limits. I love […]

Weekly Workout Roundup

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I want to set up processes to hold myself accountable for my goals, and especially in winter it’s hard to keep those healthy habits going.  So I’m going to start a weekly workout review to share with all of you my workouts for the week and thoughts as my training progresses. I kind of broke one of […]

Training Tuesday: Winter training plans

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I’m pretty much back in the game now from my post-Ironman recovery.  I have to say, recovering from Ironman isn’t just a physcial thing, it’s a lot mental as well.  What to do with my time?  Thinking in certain ways.  I tried to do some grad school coursework and found it very challenging to put […]

How to Beat Your Legs Up & Put Them Back together in 72 hours

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This weekend was my Epic Weekend for Ironman Louisville triathlon training!  I was up in Wisconsin, putting more stress on my legs.  I pretty much was gone and working out from 6 AM to 7 PM on Saturday (and pooped thereafter!).  I got the opportunity to spend more time with my favorite training buddies from […]

VQ Madison Ride #3: Duck Farts & Intensity Factors

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I did some heavy training this weekend, riding hills on the Madison course & catching up with tri-friends outside of my Wellfit training group. Duck Farts: Sound-only farts, apparently not uncommon in IM triathlons. I experienced this on my long run on Sunday, where I was needing to fart every few minutes. I ended up […]

Newbie’s Guide to Group Rides & Gearing Up for Venus De Miles

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I’ve been spending tons more time this summer cycling as I train for my big triathlon.  One of the best ways to prepare for a triathlon bike is to ride with other people… you are not doing the race by yourself!  Thinking back to when I first started cycling. And for anyone preparing for Venus […]

Louisville Training Weekend

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Last weekend we spent the fourth of July down in Louisville to scope out the Ironman course.  I’m glad Mike came down with me as we got a chance to explore the eats of the town together!  Here’s what I learned: Louisville has some good, under-the-radar places to eat.  We ate at an underground bar […]

Friday Realities, and a Giveaway! #ZoomaRun

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I’m in the thick of training for Ironman Louisville, and life has been getting busy. It’s been all I can do to keep up with work, training, my marriage, and sometimes seeing friends. I felt a bit bad that it took me over a week to see one of my best friend’s new baby, but […]