Tag: Cycling

Relays in an Ironman event, will it hurt the brand?

Yesterday World Triathlon Corp, owners of the Ironman, announced a relay division in some of their 70.3 events. Really? Ironman is the marquee name in the world of triathlon. From the World Championship in Kona Hawaii to the 70.3 or Half Ironman races in places like Muncie, IN it’s supposed to be the ultimate tests of endurance.... Read more »

Dealing with illness and training

Uuuuugh. I’ve been sick for weeks. It started out as a normal cold and for a while I was working out through it. I started to feel better, still with a cough but nothing I can’t handle, so I went ahead and did my bike test from Coach Jen to get a baseline for training.... Read more »

Triathlon 101: Get a Bike Fit

If you ask any experienced triathlete what’s important when starting out one of the first things they’ll tell you is to get a proper bike fit. It sounds like common sense, but I think you’d be surprised how many people (including myself) sort of ignore that advice. When I picked up my road bike I asked... Read more »
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Coming up on Going The Distance

Lots of exciting stuff on the brink here at GTD. It’s a new year and with that comes new goals. When I started writing this blog I was a non-runner training for my first marathon (done), the next year I wanted to jump into triathlon and aimed to complete an Ironman 70.3 (complete). This year... Read more »

Off season training tips

Even with the temperature bouncing around and now snow on the ground (not that I’m complaining) its that time of year where a lot of your workouts are going to be indoors. Just last night I was sitting in my studio doing hill climb simulations on my bike trainer. The challenge for all of us is  how... Read more »

Managing sleep, training and everything else.

You know the story. You’ve got a big week of training lined up, but you’re missing out on valuable sleep that you need to help your body recover. It’s the story of my life right now. I’ve been working to bounce back from a knee/foot injury from the Chicago Marathon. My training has been made up of... Read more »
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The right tool for the job: Cycling Gear.

A couple weeks a go something cool happened. I got a my first reader e-mail from a guy asking if as a beginner triathlete I ride in proper cycling attire. Ok maybe it’s not that cool to you, but I’ve never gotten a legit reader e-mail before, so I thought it was neat. The reader asked because he found... Read more »

Bangs Lake Tri - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I felt really good leading up to Sunday’s Bangs Lake Triathlon. I felt prepared for the swim. Jen told me the bike course was fast, so I knew I could kill it. And I had a solid plan for the run. I felt like I had learned a lot from all my training and the... Read more »

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Today I did something I don’t notmally do… I looked at next weeks workouts in advance!!! I tend to go day to day with my workouts, it really helps that  Coach Jen wakes stays up until midnight each night to email them to me (I refuse to believe that it happens automatically). Next week is a... Read more »
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Motivating weekend at performance camp.

Hey, did you miss me? How do you like the NEW ChicagoNow? I’ve written a few draft posts that I never published in the past two weeks. They were about my recent lack of motivation to continue training. It was a funk I couldn’t seem to shake. I felt like I was just doing the... Read more »