Tag: Jennifer Harrison

What's the deal with run cadence?

Coach Jen sent me an article from LAVA Magizine about improving your run in triathlon. It’s one of the big things I told her I wanted to work on leading in to this season. The run was the one thing I didn’t really worry about going in to any of the races last season, but... 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 »

Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!

For most of us in Chicago out racing calendar is coming to an end. With the exception of a Turkey Trot or Rudolph race, we’re all going to slip in to this horrible winter maintenance season. But with the help for ProKine Performance it won’t be so bad! I got a chance to workout with... 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 »

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 »

I'm off to Mooseman!!!

Ironman Mooseman 70.3 – 3 days. This race seems to have snuck up on me. It seems like just yesterday I registered for a race that was 8 months away. At that point I felt completely unprepared. I did 500 yards in the pool and thought I was going to die. I was riding a... Read more »

I'm tired of the pool

It seems like Chicago isn’t ready to give up on winter yet… We got 2 nice days followed by a bunch of crap weather. For training purposes it hasn’t been TOO bad… What I mean is its better than running in the snow, and the weather has been kind enough that I can take my... Read more »

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

It’s been a long 3 weeks of training filled with long hard workouts and no rest. Saturday towards the end of my masters swim I was on the last 50 of the main set and I was so exhausted I was ready to give up right in the middle of the pool. I finished, but... Read more »

Reorganizing the week.

This weeks training looked awesome on paper. But it went to hell real fast! Sunday i had a 75 min ride, I got set up on the trainer, threw on my new Peal Izumi bib  and was set to go… My Garmin was not. I had it charging, but I think my son Sammy unplugged... Read more »

Training Tip Thursday... And I've added a new race

Training Tip Thursday... And I've added a new race
This week is just flying by! I hit the pool yesterday and had a pretty solid swim, I’ll give it a B+. Today I have a 45 min treadmill run that was rescheduled from Tuesday. I’ve added another race to my schedule. After a quick email discussion with Coach Jen I’ve decided to add the... Read more »