I’m Back!

Almost a month ago to the day I hurt myself. I had developed a “knot” in my back after a long ride some months ago. I didn’t think much about it so I massaged it every now-and-then but otherwise didn’t pay much attention to it. It would be painful for …

Sunday Doubles

Day 23: Swimming & Running Sunday is a difficult day. It’s difficult both because it requires a lot of effort, and because that effort requires a lot of time. This is at odds with having a family.   Weekends belong to the family, and squeezing in two relatively long workout …

Bricks

Day 21: Swim/Bike Brick Workout Today is day 21 on my 16-week training program. I’ve officially hit 3 weeks of training. I don’t count rest days so this is 3 actually weeks worth of days in which I’ve trained. There’s no doubt I feel the effect of my training. While …

Back on track

Day 20: Swimming & Biking This week has been out of sorts. My schedule got thrown off by the warriors game and I’m just now getting things straight. I had rearranged the plan to put a makeup swim session in today. That meant I had both a swim and a …

Treadmill Time

Day 19: 4 miles on the treadmill Nothing too exciting today, just 4 miles on the treadmill. In fact today’s plan called for a swim and run but I ended up going to the Warriors/Pacers game last night in Oakland and didn’t get home until almost midnight. When my alarm …

Back in the Garage

Day 18: 40 minutes on the Trainer Today was the start of week #4 for my triathlon training program. It’s a 16 week program so I’m nearing the quarter-way mark. I’m really enjoying the training. I can feel myself getting stronger with each session and, besides my knee, nothing hurts. …

Day 17: Run/Bike

Day 17: running & biking Sunday’s are the hardest days. Sunday’s training program call for both a long run and a long swim, both to be performed at “moderate” efforts. So, that is what I did. The Run Portion: The run ended up being 8.3 miles instead of 8 because …

Day 15: 900 yards of Swimming

Day 15 Swimming My training program was a run-of-the-mill swimming session: 900 yards in total with 3×200 yard intervals. Overall it felt good, but the longer intervals definitely get my heart rate up. By the last interval I’m starting to feel spent, which I guess is the whole point. Looking …

Day 12: Cycling

Yesterday was a rest day. Monday’s are always rest days and I was thankful for it. My legs still ached a bit from Sunday’s run and everything needed the time off. Day 12 of the program had me doing 40 minutes on the bike with eight 10-sprints. Typically I would …