Wednesday, June 10, 2009


One of the major perks to be a teacher is having 9 weeks of summer to do with as I please. I used to work boring, low-paying jobs but now I get to pretend I am a pro triathlete. It really helped with my 1st IM training 2 years ago and so far week one of summer has been great.

The middle of May through the present has been the opposite of April. I feel smooth, efficient, powerful, and fast. My track times are approaching what they used to be when I trained solely for running races. I PR'd at the Black Bear Sprint last week, and even placed third in my age-group. Yesterday I hammered 30 miles on the bike and ran for an hour with a 30 minute tempo run thrown in. I felt like I could have done it all over again when I got home. My swim times are even coming down a bit. I don't want to jinx myself, but this has been great. Other than the daily core exercises and some full body weight training movements done over the winter, I don't have an explanation for the increase in performance. Now the key is to not overdo it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey man I have an explanation. Rest.
    thanks for keeping a blog I feel foolish in my dream sometime but when I read someone like you I know I can get there.
    I am just having a moment in tiredness that won't go away, new baby blah blah... You won't jinx yourself stay patient. you will have bad days. Who cares? Enjoy what you are feeling.