• 2010 Race Calendar

    01.17 - Samson Stomp 5K
    04.24 - Deer Run 10K
    05.01 - Door County Half Marathon
    07.11 - Pewaukee Triathlon
    08.01 - Bradford Beach Tri
    09.11 - TosaFest 5K

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My Guilty Fitness Pleasure

I’ll get to what that is in a minute.  And I use the term “fitness” here a little loosely.

Back to the gym yesterday with my first visit to the pool in about three weeks (the pool was under repair for most of that time….it wasn’t necessarily due to me just staying away from it).  It took a little getting used to once again but all in all it didn’t turn out too bad as I finished a 500M swim in about 50M chunks.  My plan was to follow the format of the 0 to 1650 game plan while modifying it a bit to account for my lack of experience swimming.

I did the swim in 50M increments stopping at the end of each lap for 12 to 15 controlled breaths (in through the nose, out through the mouth) before proceeding to the next lap.  I can tell that my lung capacity is growing which is a good thing.  Before when I started I was struggling to finish a 25M leg.  Now, I’m finishing 50M legs in fairly good shape.  There’s still a long ways to go to adequately finish a roughly 400M swim involved in a sprint triathlon or a roughly 1500M swim for the Olympic distance but I think progress is being made.  I just need to hit the pool more often.  And get a pair of goggles!

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Almost There!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Just one more day until Friday and then the weekend will be upon us.  Can’t wait!

So, I ended up missing my workout yesterday.  Work stuff unfortunately got in the way of letting me get out of the office for an hour.  I wasn’t 100% disappointed because my legs felt dead tired yesterday and I’m not quite sure why.  Not sore or injured.  Just tired.  On Monday, I did a heavy leg and cardio workout with my personal trainer followed by sparring in the evening so I’m sure that contributed.  But after a relatively light workout on Tuesday I was surprised to still be feeling fatigue on Wednesday.

Either way, I’m feeling pretty good today.  I’m a little nervous about how my knee will feel but it’s usually only affected by running.  We won’t be doing a lot of that today so I think we’ll be OK.  Mondays tend to be more cardio and lower body while Thursdays are more upper body.

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Weekend Workouts

Hey everybody.  Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!

I’m feeling a little under the weather today so I’m not sure how today’s workout is going to look.  I’ve seemed to develop a chest cold that’s causing me to cough quite a bit so I’m thinking that running or biking may be out today.  I haven’t focused as much lately on flexibility and stretching so this may be a good day to refocus on that.  I have a book that I enjoy using called “Ultimate Flexibility” by Sang Kim.  It’s a book that focuses on stretching appropriate for martial artists but really offers stretches that can benefit anybody.  Every exercise is broken down based on what muscle group is targeted and rates each stretch whether it’s low, moderate or high difficulty.  Even when I don’t feel good, I always feel like a good stretching session makes a solid alternative to a full workout.  Give it a try!

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