Open Letter to The Nation: IT’S HERE….
Folks, we are super excited to present the Endurance Nation Long Course Triathlon Training Manual
. This 130-page book (available online here, as a PDF or in hardcopy format) is, without a doubt, the most important endurance training book you will read all year. The manual contains every sordid detail of EN’s unique training approach to long-course triathlon; and the lessons can be… Continue
Added by Rich Strauss on August 21, 2008 at 6:45pm —
IM Wisconsin is around the corner, so no more long, long bike rides, no more long runs. But, wait, wasn't I supposed to relax, recover, get my body some rest? How does that work when one kid needs a ride every single morning because he signed up to the cross country team - and can't drive, of course. How does that work when we did not find a time for the family together to set off and buy the new car we urgently need? How does that work when I am starting a new job in a week and there are all… Continue
Added by hedgehog on August 21, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Totally stoked that I went to the pool 3 times today as I still can't run or bike. And am not even allowed to do the big 20 mins 'interval' walk today as the physio nearly fried my leg with the ultrasound yesterday.
So dragged my sorry ass to the pool at 6am this morning for a Lao2km. I call it the Lao2km because the actual length of the pool is a mystery. It's certainly not 25m, possibly 20m on a good day. Still, it's the best I've got available so I'll just get on with… Continue
Added by Steph Cox on August 21, 2008 at 11:46am —
Well monday again and i decided to run the half loop 1st along the esplinade that would give my legs time to warm up before attacking bunkers hill.This plan worked and i realy enjoyed the run although the east wind was pumping.Still i managed to do a good time42 odd min.A lesson learnt when u feeling week change direction make the training session alittle more interesting.
Added by JUSTINE IVESON on August 21, 2008 at 6:50am —
WELL sUNDAY AWOKE TO A CLOUDY DAY SEEMED OK FOR A CYCLE SO I PHONED A FRIEND WE MET AND WELL10KM INTO THE CYCLE AND 4 PUNCTURES IN OUR GROUP DOWN WE DECIDED CALL IT QUITS I HOWEVER POWERED ON TO A 3H 70KM CYCLE SLOW BUT IM ONLY GETTING INTO THE HILLS HERE IN EAST LONDON 1 THING I DID REALISE WAS THAT I NEED A DIFERENT GROUP SET FOR MY FELT AS THE TRI SET UP IS JUST TO BIG GEARS FOR THESE HUMBLE LEGS ALL IN ALL ENJOYABLE AND ON TRACK....
Added by JUSTINE IVESON on August 21, 2008 at 6:45am —
I've uploaded some music that I think just about sums me up and to set the scene.
Don't shoot the DJ!
Here goes, there's a theme developing here: losing yourself, praise you (pat on the back please), new kid in town, rock steady, here to stay, I've had the time of my life, and erm... Red Hot.
Suggestions, additions, what song I am to you?
Added by Ironman China on August 20, 2008 at 12:54am —
Just as I was doing so well with my running...:-(
Planned a 50 minute run on Sunday and after 30 minutes had to stop as my foot was pullig quite badly... yep, plantar fasciitis!! I had this 4 years ago - in both feet - and know it took ages to heal (pardon the pun!), so just have to be careful with it and hopefully will return to my running AGAIN soon!! Same side as hip stress fracture so no surprise apparently, chiro AND physio today - these guys all do quite well out of me I… Continue
Added by Kirsti Hansen on August 19, 2008 at 9:21pm —
That was some other kind of training this afternoon. My oldest had asked me to go out cycling with him (he wants to get more stamina for his XC team) and we still we do this. But I also had planned since last year to take my youngest boy out again - only everything was so busy with visits, training, races, vacation, buying a car, getting a new job, oh, whatever else, so that I today decided to have him go first. Last year he could go down a grassy slope and pedal on and dismount without… Continue
Added by hedgehog on August 19, 2008 at 7:14pm —
Added by Melissa Caron on August 19, 2008 at 8:30am —
Well let me try this again I awoke to do a 42km Marathon only my 1st this year and second ever.After a heavy friday evening it was great to see that the skys had opened and were crying rivers off disgust.Well that type off condition i decided it was a great day to spend in bed.Catch up on some very needed rest. Well it rained the whole day so training was shelved............
Added by JUSTINE IVESON on August 19, 2008 at 12:53am —
Ahh... time has flown by! It's raining and muggy outside and I'm lovin it bcuz it's my day off. I only did some light stretching and playing in the pool. This past week I did it- I officially defeated the collarbone injury :) I got out for a ride mid-week and fell in love with the hills near Sonterra, north of 1604/281 intersection. Since the area is in development there are wide streets with virtually no traffic or people and amazing climbs! My shoulder didn't bother me one bit, even on a 3hr… Continue
Added by Tati on August 18, 2008 at 2:53pm —
My husband signed up for his very first Du - and then read in the race description that it was hilly and challenging. That for him who just started to work out on his bike. It was olympic distance (5-40-10) and when we came to the race venue late in the evening we noticed - well, quite a few hills all over the place. We had been in the area before but never looked with triathlete's eyes.
Well, we came to the Inn between the lakes - the owner being duathlete himself understood what all was… Continue
Added by hedgehog on August 18, 2008 at 12:55pm —
So here it is. The Toronto Island Race report. Strap yourselves in. It’s a long one!
First off, let me start by saying I had a great race. It was a race where I didn’t feel like I wanted to die. Which is always a good thing. Second, the weather gods were kind! Thank you!! The forecast first called for sunny morning, thunderstorms later. As Saturday drew to a close, that changed to Thunder Storms ALL DAY. Damn the man!
But when I woke up this morning it was perfect!
Added by Erika on August 17, 2008 at 5:54pm —
Today was the first big brick towards IMFL. 65/9. The bike went very well, avg 19.2, the run not as well. Avg 11.42 for 9. Rode and ran thru a torrential downpour, then the sun came out and it was 954 degrees! All I've done since I got home was eat and sleep. Good times!
Added by GatorSaxGirl on August 16, 2008 at 6:48pm —
Wow-what a week & it is not even over, yet...
Spent last weekend @ the Greater Cleveland Triathlon-my give back weekend... The race director is a friend of mine & does so much for the Cleveland Triathlon Club & the sport of triathlon. Since this is a recovery week, I use the time to help @ his growing event... Sat was spent helping @ registration & Sun, after picking up the food, I got to work the finish line giving out the medals!! Both days were wonderful as I got… Continue
Added by Cat V. on August 15, 2008 at 10:06am —
Last nights session went on whith no hitches my track bike was fixed for a nominal fee and i had the whole 500m track to myself .I sat at an average speed off 30km /h for the duration off the sesion.I must say i find a huge attraction in our sport of training on ones ownthe silance after a heavy day was a god send.Well this morning no stiffness and full off energy i have decided to do a marathon on saterday yes a 42.2km i have not trained but it is a masters event and well looks like the… Continue
Added by JUSTINE IVESON on August 15, 2008 at 6:16am —
I just told my boys - well - I've got to go running before it starts raining.
That's what I did and when I went out there were a few droplets of rain - nothing more.
Few minutes later it was pouring. And I was dripping wet. I thought to turn around or to continue and it was so nice and warm that I continued my usual route. Plutting through puddles, dripping from the rim of my cap, squish-squashing with every step, wet, wet, soaky wet.
Yet, I could smell the late summer rain, the… Continue
Added by hedgehog on August 14, 2008 at 6:18pm —
I rode my bike for the first time since I gave birth. I enjoyed it so much, I didn't know how much I miss those long bike rides until I simply decided that it was time. It was rusty at the begining, I couldn't shift the bike gears in a timely manner and I realized how silly that was but after a few minutes, it all came back to me. Then, there it was like a good old friend saying: "Welcome back"
I am considering on buying a trailer bike to have my baby
in my rides but I saw one… Continue
Added by Bertha on August 14, 2008 at 6:11pm —
WOW! That was an amazing trip/race. I got to Colorado Saturday, August 2nd I had a really early flight it left at around 6:45 so that meant a 4:30 wake up ughh. Everything at the airport went fine except for the fact that i had to be an unaccompanied minor so i to be baby-sat the whole time :/. when i got to Colorado Springs it was amazing the mountains were beautiful. We were staying in a house that one of my team mate's dad had rented, and almost the whole team was staying in there. It was a… Continue
Added by Daniel Vertiz on August 14, 2008 at 5:42pm —
Sweeeeet! I can train now nearly at 100%. Today I rode 2hrs OUTSIDE...at first I was pretty shaky and kept picturing another horrible fall. But a couple of miles in, some great hills (in north San Antonio) and my confidence was back! No pain at all for the entire ride :)
Then I went down to the pool after lunch and did 30mins of not "playing around" swimming, but actual laps of drills and full stroke! It was awesome. My strength in the water with the injured arm is not quite there yet and… Continue
Added by Tati on August 14, 2008 at 3:56pm —