Sunday, February 21, 2010

Coming Up on Tucson

It's only a few more weeks til Epic Camp Tucson and there is no better motivator than fear. This is my third year in a row doing this early season training camp and I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

The last two weeks have been pretty solid with roughly 16-17 hours of training per week. This has consisted mostly of strong bike workouts on the trainer including two 3hr trainer rides this weekend. I've been keeping up on the Olympics during this time as well as catching some "quality" movies. My running and swimming has definitely taken a backseat but they aren't too far behind. My swimming has been much different this year with a lot of emphasis on building strength with paddles and the band. Even though I started out hating my band and paddle only swim sets they have grown on me (like a fungus) and I am definitely seeing some benefit.

I'm looking forward to racing some running races after the camp and have started to plan the triathlon season.



Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Quick Update

Well, only about 3 more weeks or so to my yearly Tucson training camp with Endurance Corner. I have taken a bit of a different approach this year working with Tim Waggoner. This has worked for me in the past and I look forward to this upcoming season.

This year instead of forcing the indoor work I have been trying to incorporate the snow into my training with some skate skiing and snow shoeing. It's been somewhat of a half fast effort but when I don't feel like biking or running indoors at least I know this is a good option.

I have also been incorporating the TRX system both on my own and in a class setting with Kari Woodall. This has really improved my core strength and kept things interesting over the WI winter.

After my training camp I look forward to a block of some solid run racing and then onto the triathlon season culminating with my 4th crack at Ironman Wisconsin.