For many people, the Half Iron distance is the first big step into the long distance triathlon world. It makes sense. 70.3 is a whole lot shorter than 140.6. Most people can only handle one Ironman in a year, and the jump from Olympic to Half Iron isn’t as insurmountable as the jump up to Full Iron. The biggest hurdle comes in the form of planning. Pacing, nutrition, gear… it all changes in the jump to long course! Continue reading
Now you know you need to keep a training log, and you have your training log in hand (or on the computer). Now what do you put in that log?
Well I’m glad you asked! Really there is no wrong answer. Something to keep in mind though is that it is far better to put too much information in there than it is to put too little. You would rather be sifting through excess info to find what you need than to be wishing you had written something down. In general, I like to log these three types of info:
So you want to start your training log, but you don’t know where to start. The good news is that this is totally up to you! You need to choose the type of log that you will actually use. It doesn’t matter how fancy it is if you don’t put any information in it.
Some people like high tech journals, and some people like $1 notebooks. Here are three types of journals for just about anyone!
Some people have said “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over hoping for different results.” Too often though, we do that in our training. We do the same thing week after week, season after season, and we wonder why we don’t get any better. Want to break out of that rut? Take a look at your training log and see what you’ve been doing and what you should change!
Oh… you haven’t been keeping a training log? Here’s 3 reasons to keep a training log, and 3 ways to do it!
Earlier this week I wrote about 3 ways to jumpstart your fitness for the new triathlon season. Well, here’s a 4th.
Today I’m releasing a FREE 6 Week training plan to get you ready for your first (or next) triathlon. The plan is primarily focused on those training for a Sprint Triathlon, but it will work just as well for the 6 weeks leading up to your next sprint before diving into some intermediate or long course racing.
In this plan I use all the same philosophies I use in my coaching and especially the 3 main workouts for time crunched triathletes. This is a great resource for you as you dive back into training or if you are just getting started. I hope you find this plan useful and that it helps you learn from my mistakes!
Triathletes like to analyze their gear to no end. One thing that sometimes gets left by the wayside is the humble bike tube.
If you need the lowdown on bike tubes, hop on over to Trisports University and check out the Beginners Guide I wrote for them.
If you realize you need some tubes, Trisports has you covered there too. Hit me up in the comments or on twitter and I’ll give you a 20% off code to use!
I’m going to be honest… I had some other posts planned for today… but I’m not quite ready with them. And… another thing is on my mind.
Nothing like watching a sunrise to get you going… or a toddler hungry for breakfast 🙂