Saturday, November 22, 2014

Personal Coaching

I am 2 weeks into a 8 week personal training program with Lindsey Millar. It is fantastic! I get my weekly training lag uploaded to Training Peaks and she lays out what I need to get done that week. She's fit in my Tristars workouts and balanced my whole fitness schedule. It works around my daily time available and I can change days if I need to for flexibility. What I like about it the most is it feels like I am doing less but getting more out of it. That and the fact that someone tells me what I need to do that week instead of me guessing. 

I realized that while I was working out a fair amount I was a bit all over the place, sometimes pushing too hard. So often I wasn't recovering from one workout before moving into the other. My runs have been decreased but feel so much better, in fact thursday I ran and for the first time in years my left foot did not go numb!

I've known Lindsey for a long time, she used to ride in some of the same circles as me many many years ago. Seeing her journey into fitness and triathlons is part of what inspired me to try them.

Lindsey offers a 12 week base building program starting in Jan that will work me up into some triathlons for 2015. I recommend her highly, give her website a look and sign on with her. You won't regret it.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Tri For MS mini medals

Earlier this year I did the Tri For MS triathlon host by Tristars and Fort Street Cycle. I had a really good time and the event was pretty inspiring. I've stuck with the triathlon training and the Tristars has really impacted my life, so I decided to donate some "mini medals" for the 2015 Tri For MS. I finished them a couple weeks ago and here they are. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Move in the pool

Last night the slow lane got move over on in the pool. Not a big deal, right? OIY! Yup, big deal for a nervous swimmer. Now we swim in a middle lane. Which means no wall on one side. To me it feels like being in the middle of the ocean, big wide open spaces nothing to ground you.

It also means a rope on one side, which I fret over getting my arm over top of. Of course if I bump it I want to hang a hard right (and panic) so I have to calmly tell myself to "just keep swimming" the entire time. 

It also means more chop (waves) which makes breathing a struggle. 

I knew sooner or later I'd loose the security of the wall lane and eventually I will get over it. This morning though, I'm moving a bit slow. Tense swimming makes for sore muscles.