Tag: recovery

Ironman Lake Placid 2018 – Race Week Update

Recovered If anyone else may be reading this, you may know that I suffered a bit of a setback a few weeks ago when I crashed my bike going downhill at 37MPH. Well, I am happy to say that other than a few leftover scabs, all of my road rash has healed. Big thanks to …

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Prep for Steelman 2015 Olympic

Rodale Fitness Park-Finally getting outside for some runs in nicer weather. portrait

Well I kind of fell off the blogging wagon a bit here lately(again). In my defense, IMLP vs IMCdA post took a bit of time to put together and I also needed to put together my next monthly post  for the iThlete HRV blog too. I have been training fairly steadily the past 3-4 weeks for Steelman …

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IMCdA 2015 Training Log-Week#24(June 8-14)-Taper Week 1

TrainerRoad 20 minute FTP Test Result

Ahhh the old love-hate relationship with tapering continues. While greatly anticipated, this break in training and the general feeling of malaise that comes along with it I did not. I guess you can’t have everything. The Ironman Lawn… I was finally able to get my lawn looking somewhat manicured with some extra time on my hands now. …

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IMCdA 2015 Training Log-Week#22&23(May 26-June 7)-The Last Push

I am going to double up here on the last two weeks of build before my 3 week taper into Ironman Coeur d’Alene. It has been a pretty brutal 2 weeks since I really never had a full recovery week since about 5 weeks ago. I did a couple little 3 day recovery before and …

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IMCDA 2015 Training Update Week #2(of 26)

This past week was a recovery week, so training wise things were a bit lighter than normal. Not too light, though as I still racked in about 7 hours of training. But, just because it was a lighter week, doesn’t mean it wasn’t a productive one.   If you didn’t see my previous post I …

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IMLP 2014-Week 19 Training Update-Recovery Week Blues

My love-hate relationship with recovery weeks continues. I always look so forward to them, but then feel like crap most of the week. It is nice to have some extra time to do things I have been putting off though. I finished the week with almost 12 hours of training. While that probably still seems …

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IMLP 2014-Week 18 Training Update-Ready to Recover


  Week 18 concludes as the second build week before heading into a recovery week. I decided to change from 3 week builds to 2 weeks for a couple reasons: One, it fit my schedule and two, I was planning to up the intensity a bit and being able to recover more often would allow …

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Ironman Lake Placid Training Week 25 Update-Still Tapering

I feel like I was going 100 MPH and we just slammed on the brakes! I thought only training 8-9 hours last week was light, but we cut that in half again this week with only ~4 hours total training. It feels like nothing. Crazy to think that some people may think that is a …

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Ironman Lake Placid Training Week 21 Update

YTD Training Stats: Activity Distance Duration Swimming 147,607 yards(84 miles)   58:17 hours Cycling     1,858 miles 115:41 hours Running         476 miles   74:23 hours My 21st week of Lake Placid training was a recovery week. This was much-needed after a pretty intense weekend of training in Lake Placid and the end of a …

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Ironman Lake Placid Week 20 Mini Camp-Day 3

Sunday morning I woke up a bit groggy. I reached over to my nightstand, fumbling around until I felt the elastic band of my heart rate monitor strap. I squirmed around wrapping the HRM around me without  actually sitting up in bed, a task I have become quite proficient at over the last several months. …

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