Tag: training

IM Pocono 70.3 Training Week #2

Week #2 training went well. Swam 5,466 yds in 2:18, biked 84.7 miles in 5:09, and ran 13 miles in 2:27 hours. Still battling with my heart rate zones and getting into zone 2. Running in what is supposed to be zone 2 is just impossible, and I am just not feeling like I am …

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Week 1 of IM Pocono 70.3 Training – Finding Zone 2…

Last week(6/13/2011) was my first training plan week for Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3 on October 2, 2011. The training went quite well and actually felt pretty easy despite the increase in volume. The hardest part of this week was trying to stay in heart rate zone #2. For me Zone 2, which is 60-70% of …

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The Flyers Game Brick Workout

Today I did a new workout called the Flyers Game Brick Workout. With temps in teens today, I was remanded to either the treadmill or the trainer. I struggle to not die of boredom on either of them for more than 45 minutes. The Flyers were playing the Devils today at 1PM so I thought …

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The Longer I Swim, The Better I Feel…

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://brianschwind.net/wpblog/?p=190 Today was my Friday off, so I planned on getting in a good swim. We had gotten around 5 inches of snow last night, so running or cycling were out. I started out with my typical 500yds of warm-up and 500yds of drills. For my main set I did a 100-200-300-200-100 pyramid set. Somewhere …

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Training Year Off to Up-And-Down Start

This year promises to be an interesting one with the my journey towards completing my first Half-Ironman at Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3. On a positive note, I was able to pick-up where I left off in the pool after 2 months off. My fear was that I would be starting from scratch, but I really …

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