BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

Post Season: Time to build new habits

Now that your race season is in your rear view mirror, it's time to focus on building a solid foundation for your next season of racing. What you choose to focus on in the "off season" will directly influence your next season. Many people approach the off season with goals of improving something in regards to their swimming, biking and running. This usually takes the form of many hours spent doing...

Recovery Week & Making Plans

After all the months of racing and training that culminated in my A race on Sunday, my plan was to cut myself some slack this week. That meant NO running. Maybe some gym time and definitely some swimming and maybe a a spin on the bike. I have been pushing my body a lot these last few months so I really need a bit of down time. I swam yesterday and just about died. I was exhausted. I floundered...

Learning the Art of Empty Miling

Over the last few weeks I have really noticed my dependance on "the numbers" when I'm out running. Especially over my last 2 long runs, both of which have been "crappy" by my standards. In reality they weren't so bad once I actually mapped out my route and figured out that my shoe pod is way off. The pissy little athlete in me stopped whining at that point but it got me to thinking about just how...