It’s Something Unpredictable, But in the End is Right

Today I ran my long run of 11 miles. The weather was warmer than yesterday – up to 41 degrees, but cloudy. I had a good run and was pleased with my pace. The half marathon in Jacksonville is four weeks away. My friend and I are running in the 26.2 with Donna Finish BreastContinue reading “It’s Something Unpredictable, But in the End is Right”

Learning to Rest

Something is wrong when I get 10 hours of great sleep, walk two miles on my treadmill and feel guilty that I didn’t work hard enough. Ah, “active rest” days can be stressful to an on the go Type A. Saturdays are my active rest day, due to the cold and blowing snow this morningContinue reading “Learning to Rest”

Sink Or Swim

Swimming drills in workouts help improve stroke control, body positioning, and propulsion. A friend recently shared a link to Coach Joel Filliol’s Top 20 Rules for Faster Triathlon Swimming which can be found at As I read through it, I learned from Rule 11 to “use a band frequently.” Now I was pretty sureContinue reading “Sink Or Swim”

Kanye West, Nietzsche and Socrates in the Pool

Today’s swim workout was exhausting both mentally and physically. Last night I started adding weight lifting to my training after six weeks off. I am following a periodization schedule, so I did not jump in with max weight and three sets. I did one set of twelve reps for each category. My swim workout thisContinue reading “Kanye West, Nietzsche and Socrates in the Pool”