Again, It Is About the Core

For the first time in two weeks I ran outside this morning and it felt wonderful. Yes, there was a light rain, but it did not deter me. I had a very easy run for 35 minutes staying in zone two. I was surprised I was able to keep my average heart rate at 134Continue reading “Again, It Is About the Core”

To the Core

This week is my first full week with my new training plan. Monday mornings now begin with a 6:00 AM spin class. The class was set to mimic stage one of the 2012 Tour de France – the Prologue. This stage is 6.4 kilometers (just shy of 4 miles) done in time trial style withContinue reading “To the Core”

Changes and Flexibility

Tuesdays are well known to many runners as speed workout days. This morning was my speed workout as usual. Today I ran a 2 mile warm up and then into 4 x 800 meter repeats. I ran them between 4:23 to 4:26, it was a challenge, but I felt good. Next I ran 4 xContinue reading “Changes and Flexibility”


I had a dream this morning right before my alarm went off that I was swimming. With all of the swimming I have done this year, this is the first time I can recall dreaming about it. Since I have noticed such an improvement without feeling fatigued, I woke up excited to get to theContinue reading “Perspective”