IMCDA 2015 Training Update-Week #9(of 26)-A Rough Week

The week started off as normal as any other week. I had planned this to be an easier week since we were leaving for Sedona, AZ on Friday. The week prior was a bit light due to my illness, so I thought I would try to get a little extra in during the early part of Continue Reading »

IMCDA 2015 Training Update-Week #7(of 26)-Skiing

Week 7 was a little bit of deviation from the original plan. I had some free ski passes for Camelback ski area in the poconos, so I took a friend from work along for a free day of skiing. The forecast was to be very cold and windy, and it was, just not as bad Continue Reading »

Ironman All-World Athlete?

So, last week I got this email from Ironman saying… Congratulations on becoming an IRONMAN BRONZE All World Athlete! Your strong performance during the 2014 season positioned you in the top 10% of your age group earning you Bronze All World Athlete status. As an IRONMAN All World Athlete, you’ll enjoy a host of benefits at many of our 2015 races, including priority access to athlete registration, as well as Continue Reading »

IMCDA 2015 Training Update-Week #6(of 26)

Wow! Only 20 more weeks to go until Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Week #6 was a pretty solid one. I had almost 12 hours of volume and a few points shy of a 700 Training Stress Score(TSS). That equates to a average intensity of around .8(80%) overall for the week. Pretty high for a early season Continue Reading »

IMCDA 2015 Training Update Week #5(of 26)- Vacation Recovery

Week #5 Update Well, week 5 had a bit of a rough start. After returning home from our long weekend in Lake Placid, I had a bit of a struggle getting back on my normal training routine. Fortunately by the weekend, I was back on track with my planned LSD workouts. On Saturday, I cooked Continue Reading »