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Tri-Balance (Pushing Limits Intelligently)
Tri-Balance (Pushing Limits Intelligently)
I am a newbie age-grouper. I am currently 40, and at 37 after my back surgeon (I had 2 back surgeries and a knee surgery) said I'd never run again I settled into a more sedentary lifestyle. I am a full-time teacher and artist ( and found my days full with just those elements in place. In my core I am meant to move my body as well, and it's part of a spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, homeostasis. Coming to this knowledge in a deeper way has led me to triathlon. This year will be my first long course (70.3) and hopefully next year a full ironman. However it turns out in the short term, I am seeking to push my limits long term so that I am competing to win Kona in my age group when i am 75 or 80! I believe long term goals push us in the right direction.

This blog will document, share, solicit advice, network, and more than anything else- explore the complexity of trying to balance a full and rich life that invariably comes with training and competing in triathlon.

The Fresh Fatigue?

jpascaby jpascaMar 1st 2010
I am still trying to gauge how hard to push in order to get the right amount of recovery time in, yet push myself muscularly as well as aerobically. I woke up this morning sore, but that, "I am ready to go" type of soreness. I am tempted to say it's the perfect, fresh fatigue... but I wont know until later. I have a long day at work then am taking a spin class for my cycle with Gregg Cook, here in NYC. Gregg gives a phenomenal class and then will run right up to the treadmills for two fast miles. I am interested to see if I feel as strong during my workout.

Well, workout was good. Max wattage during an interval 696, and 33.9 mph. Hope to break that next interval session. (Note to the tri world that isn't professional, how the !! did lieto average 35mph for the 14 mile TT with Lance on the Queen K. Good Grief.

I felt the dead legs in the run half of my brick. At .5 miles it got hard, and then around 1 mile knees got creaky, then i relaxed and it flowed nicely. My coach has me doing 2 miles after my rides. I think one day this week, i have to do 4 miles after the ride. What kind of Brick distances are others training at?
BikeBike45min (74%) 24.1km
RunRun15min (26%) 3.2km
Stats for: Mar 1st 2010 (1 days)
The creeping competitor in my brain
jpascaby jpasca Feb 28th 2010
I need to keep it in check. I was supposed to run in a simple road race this am. No big deal but my coach wanted me to be in zone 3 into 4. I realized today after sleeping in because my legs are so fatigued- that on my 12 mile run on friday which was...
And So it Begins
jpascaby jpasca Feb 27th 2010
I should really give some background. I have come to this sport with no swimming background, and to date, despite many accomplishments, actually swimming for distance in open water is what I am most proud of. I did something I wasn't sure I could acc...
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