Stretching Exercises for Swimmers

Stretching exercises for swimmers should address pain from delayed onset muscle soreness and muscle imbalances. Care should be taken, however to avoid over stretching the joint capsule leading to hypermobility and impingement. Stretches should be included for the pectoral muscles, neck muscles. and latisimus dorsi.   Stretching Exercises for Swimmers: Posterior Shoulder Stretch Stand or… Continue reading Stretching Exercises for Swimmers

You Are An Athlete

athlete noun ath·lete \ˈath-ˌlēt, ÷ˈa-thə-ˌlēt\ Popularity: Top 30% of words Simple Definition of athlete : a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength   I have seen questions like this on different social media posts, Am I an athlete? Or How do you define… Continue reading You Are An Athlete

Cedar Point Full Triathlon Relay (Bike Leg) – 11 Sept 2016

On Saturday, September 10th, I rode up to Cedar Point with Kevin Petty, after we watched my son run in the largest cross country meet in the country (a different blog on that later). It was an uneventful ride up to the race expo. The skies were getting dark as we approached Sandusky, and the… Continue reading Cedar Point Full Triathlon Relay (Bike Leg) – 11 Sept 2016

15 – 21 August Training Summary

This was a recover/taper week for yet another Olympic distance triathlon. This was to be my last triathlon of the season, I have the bike leg of Cedar Point full distance triathlon in three weeks and my season will be completed. I was scheduled to the Toughman National Championship the Toughman New York do to… Continue reading 15 – 21 August Training Summary

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

I had something happen to me today that has never happened to me before, I had a flat tire during a race. I have completed over 30 triathlons and 15 bike races and events, and never had a flat during the race or event. I have had flats during training, before the race or event,… Continue reading Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Some Thoughts and Quotes

“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” Quote by Steve Prefontaine Have you ever wondered what the hardest, or most physically taxing thing you could do with the gifts you were given? I have often wondered if I have done my best as far as speed, distance, or difficulty of… Continue reading Some Thoughts and Quotes

7 – 14 August Training Summary

Some good mileage this week, it feels good to be getting some good runs and rides in again. What I thought was stomach cramps from the Olympic distance triathlon that I dropped out of after the swim last Sunday, turned out to be sometime of flu or sinus infection. I have been fighting it all… Continue reading 7 – 14 August Training Summary

1 – 7 August Training Summary

A crap training week followed by a DNF at an Olympic Triathlon this morning. First time ever for not finishing an Olympic distance triathlon, stomach cramping before the race and even worse after the swim. Activity                             Sessions                           Time                                 Distance                           Swim                                3                                        1 hour 6 minutes              2.06 miles Bike                                   1                                        1 hour… Continue reading 1 – 7 August Training Summary

25 – 31 July Weekly Training Summary With End Of July Training Summary

Some good mileage this week, it feels good to be getting some good runs and rides in again. I still need to get in the pool more, at least I did get one swim in this week. Total miles for the week was 184.59, for the month 819.62 miles. Below will be the breakdown of… Continue reading 25 – 31 July Weekly Training Summary With End Of July Training Summary