Well, I did it. Finished my first triathlon – a sprint-distance tri: 500yd swim, 14.2mi bike, 3.1mi (5K) run. Felt pretty good throughout. My results (i.e., my Personal Best):
8th (of 9) in age group Overall 48th (of 63) Swim: 4th in age group Time – 10:07 Transition 1 – 3:37 [...]
I’ve been training for a triathlon for several weeks. My mantra has been “faster, longer, harder” (that’s what she said) – I’ve kept pushing to cover more distance, ride/swim/run for a longer amount of time, and work to get more power out of myself to incrementally improve. And it’s worked pretty well so far, I [...]
… or at least they enhance my running experience and I think they’d be good for you, too!
I’m still a novice runner; I actually don’t even truly “run”, I am still doing jogging/walking intervals. Today I ran a 5K route with a jog 6 minutes/walk 1 minute interval. And I have to say, I [...]
So, yesterday on my bike ride I tried something different. I’d been reading about cycling cadence – sort of equivalent to the amount of “spin” at which you are pedaling – and how maintaining a higher cadence is ideal because you burn fat (rather than muscle energy), fatigue slower and recover quickly.
Resistance Builds Strength, [...]