A Week in Training: July 9 – July 15

This was my first week of structured training, and I was pleased with how it went. There were definitely some areas that needed improvement, but I was able to reach my goals and I now know what I need to do in the coming weeks. Here is a summary of my training week:

  • Swimming: 4 workouts, 5500 yards [3.13 miles]
  • Cycling: 4 workouts, 110 miles
  • Running: 7 workouts, 32 miles Continue reading

Race Report: Renegade 5-Mile Summer Trail Race #2

Today I competed in one of Renegade’s Summer Trail Races. It’s a nice little 5-mile trail race through Peter’s Canyon in the early evening [6pm]. This is the second of three Summer Trail Races hosted by Renegade [I signed up for all three of them]. This is one of my C-Races, which means that I treat it more like a hard workout, and thus do not taper for the race: I swam 2200 yards and biked 30 miles today in addition to the race. This, further augmented by a hard 5-mile interval run yesterday, made me a little sore going into the race, but I still planned to push myself to get a solid time.

What made this course unique were its killer hills. When I was in high school, we ran a 3-mile race called Mt. SAC that was notorious for its hills. I checked out the elevation for this race because I wanted to compare. It turns out that today’s race had almost twice the amount of climbing as Mt. SAC. I knew this going into the race, so I planned to take it easy on the flats so I could hammer up the hills. Continue reading

First Post

Hello, and welcome to my blog!

If you want to learn about me, check out the About Me page.

The main purpose of creating this blog is to track my progress and have a place to dump my thoughts and memories that would otherwise be forgotten. However, I would also like to share my experiences in order to help the sport of triathlon grow, provide a source of potentially useful information, and maybe even inspire other diabetics to pursue a more active lifestyle. Continue reading