Back on the Bike

Some terrible weather this week has kept me inside.  I have gotten to know Coach Troy rather well over the winter months.  Today was no different, so I opted for the Time Trialpolooza dvd.  This is a very tough cycling workout that last around 1:20.  You can see more details about it in a preivous post.  … [Read more...]

Feeling Guilty?

A beautiful day, with a high around 50, and I go for the control environment of the treadmill. With the wife out of town, I had someone watch the kids for a few hours so I could get a workout in. Jason was not available to train today seeing he is doing some heavy binge drinking. I hope I install some guilt with the post. My workout started with 30 minutes on the trainer. I had purchased a … [Read more...]

Time Trialapalooza

Ya know I think I went to this thing back in the 90's.  I seem to remember the Red Hot Chili Pepper, Pearl Jam, and Coach Troy?  Well I am not sure where Coach Troy came up with this name for his Spinnerval 22.0 workout.  He probably pays someone big buck for names like that.  Anyhow...  This is a good hour and twenty minute workout on the trainer.  You can break this work out down into stair … [Read more...]

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah…

It is getting really hard to make this post each week when I do the same Iron Girl Workout.  You are probably wondering why I do this workout week after week.  I guess I do it for a couple of reasons.  I like getting on the bike, I really think it is helping my runs.  The strength training is a killer workout.  Need I say more... … [Read more...]

Slow but Hard

After taking Monday off to rest my knee, I hit the trainer today for an Iron Girl Workout.  My legs still felt heavy, but strong.  I made it through the workout cursing coach Troy.  Every time I watch the video, he says "it will get easier, I guarantee it."  I have been doing this workout somewhat regularly and NO COACH, its not getting any easier!  I hope this cycing session helps my knee, … [Read more...]

Coach Troy on Endurance Planet

Endurance Planet, a great podcasting website does a "You ask the coach" episode, every week or so. I wrote in to Endurance Planet sometime ago to ask Coach Troy a question regarding strength training. My question was about incorporating strength training into my marathon training plan. Is it best to lift before or after a run? Coach Troy starts of by saying how important strength training is to … [Read more...]

Worn Out

Trying to recover from the long run on Sunday, I went ahead and did the Iron Girl workout. I like getting a ride in. It really gets your tired legs moving. I made it for about 45 minutes and quite before doing the lunges. I didn't think my legs had it in them. I did feel better afterwards. I am going to take Tuesday off to recover. … [Read more...]

Thank You Abe

Today is President's day and that means a day off from work.  The kids had a birthday party to attend, so that gave me a good 2 hours to work out.  I wanted to do some strength training, so I chose the Iron Girl workout again.  When I finished I followed up with 5 on the treadmill, at a pretty good pace.  I did the last three around a 7:00 minute pace.  I felt great. Today, I also started with … [Read more...]

Springfield Tri Club

An email went out from the Springfield Triathon Club that they were going to start having Sunday training sessions at the new Sports Care Building.   I thought to myself, what a great opportunity to train with someone besides my tv set.  The idea was people could bring their trainers and bikes and we would watch a training video.  Well it turns out I was the only one to show up, besides John … [Read more...]

Ride and Stride

Let's rename it ride and no stride.  Spinervals 10.0 a great 60 minute workout on the trainer with Coach Troy.  I am trying to stay off my right foot for a couple of days to let it heal.  I hope this weekends run, key workout #2, a half marathon at race pace, is pain free.  I am not looking forward to it. … [Read more...]