Inspect and Adapt

“Fuckity fuck fuck.” “This is such a disappointment.” “I need to get off this bike.” “I need a hug.” These are all words that have come out of my mouth in the last 36 hours or so.  All of them the result of Ironman Hawaii and my poor performance.  I don’t want to dwell more […]

Two Weeks Ending 2015-07-19

Well my writing time last week was devoted to documenting the results of my wetsuit testing, so I didn’t get around to doing the weekly update, so this one is a twofer. While I seem to have solved the swim issue, my bike fit continues to be a work in progress, after playing around with […]

Week Ending 2015-07-05

Barely made this update before the end of the week after it’s updating.  It’s been a busy week this week.  Between work and family activities, I haven’t had a lot of free time.  After pondering a lot last week about my swimming and the potential impact of a wetsuit I’ve decided that I’m going to […]

Week Ending 2015-06-14

This past week was a really solid one.  It ended with a good performance at Elkhart Lake.  I’m really happy about how the race went.  It wasn’t without it’s negatives – I was a bit sad faced about my bike split when I compare it to James/Blake/Andrew, but this was probably my best Olympic distance result […]

Week Ending 2015-06-07

This week was a very solid week.  I successfully pulled my reach in a fair bit, and have been really happy with the results in how I feel on the bike, my power output, and how much my hip flexors have relaxed.  I’m going to make the cut on the bars, which are currently uncut […]

Week Ending 2015-05-31

This week I spent a lot of time focusing on my bike posture – I did some reading/searching about bike position, power loss and power sustainability.  The highlight of what I found is summed up pretty well in an article by Steve Hogg.  The synopsis of it is that our brains can only recruit so […]

Week Ending 2015-05-24

In an effort to try and jump start my blog updates, which I find to be very cathartic, I’m going to try and post a weekly summary of my training.  Being the week after an Ironman, this week was primarily focused on sleep and gluttony. Monday was a zero, which was followed by a slow […]