Figuring It Out

Finish my first base but got sick on the easy week, which I lost swim time. Time to rethink my Half Ironman training plan. Many call for 3 hard/build weeks and 1 easy week but that doesn’t work for age groupers of 50+. Back to 2 hard/build weeks then 1 easy week. Also, I needContinue reading “Figuring It Out”

That Nagging Pain in the Butt/Hip Part 2

This post is about how to alleviate the pain.  First, don’t sit for hours, get up every 15-20 minutes. Second is to stretch. You want to stretch the calves, hamstring, quad and hip flexors, it-band, piriformis, gluteus medius, lat muscles in the back. Sounds like the whole body but every muscle is connected and affected.Continue reading “That Nagging Pain in the Butt/Hip Part 2”

That Nagging Pain in the Butt/Hip

That pain is actually is the Gluteus Medius and piriformis. Now the question, do you sit with the laptop in your lap? Do you sit for long period of time? I am seeing this with many of my clients and runners/triathlons of all ages. First, the heat of laptop tightens your hip muscles. Second, yourContinue reading “That Nagging Pain in the Butt/Hip”

Why I am Not Getting Faster?

I am asked this questions so many times, “Why I am Not Getting Faster?”. Again I was asked this question on Saturday by triathlete. Then she talks about how heart rate stays high through each workout and that she pushes hard but never keeps getting slower. She has hit plateau and the training workouts neverContinue reading “Why I am Not Getting Faster?”

Busy Time But Always Time For…

This time of the year triathletes and runners get very busy training and racing. But we need to make time for ourselves and family. On Facebook, I see some that do but others keep pushing their bodies and mental on their training. We all need time to refresh ourselves to prevent over-training or burnout before theContinue reading “Busy Time But Always Time For…”

Transition to New

The week after the half marathon is called transition period as I transitions to full triathlon training. That week was to recover and have fun. I ran a local 5K trail race with friends which was fun and non-stressful. Even through my half marathon training, I was cross-training with swimming and biking to have goodContinue reading “Transition to New”

Sometimes It Doesn’t Goes As Planned

 As runner and triathlete, we follow our plans but may do some tweaks to have the best outcome. Last week was race period which is low volume and easy training with some bursts of speed and a lot of rest. What I didn’t planned was having the weather and pollen playing havoc on my bodyContinue reading “Sometimes It Doesn’t Goes As Planned”