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Welcome to my blog. What is a triathlon? It's a swim, bike and run usually in that order. My goal is to give exposure and insight to triathlons along with encouraging living a healthy life style. My post will also contain my collective thoughts pertaining to my training experiences. Feel free to send an email to ej@trilifeblog.com with any feedback or questions you may have. facebook: www.facebook.com/TriLifeBlog

Monday, February 6, 2012

The new season approaches…!

There is a buzz in the air as February rolls in. I’ve been presses for time and have been out of touch with my blog for over a month now. I apologize and will try and get more of my thoughts down as this season opens up.

- Let’s get it started..! -
There are many reasons to be excited about February. Cowtown is right around the corner. This will be my fourth year doing Cowtown. This year I drop back down to the ½ marathon distance. I’m eager to give the new course a try.

Frost Yer Fanny, a duathlon at the Texas Motor Speedway is also this month. This year the event is the Regional Duathlon Championship event. I guarantee there will be a lot of fast people out there at this one. I hope to see many of you out there.

Bicycles, Inc. in Arlington is playing host to a Tri Expo. Their guest speaker for the evening is Jarrod Shoemaker, U.S. Olympian Triathlete and a 2009 ITU Duathlon World Champion. If your Wed. evening on Feb. 15th is open I highly recommend coming to listen to him speak.

- Injuries -
January was an interesting month. I’ve been training injured for over a month now. The lower ab strain I had is finally healing. It still hurts a bit when I cough but, other than that I’m fine. It’s been more of a frustration for me as I feel I’ve not been able to push as hard as I could have in my training sessions.

I suffered a second injury a couple weeks ago. In case you missed my facebook entry I was pushing my personal limits on a treadmill one Wednesday night. I ended up with a high groin pull which made me miss my Thursday work out. This injury scared me as I limped around the office the next day in pain and discomfort. I ended up with an easy swim on Friday morning and I tested the waters with a 4 to 5 mile run Friday evening. I could still feel the strain but, it wasn’t a training limiter. I went ahead with my weekend workout as planed.

A week after the injury I decided to push limits again. I was unaffected this time by the workout and I was pretty excited about that outcome. I’m fairly confident I had a running break through. I’m planning on incorporating this workout into my training. I’ll keep you posted. Once I see positive results I will share the details. I’m keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

- What’s new for 2012? -
This year I decided to start coaching. With a full time job, training and everyday life in hand I knew I would be really be stretching the hours in my day so I’ve set a limit of 3 to 5 clients. This is new uncharted territory for me and I’m so excited to have this opportunity. I truly enjoy this sport and all the benefits it has to offer. Please see my coaching information page for more detail. http://www.trilifeblog.com/p/coaching-information.html

I’m going to keep this post short and simple as I stare at the clock wishing I had more time to sleep. J

Thank you for reading this blog entry. As always feel free to email me any questions or comments you may have.


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