More and more inspiration!

On Monday I went to the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour viewing of some amazing short films. I try to go every year, but can’t always make it. Whenever I go, I am taken back to my epic bike ride across Canada. The people in these extreme outdoor adventures go through such adversity and push the limits of the body so hard that it can’t help but be inspiring! I have a bit of a flaw these days. My flaw is that I really like to plan my workouts, but have a difficult time finding time to do them. … Keep reading

Better to be Under Trained?

After Google-ing “Under trained Ironman” to see if there were any tips out there in internet-land for people like me who are not as prepared for Ironman as they would like to be, I saw in several websites that it is better to be 10% under-trained than 5% over-trained. I sure hope that is true because I’m at least 10% under-trained. I have done a couple of 100+km rides and will do quite a bit more biking because I’m going on a bike trip to the east coast of Canada. Hopefully I will get in open-water swimming and a bit … Keep reading

An Easy Week

Last week somehow turned into a rest week. I guess it makes sense after the week before’s pummeling of my body. On Sunday after the swim it kind of shut down. I could feel myself lagging in the water. I felt ill. Somehow I made it through the swim and spent the rest of the day on the couch. Actually, I spent Monday there too (other than going to work). I thought I had the flu that was going around, but since it didn’t turn into anything more than an upset stomach and sore muscles I guess it was “just” soreness from … Keep reading

Ironman Canada Part II

It is a mere 2 weeks until the day I sign up for Ironman Canada 2011. It’s true, if you want to guarantee a spot at IMC, you must be there in person. So I’ll be there with my training plan in hand and my body ready to train. My health issues are better than they have been in a long time and because I feel like I can actually train semi-regularly again, I have decided to do Ironman Canada one more time before I take my sights off of Ironman and just do triathlon for fun and fitness again. … Keep reading