TagTriathlon Lesson

I’ve been there…Have you ever out going for a run in -30*C (-22*F)? In the snowstorm? In miles of empty street with nothing but streetlights to keep you company?I’ve been there. Or pound the pavement in 30*C (86*F) with humidity? You can barely breathe but you smile knowing it will be a good run.I’ve been there. Or ride in weather so frigid that your feet are numb? Or ride...

Balance shmalance. Everyone these days talk about balance. Balance between your work and family life. Balance between your training and work. Even I find myself talking the need to balance my life. Last season, my life was all over the place. I tried to do too much. I was on the verge of burn out. This season, I changed my approach. How do I balance between quitting my job in Feb, went to Hong...

Being… I am injured. Not severely. While riding on Sat, my left knee was acting up. Yesterday it was sore. It is more of a dull pain in the joint. I suspect it has to do with riding too low cadence on hills. Joe Friel did mention don’t go below 60 rpm or you risk damaging your knees. Been dipping in the hot tub and doing a lot of massages. Today it is a bit better. I figure I take...

My path into endurance sports… A few things I notice ever since I ramp up my training: i) I eat a lot. I am never full. I have to make sure I eat enough after the night workout so in the morning I have energy to train.ii) 8-9 hours of sleep does wonder for the body. Wed morning I bailed my morning swim so I can get more snooze. Tues night I was feeling really tired (and cranky). After the...

Quickie before I go to bed. It is past my bed time. Before I go, just saw this again. Armstrong, 2001, Alpe D’Huez. He just work it…sweet stuff. Sun at church, I was so happy to hear about one of the sisters is going to try a triathlon next year. She started asking me about training and nutrition. I am so happy ;). Today while cycling, I saw a guy running with a backpack. It turned...

A day in the office. “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” That’s 104 miles. 7 hr and 9 min on the saddle!! Last night I had steak dinner with the family at Baton Rouge. Yummy to the tummy :P. This morning I left at 8:30 am. The goal today was to ride long. The...

Change the question, change the mindset, change the solution. Other than talking about pink pants in my previous post, I mentioned about changing my mindset. Last night was a good example. Every Thursday, I have fellowship and I also have to do a swim and a bike session. If I plan to ride for an hour, I always end up riding less. Last night, I accept the reality. The fact is I can’t fit two...

Passion…. While I was riding with my friend, Len, last Monday, we discussed about passion. The conversation dwindled down to him asking me, ‘how do we foster passion within our kids?’ Unlike most asian parents who pushed their kids to piano or math lessons, my parents let me be who I am. I spent a lot of time playing video games and riding my bike. Maybe that’s how they...

Ego drive vs Passion driven ‘The only way to pull out of the negative influneces of the rat race is to make a devoted commitment to a completely pure apporach to your athletics….when you notice impure influences float into your airspace, stop yourself and make a conscious effort to stay on the pure path.” – Brad Kearns (Breakthrough Triathlon Training, pg. 65) When I...

You are going to fail. What if you know you are going to fail. 0%. Will you do it anyway? There is a part of me that I just want to go and do it and find out. Even if this means failing. Maybe this is coming from racing. The first triathlon, the first marathon, the first open water swim, the first half ironman. Over and over. The question is…can I do it? What if I fail? My buddies and I...

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