It’s the one word that kept running through my head as I was in the middle of a tough workout on my bike recently. It was a grueling 90 minutes. Not just for my body but for my mind as well.
I’m training for a few triathlon races this summer. I’m back with my coach and I love her style. She has me training within certain Hear Rate (HR) zones during each workout. Zones 1 and 2 are easier while zone 3, 4 and 5 are harder. You could imagine that zone 5 is at the top of the HR zones and really, really tough to maintain for a long period of time… not really recommended in fact.
I don’t know about you but the older I get, the more I need to set goals and challenge myself more in the process of meeting my goals. When I’m setting goals through out the year, I tend to think of my year in seasons. Yes… I know we have four seasons of the year [...]
One of the hardest cycles to break out of is just getting into the gym or putting on those running shoes… and that first stride taken in the run. It’s a horrible mental struggle because the mind says the body doesn’t want to do it and yet it’s the body needs to do it and [...]
Running on my own had been hit or miss when I first started running, but put me with a group of people I can run with on a regular basis and I’m there. When I went through my divorce in 2005, I found myself needing consistency. I enjoyed running, didn’t love it at the time, [...]