Before we begin……
- This morning at 11:00am, I will be teaching a special New Year’s Eve Power Vinyasa Yoga class at Breathe. What’s better than 90 degrees? 90 degrees of yoga ona tropical 40 degree day in January with your favorite yogis!!!!
- It’s webinar time! WOO HOO! Don’t forget this Sunday night at 8pm is webinar #1 of our 2011 series. We have partnered with our friends at Score-This to bring you this entire series! They are free, come to one, come to them all! If you have sent is an email, we have it, and we will send you the invite on Jan 1st! Hooray! Click here for that information!
Ahhhh. I am finishing up my first recovery week of block I of the 2011 season. And it hasn’t even turned 2011 yet! I don’t fight recovery weeks. I have been at this long enough to know to cherish them and that this is where the works gets absorbed. you stir the batter for a few weeks and then you bake the cake. Rest week is where the cake gets baked. Where the cement between the bricks solidifies. Next week you begin the next layer of the foundation of the season.
Training is slightly different this season. Rather than the 2 cycles we endured last season, this season we will do three sorter ones. A little more racing, a less longer season….. 9 months as opposed to almost 12 last season….. and a little more intensity earlier. I have already begun some tempo efforts on the run, and they feel terrific. Now that I am actually training in my HR zones as I should have been last season everything feels easy.
I have never gotten anywhere by training too hard. I have thrown my bike across the lawn though.
On Saturday I have my running test: 4 X 1 mile repeats on the track with 90 seconds rest in between. The weather should be about 50 degrees and I will have one of my athletes the one and only Turbeau Curbeau to run
with behind! Here is a great article by the Wizard on just how aerobic our sport really is.
Swimming is going really well. Right now I am in the pool about 4 days a week with a max of 45 minutes, as we are working hard on biomechanics. I love the way my stroke feels now, I can feel increased power with less effort. I don’t mind slowing down right now at all, I know my speed is there, from the 10:08 800 yarder a few weeks ago.
In addition I am in the weight room hitting those plates very hard, good strength training article from the Wizard (who is 34 years old I think) right here. The bike….. going very well. My new position is incredible. I have a hard time getting off the bike, because I am so darn comfortable.
That’s all in the boring land of training right now. Boring is good, boring is fine for this time of the season. I am just laying the bricks, one level at a time.
As I look back on 2010….. wow. A wonderful year. In terms of family, personal life, the business, everything. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you who stops by for a read each day. Because you stop by, we publish just about every day. (Who is we? Me and the mouse in my pocket) Have a training question? Shoot me an email at maryeggers ”at” gmail ”dot” com and I will be sure to get that answered in upcoming days.
I would also like to thank all of the incredible athletes I had the opportunity to work with in 2010. You guys are the ones who teach me, and I am very honored to share in your multisport journey. Thank you for choosing Train-This, and thank you for sharing in our values of building community. Thanks also to the amazing coaches I get to work with here at Train-This: Jackie, Kelly, Kristen and you won’t believe this, we have another one coming. You are all absolutely amazing. I began this business in 2004 with no idea how this would go. With over 50 athletes on our rosters, a 100% Ironman finishing rate…… and a future that looks incredibly bright….. wait till you see what we have coming….. I thank you. Train-This is what it is because of all of you.
If I had to pick a favorite moment from life in 2010, it would be the video shown below. So many of you were there to share this with us, so many of us became friends because of the Lose the Training Wheels Camp….. and I coud not be more grateful and proud. Thank you! Thank you to Matt Hampton for making this possible, to Nikki H. and Cory for your amazing instruction, and thank you to Angie L. for pointing me in this direction. Many of you understand how life changing this was for us. If not, search through our archives as we detailed the whole week!