Monday, January 31, 2011

Day one of new training program complete

Half hour spin on the bike, in Zone 3, a 1 mile run in Zone 4 and a 900 yard swim completed my first day of training. I didn't need swim, however I wanted to get back in the water and work on a few drills.
My program has me working out 6 days a week, but I might end up cutting that back to 5, but will see how the first week goes.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New training program starts Monday (tomorrow)

With my next race, an Olympic distance tri, in May, my training program begins tomorrow. I am setting out to focus on improving my swim and run times. This will be hard, but know what has to be done. I want to finish in the top five as my ultimate goal, but also am looking at beating my time on this course in which I was on a year ago. The Mio Energy Pro I wear will help my training be more focused, and I am looking forward to that.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Next race registration sent in

The registration for my next race, in the middle of May, has been sent in. The race is an olympic distance triathlon with a pool swim. My training really buckles down a week from today. I am looking forward to some good training coming up. During my training I am working on a video showing how I use the Mio Energy Pro heart rate monitor. A great tool for training. There are a few areas of my racing I will be addressing in weeks to come.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mio Energy Pro

For the past week I have been training with the Mio Energy Pro. What a great training tool. I have been using the model with the chest strap, so I get an instant read out of my heart rate. For three rides this past week I worked out in Zone 3, meaning my heart rate was between 70% to 80% of my maximum heart rate. Yesterday I rode my first ride of 30 minutes staying in Zone 4, which is 80% to 90% of my maximum heart rate. The watch gives you a heart rate read out with small numbers next to letting you know your percentage of your max.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mio Global added as a sponsor

I am excited to announce Mio Global, the maker of heart rate monitors, has agreed to sponsor me. I look forward to working with them and giving feedback on how I use their monitors in my training and racing. I will be posting videos to show the heart rate monitor in use and the Zones I use it for training.