Data have always been critical to endurance athletes and coaches. But as computing power has allowed for increasingly powerful number crunching in increasing smaller packages, the amount of data available can become noisy, overwhelming, paralyzing, and - at worst - totally useless. Wahoo’s series of ELEMNT cycling computers presents more data than any cyclist could … Continue reading Zone Training With LEDs
I had aspired to doing these monthly, but well, it's the beginning of March already. The past nine-ish weeks of training with Coach Greg Henderson have been incredibly rewarding, both in terms of getting faster but also just in terms of really enjoying the sport in a new way. While I'm obviously performance-driven, I've done … Continue reading The First Two Months. Or How Coach Hendy Made Me Understand The Track… A Little.
One of my favorite parts of track training is that many of the focused off-track sessions are best done in Zwift. Many of you have seen Greg Henderson's workouts in Zwift Group Workouts. Coach Hendy also has several pre-made complete training plans available on his website. These files aren't (yet) as richly commented as either … Continue reading Pursuit Training With Coach Hendy
When I retired from triathlon to take the job at Zwift, I initially thought I'd almost entirely stop riding my bike. The fear that I still have every time I ride on the road after my accident in 2010 was something I wanted to leave behind. My first month at Zwift was actually my biggest … Continue reading The Longshot
Thought it was about time I gave an update on 2018. It's taken me a while to figure that out for myself, and I still don't know that I have a concrete plan, but I at least have - and have had - a firm enough idea now that I wanted to share it. … Continue reading What Comes Next
I couldn't figure out how to write about the race in Santa Cruz without talking about my other, bigger news in depth. And writing about the race in Santa Cruz after sharing that news seemed rather anti-climactic.
I have a new job...
This is Part One of an experiment that I'm conducting on myself. I plan to post Part Two after Norseman, with an update on how this all went. Like many people, I find myself increasing tethered to my phone (and, to a less degree, my computer) under the guise of "productivity." In part, because social … Continue reading The Tyranny Of Productivity
#268. It doesn't seem like a particularly auspicious number. But on August 5, those three digits will become an indelible part of my triathlon journey. Since I first learned about the Norseman Xtreme Tri, through the participation in 2005 of my long-time friend and some-time training partner Bjorn Andersson, it has remained something of a … Continue reading Bib #268
Ironman Texas The Woodlands, TX ★ 2017.04.22 © xkcd You always have the opportunity to repent of an earlier bad decision - Dan Empfield (talking about bike fit...) Don't just do something; stand there - Dwight Eisenhower / Clint Eastwood / The White Rabbit / etc (aka, nobody really knows...) Some or all of you may have … Continue reading Mulligan
Rebecca Rusch is one of those people who simply defines what it really means to be a BAMF. The obvious reasons include her remarkable athletic accolades. But as I've come to know more about her and to, thankfully, get to know her personally in a small way, those achievements pale in comparison to the depth … Continue reading Real Women of BAMFness: Rebecca Rusch