Wornout Soles had moved to a new home! A great new blog page filled with goodies and hopefully a more enjoyable reading experience for all of you.
And, if that isn’t enough to make you curious, there is a new post about this weekend’s Meltdown.
So head over, check it out and update your links to http://www.wornout-soles.com.
This past Saturday was my second time racing the Nantucket triathlon. I love this island and how peaceful it is. I try and get out every summer for at least a few weeks to spend some time relaxing, enjoying the feelings of summer and seeing the family. And if I can work in a race, all the better.
With the heat wave we have been going through, training had been a “challenge” to put it mildly. Like many of you out there, I have been focusing on how to adjust my training paces, and properly hydrate for the heat. The other night after a frustratingly hot swim, I came home hungrier than usual. Normally when I get out of the water, I am not very hungry; even after swims of an hour or more. The other nigh, however, I couldn’t get the cookies and sugary goodness in my face fast enough. This got me thinking: with all the discussion around how to hydrate for heat, can we benefit by changing how we eat in the heat?
So I turned to the good ‘ole interwebs to ask the question: What do I need to eat for heat training?
The first full week of half ironman training is in the bag, and I survived handsomely. I closed out this week with a few lessons, both good and bad, to carry forward in my training.
I saw this post on pavementrunner.com and had to steal the idea. Hopefully it will give you some insight into me. Feel free to reuse and share with others. Continue reading
We all know that feeling; a knot deep in your stomach. A little queasiness accompanied by shaking knees. The feeling you might loose your lunch all over the expensive, antique rug in your office. That’s how I felt yesterday as I sat staring at my computer screen.
This morning was one of those gorgeous June mornings with a bright blue sky, temperatures in the 60’s and no humidity. With such perfect running conditions I knew I needed to get out and take advantage of the day. I laced up, grabbed my Garmin and iPod and headed out the door. As I stood on the front step waiting for the Garmin to locate satellites I paused to look around at the beautiful day. Having second thoughts, I threw my devices back in the house and headed out.