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February Check-In

February Check-In

February 18th, 2014

I haven’t really had any real-time updates since putting out my 2014 Fitness Goals in mid-January. Here we are a month later, and I have to say, I’m in a little bit of a weird place. I’m still enjoying lifting hard and working out, but progress has plateaued and motivation is waning.

2013 VO2 Max Test – Part 2

2013 VO2 Max Test – Part 2

January 30th, 2014

This post picks up from where Part 1 left off, with me exhausted, dripping with sweat, sitting on top of a cycle ergometer.

2013 VO2 Max Test – Part 1

2013 VO2 Max Test – Part 1

January 27th, 2014

As an age grouper, I’ve had the rare opportunity to have a VO2 Max Test performed… twice! The second time was this past November, about 2 months into the off-season. Part 1 provides a little background and gets into the test itself.

2014 Fitness Goals

2014 Fitness Goals

January 14th, 2014

Back in November I wrote about how each year I after a few weeks off I start to get anxious and ready to begin planning and training for 2014 goals. This year was particularly difficult because I have been thinking more and more that my life as a serious triathlete was coming to an end. As the holidays came and went, this feeling was confirmed. For a variety of reasons, I don’t think I will race even one triathlon in 2014. Of course, never say never, but my life and fitness goals have shifted away from triathlon.

Doran’s 2013 Season Wrap-Up & Reflections

Doran’s 2013 Season Wrap-Up & Reflections

January 5th, 2014

2013 is over (wow, it flew by) and January is when everyone takes stock of things. I like to do a review of finances, fitness, and generally just take the time to check in on where things stand. Here of course, I’ll stick to triathlon.

How Do You Track Your Training and Results?

How Do You Track Your Training and Results?

December 21st, 2013

How do you track your training and racing? If you’re not using one or more of these three websites, you probably should be!