Thursday, December 27, 2007

Target for 2008

Here is my target for my race in 2008.

Race distance: Olympic

Swim: Split time=30 minutes. Pace(per 100 meter)=2 minutes per 100 meter
Bike: Split time=1 hour 15 minutes. Pace=3 minutes per mile
Run: Split time=45 minutes. Pace=6.4 minutes per mile

Total time: 2 hours 45 mins.

New goal in new year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New training toy

I received the Garmin Forerunner 305 as Xmas gift. I am loviiiiiing it!
The weather has been crappy these few days....constant rain showers.

Cannot wait to get out there and try out this new toy.

Also down with the flu so will take few days off for the body to recover and start the training again.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas gift list

I got this Xmas gift list from ironman website.
Here is Part 1 and Part2.

Check this out.

The POWERbreathe device looks interesting and i wonder how effective it is.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Early season training

Check out Alan Couzen's blog on early season training.
I liked the part that he mentioned the greatest limiters are your support network, not your VO2 max, muscular endurance or speed skills. Well said!

Reflecting on the hours that i clocked in recently, i must say i am rather disappointed.
My training hours/week now is 5 hours as compared to 8-10 hours that i put in previously.
It is just so tough to put in the same amount of hours in off season. Actually, it is more like finding the reason to convince my support network of my training schedule.

I think i should follow his suggestion. That is to start working our first thing in the morning. In that way, i am sure to get it done. However, this need great deal of discipline which involves change of routine, habits and etc. First habit to break is to get up early.
i am no early bird, waking up daily at 8am now is already a real challenge. Guess, for this to work, i will need to get up around 6.30am.

Ok, my next week goal is to wake up daily at 6.30am!
Will check the success rate end of the week.

Early season training

Check out Alan Couzen's blog on early season training.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Analysis of running form

Carol Scheible just posted an interesting post on her triathlon training blog
regarding running form.
There are 5 key pointers for those that are interested in improving their forms.
I was struggling with mid foot strike for a while.

Check it out, it is an interesting blog post.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Running Cadence

Did a 6 miles run on last saturday. For the first time, i paid attention to my running cadence. When i started it, it was measured at 65-70 strides per minute. Then, i gradually changed it to 85-90 strides per minute. What i observed was that, my pace was more consistent and i felt i could conserve my energy better. I am not sure whether this is just psychological. I will need to monitor my cadence for the next few weeks.
Did some searching on the web and found couple of good links: