Push Hard Multisport News for 05-01-2018

My journal of goals, race results, recipes and random thoughts on things I think about while training for triathlon.

After my injury I took a couple of weeks off and those weeks turned into over a month. The break was great, I needed it more than I thought. All of the books I’ve read talk about how important breaks in training are and that training all year is never healthy but it’s hard to schedule a break especially when training is going well and you’re feeling good. It’s now mid December, the windchills for the past 10 days have been in the -30 to -45’C range and Christmas is only a few sleeps away. I’m really going to need some motivation if I want that six month training period for my half ironman in July to be at least six months long. I had ordered one on-line a couple of weeks ago and with everything going on had kind of forgot until I got home from work. When I walked in the door, there it was in the porch, just sitting there waiting for me. I quickley changed, brought my bike in from the garage and set everything up in the basement, right in front of the TV. I hopped on and started riding, it was a little awkward at first, apparently my basement floor isn’t level, but after a couple minor adjsutments it started to feel similar to riding outside. After about 10 minutes my butt reminded me that it’s been quite awhile since my last bike ride and since I had to leave for curling soon anyway, I slowed to a stop, hopped off, loosened the tension, turned off the lights and went upstairs thinking to myself this is kind of a wierd way to end a bike ride.

Keywords: [“ride”,”training”,”couple”]
Source: https://lifeoftri.wordpress.com

Speaker Profile

Murray Banks has been a speaker and trainer for 25 years. Armed with a Masters Degree and passion for teaching, Mr. Banks was an educator at every level from grade school to graduate school in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. At the same time Murray Banks was achieving educational honors, he was winning his first of four national championships in the triathlon. Mr. Banks’ presentations are a blend of engaging stories, humorous anecdotes and hilarious visuals. His highly successful first career as an educator and athlete has enabled him to combine the best of both…an engaging presentation style centered on the audience, with the clarity and focus of a world champion athlete. Murray Banks’ keynotes and seminars for business leaders are the perfect blend of inspiration and fun, while connecting work performance to balance in their lives. Performance Under Pressure is the centerpiece for Mr. Banks’ presentations-we often do our best work under pressure, if we can keep our balance. Most of us do our best work under pressure, so while managing stress is helpful, the focus of his presentations is balancing pressure with a healthy lifestyle and positive mental focus. As an honored educator and world champion athlete, his presentations are always engaging, humorous, motivational, and focused! Murray Banks lives in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, home of the world’s best maple syrup and Ben & Gerry’s Ice Cream.

Keywords: [“Banks”,”World”,”presentation”]
Source: http://www.keynotespeakers.com/speaker_detail.php?speakerid=3215

Fetlocks Blowing

Derry native Aileen is 12 months away from representing Ireland at the London Olympics – a dream she’s held for the past four years, and has focused on little else since becoming a full-time professional triathlete in May 2008. Aileen maintained her level of training, kept competing in triathlons, kept borrowing bicycles, and gradually got better and better, recording faster and faster times. Triathlon Ireland held a talent spotting day and invited Aileen to take part. Aileen stuck to her training and followed Jones’ schedule to the letter. Jones wanted Aileen to begin training full-time but in May 2008, the Irish Sports Council grants would not be awarded until the end of the year. Despite not winning any events in that first year under Jones’ tutelage, Aileen was buoyed on by what she was achieving, and by what she was seeing. Aileen had her sights set on getting herself to that level where she could compete at the Olympics. These days, Aileen’s weekly training schedule consists of 12 hours a week swimming, cycling for 13 hours, runs at least three hours a week, and spends a minimum of two hours a weight in the gym. Aileen, at the end of the first year of London qualifying, is currently ranked 15th in the world, but on Olympic rankings, she weighs in at number 11 on the basis that countries can only send a certain number of triathletes. Kiyomi Niwata, who finished 15 seconds and one place behind Aileen in third at Japan last month, is 41 years old.

Keywords: [“Aileen”,”train”,”Triathlon”]
Source: https://fetlocksblowing.wordpress.com/tag/triathlete

Triathlon Coach Matt Dixon Reveals Fast-Track Ironman Training Program

In Fast-Track Triathlete, elite triathlon coach Matt Dixon offers his plan of attack for high performance in long-course triathlon-without sacrificing work or life. Developed for busy professionals with demanding schedules, Dixon’s program makes your PR possible in Ironman, Ironman 70.3, Rev3, and Challenge triathlons in about 10 hours a week. Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon is now available in bookstores, tri shops, and online. Training for long-course triathlons once demanded 15-20 hours each week-on top of work, family, travel and other time commitments. Now Fast-Track Triathlete opens the door to your best performance in full- and half-distance triathlons in half the traditional training time. Dixon’s first book, The Well-Built Triathlete, revealed his four-tiered approach to success in all triathlon race distances. Fast-Track Triathlete turbocharges Dixon’s well-built program so even the busiest athletes can achieve their long-distance triathlon dreams without sacrificing so much to achieve them. Matt Dixon is an exercise physiologist and an elite triathlon coach. Dixon is an Ironman University Master Coach and a former professional triathlete and two-time Olympic trials finalist in swimming. VeloPress is the book publishing division of World Triathlon Corporation, the parent company of the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlon series and owner of Triathlete magazine.

Keywords: [“triathlon”,”Triathlete”,”Dixon”]
Source: https://swimswam.com/triathlon-coach-matt-dixon-reveals-fast-track…

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