Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekly Report - May 29, 2011

"All athletes are disciplined in their training." 1 Corinthians 9:25a (NLT)

I was disciplined in my training this week, but I was not disciplined in my blogging.  My intent is to post mid-week entries to supplement these weekly reports, but I was quite busy this past week and didn't have much time for writing.  However, there will be a mid-week entry posted this Thursday, the topic of which will be my next challenge: the Washington DC Triathlon.  So stay tuned!

As far as training goes, I stuck to my normal schedule this week, but I once again skipped my Thursday swim in favor of a rest day, primarily because I stayed up too late Wednesday evening.  Also, I am transitioning to outdoor runs as opposed to treadmill runs.  I did my long run along the Columbia Canal at Riverfront Park.  It started pouring rain about 60% of the way through, so I got soaked!  And after doing my last several bike sessions on the spin bike, I was able to get back on my beloved 2011 Trek 1.5 for this week's long bike ride.  However, the highlight of the week was today's open-water swim in Lake Murray.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekly Report - May 22, 2011

"All athletes are disciplined in their training." 1 Corinthians 9:25a (NLT)

As I stated in my first post, one of my blogging goals is to hold myself accountable to keep up with my workouts.  I plan to do so through weekly progress reports regarding my training sessions from the previous week.  These reports will go live each Sunday evening at 9:25 pm.

My current "normal" training schedule is as follows:
  • Monday - Short run
  • Tuesday - Swim
  • Wednesday - Brick (short bike + brief run)
  • Thursday - Swim
  • Friday - Long run
  • Saturday - Long bike
  • Sunday - Swim

Thursday, May 19, 2011

And We're Off!

blog (blȯg, bl├Ąg). (n.) A web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer; also: the contents of such a site.

According to Nielsen's BlogPulse, there are over 162 million blogs currently in existence covering a wide range of topics including news, politics, religion, sports, television, finance, and hundreds of others.  So why have I created yet another one?  What do I have to add to the already over-saturated blogosphere?

First, a little background.  I am a twenty-something South Carolinian blessed with a beautiful wife, two young sons (the third is on the way), a steady job, great family and friends, and a Bible-believing church.  I enjoy traveling, reading, recreational shooting, watching movies, and playing board games.  And as of July 2010, I am also a triathlete.