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Suunto and Thursday night spin class at SpeedTheory

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Suunto is coming the Thursday night spin class on March 12th. You will be given heart rate monitors to track your workout data which will be all viewed together as a comprehensive workout log. Please download the following excel file, fill out all the data (in the yellow shaded boxes) and email it to the address on the bottom of the form. Also, please make reference to ‘March 12th’ in the subject header.

The key points required on the form are 1) email address – no email address and you will not receive a log of the workout. 2) Max Heart rate. – just put down the highest heart rate you have ever seen your body achieve (during a max effort; ie. at end of a hill sprint). 3) number of hours working out – this helps the Suunto engineers know how active you are to fine tune the software. 4) Vo2 max – ONLY if done in last year, this helps to fine tune the software to give better information back on training effect.

For your interest, here is a link to a video using Suunto’s team pod with USA rowing team.


Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

I had a 3hour bike (with 20min worth of significant intensity), and 40min run today.  Things are feeling back to normal after loading things up – just getting things done with purpose and no-junk miles.

Taking one day at a time.


when the chips are down

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Recently, a number of people have said that I look tired. As the training load cummulates and induces stresses, I’m having a hard time disguising how I’m feeling. This is when the psychological aspect of this Ironman gig comes into play. It’s important to stay on course, and understanding that it’s part of generating appreciable fitness. It’s amazing how these difficult times bring out the most repressed emotions and feelings, which can easily skew and shape perceived reality. I, for one, when I’m pushed to the brink of exhaustion – seem to have difficulty keeping common sense thought patterns in the forefront of my reality. It’s times like this, that makes having a coach or mentor an invaluable resource.

I hope my Team Orange members who are racing in Az are training well – see you all in a little over a week.