Month: January 2017

Sycamore Island 5k

Photo Credit: Gary Brooks

Pre Race

Coach said find a 5k to do a heart rate threshold test so the Sycamore Island 5k & 10k, put on by San Joaquin Running was perfect timing. Most of these races are capped at very low participant numbers and the easier trail runs sell out so register early for these just in case. (more…)

Garmin Swim Workouts

Swim workouts on Garmin devices work very similarly to other scheduled workouts but there are some distinct user experience differences because of the expectation you will not be looking at your watch in the middle of sets.

Getting Started

To do a custom workout first you have to create it in Garmin Connect. Log in to your Garmin Connect account, in the menu select workouts. Select “Pool Swim” and then click the “Create A Workout” button. Your new pool workout comes pre-loaded with a warm up, repeated interval, rest, and a cool down to get you started. (more…)

Looking forward

As I mentioned in a post last year (A New Year), I’m not big into “resolutions” and instead I make goals that I intend to conquer. For 2017 I’m transitioning from building distance to working on speed! I have been looking forward to the 2017 training season pretty much since Vineman Ironman was over. I’m itching to get back to hard core training and really pushing myself this year because the time has come to focus and work on SPEED!!