Weekend in the Canyons

Weekend in the Canyons

A little change from the normal Swim, Bike, Run this past weekend. I don’t get a chance to do this often but I was up in Utah this past weekend skiing at the Canyon’s Resort. I normally get 1 or 2 ski trips in a season and this was my first one. I generally go with some of my work friends and this one was no different. Just a short weekend getaway. Unfortunately Melanie couldn’t make this one but she’ll be with be with me when I go back soon. It was pretty typical for our normal weekend trips: arrive Thursday night, ski Friday & Saturday, and then leave Sunday.

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Race Prep – Marathon Time!

Has it really been two months since IMFL already?  I’m already on my 2nd race since then! I keep my race schedule busy since I know I would slack off if I didn’t have some sort of goal to hit and spending money really forces me to focus. 8)  And I love the crowd on race day. This isn’t my first rodeo (or marathon for that matter) and I like taking each race as an opportunity to continually tweak and improve my performance through training and preparation.  So how did that go for this race?

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Fenix 2 Training Tip – Swim Drills

I’ve been using the Fenix 2 since April of 2014 and it has been an invaluable training partner for me. The Fenix 2 is a pretty advanced training tool and having come from much simpler training computers (running is just not as complicated as triathlon) it took me quite a while to really appreciate all the different capabilities the Fenix 2 provided me. With that in mind, I plan to do a series detailing each of the different capabilities and how to use them.

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Garmin Vivofit – An Athlete’s Take

Garmin Vivofit – An Athlete’s Take

As a runner, triathlete, and gadget geek I have gone back and forth on activity trackers over the years. As a triathlete/runner I just didn’t see any use for one. I used to own a Fitbit One but eventually it vanished, as any tiny device that lives daily in my pocket is destined to. I liked seeing my steps and I think when I wasn’t as serious or consistent with my training it was a good tool to keep me moving.

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