Monday, December 10, 2012


Training for Iceland. Training for New Hampshire. For Colorado.  For caving. For Triathlons.  For fitness.  For energy. For anxiety.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I am back.

I am back but not in my capacity of either a linguist or a triathlete.  I am back to say that those are goals to be accomplished in the very near future but I am not there yet.

I am also back to keep track of more than just my physical training. I am back to start keeping track of my other training, my mental training and studying.  There are a few fields that I think would valuable for me to start reviewing, for linguistics and whatever other path I go down (well, not Sumerian, that is probably only valuable to linguistics).

So, here goes. Yesterday I read the first chapter of a book Calculus Made Easy and Structural Geology, each which I hope to read a little bit of each week.  Today I will also spend some time setting up a timeline for Sumerian, French, German and Morphology.  I hope to accomplish more now than I have ever before because I seem much more capable of sitting down and getting myself to work for many hours straight and I cannot afford to lose that ability if I mean to keep going with my studies.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poor rest time.

Ok. I took a few days off. One day was too cool for the bike, one day I was recovering and two days I was just too busy to take a 3 hour bike ride. I wanted to take today off also but I forced myself to go for a run.

30 minutes of unpleasantness
I was slow, my left knee, both ankles and both feet hurt. I don't know if it is running outside, running in the sun for the first time, heat, humidity, or the pollen, but it was just a bad run.  I am going to try to make time to finally do this long bike ride tomorrow but I have my first QP defense the next day...

So, overall, I have 4 1/2 weeks to be ready. I am not feeling great about it right now.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


At about 4pm today I realized that my feet had stopped aching and felt fine.  It took about 2 days to fully recover.  I feel fine now.  Tomorrow is a very long (2.5 hour) bike outside for the first time. I am not sure what to think.  It is going to be followed up by a short 20 minute run directly afterwards.  So, about 3 hours or training for tomorrow.  Next week is an 'off' week so a combined total of only 5 hours of training.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Tomorrow is a two hour run. I am bringing along three GU packets, 1 Chomps package and a bottle of gatorade.  I think that I need to start at about 6:30 am in order to have time for it tomorrow. Yikes.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Half a day done!

I only managed half of my workout today (or maybe two-thirds?).

I biked for 45 minutes relatively hard and immediately (3 minutes) got onto the treadmill and ran for 30 minutes at a pace a little faster than my usual (that's only about a 9:50 mile right now) but felt pretty good about it.

However, I did not manage to finish my swim. Or start it.  I didn't have the energy and I needed to get work done.