The Importance of Consistency

Often times I find myself fixating on the small details of training throughout each passing week, putting the majority of that focus on what I could have done better. – Why didn’t I go the full 40 minutes for today’s easy run? I should have got in an extra 500 meters during yesterday’s swim. IContinue reading “The Importance of Consistency”

Aspects of a successful (and fun!) season: Micro Goals

Last season (2015), was a tough one for me. I had a career change, moved from Portland to Bend, and trained for my first Ironman. The thing that made it so tough wasn’t the personal or career stuff, it was the fact that I was burnt out before I even got to Ironman Coeur d’Alene.Continue reading “Aspects of a successful (and fun!) season: Micro Goals”

2016: Goals and Outlook

2016 is off to an awesome start! I’m back to structured training which is exciting after a few months of staying fit without following a schedule. It seems like half of Bend has got some sort of sickness to start the new year as well, and unfortunately April and I both picked that up. IContinue reading “2016: Goals and Outlook”

2015 – Year in Review

I go back and forth between wanting to do weekly summaries on this site about my training, racing, and progress. Part of me really likes the idea as I see several benefits: accountability, more frequent content on my site, a way to go back and review thoughts/feelings throughout the year, and the list goes on.Continue reading “2015 – Year in Review”

All About That Base

As I’ve segued back into a structured training plan, I’ve been surprised at how little my appetite has changed. Today when I got to master swim practice, I saw our coach for the first time in a few weeks as he’s been traveling. The first thing he said was ‘Mike, you’re looking skinny!’ We gotContinue reading “All About That Base”