Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February Update and Team Continuum Video

As I enjoy a recovery week I look back on my last couple of months of training. Right now I am in my half marathon focus getting ready for the Famously Hot Columbia Half Marathon on March 10th. John Hirsch has got me in the pool a lot with a swim focus as well and I had consecutive 10,000 yard weeks in the pool. I hit a milestone last Sunday as I endured 3:40 minutes on my trainer in 23 degree weather in my garage. Insanity? Dedication? Or as coach likes to say "Eye on the prize!"

I have a charity event coming up in about a month at Village Idiot Pizza in five points and I want to thank the folks that have helped out with raffle prizes. I am still looking for a band and working with WXRYUnsigned to possibly get someone to play an acoustic set that evening. It will be shared with friends and will also be trivia night so come on out and learn about Team Continuum.

I hope you enjoy the video I produced about my journey. Until next time, Push On!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!

As I think about this last race of 2011 it really marks a beginning. The first of several small goals that I will have leading up to Ironman New York in August. This 5K was really a goal I set for myself to get me back into training. To make it interesting I made it something that was pretty far out of my reach. The result was an incredible PR on a moderate course.

From the beginning, goals have been the reason I have been so successful. Understanding the importance in making goals, and not being satisfied with mediocre results in attaining them. It is also important I have found is having milestone goals along the way to the overall goal that you set. This has been evident with my coach, John Hirsch's approach as well. The first conversation we had talked about breaking up the training into segments that were bench marked with different types of races leading up to the Ironman.

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has contributed to Team Continuum on my behalf so far. I am honored to have the support that has been given to this important charity that will help so many people. During my big races I always put notes to myself on my forearms to remind me to keep going and remember why I am doing what I am doing. For this race, I will be making temporary tattoo's to put on my arms so I can see each individual that contributed and made this a reality.

Looking forward to 2012 I wish you the best in all your ventures, and I look forward to training, racing, and giving back in a way that makes a difference. Push On!