Tuesday, January 5, 2010

So I've Started a Blog......

My triathlon coach, Max, suggested I start a blog to track my half-Ironman journey; the Timberman 70.3 which will be held in August of 2010 at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH.

Here's a few acronyms, terms, and some "industry" lingo that the casual reader will need to navigate this highly exciting blog and world of tri:

WOD: "Workout of the Day" ~ A CrossFit term that generally means any given day's workout. WOD's generally kick the shit out of you and leave you on the floor in a pool of your own sweat and sometimes defeat and sometimes tears.

70.3 ~ the cumulative distance of the half-Ironman {1.2 mile swim; 56 mile bike; 13.1 mile run}

CrossFit ~ constantly varied, high- intensity, functional movement. CrossFit increases work capacity across broad time and modal domains —the “sport of fitness.” http://www.crossfit.com/
CrossFit gyms, like http://www.crossfitcentralct.com/ usually reside in nondescript, box-type, non-frilly environments. There are no mirrors, egos, or meatheads trying to pick up chicks. There is just alot of really, really hard work and enthusiasm for fitness. You run with sandbags around buildings, jump up on giant truck tires, and do old school moves like pullups, pushups, and situps. CrossFit is the fundamental strength conditioning method my coach has me using for my half-Ironman training.

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