How to dial in your race: Creating Your Gameplan

This post is about how to make a successful game plan for race day.  You’ve done the physical training.  It is now time to do the book work. Introduction: I am less than 3 weeks out from my race.  Although I did not have a completely successful training time for this race, I think I am in the fitness level for my goals.  With the time remaining, there isn’t much.. Read More

First Open-Water-Swim of the Year: Testing the River Waters.

It was a long hard winter.  There is still 96″ of snow in the mountains.  The river is really pushing through. After more than enough swimming in the pool, I am staring at a daunting deadline:  3.5 weeks left. The Pacific Crest Triathlon is in 3.5 weeks.  This seems very strange to me.  Sometimes you work for so long for something, you tend to forget that there is a purpose.. Read More

Shaun’s 1/21 Swim Workout

It was another winter day here.  It was 24 degrees when I got to the pool.  At this rate, the snow will be here until May.  If you have goals, it is important that weather is not a reason why they aren’t accomplished.  It is important to work around the weather. It began snowing again while I was in the pool.  gratefully it was only trace accumulation.  It has been.. Read More