how to train like a badass


Many people are capable of carrying out incredible feats of endurance and strength. We read about them in magazines, watch films about their adventures, and daydream about what it would be like to do something "like that." Something badass. Well, around here, we don't believe that [...]

how to train like a badass2021-03-07T21:09:20+00:00

training peaks, strava, and garmin (oh my!)


With so many devices and apps available that will track your training, it's not hard to find something that will do the job. But the bigger challenge could be finding the right device, app, or system that works best for you. Before we dig into using [...]

training peaks, strava, and garmin (oh my!)2021-03-07T20:55:25+00:00

year in review: 2020 training


This year, I did some reflecting on both my reading and training habits. Before I looked back over my 2020 reading list, I knew that I'd kept up a fairly steady reading rhythm and had read consistently for most of the year. I wasn't as enthusiastic [...]

year in review: 2020 training2021-03-07T20:52:44+00:00

purpose – why do i run?


A lot has changed in the past month. I haven’t stepped foot in my office or on a pool deck the past few weeks. And those two things have changed my daily routine quite a bit. I’m grateful that I have a job where I’m able [...]

purpose – why do i run?2021-03-07T02:45:23+00:00

the language of swimming (a swim glossary)


A swim workout can look like an algebraic equation where you need to solve for x. 5 x 100 negative split on 1:30 And the parts of that equation that happen to be in English might be words you're not familiar with. Negative split?   Here are [...]

the language of swimming (a swim glossary)2021-03-07T02:41:50+00:00

bookish badass


A bookish badass is who I am and who I want to be - a strong athlete with a strong intellect. A bookish badass is built for endurance. She focuses on mile markers and sets goals that aren’t finish lines. She approaches each day with patience and [...]

bookish badass2021-03-07T02:37:50+00:00

pursue your own path


Every year, my husband Paul runs a 100-mile ultramarathon. (Sometimes he runs more than one, but that's a story for another time.) Leading up to this annual 100 miler, he tends to take off in his truck for a few weeks. He's built a sleeping platform [...]

pursue your own path2021-03-07T02:35:50+00:00

don’t follow someone else’s training plan


Let’s say I recently signed up for a race, so I get back into a weekly workout schedule. I’m running, going to the gym. Things are good. And then a little voice speaks up. Is this really what you want to be doing? Why would you [...]

don’t follow someone else’s training plan2021-03-07T18:58:42+00:00

the red poker chip


The first time I competed in a swim meet, I was six. I made it to the end of the pool where a timer placed a red plastic poker chip in my hand. I hadn’t expected to get anything for finishing, so I was happy! And [...]

the red poker chip2021-03-07T02:31:23+00:00
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