Humble Pie

“Know this now, What is coming is better than what is gone. Trust the Process.” -unknown

3 weeks down and more motivated than ever!

I did however venture outside of the zone 2 base training a little bit this weekend and joined Endure IQ’s squad training session on Zwift. Saturday’s squad session was hosted by Sfuels and was a 175min Strength training ride. I made it through 90 min but will get to that in a bit. The ride consisted of a 75min gradual warmup then 3x 15min at 90% FTP with 7min rest in between followed by a 30 min cool down. Awesome work out with the company of like-minded athletes.

You can join them through the companion app every Saturday morning starting at 8 am. These sessions keep everyone together throughout the ride, regardless of differences in power output between riders. The ride made my 90min ride go by a heck of a lot quicker than riding alone. I 100% recommend this ride to everyone, if you can’t do all of it, do what you can. Just be honest with yourself and where your at in your training when setting your FTP. I was not.

I let my ego get in the way a little bit and instead of doing the workout at my current FTP, I boosted my watts up 25% to close to where I was, instead of where I am now. Needless to say, I barely made it out of the first interval and had to decrease that wattage midway through the first one. I knew going into it I wasn’t going to do the whole 175min, as my training plan called for a 90min ride followed by a 15min run, but that interval could have been a heck of a lot more enjoyable and consistent if I didn’t let my ego get in the way. There’s a lot of work to be done but one week at a time and we’ll get there!

Training Week

Training for the week was a bit low due to the whole household catching a cold. The week’s training load consisted of 1 swim, 2 runs, and 2 rides. For this upcoming week ill be increasing the intensity of my rides a bit with a few run intervals and a big gear workout on the bike which will get me closer to the 80/20 rule I like to follow during the season.

Week 4 starts tomorrow morning in the pool with a Broken 150 set! What are you starting your week with?

Be sure to keep an eye out on the blog this week as I will be posting the article “Should I Train While Sick?”

Like always no matter where you are on your triathlon journey, Come Tri with Me!

Starting from Scratch

Starting from scratch.

It’s my 3rd year of triathlon and about my 10th in endurance sports, but this year feels like I’m starting all over again. The past year was a difficult one due to switching jobs and dealing with multiple injuries. Every time I would start training I would make the mistake of starting from where I left off instead of easing back into it which led to injury after injury. This is my journey back to racing!

Today is day 1 of starting from scratch!

So if you’ve been on the fence on starting your triathlon journey or getting back into it, Come Tri with me!

Over the next 4 weeks I will be easing myself back into training with a focus on low intensity rides and diet to increase my fat oxidation rate. The low intensity workouts will be dedicated by heart rate and keeping within Zone 2 (60-70% max Heart). I’ll also be mixing in a few swims, strength, and a “run” or two each week. Running for now will be more of a walk/jog at incline on the treadmill, as I’m still nursing a Morton’s neuroma ( hoping this is the last month of cortisone shots🤞).

On the diet side I’ll be going keto over the next 4 weeks and keeping my carb intake to around 50g a day (typically I’m at about 100g a day). This is for two reasons: one-to get my diet in check and two to increase my fat oxidation rate. Over the past year I’ve maintained a low carb diet, but the injuries, switching jobs, and with lack of consistent training the stress eating took its toll. Currently I’m about 25 lbs over where I’ve been racing at 😳, so let’s see how quick I can get back to race weight.

As for fuel my low intensity workouts will be done fasted with only Sfuels Train as my fuel which helps to promote fat oxidation. For recovery after my workouts I’ll be using my go to smoothie using Sfuels Rival and mixing in a few other goodies 😀. I will dive more into Sfuels in future blogs and the benefits of each product.


In the next few blogs I’ll add my workouts and daily macros to the weekly blog 😀. Let’s see where it goes!

If your starting over or just starting in triathlon hit me up and let’s do this together!

Come Tri with Me!

On a side note: While I’m starting from scratch the real triathlete of the family, my daughter (7) will be starting her last week of training! She will be doing her first race April 9th (proud dad). Her race consists of a 200 meter swim, 1.5mi bike, and .5 mi run. The next blog I’ll let you know how it goes! Btw you can go to the shop section and see some of her swimwear designs 😃.