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Week of April 3rd: A new and very pokey 10k baseline

This week was a return to the races with the Zurich City Run 10k (part of the Zurich Marathon weekend).  I felt great but had a disappointing 56:59.  This is almost 2 minutes faster than my last event in October, but I’ve still got a long, long way to go […]

Week of January 23rd: Consistency brings fatigue

PHOTO: The track in Wiedikon is open for business… After some weeks and months of slowly increased training consistency is that I get much more tired at the end of the week than from previous years.  In the past I would have a few heroic Strava-worthy sessions in a week […]

Bobsledding in St. Moritz

Week of January 9th: Fixing the Lazy Athlete Syndrome™

PHOTO: We took a beautifully violent ride down the St. Moritz bobled run this weekend. 135kmph and 4G turns.  Video below… This week was all about increasing consistency and number of training sessions without worring too much about overall training hours.  Habit Change 2–Begin to fix the Lazy Athlete Syndrome™. […]

Running with Lady Emily at Le Morne, Mauritius

Week of December 26th: Go the F**k to Sleep

PHOTO: Running with Lady Emily in Le Morne, Mauritius This week I’m continuing light, consistent training during our last week of holiday as well as working on developing a better set of daily middle-age-man habits.  I need to figure out which ones are serving me well, what new practices should […]

Beachside planning in Mauritius

Week of December 19th: Season planning

PHOTO: Beachside planning in Mauritius It’s time to get moving.  I’m giving myself this week to get this project setup and here’s the task list: Setup clear goals Define Key Success Factors for each goal Setup mini milestones and phases Create a basic nutrition plan that’s easy to follow, provides […]