Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Toy and Future Training

Today was supposed to be a 14-mile run but we needed to get some Christmas shopping in so Annie and I went to the mall this morning and will do the run tomorrow morning instead!

The reason for this post is to talk about my new training tool! Yesterday I found the CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer on Amazon for a great price and Annie decided it would be a nice Christmas present for me:

The way this works is that I place the back wheel of my Quintana Roo Tri bike onto this device and it allows me to ride indoors. Think stationary bike but with my own bike. This will help me acquire the necessary volume required to do the upcoming Triathlon Training plan since I can ride while catching up with the Tivo. It should be here on Tuesday or Wednesday.

On Saturday, December 5th I am running in the 50K Texas Trail Run. This is 31 miles and I am pretty sure my butt is going to get completely destroyed - I can't wait!

The following Monday I am going to begin a 20 Week Triathlon Training program that will lead me up to the April 24th LoneStar Olympic Triathlon in Galveston. To view the training program click here.

This Tri is located in Galveston, TX, which is right on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. This means the swim portion will be in the ocean! Since swimming is my weakest of the three disciplines I am going to be using The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD from and will do a review of the DVD compared to my performance. From what I have watched it looks to be a great training tool and if I can follow it then my swimming should become a strength.

Good times to come and I can't wait to start the training but first I need to get in the 14 mile run tomorrow and focus on the 50K next week.

Also, I found a way to import my Garmin data online and then I can link it to the blog. So here are my Garmin Splits from the Turkey Trot:

Thanks for Reading,




  1. Jeff,

    I am also looking for that bike training tool...let me know your review about it after several weeks and I will then look for that option!

    Good blog, I like it!

    Take care,

    "XTB" Xavi from Hong Kong!

  2. Nice trainer. I have a Blackburn trainer and I love it. I catch on my shows that I have recorded on my DVR while training.

    I am excited about your 50k trail run. My knee hurts just thinking about it. I know you are going to surprise a lot of us.

  3. Don't ya love it when Christmas presents arrive in November?!

    That is a nice trainer. Just like Boomer said, you can set it up in front of the TV and catch up on all your shows.

    I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

  4. Xavi - welcome! I was checking out your blog and it appears Triathlon is big in Hong Kong? Very cool and good luck with your training.

  5. Steve and Boomer - I cant wait until the trainer gets here! My training plan is pretty aggressive and with my hectic work schedule the early morning indoor trainer sessions are going to be huge for me.