Rest, eat, train. Swim, bike, run!

Coach Brock running Kona Finish line Ellie at Boston Finishline Coach Brock ready for the swim Ellie Bike fit Coach Brock running Swimmers at Sunnyside beach Coach Brock in the peleton Coach Brock at Ironman swim start Kona wrist band Coach Brock at transition 2 Coach Brock's riding buddies Coach Brock at the start line Coach Brock coaching Coach Brock on his bike Coach Brock

Fitness

Physical fitness is comprised of two concepts: general fitness (a state of health and well-being) and specific fitness (the ability to perform aspects of sports/occupations). Both are achieved through exercise, good nutrition and adequate rest.

Health

Health is the general condition of a person in all aspects. It is also a level of functional and/or metabolic efficiency of an organism, often implicitly human. "The state of being free from illness or injury".

Wellness

Wellness includes not only wealth and employment, but also an individual's environment, physical health, mental health, education, recreation/leisure time, and social belonging.

Tania Jones!

Yesterday I had the awesome pleasure of not only finding out that I have been shortlisted for the iRun Makeover Content but I got two emails and spoke on the phone with THE Tania Jones (I felt a little like an excited school boy).

We mostly chatted about the contest and how I might fit in if I was to be chosen as a finalist (which I really REALLY hope I do) but she also offered me some great training advice.

Artificial Sweeteners

The Athletic Foodie has a very good article about diet sodas and artificial sweeteners I think you should take a peek at. The most interesting part (to me anyway) was this:

Finally, good weather!

Spring 2011 Team in Training Edmonton team
Hurray! The snow has subsided and the temperature has warmed enough that we could go for a run outdoors today! It was glorious. I had nearly forgotten how much shorter 16km feels when you have people to chat with and scenery to look at. I really do recommend that if you are currently a treadmill junky, get out and run in the fresh air. Preferably with some like-minded individuals. It really turns those LSD runs from something you have to do into something you really want to do! Seriously. You don't know what you are missing!

Beet Juice? Really?

A friend of mine (thanks Dr. Sexton) sent me an article from the Globe and Mail that has some awesome info in it.

The plan for Tue, Jan 4th, 2011

Ah... *sigh* I actually got 8 hours sleep last night - awesome! Just finished a big bowl of Heritage Flakes (with some added dry rolled oats) topped with a banana and almond milk. Now I am off to the gym to get an hour of resistance training (weight lifting, pulling, swinging) in.

2008, 2009 vs. 2010 Totals

Me running in the Seattle Marathon 2010
2010 wasn’t the best year for me in a number of ways… sigh… but it was a great year for my training, racing and for expanding my knowledge of Marathon and Triathlon.

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