Triathlon training victim of my childcare providers

Greg McDonough His View, Training 1 Comment

I read a good article in Triathlete magazine last month about a professional triathlete who is also full time Mom.  Her story on triathlon training was inspiring as a fellow triathlon parent who is also trying to keep my family on an even keel.  Check out her story – Liz Lyles.  My story is a bit different, though.  My wife …

Sherpa > Athlete?

Monique McDonough Her View, Training 1 Comment

Two weeks ago, Greg and I went to an event for an entrepreneur’s group that he’s recently joined. (Lovely evening; we got to share some anecdotes and a snap a few photos with Ben Stein – but that’s another story.) At dinner, we learned that the husband in one couple at our table also was an Ironman finisher, having completed …

Planning your training week: Ironman Program

Greg McDonough His View, Popular, Training 2 Comments

On July 27th I will be in Lake Placid, the two-time home of great Olympians, to test my endurance and determination in the Ironman triathlon. As you may have gathered from perusing our site, my wife will be competing with me (or against me) while my 2 kids, 2 jobs and one dog with a lot of patience all look …

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Family Sick Days – The Double Whammy

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Winter has hit hard this year and many of us who are triathletes are finding it hard to move our training indoors. Let’s face it, getting stuck with treadmills, stationary bikes and indoor pools, staring at dreary scenery that doesn’t change, are the exact opposite of a what we want to be doing right now. Logically, we know that all …

Gym > Family on Friday Night?

Monique McDonough Her View, Training 1 Comment

For triathletes, January 1st isn’t about new year’s resolutions. It’s about the mental turn that happens when you realize triathlon season is right around the corner. Your time of rest is done; it’s Go time. I was proud of myself for how I started. Fogginess from the NYE festivities aside, I was at the gym on the morning of January …

Review – Multitasking to the Max (Triathlete, Jan 2014)

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In some ways, Holly Bennett gets it right in her January 2014 article in Triathlete magazine, “Multitasking to the Max” – there aren’t enough hours in the day for the lay person who balances work, life, family and triathlon training. Many of the same sentiments are shared in my November blogs (Plan Your Plan, and Doubling Up – Time Management). …

Relative Performance (RP) is more important than Personal Record (PR)

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Athletes are notorious for setting high expectations for themselves, especially in competitions. Most triathletes use time as their primary metric for measuring their performance in a competition. Going this route, though, can be misleading and often times disappointing, as finish time is only one of many elements in a race. Weather conditions, the course itself, and many other factors can …

Motivation doesn’t happen at the garage

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Greg posted Wednesday about motivation – he’s right. The wall by our garage is awesome. But let’s be honest: problems with motivation don’t happen at the garage or at the front door (on a related note, see the photo of the Ironman Lake Placid course poster that that’s hung in our foyer.) Motivation happens at early morning hours, when you’re …

Motivation, Inspiration, Triathlon Medals, Race Numbers

Training Inspiration

Greg McDonough His View, Training 1 Comment

We have a wall in our garage that we have started hanging our race numbers and medals.  It is fantastic.  Not only to reminder our accomplishments but also as a reminder that anything is possible. Our wall is located next to our garage door.  Every time we come home it is the last thing we see before entering the house.  …