In Training, Triathlon on June 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm
*Athlete: Corbin Kappler
*Name of Race/Event: Revolution 3 Olympic, Quassy in Middlebury, CT
*Race/Event Category: I raced in the 30-34 age group. I swam in the lead pack and into the age group ahead, I biked in the lead pack with the #1 female mostly, and the run pack was sparse.
Sleep: Plenty of sleep, 6 hours
Athlete Mood: I felt a little fatigued from last weeks training. I was mentally prepared and ready to race.
Pack Mood: I was riding and running with a much more Read the rest of this entry »
In Ironman, Technology, Training on April 25, 2011 at 10:07 am
Here’s how to create a custom route in Google Earth and import it to your Garmin device.
- Create a route in Google Earth using the ‘Path’ tool.
- File -> Save to My Places
- File -> Save Place As (format Kml)
- Go to http://www.gpsies.com/convert.do
- Choose file (The one you just saved)
- Convert to Garmin Course TCX
- Open Garmin Training Center (Not Garmin Connect)
- File -> Import
- Select TCX file and import
- Your new route will appear in ‘Courses’
- Select your new route and in the ‘Device’ menu -> Send to device.
In Ironman, Swimming, Training, Triathlon on February 23, 2011 at 11:13 am
For about two years I have been swimming laps on a regular basis and for about two years I have spent my early mornings with a mantra. The mantra went something like this, “Fourteen, Fourteen, Fourteen, Fifteen… oh wait, was that Fourteen?” Like many swimmers Read the rest of this entry »
In Central Park, Cycling, New York City, Running, Training, Triathlon on February 17, 2011 at 9:48 am
With the recent enforcement of red lights in Central Park and elsewhere around the city, could cyclists be pushed out of a once perfect training arena? This is the question many of us are asking, or at least thinking. We’ve seen red light crackdowns before but nothing like Read the rest of this entry »