Training Paused – Cuba Vacation!

**Fair warning, this post has nothing to do with triathlon training**

So, as the title suggests, I stopped all my triathlon training for a week while I traveled to Cuba! Because I work in politics, the pace of my job thankfully tends to slow down after the elections. Making December-March the perfect time to go on vacation! My friend Leah and I planned this vacation around the end of December, and randomly picked early February as our time to go. If you have not used Google Flights, and their flight map, I highly suggest you do. It will show you the cheapest flights for whatever dates and location you would like. We moreorless just looked at the various cheap flight locations, saw Cuba was a great option, and booked it! Continue reading

7 Week Marathon Training Plan: Week 3

Week 2 of marathon training went fairly well. I was able to get all my key runs in, and only neglected one easy run (in favor of an impromptu rest day). I had to shift my running plan around slightly because of working late. My five mile tempo run at the end of last week was incredibly tiresome, and I had to do it on a treadmill because of location and timing. But, no excuses, I got it in and got it done. Continue reading

PSA – Stretching

One of the things I’ve come to neglect in training is…drum roll please…stretching. I have never been flexible. Ever. In school, for the President’s Physical Fitness Test, the stupid straight leg stretch would consistently pull my score down. My toes and I aren’t super familiar, and my hamstrings are tighter than Guantanamo Bay.  Continue reading